‘Outlander’ Producer on Dealing With ‘Different Sensitivities’ in Depicting Sexual Assault

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‘Outlander’ Producer on Dealing With ‘Different Sensitivities’ in Depicting Sexual Assault
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched, “Wilmington,” the eight episode of the fourth season of “Outlander.”

After a season that started by depicting slavery up-close-and-personal, “Outlander” once again waded into a controversial subject matter with its latest Season 4 episode, “Wilmington.” In it, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) was brutally assaulted in a pub after sailing to America in search of her parents to warn them about the death notice that they die in a fire sometime in the next decade. Upon reaching the North Carolina town, she came across the villainous Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) gambling with her mother’s silver wedding ring, which he stole.

Brianna offered to pay him for the ring, but instead, he wanted to give her the ring as “payment” for sexual favors. When Brianna refused, Bonnet beat and raped her in a back room of the pub while his crew members sat outside,
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