A creepy actor has been sacked after a “disgusting” video appeared to show him leering behind a 15-year-old girl who went home crying and vomiting.
The teenager had gone to Farmaggedon, an event with spooky attractions and actors in scary costumes, with friends and one of their parents.
But she appeared to be ‘trapped’ by one of the actors who can be seen in a skin-crawling video with both arms around the young girl at the event in Omskirk, near Liverpool.
The footage, sent to the Liverpool Echo by the girl’s mother, shows how the actor arches his leg up behind her and puts his hand on his thigh.
The teen, who went to Farmaggedon as a treat after sitting mock exams, is seen with her hood up, looking forward and trying to ignore what’s going on.
He also made an inappropriate comment when he had her pinned against the fence, the girl claimed.
The teenager’s mother, who cannot be revealed for legal reasons, said she felt “disgusted” someone “could do that to my baby” after her daughter came home crying.
She said her daughter became breathless after visiting the Halloween attraction on Friday night with her two friends.
The mum also claims the actor also behaved inappropriately towards one of her daughter’s friends.
Farmaggedon said the actor was immediately dismissed and it has “apologised unreservedly” to the families of the two girls.
A spokesperson added: “In the 13 years we have been running Farmaggeddon, this is the first time anything of this nature has happened.”
The mum said: “My daughter was absolutely distraught. She’s not one that scares easy, but she knew that wasn’t fantasy or part of the act.
“She said she felt like it wasn’t acting and it felt too real. She couldn’t get her breath back, she threw up and she was running around trying to find her inhaler when she came in.”
The three 15-year-old girls were taken to the Ormskirk attraction on Friday evening by one of the teen’s parents.
Visitors can attend different spooky attractions at the event which are populated by role playing actors in scary costumes.
According to Farmaggedon’s website, visitors must be 15 years old and must provide ID to enter.
The girl’s mother said her daughter had taken her passport to prove her age on Friday.
While there, the girls encountered an actor who behaved inappropriately towards them while walking around, the mum said.
Her daughter told a member of staff what happened while there, she added.
She said: “She went to one of the stewards and he called over a lady to speak to her. She asked her what happened, and said ‘are you okay’ before saying she would need to tell her supervisor about it.
“She also said ‘I don’t think they’re allowed to do that’.”
The mother said she feels “disgusted” at what happened and said she had put her trust into the age restricted attraction.
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She said: “I feel sick. I feel absolutely sick that someone has actually done that to my baby.”
The mother had posted on Facebook details of Friday’s incident, to which Farmaggedon replied to.
A message, shared with the ECHO by the mum, read: “Having seen your post, the individual was dismissed with immediate effect as (sic) I can assure you we take all allegations seriously and are investigating forthwith.
“We would appreciate if you would take down the post as it is not what we are about and have dealt with accordingly.
“Thank you again for bringing this to our attention and I can assure you of our best interests in providing a safe and entertaining event for all our customers.”
A spokesman for Farmaggedon told the ECHO: “On Friday evening (18th) it was reported to us that one of the actors performing in our ‘Farmaggedon’ Halloween attraction had behaved inappropriately towards two of our female guests.
“We are deeply sorry this happened and have apologised unreservedly to both families concerned.
“The individual concerned was dismissed with immediate effect as soon as we were made aware of the situation, and has been reported to the police pending further investigation.
“We can confirm that all actors working at Farmaggedon are fully trained in how (and how not) to behave in the roles they are employed for.
“In the 13 years we have been running Farmaggeddon, this is the first time anything of this nature has happened—and we will ensure it does not happen again.”
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police confirmed they are investigating the complaint.