Love Island's Haris responds to street fight video following dumping
He's spoken out.
Love Island star Haris Namani has responded to the video of him taking part in a street fight since he's been dumped from the villa.
Footage emerged earlier this week of the 21 year old punching someone twice in the face during a night out, with the second hit knocking the man to the ground.
The clip first circulated on Snapchat and was filmed in May of 2022, but was made known to the public after the UK Sun published the video.
Haris can be heard shouting: "I’m not a bully” as a friend watching eggs him on, screaming: “Go on Haris”.
As he takes a second punch, the 21-year-old yells: “I’m not a bully, I’m not a f**king bully.”
Turning to the camera, Haris adds: “On my mum’s life…”
Haris was dumped from the Love Island villa on Wednesday night when newcomers Jessie and Aaron were left with the decision, choosing that he and Anna-May should leave.
He has since addressed the viral video, saying: "I’m devastated that this video has been seen, it’s not a reflection of my character.
“I’m not someone that goes looking for fights and I didn’t want to be in that situation. This was a heat of the moment thing.
“The video doesn’t show everything that happened. Afterwards we met up and we cleared the air; we’ve shaken hands and we get along now.
“It’s not something that would happen again.”
Haris' father Mehedin has also defended his son since the video when viral, telling MailOnline: "This happened two years ago. They’re friends, they shook hands. This was a long time ago – it’s nothing.
“He’s not a bad boy, he’s got a good record. He’s been brought up in the right way. This is just people who are jealous and they want to put him down.
“The kid who Haris punched is okay with with him now. It was a misunderstanding at that time. If you were speak with the kid who it was, the kid would not have anything bad to say about Haris.”
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