VICTORIA Sugden is facing a moral dilemma in Emmerdale as her brother Robert is in the dock for his attack on rapist Lee Posner.
Pregnant Victoria – who’s played by Isabel Hodgins in the ITV soap – reveals to her friend and colleague, Marlon Dingle, that she lied to the police when she gave evidence about the assault.
Robert has claimed he acted in self-defence, but Victoria knows this isn’t true as she witnessed the whole thing.
And she confesses that she feels lying in court would make her as bad as the man who brutally raped her earlier this year.
Marlon is shocked by Vic’s confession, but will she decide that she can’t provide Robert the testimony he needs?
Robert – who’s played by departing star Ryan Hawley – is currently facing a life sentence behind bars for the attack on Lee.
This week will see him in court for his plea hearing and he’ll be left stunned when his solicitor suggests to him that he pleads guilty in the hope of getting a lesser sentence.
Lee Posner has made an enemy of village bad boy Robert Sugden since he raped his sister, Victoria Sugden[/caption]
He’s been charged with GBH with intent, which has a substantially bigger sentence than GBH.
But Emmerdale fans aren’t convinced that Robert will go to jail and have predicted that he’ll go on the run or even DIE instead.
And bosses have fuelled the fire that Robert could be exiting in a coffin.
Emmerdale producer Laura Shaw revealed: “Robert is intent on getting his revenge at any cost, even if it kills him.
“Victoria’s evil rapist Lee is still pursuing her, so Victoria decides that the only way that she’s ever going to live happily and peacefully with the baby, is if she leaves the village forever.
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“As her brother finds this out, he’s obviously devastated. He doesn’t want his sister to leave at all and as Lee piles the pressure on both of them, Robert is pushed to the very edge.”
Robert attacked Lee earlier this summer, hitting him over the head with a shovel.
He lashed out in anger as vile Lee taunted Robert about raping his sister and getting her pregnant.
He chided, “Your sister fought harder than this” as they scuffled, before dubbing him “Uncle Robert”.