In the recent Season 4 episode which aired on Sunday, Oct. 6 in the UK, Anna (Joanne Froggatt) was attacked and raped by a visiting valet. Froggatt said it was brave of “Downton Abbey” to tackle the subject.
“I was really proud of the show for tackling a subject like this … I really do believe that Julian’s [Fellowes] written that in a way that is not gratuitous at all, he does very much go on to explore the emotional journey of Anna and Bates,” Froggatt said. “He’s done a beautiful job of hitting the right note with it. I think we all just felt a big responsibility to get it right.”
Source: Huffington Post