This is supposed to be the last photo of Caroline Flack, pictured on Valentine’s Day, just a few hours before she committed suicide.
Flack’s girlfriend Mollie Grosberg, a TV producer, placed the photo in an Instagram story and said: “Our funny valentine has bought us cookies and oat milk this year.”
Grosberg added that she takes care of Flack’s dog Ruby, and it emerged when reports came out last night that Flack had warned the police that she would take her own life.
The 40-year-old troubled star took antidepressants in her fight against mental health problems and was terrified of the prospect of her upcoming trial.
Mollie Grosberg, a TV producer, placed this photo of Caroline Flack in an Instagram story. It is the last photo of Flack, taken on Valentine’s Day, just a few hours before she committed suicide
It was claimed yesterday that paramedics were sent to her house the day before she was found dead for fear of her well-being, but she was not taken to the hospital.
The distraught TV presenter was supposed to be shocked by the prospect of a “show trial” about an alleged attack on her boyfriend and was afraid she could not handle the fallout.
Friends said she was harassed by the idea that a jury would see images of the police bodycam taken on the night she was accused of attacking Lewis Burton, 27. She had hoped the trial would not Get on.
A court had heard that the police had found the couple covered in blood and that Miss Flack had cut her wrist.
Mrs. Grosberg posted this photo of her husband Maxwell Grant with Flack’s dog Ruby, which they now take care of after the death of the troubled TV star on Saturday
The revelations about her mental health raised questions about whether she received sufficient help to tackle her depression and panic attacks.
The police refused to reveal last night whether they had referred the star to mental health care.
While stars paid tribute to the Love Island presenter, friends or prosecutors, medical professionals and her former bosses at ITV asked for opportunities to save her.
ITV canceled planned Love Island episodes over the weekend, but said the show would return tonight with a tribute to Miss Flack, who presented five series before stepping back after her arrest.
Flack posted a series of photos on Friday with her dog Ruby in her latest Instagram post
In other developments:
Flack’s friend says his “heart is broken”
Caroline Flack’s boyfriend said yesterday that he was “deeply sad.”
Lewis Burton said that he would be Miss Flack’s “voice” in the aftermath of her death and would strive to “get the answers” that she cannot get for herself now.
The 27-year-old was ordered by a judge not to have contact with his girlfriend, who was accused of attacking him in December, prior to her trial on March 4. He asked the CPS not to make a declaration.
“My heart is broken, we had something so special,” he wrote in a social media message that accompanied a photo of the couple hugging on vacation.
He added: ‘I know you felt safe with me and I was not allowed to be there this time, I kept asking and asking.
“I’ll ask the questions you wanted. Nothing will bring you back, but I will try to make you proud every day. “
The couple went out since last summer when they were seen in Ibiza. He placed a loving Instagram post on his other half on Valentine’s Day, hours before she took her own life.
- Mrs Flack’s management called the case against her a “show trial” without merit;
- Burton raged against a court ban that had kept him and Miss Flack apart;
- Fellow TV presenter Laura Whitmore warned of the pressure of public opinion and said: “It has gone too far”;
- Government minister Shapps said that broadcasters owed a duty of care to participants in the reality show and presenters.
Miss Flack died Saturday at her home in Stoke Newington, East London.
It is believed that her death just hours after she heard that prosecutors had decided that she would be tried over Mr Burton’s alleged attack.
Her management team said the Crown Prosecution Service knew she was “vulnerable” and condemned the decision to continue the business next month.
Mr. Burton, who made the original 999 call to report the attack, later said he did not want them to be charged.
Miss Flack was declared dead on the spot after she was found “unresponsive” in her apartment.
It turned out later that paramedics were called to her way on Friday evening.
London Ambulance Service said: “Crews were present and after a clinical assessment the person was not taken to the hospital.”
Flack, 40, was accused of attacking her friend Lewis Burton, 27, pictured together
The star had talked publicly about her struggle with depression and panic attacks, which began after she won Strictly in 2014.
Friends said that she was “fixated” by the prospect that police video footage of her arrest would be made public.
A hearing was told that Burton had called on December 12 at 5:25 am 999 and said he was being attacked by Miss Flack.
He told the police that she had read text messages on his phone and thought he was cheating on her and attacking him while he was sleeping.
Flack is depicted on an Instagram post in June 2019. The star had spoken publicly about her fight against depression and panic attacks, which began after she won Strictly in 2014
During a hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court last year, the prosecutors said the police had found the pair covered in blood and Miss Flack said two cuts in her left wrist after breaking a glass.
Officers were forced to control her, they said, and when she was warned, she told the police that she would commit suicide, the court heard.
Her lawyer Paul Morris said that Mr. Burton disputed the CPS account and did not want her prosecuted.
The couple remained in a relationship and begged to see each other, but the court imposed bail conditions that forbade Miss Flack to contact Mr. Burton, meaning they were forced to spend Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s Day separately.
Friends said that Miss Flack felt isolated and scared and was prescribed antidepressants again. One said: “Her biggest fear was that the images of the body cam would be made public. She realized that it would be shown in court if it were brought to court.
“She felt that her life would be destroyed forever from that moment. I hear that the images are pretty painful. “
Miss Ridck, agent Francis Ridley of Money Talent Management: ‘The CPS pursued this when they not only knew how vulnerable Caroline was, but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution. The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show process that was not only without merit but not in the public interest. And in the end that resulted in much suffering for Caroline. “
Nazir Afzal lawyer, a former CPS chief prosecutor, said prosecutors could stop the proceedings if the suspect’s health risk outweighed the public interest in those on trial. But he said they were under pressure to pursue convictions for domestic violence because of concerns that too many prosecutions were withdrawn.
An ITV insider insisted on keeping in touch with Miss Flack and offering her support.
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