Nadia Essex accuses Eden Blackman, 51, of ‘boasting’ about a young contestant asking to have sex with him

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NADIA Essex has claimed that Eden Blackman would “boast” about a young Celebs Go Dating contestant asking to have sex with him.

An employment tribunal heard that the 51-year-old love guru would brag to Nadia about his conquest, although it is not implied that he ever did sleep with the unknown participant.

Nadia Essex has made the shock allegations in an employment tribunal
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It has also been said that Love Island‘s Olivia Buckland compared Eden to disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, sending a private message that labelled him a love rat.

Nadia, 37, is suing her former co-star as well as Celebs Go Dating producers, Lime Pictures, accusing them of gender-based discrimination, harassment and victimisation after she was sacked for setting up a fake Twitter account to troll Eden.

The reality star has insisted that triggering memories of sexual abuse left her feeling suicidal after she was subjected to harassment on the show, and it was her deteriorating mental state that caused her to set up the profile.

Nadia worked with Eden from 2016 until 2018 and told the tribunal that five separate women warned her about his “dangerous” behaviour.

Nadia and Eden worked together between 2016 and 2018
Nadia was fired from Celebs Go Dating after she set up a fake Twitter account to troll Eden
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She said: “In September 2017 Mr Blackman boasted to me that a female contestant, a very, very young contestant on the show, had asked to have sex with him. It was gross and harassing.

“He was aware that Olivia Buckland had messaged against him calling him a love rat and comparing him to Harvey Weinstein.

“He, like other powerful men in the TV and film industry, felt he was entitled to have sex with impressionable young women on the show and to harass women without accountability.”

Nadia continued: “The appalling discovery of what other women claimed Mr Blackman had done to them resonated on and re-awoke past sexual experiences when I was younger.

Olivia Buckland is said to have compared Eden to Harvey Weinstein
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Eden has denied all of the allegations against him
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“This led to those depressed emotions cascading through my mind and a mental collapse.”

She then claimed that Eden launched a tirade against her as they wrapped filming for season two in July 2017.

Nadia detailed: “His voice was raised, he was red-faced and he was pointing his finger at me. He concluded, ‘If you think that I am a bully now, just wait, I will f***ing destroy you’.”

Nadia claimed that Eden threatened to ‘destroy’ her
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Eden has denied all of the claims against him, telling the tribunal: “These allegations are extremely hurtful and damaging.

“I maintain that these allegations are completely false.”

Lime Pictures also deny the claims.

The case at Central London Employment Tribunal was adjourned.


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