Jade 'living in fear' after Big Brother row

Jade Goody claims her windows were smashed last night as a result of the Celebrity Big Brother race row.

Goody said she was living in fear after her home in Harlow, Essex, was targeted.

She has been staying in a hotel since she was booted off the Channel 4 reality show on Friday and has yet to be reunited with her two young sons, who are staying with relatives and were not at home during the alleged incident.

“Do I deserve to get my windows smashed? Do I deserve not to see my children?” she complained during an appearance on Five talk show The Wright Stuff.

“What if they were in my house last night when the windows got smashed? My two-year-old and three-year-old have got to go through that.”

However, Essex Police said they had not been called to any incident at the address.

They denied Goody’s claims that police have been guarding the house since her eviction.

“We have no reports of an incident last night and we have had no reason to guard the house,” a police spokesman said.

The Wright Stuff is presented by Matthew Wright, who shares an agent with Goody.

Her appearance was the latest in a round of carefully-selected interviews aimed at rehabilitating her public image after she was accused of racist bullying towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.

Politician and former Celebrity Big Brother housemate George Galloway was a fellow guest and voiced his support for Goody.

“As apologies go you could not get a more sincere and broken-hearted apology than we have heard today,” he said after hearing Goody again express her remorse.

Galloway criticised the “lynch-mob mentality” surrounding Goody, adding: “I was worried someone was going to hang the girl when she came out.”

Goody said she has been greeted warmly by the public since leaving the house.

“I went to the garage yesterday and I was nervous to go into a shop,” she revealed.

“But the response I got wasn’t what I expected. There was a black girl and she was like: ‘Jade, I really love you. You’re being traumatised for things which aren’t your fault.'"

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