Love Island: Ofcom dismisses complaints Maura Higgins 'sexually harassed' Tommy Fury

More than 700 viewers complained about the controversial episode

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 08 July 2019 14:26 BST
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Love Island has been cleared after more than 700 viewers complained about an interaction between Maura Higgins and Tommy Fury.

Ofcom revealed it assessed the complaints of the episode, which aired on 14 June, adding it would not be investigating them further.

The moment in question saw Irish contestant Maura, 28, repeatedly try to kiss 20-year-old Tommy Fury – something that the "vast majority" of complainers described as "sexual harassment".

Tommy, who is coupled up with Molly-Mae, rejected Maura's advances.

However, speaking about the media watchdog's decision to dismiss the complaints, a spokeswoman said: “While we recognise that many viewers disapproved of a contestant’s behaviour in this episode, we took into account the context in which it occurred, including the nature of Maura and Tommy’s relationship, before and after.

"The regulator said that all complaints about the episode had been “assessed under generally accepted standards'."

Tommy declined Maura’s advances and is now happily coupled-up with Molly.

The ITV2 reality series is facing fix claims after the most recent episode seemed to show Curtis and Amy laughing and holding hands despite being embroiled in one of this year's outing's most dramatic showdowns.

Two more couples will be dumped from the villa in tonight's episode.

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