Family of Caroline Flack release unpublished social media post written by star describing domestic incident with boyfriend as 'accident'

An unpublished social media post written by Caroline Flack before she died has been released in which she says the domestic incident involving her boyfriend Lewis Burton was an accident.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 7:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 7:22 am

The post has been shared by her family following her death last weekend.

It was written after she was arrested over an incident involving her tennis player boyfriend last December.

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Caroline Flack (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

She was later charged with assault by beating.

Her post said: “Within 24 hours my whole world and future was swept from under my feet and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me, collapsed. I am suddenly on a different kind of stage and everyone is watching it happen.

“I have always taken responsibility for what happened that night. Even on the night. But the truth is .... It was an accident.”

The Love Island presenter said she had been having ‘some sort of emotional breakdown for a very long time’.

She added: “But I am NOT a domestic abuser.

“We had an argument and an accident happened. An accident.”

Caroline added: “I've lost my job. My home. My ability to speak.

“And the truth has been taken out of my hands and used as entertainment.

“I can't spend every day hidden away being told not to say or speak to anyone.”

The star said: “I've been pressing the snooze button on many stresses in my life - for my whole life.

“I've accepted shame and toxic opinions on my life for over 10 years and yet told myself it's all part of my job. No complaining.

“The problem with brushing things under the carpet is .... they are still there and one day someone is going to lift that carpet up and all you are going to feel is shame and embarrassment.

“I'm so sorry to my family for what I have brought upon them and for what my friends have had to go through.

“I'm not thinking about ‘how I'm going to get my career back’. I'm thinking about how I'm going to get mine and my family’s life back.