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Dawn French has spoken candidly of the horrific racial abuse she endured during her 25-year marriage to ex-husband Lenny Henry.The BAFTA award-winning actress and comedian, who shares an adopted mixed-race daughter Billie, 27 with Henry, recalled a series of shocking attacks, including having feces smeared on their front door because Lenny, a British-born comedian, is of Jamaican descent.Dawn, 60, split with Lenny in 2010 but have remained on amicable terms since their divorce was finalised the same year.Speaking to Sunday Night, she described the racial abuse they had suffered during their time together as 'cowardly acts'.
I only realised it was an issue when there was hatred from utter t***s.'I had to attend to it when people tried to burn our house down and left s**t on the door.But although that was hugely disappointing and shocking, you have to get past it.' Dawn explained that somebody had put an 'oily rag' through the front door of the house she shared with Henry in an attempt to set fire to it.She explained the smell had woken her up, quickly adding: 'Otherwise I'm not sure we would be here.' The star, best known for her role as The Vicar of Dibley, added: 'These things make you steel up a bit and think,"Bring it on.I can deal with this.''It wasn't brave, it was just doing the right thing,' she said, before pointing out that herself and Lenny were 'lucky enough' to be able to protect themselves from the hate shown towards them.'We were lucky, we had a big house and a gate, and could employ people to protect us when we needed it.