Caroline Flack’s Family Release An Unpublished Instagram Post That The Former Presenter Wrote Days Before Her Death
Days after her suicide, Caroline Flack’s family have released a previously unpublished statement that the presenter and TV personality penned just days before she took her own life.
Caroline was found dead at her home in London’s Stoke Newington on Saturday the 15th of February. Her suicide came following her arrest over an alleged assault that she committed against her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, late last year. While awaiting trial, Caroline had resigned from her Love Island hosting role, and had faced a lot of scrutiny around the case – as well as incredibly intense public interest from tabloid papers like The Sun, who used the very serious circumstances as entertainment for their readers.
Now, a few days after her passing, Caroline’s family wanted to release the words that she drafted for an Instagram post a few days before her suicide, but was reportedly advised not to post at the time. They released her drafted post in full via the Eastern Daily Press.
In it, Caroline spoke about her experiences on the night of the alleged assault, writing, "On December the 12th 2019 I was arrested for common assault on my boyfriend ...Within 24 hours my whole world and future was swept from under my feet and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me, collapsed. I am suddenly on a different kind of stage and everyone is watching it happen." Caroline wrote that she had "always taken responsibility" for what happened, but that what took place was an "accident".
"I've been having some sort of emotional breakdown for a very long time. But I am NOT a domestic abuser. We had an argument and an accident happened. An accident. The blood that someone SOLD to a newspaper was MY blood and that was something very sad and very personal," Caroline wrote, as per the Eastern Daily Press.
Caroline's mother, Chris, said she decided to release the drafted words so that the world could get an understanding of how the presenter felt. "Carrie [Caroline] sent me this message at the end of January but was told not to post it by advisers but she so wanted to have her little voice heard," Chris told the Eastern Daily Press. "So many untruths were out there but this is how she felt and my family and I would like people to read her own words."
It’s a difficult time for Caroline's family and friends, and our best wishes are with them.
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