Jodie Marsh has taken to Twitter to plea to the people of Jaywick, after reportedly being pelted with eggs while filming in the Essex town.
The former glamour model is making a new documentary about benefits, however it seems that the residents weren’t pleased with the presence of the Discovery Channel cameras, and the Mirror reports that six people threw eggs at Jodie and the crew.
Shortly after the incident, Jodie took to Twitter, pleading her case with the residents of the Brooklands estate, which is officially listed as the most deprived area of the country:
People of Jaywick: do NOT tar me or my film crew with the same brush as others. I pride myself on making HONEST, fair, decent documentaries— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) October 21, 2015
... I know you have been screwed over by other film crews but I do NOT screw people over. I have been screwed over myself so I'm with you!!— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) October 21, 2015
I came to Jaywick to give you a voice and you chased us out of town. I didn't disrespect you so don't disrespect me!— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) October 21, 2015
I didn't JUDGE you, so don't judge me. If you watched any of my shows you would categorically KNOW that I don't stitch people up!!— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) October 21, 2015
You will only make yourself look bad if you are vile to me without giving me a chance to talk to you. Think about it.... I'm here & ready— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) October 21, 2015
Councillor Kevin Watson addressed the incident, telling the Mirror: “People have had enough. If the production companies had been fair in the first place then this wouldn’t have happened.
“We spoke to the last production company in good faith about regeneration and the positive things, not about drugs and alcoholics. We are not getting involved in this one.”
The Jaywick neighbourhood was the topic of a previous documentary, ‘Benefits By The Sea’, but residents were’nt happy with the way the area was portrayed and many claimed it would bring house prices down.
Homeowners on one estate even asked Royal Mail to remove Jaywick from their addresses, to remove associations with the area.
Details of Jodie’s doc are yet to be confirmed, however it’s believed it will also focus on the number of residents who receive benefits on the Brooklands estate.