Sarah Harding on New Year's fight: 'Theo smeared blood all over my face'
Speaking exclusively to The Sun newspaper, 30-year-old Harding explained that De Vries grabbed her by the throat at their holiday hotel in Innsbruck, Austria and proceeded to smash her head into the ground:
"He grabbed me by my hair — throwing my head on the floor. We were struggling. While he had me by the hair, he was pulling me across the floor. He was dragging me around. He was smacking my head on the floor. He bit my ear. And when I kicked him to try and get him off me, I got his nose and he was bleeding. He smeared the blood all over my face so it was all over my clothes."
"Look at me, look what he has done to me. That doesn't come from just holding me back. I've got bruises on my bum. Bruises on my legs. The damage to my arm is probably the worst. This is where they bandaged me in hospital as they thought I might have fractured it."
The 'Something Kinda Ooh' singer recently finished a stint in a treatment centre where she was dealing with alcohol related issues and was reported to be well on the road to recovery, but this harrowing setback has really affected her. She added:
"I think in a way I was on a rebound. I think that p***** him off. I called him Tom (Harding's ex) a few times by mistake. He hated that. Probably when we were rowing — probably because I used to shout at Tom. He was drunk, he started getting more and more aggressive and abusive towards me."
"Then he had me by the neck, on the floor, and I kicked him to get him off me. I had never ever thought he would be capable of something like that. I was just in shock."
"During the row he said, 'You're nothing but a B-class singer. You are just a f****** alcoholic. You have got no friends. He was really, really horrible. Any insecurities I had, he used them against me. He was goading me. The abuse carried on and on and on till I'd had enough."
"He is a scumbag. An absolute scumbag and I wish to God I could do something about it."
Watch Harding on Rob Brydon's Christmas special below:
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