'I was abused as a child,' claims Dublin housewives Roz Flanagan

Roz Flanagan

REALITY show 'Dublin Wives' is set to be rocked by the revelation that one of its stars was the victim of abuse.

Blonde socialite Roz Flanagan makes the claim in the first episode of the series which returns to TV3 next Monday night.

Seen on camera discussing her involvement with a lunch to raise funds for charity CARI – a voluntary organisation that supports children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse – the Armagh woman said: "It's a really big thing for me, because I was actually abused as a child. It's obviously not something I talk about a lot but now that there's this CARI lunch.

"But this is why I want to put it out there, and get as many people as possible."

A regular on the Dublin social scene, and a resident of the exclusive Abington estate in Malahide, the mother-of-four revealed the history of abuse in conversation on screen with fellow reality star Virginia Macari. Later, she said: "I told Virginia because I had to put it out there. I'm not ashamed and it's not my fault

* 'Dublin Wives' is on TV3 from Monday to Thursday next week, at 9.30pm.

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