EE fans heartbroken as Ben Mitchell’s rape ordeal takes another harrowing turn

EASTENDERS’ fans were left devastated for Ben Mitchell after the latest news about his rape ordeal.

The police informed Ben that his rapist, Lewis Butler, pleaded that their sex was consensual in Monday’s episode of the BBC soap.

Ben and Callum get an update about Ben's rape ordeal

Ben and Callum get an update about Ben’s rape ordealCredit: BBC

The informant told Ben that Lewis has been arrested.

Husband Callum was delighted saying it was “great news.”

But then he continued to say Lewis has been granted bail and “he is saying it was consensual.”

A frustrated Ben reacted: “Of course he is.”

Callum tried to reassure Ben saying: “At least he is in the system now.”

But Ben replied: “Yeah. What good is that if he’s gonna get off?”

Callum responded: “Come on Ben you said it yourself. It’s going to be a long and tough process.”

Viewers felt for Ben as his rape ordeal got more complicated.

Taking to Twitter, one said: “A reunion is still a VERY long way for Ben and Callum. This is the first step of a very long road.”

Another wrote: “Ben needed that, loving this scene”

A third penned: “Wasn’t expecting Lewis to be arrested but that’s great to hear!”

Will Ben finally get the justice he deserves?

Also in the episode, Phil Mitchell nearly kicked a man to death who was harassing his sister Sam Mitchell.

The man was demanding money from Sam which she owed but didn’t have.

Phil saw the man and ordered him to “back off” before punching him in the face and repeatedly kicking him on the ground.

Sam ordered Phil to “stop it, you’re gonna kill him!”

Phil shouted: “You show your face around here again and you’re dead.”

But then Phil questioned Sam about why the man called her “a snake.”

Shirley Carter answered: “Because she has been mugging you off for months.”

Can Sam explain herself to Phil?

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Phil regrets defending Sam

Phil regrets defending SamCredit: BBC
Shirley enlightens Phil to Sam's scheming

Shirley enlightens Phil to Sam’s schemingCredit: BBC

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