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Maura Higgins reveals she was sexually assaulted while asleep in a taxi in Ireland

“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”

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Maura opens up about her frightening encounter

Neil FetherstonhaughSunday World

Maura Higgins has revealed how she suffered a terrifying experience when she was sexually assaulted while asleep in a taxi in Ireland.

The 31-year-old recalled details of the horrific event on her Instagram stories as she took part in a Q&A with fans as she enjoyed a summer stroll in a local park.

Speaking to her 3.5 million followers, Maura, who shot to fame on Love Island 2019, answered a question box which asked: “Your worst encounter with a man?”

Revealing the horrid experience Maura said: “So would you believe I actually have many, like a few.

“The worst one I’ve never ever, ever opened up to any of you about, and I don’t even think I’m ready yet. It was like probably one of the scariest things that’s ever happened to me.”

Maura opens up about her frightening encounter

“I also had an incident with a taxi driver.”

Maura was then interrupted by a passer-by on the walkway as she explained: “Aw there’s someone coming again. Watch my awkward face again. I’m just going to stop it.

“Oh my God I had to stop here. Look at this, so cute. There’s people down there so I’m going to talk a bit quiet.”

She continued: “Yeah I had an incident with a taxi driver before a long time ago in Ireland and silly me, I fell asleep.

“I probably told you this story. I don’t really know if I have.

“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.

“And I woke up and his hand was right up my skirt.

“Honestly, I sobered up so quickly. I memorized his taxi number so quick. And I still remembered the next day."

Maura didn’t elaborate on what happened afterwards.


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