HOLLY Hagan revealed she was sexually assaulted in nightclubs and had food thrown at her after finding fame in Geordie Shore.
The 27-year-old reality star told BBC Radio 1’s The Reality Tea Podcast how the abuse terrified her, resulting in her not leaving the house.
Holly Hagan revealed she was sexually assaulted in nightclubs and had food thrown at her after finding fame in Geordie Shore[/caption]
Holly, who was only 18 when she first appeared on the show in 2011, explained: “Being in the clubs again opened me up to a lot of trolling in person and a lot of kind of sexual harassment.
“I would go to club appearances and people would think because I’ve been this person on TV that they had the god given right to just turn around and grab my boob or try and put their hand up my skirt.
“It was honestly probably one of the most scariest times of my life.”
And her friends have been targeted too just for associating with her.
Holly was one of the original cast members[/caption]
Holly went on: “My friends have had food thrown in their faces on nights out because they’re with me.
“And that’s why I just stopped going out, I stopped going anywhere.”
Despite the vile behaviour she was being subjected to away from the show, Holly said she received no support.
She said: “I don’t remember there being any kind of support really. I personally would have felt like if I kind of reached out for help, I could have potentially been putting my job at jeopardy.
“Because I didn’t know if they thought that I had anxiety and the show was causing me depression or whatever, that they might take that job away from me.
“You don’t know that that’s not gonna happen because there’s not that open conversation about it and you’re sat there with a job that you need the money for and you’ve left your other call centre job and you can’t go back.”
Holly has battled through the dark times to find love and happiness with her fiancé Jacob Blyth.
She announced the news by sharing a picture of her kissing the professional footballer alongside a video of the moment he got down on one knee while on a romantic trip to Ibiza.
As the sunset with beautiful pink colours in the sky, Holly wrapped her arms around her new fiance’s neck, wearing a pretty purple flower maxi dress.
She wrote alongside her post: “I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, or that we and everybody else managed to keep it a secret for the last couple of weeks.
“But on our second anniversary on the island where we first met, the love of my life asked me to be his WIFE!!”
Holly, who starred on the MTV reality show from 2011-2016 before returning last year, continued: “I was honestly in shock, I believed for such a long time that I didn’t deserve to be loved, But I was so wrong. Jacob is everything I was told I didn’t deserve and more.
“He’s the most patient, caring and laid back person I’ve ever met. His mental strength is something I’ve never seen in any person on earth, and he’s obviously a f***ing 10!!
“Thank you for accepting every single part of me, past, present and now future. Thank you for seeing how f***ing fabulous I actually am and for telling me every single day.
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“And thank you for making me the happiest girl in the world, I didn’t think it was possible to love you anymore than I already did but Jesus this feeling is over whelming!”
Holly, who previously dated co-star Kyle Christie, added: “Im going to spend my life making you the happiest man on earth because you deserve nothing less. I never believed
“In happy endings but I guess I got mine I cannot wait to be your wife.”
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