Tina Malone calls police on Twitter trolls
Tina Malone has reportedly contacted police after being subjected to abuse from Twitter trolls over her extreme weight loss.
The former 'Shameless' star, who had a gastric band fitted in 2010 and went on to lose 12-stone in weight, was reportedly spotted heading to a police station in Merseyside, North West England on New Year's Eve (31.12.16), where she was believed to be getting help over online bullies, who mocked her after pictures were published of her outside her home in her pyjamas, and she is said to be "shaken up" by the offensive messages.
A source told the Mail Online: "She was reporting trolls who had been abusing her after she was pictured taking out the bins in her lingerie a few days ago. She was upset and shaken up."
The 53-year-old actress - who is married to Paul Chase - previously explained the pictures and hit back at those who directed abuse at her, calling them "disgusting".
In a series of tweets, she wrote: "i am a mother yet you abuse me! you shudnt have children with your dirty,disgusting filthy evil mouth!..
"Your very sick [sic], i will pray for you as your angry,vicious,nasty,sad very insecure,i feel for your children x..."
She added to the micro-blogging site: "Vile,horrible,saggy,flabby,talentless,w**re,disgusting,ugly,old,etc isnt abuse? oh and thick,ghastly,deluded,silly me xx...
" Your angry,aggressive,twisted what an outpouring of vile tweets at me for no reason other than i put my bins out dressed...
"In a ridiculous manner,i didnt hurt,steal,lie,abuse anyone just a bit of fun,you chose to hurl abuse at me for it? (sic)"
Tina also claims she was wearing a night dress not underwear and was simply making her two-year-old daughter Flame smile by going out to the bins dressed as a bear.
The British comedienne - who also has 35-year-old daughter Dannielle - wrote: "My little girl was laffin at me emptyin the bins dressed as a bear and my mum and auntie,so i put my nightie on,wasn't underw... So i was takin the mick out of myself as im capable of doing that x. (sic)"