Over 200,000 people have signed petition demanding change in how media treats those in the public eye
The petition is directly related to the death of Caroline Flack.
Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis has set up a petition on Change.org, demanding that the UK government look into how the media covers celebrities and all people in the public eye.
The petition, which Davis is referring to as Caroline's Law, is directly related to the death of former Love Island host Caroline Flack, who was found dead in her apartment over the weekend.
Additionally, Davis has posted a video on how the media has treated her specifically, and of Flack's death, she stated: "This wasn't suicide, it was manslaughter. I tried to help Caroline, and I'm devastated."
Davis is requesting that new laws be put in place that will prevent newspapers, magazines, and all forms of media and paparazzi from:
- Releasing information that there is no evidence for and is therefore false
- Printing source quotes from anyone or an unreliable source
- Invading privacy and sharing private information that is detrimental to the celebrity, their mental health and those around them
- Paparazzi taking and printing images without permission
- Releasing an individual's private medical or health related information or their sexual orientation
- Releasing articles about leaked explicit photos, videos and revenge porn
- Stricter legal boundaries regarding unwanted trespassing nearby the property where the individual resides, or is visiting
The goal of the petition is to safeguard the privacy of those in the public eye, as well as their friends and family.
The petition can be found here, and you can watch Davis' full video right here:
Clip via Stephanie Davis