An internet celebrity has been jailed after sending a series of abusive messages to reality tv star Chelsey Harwood.
Elsa Frost, who has amassed thousands of views on TikTok as ‘Banter Queen’, was involved in an escalating feud with Ms Harwood, with both posting videos criticising each other.
Frost, 39, posted a series of offensive clips about the Desperate Scousewives star on her TikTok account between January 1 and February 23 last year, Sefton Magistrates’ Court heard.
Ms Harwood is transgender and in several of the videos, which have now been removed, Frost used transphobic language towards her.
The court heard she also went to an address where Ms Harwood lived and threw paint at the door.
By sending the abusive messages and damaging her door, Frost was also in breach of a suspended sentence order handed down to her in 2019 for battery.
Frost, of Woodchurch, Wirral, was set to face a trial on Thursday after initially denying the offences at an earlier appearance last year.
However, she changed her plea and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison.
Frost received an eight-week jail term after pleading guilty to four counts of sending abusive communications.
That sentence was uplifted due to Frost’s targeting of Ms Harwood’s gender identity.
The other eight weeks are from her previous suspended sentence which magistrates activated upon her conviction.
She pleaded guilty to criminal damage but faced no separate penalty.
Frost is barred from contacting Ms Harwood or referring to her on social media for 12 months and also has to pay a total of £650 in compensation as well as a victim surcharge.
Frost’s original TikTok account has been deleted but her most recent account has more than 20,000 followers, while Ms Harwood’s has close to 45,000.
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