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Caroline Flack breaks social media ‘ban’ amid assault charge: ‘I refuse to be silenced’

Caroline pleaded not guilty in court on Monday

Caroline Flack has announced she is taking time out away from social media while she awaits trial on an assault charge. 

The 40-year-old presenter is accused of attacking her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, with a lamp but pleaded not guilty to a charge of common assault during a court hearing this week.

Now in a bid to focus on her wellbeing, Caroline says she will not be posting on social media over the coming weeks.

In an Instagram post, the former Love Island presenter said: ‘Been advised not to go on social media … but I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year.

‘This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own [sic].’

Vowing to take valuable lessons from the ordeal, Caroline continued: ‘I’m a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with.

‘I’m taking someone time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I’ve got myself into to [sic].’

Lewis is standing by the presenter (Picture: Lewis Burton, Instagram)

She added: ‘I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone [sic].’

Caroline was arrested earlier in December after Lewis, 27, called 999 claiming she was ‘beating [him] up’ and had hit him over the head with a lamp while he slept.

According to prosecutors, the couple opened the door to police who saw them covered in blood and likened the scenes to a ‘horror movie’.

It’s alleged that Caroline then became ‘disruptive’ while in police custody and flipped a table over, causing them to restrain her on the ground.

Lewis required hospital treatment for a ‘serious head injury’.

However, the tennis player and model has publicly stood by Caroline and appeared in court on Monday.

Lewis has denied that she hit him with a lamp and told his Instagram followers after the hearing: ‘It’s been heartbreaking I can’t see my girlfriend over Christmas. What I witnessed today was horrible. She did not hit me with a lamp.

‘Arguments do happen every day in every relationship. Gutted I am not allowed to protect her right now.’

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