'He was smacking my head on the floor as he dragged me across the room,' reveals injured Sarah Harding


By Kirsty Mccormack

Singer Sarah Harding has opened up about the alleged assualt incident with new boyfriend Theo De Vries.

Speaking for the first time, she told The Sun: 'He got me by the throat,' Harding as she was pictured in the tabloid newspaper showing off her injuries.

On the rebound: Sarah Harding, pictured yesterday, admits that dating De Vries probably wasn't the best idea after she met him in a rehab centre in South Africa

Wearing no make-up with her blonde hair pulled back with a grey headband, the Girls Aloud singer looks worn out as she holds up her bruised arm.

Looking at the image, it seems that Harding's altercation with her boyfriend of three months was in fact very physical.

'He grabbed me by my hair — throwing my head on the floor. We were struggling,' she recalled.

'While he had me by the hair, he was pulling me across the floor. He was dragging me around.

'He was smacking my head on the floor. He bit my ear. And when I kicked him to try and get him off me, I got his nose and he was bleeding.'

'He's a scumbag': Sarah Harding claims that she was defending herself from Theo De Vries after he dragged her across the floor during their fight in Austria

The singer also claimed Theo smeared blood all her face during the incident.

Her allegations come after De Vries accused her of biting him and throwing an ashtray at his head.

Harding arrived back in the UK bandaged up after catching the first flight home from Austria.

She had been staying in the Hotel Schloss Matzen with her boyfriend when things took a turn for the worse.

Harding explained: 'He was goading me. The abuse carried on and on and on till I'd had enough. He got so horrible I threw a coffee cup at him. It missed.'

Where it broke out: The singer claims that she fled the Hotel Schloss Matzen because things with De Vries weren't right but had to return after her flight was cancelled

Harding claims she was defending herself during the incident after she decided to end her relationship with De Vries.

After meeting him during her time spent in rehab in South Africa, Harding admits it probably wasn't the best idea to date someone who was also battling an addiction to alcohol.

She admitted she found him 'lovely' when they first met, but things rapidly went down hill during their holiday in Austria when he apparently started drinking again.

Harding realised that her and De Vries were not compatible and claims she left the hotel early to fly back to the UK.

Happier times: The Girls Aloud singer looked like she was enjoying life again in the week leading up to Christmas following her time spent in rehab

However, when she couldn't get a flight, she ended up returning to their hotel and that's when the fight took place.

The pop star added that she thinks the reason De Vries was so angry is because he could tell that she still had feelings for her ex-fiancé Tom Crane.

'I think he knew I missed Tom, because I do - desperately,' she said.

'I think in a way I was on a rebound. I think that p***** him off. I called him Tom a few times by mistake. He hated that.'

'He wants to kill him': Harding claims she has spoken to her ex-fiancé Tom Crane since the incident and he feels very strongly about it

Harding also revealed that she has been in contact with the DJ since the incident, who 'wants to kill' Theo.

Although she admits they still care about each other, she insists 'we are just not right for each other at this point in time'.

Harding stated that she wishes she could 'do something' about the incident, but that it will cost a lot of money as it would have to be a civil case.

Both her and De Vries face assault charges due to both of their allegations and injuries.