Little Mix‘s Leigh-Anne Pinnock was reportedly “slapped” on the face by a fan last month as she dined out with friends.
Police were allegedly called to the VQ restaurant after the Pinnock’s friend’s dialled 999 but the attacker had fled.
According to The Sun, a fellow diner said: “He kept saying, ‘if my girlfriend was here, you would both feel really intimidated.’ Leigh-Anne’s friend wasn’t going to let it go. She kept saying ‘no I wouldn’t, no I wouldn’t’. And Leigh-Anne started going, ‘Maybe I would, maybe I would’.”
“And then he said something like ‘shut up’ to Leigh-Anne’s friend,” the diner continued. “Leigh-Anne turned around and said, ‘don’t say that to her’ or ‘don’t be rude.’ And he walked around the table and leant into her and gave her a clean slap on the face.”
The eyewitness added: “He was really aggressive. He seemed like he had been drinking. She looked completely shocked. She was laughing about it at first but then she completely broke down, crying. Her friend was comforting her.”
“Leigh-Anne kept saying she wanted to go home. She walked off hysterically crying.Her friend had her arm round her. She looked a mess and she was crying her eyes out.”
Neither Little Mix nor Leigh-Ann Pinnock have responded to the report.
The group’s fourth collection ‘Glory Days’ shifted just over 96,000 combined sales to bag the top spot – the highest first week sales for a UK girl group Number One since Spice Girls’ ‘Spiceworld’ opened with 192,000 in 1997. It is also the fastest-selling chart topping album by any girl group in the past 15 years, since Destiny’s Child’s ‘Survivor’ in 2001.
The album is the second fastest-selling LP of 2016, after David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ in January, which clocked up 146,000 sales.