Lauren Socha Leaves Misfits
News comes a day after assault conviction.
Channel Four has confirmed that Lauren Socha will not be returning for the next series of Misfits. The news comes a day after the 21-year-old was handed a four-month suspended sentence for racially-aggravated assault.
C4 are at pains to stress that the decision was made earlier this year, and isn't connected to the incident. "Clerkenwell Films and Lauren Socha agreed some time ago that along with other cast members, including Iwan Rheon and Antonia Thomas, she would not be returning for the fourth series of Misfits, which is currently in production," it was announced in a statement. "Channel Four supports both parties' decisions."
Socha was convicted yesterday for verbally attacking 52-year-old taxi driver, Sakander Iqbal, after a nine-hour drinking session. He told Derby crown court, "She called me a P***, a dirty bastard and said, 'You're Asian, f*** off back to where you came from!' She said, 'Do you know who I am? I'll have your family lifted.' It's left me really distraught."
Judge Hilary Watson told Socha, "Your conduct on that night was despicable. Society simply cannot accept and tolerate such racist comments even if they are said while heavily intoxicated." She ordered the actress to carry out 80 hours of community service, pay £450 compensation and £750 court costs.
This leaves Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as the only cast member from the first series still in the show.
Misfits series four is due on E4 later this year.
Watch Lauren Socha talk about Hitler, with whom she emphatically has no sympathies, here: