*Trigger Warning* Readers may find this article distressing.
Maura Higgins has spoken out about being sexually assaulted by a taxi man in Ireland. The Love Island star bravely spoke out about the horrifying ordeal during a Q&A session on her Instagram.
One of her followers asked her what her ‘worst encounter with a man was’ during the Q&A.
Maura explained that she has never opened up to her followers about one particular incident. She said: “The worst one I’ve never ever ever opened up to any of ye about.
“I don’t even think I’m ready yet,” Maura explained.
“It was probably one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.”
Maura explained to her followers that she wasn’t ready to talk about it, but spoke out about another incident.
She said a taxi man sexually assaulted her when she was alone.
She was travelling alone in a taxi after dropping her friends home.
On her way to her home, Maura fell asleep in the car.
When the reality star woke up, the taxi man’s hand was ‘up her skirt’.
“Yeah I had an incident with a taxi driver before a long time ago in Ireland and silly me, I fell asleep.”
“I fell asleep. My friends were dropped off before me, and I was being dropped off alone because I lived on my own at the time.”
She continued, “And I woke up and his hand was right up my skirt. Honestly, I sobered up so quickly.”
“I memorised his taxi number so quick. And I still remembered the next day,” Maura shared.
If you have been affected by this story you can seek support on the Rape Crisis Centre National 24-Hour Helpline at 1800 77 8888.