Celebrity Movies: Bullying claim against Celebs Go Dating’s Eden Blackman by co-star Nadia Essex thrown out of court

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Celebrity Movies: Bullying claim against Celebs Go Dating’s Eden Blackman by co-star Nadia Essex thrown out of court

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Celebrity Movies: EXCLUSIVE: Bullying claims made against Celebs Go Dating’s Eden Blackman by co-star Nadia Essex are thrown out of court as their extraordinary spat continues

  • The pair fell out while presenting E4 show Celebs Go Dating
  • Nadia Essex accused Eden Blackman of behaving like Harvey Weinstein 
  • She took him to an employment tribunal, accusing him and her former employers of bullying and harassment 
  • The judge threw out the case due to it passing the three month time limit
  • Essex has spoken to her MP, calling for a change in the law to extend time frame

By Nick Fagge and James Fielding For Mailonline

Published: 12:20 EDT, 11 July 2019 | Updated: 12:21 EDT, 11 July 2019

Celebs Go Dating star Eden Blackman has seen claims of bullying and harassment made by his co-star Nadia Essex thrown out of court as feuding between the pair continues.

The 51-year-old was taken to an employment tribunal by his co-presenter, who also accused him of acting like disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein by trying to entice contestants into bed.

MailOnline can today reveal that the judge has dismissed the case on a technicality, ruling that Essex had brought forward her claims of harassment outside the three-month legal time limit.

Celebs Go Dating star Eden Blackman (above with Essex) has seen claims of bullying and harassment made by his co-star Nadia Essex thrown out of court as feuding between the pair continues

The 51-year-old (above with Janet Jackson) was taken to an employment tribunal by his co-presenter, who also accused him of acting like disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein by trying to entice contestants into bed

MailOnline can today reveal that the judge has dismissed the case against Blackman (above with David Beckham) on a technicality, ruling that Essex had brought forward her claims of harassment outside the three-month legal time limit

Blackman said: ‘I have mixed emotions really because anyone who looked at these allegations would be immediately clear that there was no case to answer.

‘It’s a mixture of relief that I am not going mad and anger.’

He and the show’s producers, Lime Pictures, were sued by Essex for gender-based discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

She was sacked from the E4 dating show in September 2018 after being found to be behind Twitter accounts used to troll Blackman.

Although she admitted trolling, Essex said her actions were down to her mental state caused by the harassment she’d suffered over the two years she worked on the series.

One of the accusations levelled at Blackman was that in July 2017 as they wrapped filming for season two, he launched a red-faced, furious tirade at his co-star in which he threatened to ‘f***ing destroy’ her.

Both parties attended a hearing at the Central London Employment Tribunal in May but the judge wrote to both yesterday to inform them of the decision.

Blackman said: ‘I have mixed emotions really because anyone who looked at these allegations would be immediately clear that there was no case to answer. ‘It’s a mixture of relief that I am not going mad and anger.’ Pictured: Blackman (left) with Essex in happier times

He and the show’s producers, Lime Pictures, were sued by Essex for gender-based discrimination, harassment and victimisation. She was sacked from the E4 dating show in September 2018 after being found to be behind Twitter accounts used to troll Blackman

Recalling the abuse he suffered on social media, Blackman told MailOnline: ‘When it was finally confirmed that it was Nadia who had been trolling me I broke down because it was six months of this hellish twitter vendetta against me.

‘She tried to ruin my reputation and my career and have the show for herself.

‘I can’t believe that I would be sitting on the sofa next to Nadia during the day and she would be trolling me at night.’

Blackman said that Tweets likening him to disgraced producer Weinstein were ‘appalling and hugely upsetting.’

He added: ‘It was clearly an attempt to bring my name into one of the worse things that has happened in the entertainment industry in the last 100 years.

‘I’m nothing to do with that. I don’t feel entitled to do anything in life other than breathe.

‘There was one female celebrity who invited me to spend the night with her. But I politely declined.’

Although she admitted trolling, Essex (pictured last month) said her actions were down to her mental state caused by the harassment she’d suffered over the two years she worked on the series

Essex now plans to campaign for a change in the law to extend the amount of time people have to come forward with harassment claims

Essex, 37, whose case against Lime Pictures is still ongoing, says she stands by her allegations.

She now plans to campaign for a change in the law to extend the amount of time people have to come forward with harassment claims.

She said: ‘I’ve met with my MP Greg Hands regarding this issue. 

‘You have just three months to bring forward a harassment claim, yet if you have a car accident you have three years with which to bring forward a personal injury claim. 

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