The star was strolling to her automotive when a bystander reached out to seize her arm, which she then flung away out of his attain. She condemned the person’s behaviour as “actively predatory”.
Maura spoke concerning the incident, which was captured by photographers, on her Instagram Tales, writing: “For those that assume this doesn’t occur… I can guarantee you it does!”
“This man that I’ve by no means met in my life grabbed maintain of my arm and tried to drag me again in direction of his automotive. Fortunately I had two ladies stroll with me to my automotive and I might by no means go away a venue alone at night time due to this purpose.
“It’s actively predatory, repeatedly violating girls’s private house and bounds. His behaviour is totally inappropriate and it is essential that we tackle the problem of road harassment,” she added.
The incident occurred within the early hours of Friday morning (September 10), after Maura left a venue following the awards present. It isn’t identified who the person is or why he tried to grab her arm.
Maura additionally shared a video to her Instagram Tales of a younger dancer sharing her experiences of road harassment. Within the video, the dancer revealed that it was the third time she’d skilled road harassment from males in that week alone.
Maura appeared on sequence 5 of Love Island alongside Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury, Amy Hart, Amber Gill, and Curtis Pritchard, with whom she was partnered up with on the finish of the sequence. Their relationship ended final yr.
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Organisations together with The 97 March stand towards violence and harassment confronted by all girls and marginalised genders, and are campaigning for cultural and systemic change throughout society. To seek out out extra about their newest work, go to their Instagram web page or Linktree.
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