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Former Love Island star Hugo Hammond has fiercely denied “inappropriate touching” claims made by his fellow Islander, Sharon Gaffka.
The 26-year-old reality star recently appeared on the Saving Grace podcast where she shared how she had cut all contact with the former P.E teacher after a wild night out together.
She went on to explain how Hugo was reportedly “making jokes about her being spiked” in the run up to the alleged incident which ended their friendship.
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Now, the TV hunk has hit back at the allegations with a lengthy statement which he released on TikTok vehemently denying the claims made by her online.
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On the social media platform, he wrote: “Firstly, spiking is not a topic I use within my jokes nor do I find it funny, it’s horrific to be honest.
“I wouldn’t joke about someone being spiked, it’s just not who I am, friend or not.
“The wild comment made around inappropriate touching is outrageous and simply false, to say something like this is seriously damaging and paints an unfair picture of me.
“You cannot just throw that sort of language around,” he argued.
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Hugo then turned his attention to his broken friendship with Sharon, adding: “I am very confused to why she’s making these comments now?
“As she mentioned, I've tried to contact since so there’s been time to bring up to be resolved.
“And I'm just pretty upset to be honest that she has taken to social media knowing full well what that can do!”
The starlet made a number of allegations on the podcast, with the presenters paying particular attention to the drunken night out which their fight took place on.
She said: “When I got to the hotel, I had been texting him and he called me a basic bitch for going to this club. Then I FaceTimed him because he seemed quite drunk and he made jokes about me getting spiked…
“I haven’t spoken to him since. He’s tried to message me and I don’t think he knows what I’ve done. I hung up and then he messaged me again and I told him to f**k off.”
Sharon continued: “My friend was there and I was in the Hilton lobby going mental calling him all sorts. I was like, ‘You’re a nasty piece of work!’
“There’s other stuff going on like inappropriate touching, which he also probably doesn’t remember. This is what I mean, nice guys aren’t nice.”
It comes after the starlet started campaigning to change the law against spiking after she was rushed to hospital claiming her drink had been spiked which made her fall unconscious.
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The brunette beauty explained how she felt months after the incident took place: “I was so ashamed about what happened to me that I never intended to speak about it. There is so much victim shaming and I didn’t want other people to judge me.
“But I have this platform now where around 90 per cent of my following is young women, and last year there were stories coming out about spiking by injection.
“I thought if I could normalise sharing our stories, more women might feel empowered to come forward and then we could actually challenge the perpetrators.”
The star said the incident took place in July 2020 after she admitted she had drunk “a few glasses of wine” and was “completely sober” before she fell unconscious.
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