Maura Higgins has opened up for the first time about being sexually assaulted by a cab driver in the back of his cab after a night out.
The 31-year-old Love Island star revealed she had never shared this historic experience with her followers before, after one of her fans asked her what her ‘worst experience with a man’ was during a Q&A on her Instagram page. be.
Maura, who admitted she also had a worse experience that she is yet to discuss, detailed how the attack happened as she fell asleep in the back of the taxi.
Horrifying: Maura Higgins has opened up for the first time about being sexually assaulted by a cab driver in the back of his cab after a night out
When asked, Maura explained that she’s unfortunately had “a few” bad experiences with men before addressing any particular ordeal.
She said: “The worst thing I’ve never opened up to any of you guys and I don’t even think I’m ready yet. It was probably one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.
She continued: “I had an incident with a taxi driver before, a long time ago in Ireland. And unfortunately I fell asleep. My friends were dropped off before me and I was dropped off alone because I was living alone at the time.
Maura added: “And I woke up and his hand was right on my skirt.
“Honestly, I sobered up so quickly. I memorized his taxi number so quickly and remembered it the next day.”
Candid: The 31-year-old Love Island star revealed she had never shared this experience with her followers before, after one of her fans asked during a Q&A on her Instagram page what was her ‘worst experience with a man”.
Maura gave no further details on whether she reported the incident or what happened to the man after the attack.
Elsewhere in the Q&A, Maura confirmed she is currently not dating anyone after being linked to Milton Keynes Dons footballer Connor Wickham, 29, in May.
The question surfaced again after Maura answered it during a separate “Ask Me Anything” session with her social media followers last month.
Maura said at the time: “That question just never stops coming up. As with every single question and answer I do, “Are you single, are you in a relationship, are you dating, are you dating?”
Candid: Maura, who admitted she also had a worse experience that she is yet to talk about, explained in detail how the attack happened when she fell asleep in the back of the taxi
“Like, yeah, I’m single. i am very single I couldn’t fucking be single anymore. I might as well just go back to Love Island.
Maura was also asked if she seeks “looks or personality” in a man, and she replied, “I chose looks before and it didn’t work, and I chose personality before and it didn’t work. So basically we’re all screwed!’
Maura rose to fame on the ITVBe show Love Island in 2019 where she finished fourth alongside her ex-boyfriend, dancer Curtis Pritchard, 26.
The couple split about six months after leaving the Mallorcan villa and announced the romance in early 2020.
She then surprised fans when she began a relationship with Love Island co-star Chris Taylor, 31, and then-best friend in November 2020.
But the romance didn’t last and the couple called it quits just months after going public.
The Irish beauty then enjoyed a whirlwind romance with Strictly Come Dancing pro Giovanni Pernice, 31, in the summer of 2021 but split a few months later.
The reality star’s candid talk comes after she and footballer Connor sparked dating speculation again last month when they shared snaps from the same barbecue.
The rumored couple, who also reportedly made things official and jetted to Paris together on a break, didn’t work out when Maura confirmed her single status.
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City of Lights: The rumored couple, who also reportedly made things official and jetted to Paris together on a break, didn’t work out when Maura confirmed her single status.