Bali,Oct11:An Irish model has been forced to abandon her home in Bali, leaving tens of thousands of pounds of possessions behind as cyberbullies made her fear for her life. Debbie Sugrue, 25, from Tralee, Kerry set up home in Indonesia with her partner nine months ago. However, some unknown individuals contacted companies Debbie works for in attempt to destroy her reputation.
The stunning model was even contacted by Instagram officials, who advised her that several accounts were threatening her with violence. Debbie says, ‘In terms of my safety, I felt it was getting to the point where I had to leave and that if I stayed any longer I would be killed.’’ Adding to her plight, she says, ‘Even during the drive to the airport I felt someone was following me.’
Debbie is now in New Zealand with her partner figuring out how to rebuild her life after the ordeal. The bullying started a month ago on Instagram, Debbie’s initially ignored it. However, things changed when she started receiving abusive messages. Although all Debbie’s employers were very supportive, she found that she had to take a step back from some of her work because of the cyberbullying.