Caroline Flack — Trauma & Media

On the 13th of December 2019, Caroline Flack was charged with assaulting her boyfriend. On the 15th of February 2020, she was found dead in her East London flat. She had killed herself. The spectacle continued.

The assault itself didn’t have much sway at first, as far as these narratives go. Being a woman, Caroline Flack didn’t fit the traditional mould of celebrity domestic abuse perpetrators. This meant that it would only be consumed as a story by those with a particular taste. There were resentful men happy to see a woman accused of such a crime out of resentment. Some…