Influencer loses sponsor after revealing she is courting a intercourse offender
Ashleigh Huish, 35, has been in a relationship with Gayle Newland who was on the centre of a infamous sexual assault case in 2017.
Earlier this week, Huish, who has 440,000 followers on her @ashslifestories Instagram and 1.3m on TikTok, claimed that she had ‘no knowledge to any degree’ of Newland’s sordid previous.
But one in every of her main sponsors, clothes model In The Style, has now dropped her, believed to be because of the controversy.
It is believed that Huish has now ended the connection with Newland.
Gayle Newland (left) is led away after she was convicted in 2015. She was in a relationship with Ashleigh Huish (proper)
Ashleigh Huish (left), 35, has been in a relationship with Gayle Newland who was on the centre of a infamous sexual assault case in 2017
Gayle Newland, 34, made nationwide headlines when she was convicted of a string of sexual assaults in 2017
Newland, 34, made nationwide headlines when she was convicted of a string of sexual assaults in 2017 after utilizing a £20 prosthetic penis intercourse toy and blindfold to con a scholar into believing she was having intercourse with a person.
The former private coach pretended to be a half-Filipino half-Latino man named Kye Fortune and wore a pretend penis to have intercourse as much as ten instances with the younger lady over two years.
The ‘astonishing deception’ was to quench her personal ‘bizarre sexual satisfaction’, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Somewhat sarcastically, given Newland’s crimes, mother-of-two Huish, from Harlow, Essex, has just lately promoted intercourse toys for on-line grownup model big LoveHoney, in addition to being related to In the Style, a quick trend retailer.
In her assertion to followers, Huish stated she was ‘devastated’ and wrote: ‘I hope anyone who knows or supports me would be aware that I’m a really open e book about my life.
‘Sometimes people come into our life who don’t need their private lives on social media, and I respect that so once I did finally begin courting once more, I didn’t share any particulars at their request. However, I’d like to notice, I’m single and have been for a while.
‘In more recent days, I’ve been alerted to an internet site sharing details about this individual’s previous. Information that I had no information of to any diploma.
‘I went into the dating world again with an open heart and I never expected for this to occur and I’m truthfully devastated.
‘I will not be linking to the site, as they’re creating a particularly damaging narrative which is totally false in regard to myself, and for my part with none regards for the sufferer.
One of Ashleigh Huish’s main sponsors, clothes model In The Style, has now dropped her
Ashleigh Huish has 440,000 followers on her @ashslifestories Instagram and 1.3m on TikTok
‘This doesn’t simply have an effect on me, however my household too, so I will probably be taking a while offline to replicate – Ash’.
Huish had launched Newland to followers as merely ‘Gee’, however in keeping with web gossip website Tattle, a few of their members labored out that she was Gayle Newland.
According to Tattle, a few of those that requested Huish concerning the connection have been blocked or trolled by her.
Ex-private schoolgirl Newland broke down within the dock and screamed ‘I can’t return to jail’ when a jury discovered her responsible of the sexual assaults on a younger scholar.
She had already been given an eight-year jail sentence in 2015, however the conviction was quashed and a retrial ordered following criticism of the choose’s summing up within the first case.
In the second trial, her authorized staff selected to focus extra on the sexual historical past of her sufferer who slept with as much as 19 males within the interval after she went to police in 2013.
But second time round, she was sentenced to 6 years for the sexual assaults and 6 months for fraud, to run consecutively.
Newland, of Willaston, Cheshire, created a ‘disturbingly complex’ on-line persona to realize her personal ‘bizarre sexual satisfaction’, carrying on the deceit for greater than two years, the court docket heard.
Over a two 12 months interval, Newland developed a web based relationship with the sufferer, additionally in her 20s, underneath the title Kye Fortune.
She lowered her voice after they spoke on the cellphone and used photos of an American man on her Facebook web page to offer ‘Kye’ a bodily identification.
And when the pair finally met up, Newland advised the sufferer to put on a blindfold as a result of she was insecure about her look.
The sufferer solely found she was having intercourse with Newland, and never her boyfriend ‘Kye’, when she took off the masks throughout one in every of their 15 sexual encounters.
Sentencing Newland, Judge David Stockdale QC stated the offences demonstrated ‘an extraordinary degree of cunning and a chilling desire to manipulate and control the lives of others’.
Somewhat sarcastically, given Newland’s (left) crimes, mother-of-two Huish, from Harlow, Essex, has just lately promoted intercourse toys on-line
Newland was ordered to stay on the intercourse offender’s register for all times and can also be topic to a lifelong sexual hurt prevention order.
During sentencing remarks, the choose stated: “The jury by a majority of 11-1 discovered you responsible of counts one, two and three on the indictment, all three have been sexual assaults by penetration.
‘She did not consent to these invasive acts of penetration because her willing compliance with your abusive behaviour was obtained by a deceit.
‘This was a deceit of such subtlety and cunning in its planning, and was a deceit from your point of view so successful in its execution, that an outsider to this case might find the facts difficult to comprehend.’
It has now emerged that In the Style (ITS) have dropped Huish as a collaborator, citing their very own code of conduct.
A spokesperson stated the corporate has ‘Worked with a variety of influencers and over recent years has collaborated with over 100 celebrities and influencers including Ash.
‘Our contract with Ash has come to an end and there is no plan to renew our working relationship.
‘ITS continuously reviews its partnerships and collaborations based on strict guidelines on conduct, code of ethics and clearly stated expectations that strive to promote our key values of inclusivity and body positivity.’
MailOnline contacted Huish and her agent, however obtained no response.
A spokesperson for Lovehoney confirmed to MailOnline that that they had labored together with her as a content material creator on totally different events to advertise numerous merchandise.
They added: ‘We take our brand associations very seriously and undertake due diligence before working with any individual person or entity.
‘Since learning of the rumours – which originate from a gossip site – we have been in touch with Ashleigh Huish and her management, who confirmed to us that Ash is not in a relationship with the person she is accused of being with, and knew nothing of the allegations.’