As she becomes the topic of conversation when her case makes the front page of the Walford Gazette.
After receiving an update on her case, Ruby shares the news with Martin that Ross and Matt have both been charged.
Feeling conflicted, Martin does his best to support her, which Ruby is very thankful for.
Later, whilst speaking to Jay, Ruby spots the Gazette’s front page which carries the story of her rape. Even though she isn't named, Ruby panics and rushes home.
Things get worse for her when she reads comments online that doubt her side of the story. Struggling with the constant comments online, Ruby contacts her SOIT officer for advice.
After hearing from Martin about what happened with Ruby, Stacey tries to contact her and Martin receives a message from Ross asking to meet.
When the doorbell goes, Ruby panics but is relieved to find Jay standing at the door. As they chat, Jay plucks up the courage to ask her out on a date. But will she say yes?
Heading to The Vic, Ruby and Stacey are unaware that Martin is already there with Ross and Matt.
Discussing the article in the Gazette, the locals begin a discussion and debate about the topic of consent, not knowing that the story is about Ruby. With Ruby trying desperately to ignore what everyone is talking about.
Stacey’s temper flares when she sees Martin with Matt and Ross and it soon becomes clear to everyone that they are the ones responsible forcing them to leave.
As the discussion about what’s happened continues, Ruby begins to feel overwhelmed and things grow worse for Ruby when Glenn arrives and protests his friends’ innocence.
Furious but defiant, Ruby confronts Glenn in public and everyone realises she is the woman Matt raped, which leaves her reeling.
Preparing to face the world after last night’s events Ruby becomes overwhelmed when Whitney tries to offer some help in the market. Checking in on her later, Whitney and Ruby have a heart-to-heart.
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