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Horrifying Apprentice star Lottie Lion reveals she was sexually assaulted by 3 men on a train

The assault began on the platform, but soon they men followed her onto the train

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Lottie Lion

Lottie Lion

Apprentice star Lottie Lion has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by three men on a train.

The 21-year-old, who appeared on the BBC show in 2019 took to her TikTok account where she shared her story.

At 10pm on March 24th, while standing on the platform, the young woman was on the phone to a friend when she was attacked.

“I was waiting on the platform for this train on the phone to my friend,” she said in a video.

“As I was on the phone to my friend, a group of men approached me, one of them pulled my top down and took a photo.”

“They ran off and I was in such shock as my train literally pulled up then and there. I didn't want to be on the platform any more so I just got straight onto the train,” she said.

“I went and sat in a busy carriage because that's what you are always told to do, go and be near people. And I just sat there just sort of trying not to panic for about 10 minutes.”

The assault began on the platform, but soon they men followed her onto the train.

“When I looked up and saw the carriage doors open these three men were walking into my carriage while looking directly at me,” she said, adding: “it didn't look like they had good intentions.”

“Despite the fact that the carriage was quite busy, one of these men ended up sexually assaulting me while the other two filmed it. I don't know if it was fuelled because they recognised me from being in the public eye but it was pretty horrendous.”

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Lottie explained that a train conductor came to her rescue as she praised British Transport Police for their support.

“There was quite a bit of commotion on the train and so a conductor came immediately. A passerby explained the situation and I was immediately taken to the first class carriage. I was given space completely to myself.”

“I was told by the conductor to text 61016 which I did,” the reality star explained, “which is the British Transport Police's number.”

“I was immediately given a phone call and these people stayed on the phone to me for the remainder of my journey. At the very next station the police were waiting and they came on-board and arrested all three of the men.”

“At my station the police came and picked me up, took me to Victim Support, offered me loads of comfort and drove me all the way back to my flat so I didn't have to be alone at any point.”

“They dealt with my situation so well and made me feel so safe.”

“Overall a pretty vile situation that made me feel extremely vulnerable could have been alot worse, so make sure you contact them if you need to.”

The former librarian appeared on the show alongside Irish entrepreneur Pamela Laird.

Pamela, who is the founder of cosmetic brand Moxi Loves, was fired during the show’s semi-final alongside Lottie Lion and Lewis Ellis.

Lottie was subsequently banned from appearing on spin-off interview ‘You’re Fired’ after she made “unacceptable comments”.

A spokesperson said of the ban: “Following an inquiry by the production company into the unacceptable comments made by Lottie on a private messenger service, she was informed that she would not be invited to participate on You’re Fired.”

“The production company have decided that Lottie will not be invited to any further activity relating to The Apprentice.”

It came as she reportedly used racist language towards fellow candidate Lubna Farhan.

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