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No Maur Maura Higgins slams 'inappropriate behaviour' after she was 'grabbed' by man

Maura added that she was lucky because she wasn’t alone and said that it’s “crucial” that this kind of behaviour is addressed.

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Maura Higgins attends the National Television Awards in London. PA

Maura Higgins attends the National Television Awards in London. PA

Maura Higgins attends the National Television Awards in London. PA

Maura Higgins has said that she was grabbed on the street after leaving the National Television Awards last week.

The former Love Island star attended the awards show in London last Thursday and stole the spotlight in a matching sparkly crop top and skirt on the night.

However, the 30-year-old has said her evening was completely ruined when she was "grabbed" by a man outside the venue.

Taking to her Instagram Stories today, Maura warned fans about this type of “inappropriate” behaviour.

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The Longford native said that she kept her composure after the man grabbed her because she was worried that she might make headlines for the wrong reasons.

She said: “For people that think this does not happen... I can assure you it does!!

“Here is an image of me leaving a venue after the NTAs – this guy that I have never met in my life grabbed hold of my arm and tried to pull me back towards his car.

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“As you can see I am smiling and the reason being is because pictures can be portrayed very differently i.e. if I was to shout in anger at this guy, the headline might have been ‘Maura gets violent after a night out.’ It’s more of an opportunity for clickbait.”

Maura added that she was lucky because she wasn’t alone and said that it’s “crucial” that this kind of behaviour is addressed.

“Luckily I had two girls walk with me to my car and I would NEVER leave a venue alone at night because of this reason,” she continued.

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“His behaviour is completely inappropriate and it’s crucial that we address the issue of street harassment.”

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