Viewers thank Emmerdale for ensuring justice for Rhona as rape trial ends
Rhona’s traumatic ordeal in court finally came to an end on Friday night.
Emmerdale viewers have thanked the soap for handing a guilty verdict to evil rapist Pierce Harris.
The character, played by Jonathan Wrather, was given a five-year prison sentence in Friday’s episode after he brutally attacked his wife, Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry), on their wedding day.
The jury’s decision came after a dramatic week-long trial that at some points led Rhona and her supporters to fear that she would not receive justice.
But as the case drew to a close, viewers took to Twitter to show their appreciation to ITV for the outcome.
While many posted “thank you” messages, one viewer said she was “crying with happiness” over the result.
I applaud all the actors involved. Rhona was a testament of all the brave women who have come forward. Well done . The right verdict— Catherine Bessant (@cathbessant1) July 28, 2017
I'm nearly crying with happiness over the guilty verdict 😂😂 #Emmerdale— Aingeal_de_Bhál_xo (@angie_baby_ox) July 28, 2017
Great acting from all, thank you for doing justice, but! When is Robert going to get justice for killing Katie?— Lana Pearce™🏳️🌈☮️ (@IAmLanaPearce) July 28, 2017
I thought he was going to get off... Me and mum was so happy when she said guilty! Nice one Emmerdale, hopefully other people can do this— Melanie Hale 🏳️🌈🇬🇧🏳️🌈 (@lazarus110582) July 28, 2017
Brilliant verdict and justice will be served! Such a strong storyline giving hope to women that have suffered the same horror.— Natalie (@missmarie499) July 28, 2017
Good alot of woman go through this ordeal and they dont get justice so well done for emmerdale for getting the point across for justice— Carolann Hyden (@HydenCarolann) July 28, 2017
While some drew attention to the fact that crimes like those in the harrowing storyline do not always end in justice for real-life victims, show bosses shared support information for viewers who may have been affected by a similar ordeal.
The information was also posted by the Home Office.