Little Mix member Leigh Anne Pinnock was left in tears after she was reportedly slapped by a crazed fan.
According to an eyewitness, the singer had an altercation while she was at a restaurant. As she sat with friends, a man is said to have started insulting their group.
After Leigh Anne defended one of her friends, he is said to have shouted at the 25-year-old before slapping her in the face.
A witness told The Sun:
He kept saying, ‘If my girlfriend was here, you would both feel really intimidated.’
Leigh-Anne’s friend wasn’t going to let it go. She kept saying ‘no I wouldn’t, no I wouldn’t’. And Leigh-Anne started going, ‘Maybe I would, maybe I would’.
And then he said something like ‘shut up’ to Leigh-Anne’s friend. Leigh Anne turned around and said, ‘don’t say that to her’ or ‘don’t be rude.’
And he walked around the table and leant into her and gave her a clean slap on the face.
A Little Mix fan account has since posted this video purportedly showing Leigh Anne after the attack:
The witness added that the singer ‘walked off hysterically crying’ after her friends called police as her attacker left the restaurant. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, according to police.
How utterly fucked up. Here’s to hoping the guy is caught, named and shamed.