Lauren Richardson has denied being romantically involved with singer Zayn Malik and sleeping with him after the photos emerged of them hanging out together in Thailand.
The ‘Love Island’ contestant said that it was an innocent picture and she took a taxi home alone, even though she was pictured leaving the club together with the 22-year-old singer holding hands, the Mirror reported.
Hours after the photos emerged, Malik fled Thailand and headed back to the UK for “crisis talks” with Perrie Edwards to reportedly “salvage” their relationship.
In the following days, the 22-year-old announced he was quitting One Direction to enjoy time out of the spotlight.
Some devastated Directioners believed the scandal involving Richardson was partly to blame and she began receiving death threats.
Malik instantly refuted the claims that he had been unfaithful to Edwards.