TOWIE’s Harry Derbidge claims his ex Dean Rowland assaulted him

Harry Derbidge has claimed that his ex-fiancé Dean Rowland assaulted him on a night out and then left him stranded in central London without a phone or money. 

The TOWIE star, 27, took to Instagram on Monday to share a lengthy post detailing the incident, along with images of a black eye and scratches on his neck.  

Dean has since responded to Harry’s claims in a comment underneath the post, branding him a ‘compulsive liar.’ 

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Sad: Harry Derbidge, 27, has claimed that his ex-fiancé Dean Rowland hit him on a night out and then left him stranded in central London without a phone or money

Alongside the story, he posted a picture of his eye looking bruised in two pictures and another showed raw scratches above the neckline of his top. 

Harry and Dean, who were engaged for two years, announced they had split up back in early October.  

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Harry wrote in the caption: ‘This is the real story… I was attacked in London (25/9/21) by my ex and that’s the real reason I left him… all I’ve done for the past 4 years is give everything I had to one person to end up being mentally and financially abuse.

‘I’ve been the most amazing fiancé and I’ve gave my ex my last dime and he’s left me with nothing.’ 

Bruised: The TOWIE star took to Instagram on Monday to share his side to the story of the incident which left him with a black eye and scratches on his neck

Over: Harry and Dean, who were engaged for two years, split up in early October

‘Here is the story…. On the 25/9/21 I was attacked by my ex because he was violent while under the influence of alcohol. I tried to resolve the situation but it ended up turning on me… 

‘He then pulled my side bag off of me and hit me full in the face which left me with a black eye and marked my neck, this all happened in Piccadilly Circus in public and he made me so scared I had no choice but to run away from him to get to safety… 

‘I ran without a phone, money or anything (because he had taken my bag and then decided to carry on drinking at he’s friend whilst I was left stranded) I had to find my own way home which took me 8 hours. No one would take me home because I didn’t have any money on me, I was left in the city without any means to get home and I was a scared…  [sic]

Wounded: Alongside the story, he posted a picture of his eye looking bruised in two pictures and another showed raw scratches above the neckline of his top

‘A few days later my ex and his sister called the police on me because I went into my own home with my family to collect my stuff including one of my dog’s… he’s sister called the police on me. 

‘But the police were more concerned with my injuries and asked me did I want to press charges regarding the assault.. I said no because I was scared and to emotionally distraught. 

‘For the last 2 months I’ve been hidden away sad and scared but today I have finally found the courage to be honest and find the strength to see the person for who he truly is…. No more… today I start putting myself first… 

The story: He detailed his claims about what happened on the night in the caption of the post, claiming Dean was under the influence when the incident happened

‘No one should be alone in these situations and just remember we are all stronger than what we think.’  

‘I’ve wanted to share my honesty I’ve been treated bad by someone and from now on I’m back to me and I’m back to the Harry we all know and love… thank you and love you all.’  

Hours later Dean responded to Harry’s claims in a comment underneath the post, which he later claimed had been deleted by his ex after he shared it on his Stories.

He wrote: ‘Let’s be honest with everyone, you’re a compulsive liar… I didn’t want you back hence why you’re so bitter.

‘You really need to grow up, I’ll be happy to set this story straight, and we wasn’t together for four years, it was three years. BYE.’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Harry Derbridge and Dean Rowland for comment.

Hitting back: Hours later Dean responded to Harry’s claims in a comment underneath the post, which he later claimed had been deleted by his ex after he shared it on his Stories 

In October Dean announced that he and Harry had split up, writing: ‘After 4 long amazing years, Harry and I have decided to part ways.’

‘It’s with a really heavy heart and absolute anxiety that I’m sharing this with you all.

‘It feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily be distorted into “alternative facts” 🙂 

‘So, I want to share the truth, so you know that it’s most certainly fiction if you didn’t read it here.

‘Everyone on here, friends and social friends, have supported our relationship and been behind us no matter what we have been going through, be it our adoption process, giving us advice on our little 2 French bulldogs and just being a massive supporter of our business @celebritybrushes.

‘After 4 long amazing years, Harry and I have decided to part ways; this is totally on good terms. Nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure taking us different paths for now.

‘There are no secret nor salacious events at the root of decision- just two best friends realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives possible.

‘I would trust him with anything and he still remains that important person in my life.

‘No relationship is easy, and we all know this, but with my hand on my heart, I can say the last 4 years have been the most amazing memories I could have ever asked for in a human being. We have laughed, cried and drunk a lot of wine, and after all of this, I still have the utmost respect for Harry and his decisions going forward.

The former Pineapple Dance Studios reality TV star went on to say at the time that they plan to remain close friends.

‘Not only was Harry a lifelong partner for me, but he also was my best friend I did everything with, and although I’ve lost the connection on that level he’s still my best friend and someone I trust with my life.

‘We are still a family and will always be dedicated to our business Celebrity Brushes.

‘We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy and our mental well-being.

‘Sending lots of love to everyone and thank you all for taking the time out to read small story from a very large part of my life. Dean xxx’

Harry hadn’t commented on the break-up, however, many friends and fans rushed to send their love to the former couple.

No more: Harry and Dean, who were engaged for two years, announced they had split up back in early October