She became one of the most hated women in Australia after her controversial stint on Married At First Sight last year.
And now, almost two years since she shot to fame, Ines Basic has detailed the horrific public backlash she faced in the wake of her villainous portrayal.
In a new interview with the Reality Life With Kate Casey podcast, the 30-year-old revealed that the death and rape threats she received were so bad that she needed police intervention.
‘I couldn’t be left alone’: Former Married At First Sight star Ines Basic has revealed the horrific backlash she received after appearing on the reality show last year
‘The police would do drive-bys past my house, I had some crazy stuff come through,’ she explained, adding that they were so ‘serious and severe’ that she couldn’t even repeat them.
‘I had to go to therapy due to some of the threats,’ she continued, revealing that she would also have suicidal fans messaging her threatening to kill themselves.
‘It was so stressful, I had people tell me that they would rape me… I would walk around shaking and I couldn’t be left alone,’ she added, saying that she didn’t even want to leave her home.
‘I was petrified. Because the threats were so severe I didn’t know if someone was going to attack me in public.’
‘It was so stressful, I had people tell me that they would rape me,’ she told Kate Casey from the Reality Life podcast
Ines also opened up about an incident in February last year, in which she was the target of an organised street attack outside of a Melbourne nightclub.
Daily Mail Australia revealed at the time that hundreds of people had clicked to attend a violent gathering in Melbourne, which was being promoted on Facebook.
‘I had someone organise a Facebook group of 1500 people [to] attend a nightclub when it was my birthday,’ she explained.
‘I had a private area booked out with good security and stuff. A street away there was this planned attack on me that the police and the network had to shut down because they were all planning to attack me.
‘I didn’t know if someone was going to attack me in public’: The reality star also revealed that 1500 people had organised to attack her on the street on her birthday
‘I only saw it in the media the next day … Imagine if I’d walked down that corner or something.’
Victoria Police were later made aware of the situation and told Daily Mail Australia at the time that the event ‘had no credible basis’ after making an inquiry.
Ines said that she’s spent the last two years in therapy after the backlash from filming MAFS re-triggered her childhood trauma.
The 30-year-old came to Australia from war-torn Bosnia as a refugee at the age of four and has said that both herself and her father suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
‘The police would do drive-bys past my house’: Ines was forced to spend most of her time at home and was pulled off publicity rounds for her own safety at the height of the backlash
Ines was paired with former stripper Bronson Norrish during her season of Married At First Sight.
She had an affair with Sam Ball on the show, who was ‘married’ to fan favourite Elizabeth Sobinoff.
Despite the backlash both Sam and Ines received at the time, the pair have since been nominated by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts for Favourite TV Moment of the Decade for their steamy tryst.
Flashback: Ines and Sam Ball (pictured together) sparked intense backlash from viewers after having an affair on season six of Married At First Sight