A 2010 tweet by Caroline Flack has gone viral in the wake of her assault charge for attacking boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The nine-year-old post has resurfaced on Twitter after it was claimed during a court hearing on Monday that the former Love Island host, 40, hit her model beau, 27, with a lamp while he was asleep in what police described as a ‘horror movie attack.
In the historic tweet, Caroline stated ‘I also love my new lamp’, causing thousands of users to share and re-post the message in light of the latest allegations
Court: A 2010 tweet from Caroline Flack has gone viral in the wake of her assault charge for attacking boyfriend Lewis Burton (pictured leaving Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London on Monday)
Caroline’s 2010 post, which was in reply to another of her own tweets in which she said ‘I love living in Camden Town,’ has been retweeted 1.1k times in a matter of hours.
Tweeters have pointed out that the post ‘didn’t age well,’ while others posted ‘awkward face’ gifs in response.
Caroline and her partner were both allegedly covered in blood when police arrived at their flat in Islington, North London, on December 12 – with one officer describing the chaotic scene as ‘like a horror movie’.
On Monday, the ITV personality pleaded not guilty to common assault and was released on bail until her trial in March.
Resurfaced: Twitter has unearthed the nine year old tweet from the Love Island star, in which she says ‘I also love my new lamp’
She was accused of ‘going mad’ and smashing a glass after looking at texts which made her think Mr Burton was cheating, with him saying in a 999 call that she ‘tried to kill me, mate’, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court heard.
Outlining the prosecution case, Katie Weisstold the the court: ‘At 5.25am on the 12 December he (Lewis Burton) made an allegation against his girlfriend Caroline Flack. Police then made their way to the address.
‘Police then knocked on the door eight minutes later and it was opened by both of them. Both were covered in blood. And in fact one of the police officers likened the scene to a horror movie.
Retweets: Tweeters have pointed out that the post ‘didn’t age well,’ while others posted ‘awkward face’ gifs in response
‘He (Burton) said he had been asleep and had been hit over the head by Caroline by a lamp. It cut his head and his face was covered in blood. He said that Caroline smashes a glass and caused injuries.
‘She had two lacerations to her left wrist. She took his phone while he was sleeping. She had seen text messages which made her think he was cheating. In the 999 call the complainant said quite clearly that his girlfriend was beating him up.
‘He asked repeatedly for help. He was almost begging the operator to send help. He said: She is going mad, breaking stuff. I’ve just woken up. She’s cracked my head open.’
Assault charge: Caroline, 40 and her partner, 27, were both allegedly covered in blood when police arrived at their flat in Islington, North London, on December 12 after the Love Island star reportedly hit Lewis over the head with a lamp (pictured in October 2019)
The defendant is calling him an a***hole saying ‘It’s all your fault, you’ve ruined my life’, calling him an a***hole repeatedly.’ He said ‘you’ve cracked my head open’. He told the operator ‘she tried to kill me, mate’.
Burton posted a picture of himself kissing Flack, hours after a judge said she was banned from contacting Mr Burton and from attending his address – which left both Flack and Mr Burton with their head in their hands.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘It’s 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.’
Support: Lewis was in court to hear his girlfriend plead not guilty to assaulting him
After being taken into custody, ITV host Flack – whom the court heard was ‘manipulative’ towards Mr Burton and accused him of ruining her life – allegedly flipped over a table and had to be restrained on the ground by police.
Flack has now been released on bail until her trial on March 4 next year.
Her boyfriend was allegedly left with ‘significant head injuries’ and claimed in the 999 call that Flack had ‘cracked my head open’, but the court heard Flack wants to ‘spend time’ with him over the Christmas and New Year period.
The judge gave Flack’s legal team until January 20 next year to provide further evidence to the court.
Speaking out: Lewis posted a picture of himself with Flack on his Instagram after the court hearing, saying she ‘did not hit me with a lamp’
Flack put her head in her hands as the judge refused an application to remove bail conditions preventing her from contacting Burton directly or indirectly and from attending his address.
Burton, in the public gallery, also put his hand to his face, before the couple left the courtroom separately.
Caroline will fight back her own personal grief and spread some festive cheer by volunteering at a charity for the lonely on Christmas Day, MailOnline can reveal.
Sources close to the embattled presenter said she is staying with friends in London over Christmas after being ordered by a judge not to contact her boyfriend.
She will spend Christmas Day helping at Golden Years, a Hackney-based charity which is throwing a lunch for socially isolated elderly people.
Finding volunteering ‘rewarding’, Flack regularly gives up her time on December 25 and last year posted a picture of herself helping at a church in Stoke Newington.
Charity: After being ordered not to speak to Lewis over Christmas, she will spend the festive period with friends and tomorrow volunteer at a charity