Former Love Island star Maura Higgins, has shared some disturbing photos of the moment a stranger 'grabbed her arm' after the National Television Awards last week. In a bid to spread the word and raise awareness of street harassment, Maura has taken to social media to share the shocking photos of when the stranger 'tried to pull her towards his vehicle'.
On Thursday September 16, Maura posted the snaps on her Insta stories. The 30-year-old star, who recently confirmed her relationship with Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice, recalled what happened on the night of September 9.
Maura explained that she was leaving a London venue with two friends when the incident took place, after she dazzled in a stunning yet daring ensemble at the NTAs.
Captioning the photos, Maura wrote, "For people that think this does not happen… I can assure you it does."
She explained, "Here is an image of me leaving a venue after the NTAs – this guy that I have never met in my life grabbed hold of my arm and tried to pull me back towards his car.
"As you can see I'm smiling and the reason being is because pictures can be portrayed very differently, i.e. if I was to shout in ager at this guy, the headline might have been 'Maura gets violent after night out' it's more of an opportunity for clickbait,"
She continued, "Luckily I had two girls walk with me to my car and I would NEVER leave a venue alone at night because of this reason.
"It's actively predatory, repeatedly violating women's personal space and boundaries.
"His behaviour is completely inappropriate and it's crucial that we address the issue of street harassment."
Props to Maura for speaking out about this incredibly important issue.
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