A BELGIAN Ex on the Beach star has shared horrific photos of her swollen and bloodied face after being brutally attacked by a vicious thug following a house party.
Yasmine Pierards, 23, who is also famous for starring on Belgium's version of Temptation Island, was taken to hospital suffering from concussion and a broken nose after being punched and kicked “all over my body”.
She has bravely shared photos of her severely injured face, urging her 360,000 followers to “keep spreading awareness about this because I don’t want other woman to go through the same thing.”
Yasmine, from Limburg, explained, "I wanted to keep this a secret and don’t post it at all.
"But I feel like I need to use my platform to spread awareness about abuse.
"It all started as a little stupid after party at my place. At the end of the party I wanted everyone to go home.
"But there was one person that didn’t wanted to go home because he wanted to sleep at my place.
"He was sleeping on the couch so I woke him up and told him that he needed to leave.
"He acted confused and instead of going home he went straight to my bedroom and locked the door.
"I was getting scared because he was still at my place so I kept telling him that he needed to leave."
Yasmine alleged that the man then "opened the door and went to my living room again, I started to yell at him that I really wanted him to leave.
"Then he lost his s*** and punched me in the face multiple times; I immediately felt that my nose was broken and couldn’t do anything to protect myself.
"He kept punching me as I fell on the ground, as I was laying on the ground he kept hitting and kicking me all over my body.
"I was so scared when all the blood was dripping of my face and at that point I crawled to my apartment hall where I asked my neighbours to call the police."
Yasmine alleged that her attacker then "came and sat there with me in the hallway and told me it was my own fault because I wanted him to leave.
"I was in the hospital for two days, my nose is broken, I have a concussion and my eye is f***ed.
"I feel like s*** but still so lucky because this could end up much worse.
"I’m taking a little break from social media to take time for myself and my mental health and I hope that everyone respects my rest.
"Karma will get him and I’ll take further steps for justice. And I want to tell all my girls that we need to stand together and be strong."
For now, Yasmine has declined to publicly identify her alleged attacker.
She said: “I still respect this person's privacy at this point, but further steps will be taken.
"Folks, don't be as stupid or naive as I am and don't trust just anyone.”
'NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE'
Charity Women's Aid in the UK points out that "abuse or violence of any kind is never the victim’s fault. Responsibility always lies with the perpetrator, and with him alone.
"Abuse and violence are a choice, and there is no excuse for them."
It is unclear what the TV star means by “further steps” and if the local authorities are investigating the assault.
Netizen ‘CGurgu’ praised Yasmine for being a “strong woman" and sharing the horrific photo.
‘Chanelsoree’ said: “This is NOT ok… feel so sorry for you.”
Yasmine said in an update that, “soon I’ll need another nose job".
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:
Women's Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service available. from 10am to noon.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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