Sarah Jane Dunn supports sacked Hollyoaks pal Lysette Anthony over ‘rot in hell rant
Fired Hollyoaks actress turned Only Fans star Sarah Jane Dunn has lent her support to sacked pal Lysette Anthony.
The 58-year-old recently lashed out at the decision to end her character’s run in the show, suggesting execs were trying to “cancel” her.
Back in June 2020, it was reported that stars were at war and threatening to quit over the race row.
It was said bosses had been forced into a string of crisis meetings after cast members threatened to walk after former Lisa Loveday star Rachel’s allegations.
Rachel quit her role after four years and made a string of racism allegations and Lysette was publicly called out on Twitter by former star Charlie Clapham, who shared messages she had sent in a group chat after he and Amanda Clapham, who played Holly Cunningham, came out in support of Rachel.
Lysette had said in the messages: “..sorry but we’re not going to have a job to come back to if this stuff keeps being disseminated x”.
She had also described Charlie and Amanda as “embittered” and said they had “traitor vibe going on”.
The identities of the other people in the group chat were hidden.
Lysette later deleted her Twitter account. Sarah Jane was sacked from the soap herself after refusing to scarp her Only Fans account.
Sarah, who played the role of Mandy Richardson on-off on Hollyoaks since 1996, was sacked from her £120k a year job after discussions with producers.
Yesterday Lysette has shared an excerpt from a news story that said she had been embroiled in a row with co-star Rachel after the former X Factor star said she was “disappointed” with how Hollyoaks had shown solidarity after the death of George Floyd.
The excerpt added that Rachel, who quit the show, had branded Lysette “trash” after she “seemingly called those supporting Rachel ‘traitors’.”
Lysette posted the words on her Instagram page before launching into a rant.
She said: “A word to the wise.. ‘seemingly’.. suck on that.. because I am encircled by lawyers – thank GOD! Rule of LAW at last…! After 18 months of humiliation, of Hell; Gagged, silenced, suspended, fined .. oh do I have a story to tell.
“A spokesperson for the show said at the time: “We are really concerned to read Rachel’s comments on social media about Hollyoaks this evening. We will be in touch with Rachel directly.”