The world is still in shock following the news that "Love Island" host Caroline Flack died from an apparent suicide on Saturday, and now a second bombshell has dropped. The 40-year-old reality TV star, who was due to appear in court on charges for allegedly assaulting her partner Lewis Burton, previously warned cops that she would take her own life, according to Page Six.
Flack was arrested in December after reportedly hitting Burton, 27, over the head with a lamp. When responding officers arrived at the scene, they found the couple covered in blood, according to court documents, per Page Six.
The report stated Flack suffered serious injuries while trying to harm herself. During a police interview, she allegedly admitted to the attack and then said she would kill herself. Burton later withdrew his complaint, but prosecutors pressed on with the charges.
Flack had been open about mental health issues and her talent agency criticized prosecutors for continuing with the case despite knowing "how very vulnerable Caroline was."
Francis Ridley of Money Talent Management said prosecutors "should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest," adding that it "ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline."
Friends of Flack said the star felt as if "she was on her own" and "couldn't see a way out," the Daily Mail noted. She was taking anti-depressants before her death.
ITV, the home network for "Love Island," released a statement mourning the death of Flack.
"Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news," it read, according to Page Six. "Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends."
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