Josie Gibson has spoken out about the “disgraceful” people who have trolled her over a vicious ‘assault’.
The former Big Brother winner took to Instagram last night to share a number of images of shocking injuries she says she and a friend sustained when they were assaulted in the back of a taxi.
The reality star, 32, said a male reveller tried to assault her friend after they gave him a lift in their cab.
And she says that since posting about the alleged attack, she’s been viciously trolled online.
In a video she posted to Twitter, Josie sits on a set of stairs and has a huge black eye.
She says: “The amount of abuse and hate I’ve got from people actually sticking up for this guy, a lot of them from women.
“I’ve read a post that I should be drinking through a straw, not to bother leaving my house, that I deserved it, that I only got a whack because he rejected my sexual advances.
“I’ve never seen this guy before in my life, I’ve never spoken to this guy apart from telling him to get the hell out of my taxi because he was beating my friend up, I’ve just been basically abused all night long on social media.
“I’m just doing this video to say you’re an absolute disgrace sticking up for this man who has beaten the living daylights out of an eight stone woman, and you’re sticking up for him and a lot of you are women. I think you’re a disgrace, god forbid any of you have got children and you think it’s the right thing to do.”
One picture of the pictures Josie posted last night shows her sporting a horrific black eye and also bruises on her chest.
Other shots showed her friend’s injuries, which included bruising on her forehead and also her chest.
Josie wrote: “Nothing makes me more angry and disturbed than a ‘man’ that thinks it’s acceptable and funny to attack women.”
Josie alleged the man tried to assault her friend in the back of the taxi and when they asked him to get out he punched her friend.
“Just because we were kind enough to give you a lift doesn’t mean to can try and do the things you were doing to her!
“I tried but couldn’t stop him as he was in the back. Then he went for my other friend next to me from the back because we were screaming for him to get out.
“He then punched me, but my poor friend Demi was unconscious in the back.”
She added that she hit him with a shoe in an attempt to get him off them.
“We finally got him out of our taxi and were so relieved it was the end.
“But oh no this disgrace of a man decided to open up the back of the taxi from the boot and continue to punch my friend Demi where non of us to could get in the way.
“I feel so bad for my friend and all she did was stop him and his vulgar sexual advances. She did nothing wrong and he would not stop punching her.”
Josie added: “I would be absolutely mortified if this was any son of mine.”
It’s unclear where the attack happened and if the police were alerted.
Mirror Celebs has contacted a representative for Josie for further comment.