Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) is an accomplished liar and she showed her full manipulative side tonight as she did everything she could to avoid charges of grooming and sex abuse against teenager Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant) in Emmerdale.
After David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) trapped her at the pavilion, the police closed in and arrested her, despite her trying to call David’s bluff by claiming he was too pathetic to cope with the ’embarrassment’ of his girlfriend going off with his teenage son.
As Maya was questioned, she immediately took the angle that Jacob bore a crush and she was there for him as he was a troubled lad – she only ever wanted to be nice to him. Putting on an act of innocence and disbelief, she also told police that Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele) had tried to blackmail her out of money by threatening to destroy her career.
She made out that Liv’s blackmail was borne of a grudge rather than her genuine knowledge that she is a predator and when Maya then played her trump card and revealed that Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi), Tracy Shankley (Amy Walsh) and Priya Kitecha (Fiona Wade0 had kidnapped and attacked her, the three women were arrested.
While the charges against Maya are serious, she has already started to paint a picture of a grudge being held against her by claiming that all of David’s exes had it in for her and nothing happened between her and Jacob.
So as Leyla, Tacy and Priya now face prison for their own actions, could Maya be about to be released without charge – especially as Jacob has made it clear that he will support Maya’s version of events?
Is she truly about to get away with her abhorrent crimes after all of this or will the tides finally turn against her and expose her for the master manipulator that she is?
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