Love Island's Yewande says she thought she was being kidnapped on date

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Yewande Biala has opened up about a scary dating ordeal, when she thought she was being kidnapped during a date.

In a new interview, the Love Island star says her friends encouraged her to join a dating app, but things took a dark turn when she had a "horrible experience. I nearly got kidnapped."

Speaking on PrettyLittleThing's podcast Behind Closed Doors, Yewande explained, "[I] met this guy who won't be mentioned so his name. We're gonna call him Bob right, [I] met Bob on Tinder then decided to go on a date."

The Love Islander explained he picked her up in his car, and they went to a bar for some drinks. At this point "It was going grand."

One they'd finished their drinks, Yewande's date offered to drop her home. "Then we were heading back to his car. He kinda had his hand around my hip/waist, I was a little bit uncomfortable because unless I get to know you, I'm hesitant when it comes to touching.

"But then I soon realised that he wasn't just grabbing me by the waist - he was checking if I was wearing knickers! I could literally feel his fingers going up and down multiple times, so I was thinking: 'What are you trying to do?'"

Yewande says she brushed this off, but things started to feel more sinister when she got into his car. "He was driving me home. Now bare in mind I live in Meath and people who live in Meath near Enfield - it is the middle of nowhere! There are cows and sheep left, right and centre. I live in the middle of nowhere.

"He's driving me home, and this guy starts feeling my legs. Not feeling... scratching with his nails. For some reason he thought this was sexy. He starts scratching my leg and I'm thinking 'Oh my god what am I gonna do? I have no credit, I can't call anyone. I can't actually jump out the car cos I was in the middle of nowhere. What am I gonna do?'

"And then he starts like asking me what colour underwear I have on! I thought I was going to get kidnapped. I was like, 'This is how people die and get locked up in dungeons' like this is how it happens!"

Speaking about how the situation ended, Yewande added, "So I get him to drop me in some random estate that isn't even near my house, and then I end up walking home. [I] pretend like I’m going into this random person's house, [and] then he drives off. And then I go home and get a message saying 'Oh hey, I hope I wasn't being too forward, hope you had a great time…' in what life?!"

Yewande's experience sounds really scary, but we're glad she ended up at home safe.

Read 15 women's advice on how to feel safe when meeting someone from a dating app or site.

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