Who is Tom Kemp? 'Love Island' star Malin Andersson’s ex freed from jail 3 months after brutally attacking her
‘Love Island’ and body-positivity advocate Malin Andersson’s former boyfriend Tom Kemp, who had been jailed for admitting to assaulting her, has been freed just three months after the violent attack, reports The Sun. When the reality star revealed that she was subjected to domestic abuse, Tom Kemp branded her as a “liar with mental health issues”. When Andersson shared pictures a few harrowing pictures showing bruises from the attack, Kemp admitted to assault and occasional bodily harm. He was jailed for 10 months in September.
Following his arrest, Andersson had shared a post on Instagram informing her fans and followers that "justice had been served". Sharing a picture showing bruises around her neck, she wrote, "The last 2 years including my pregnancy have been absolute hell. No one knows half of what I’ve gone through and I haven’t been able to say much due to an ongoing police investigation. The father of my late daughter Consy has been jailed for only part of what he has done to me."
Tom and Andersson were in an on-again and off-again relationship since 2018 after she learned about her pregnancy. However, they split briefly during her pregnancy and the 'Love Island' star claimed that Tom had been "unfaithful" to her. They reunited before the birth of their daughter Consy, who died just four weeks later due to complications from premature delivery.
Andersson has since been vocal about domestic violence. She told in an interview with The Sun after Tom's arrest, “Even though it is f**ked up and sad, I can finally talk about it properly and I want to give other women hope because there was a time I thought I was alone. It makes me cry speaking about it, but at the same time I feel so liberated. The more I talk, the more I heal. It’s like when I spoke to you about losing my little girl, knowing I was reaching lots of women who had also gone through it, it helped me."
Tom's abuse began with 'love bombing'
Detailing the abuse she endured from Tom, Andersson said it began with "love bombing" where he would shower her with gifts and compliments. The relationship turned sour with time as he began to abuse her mentally, by calling her "ugly", "fat and "worthless".
"It started with things being thrown in my face out of anger — food, bottles of water, whatever was in his hand, all out of anger. He switched from zero to 100 within seconds. Once they think they can do that to you, it escalates," she revealed.
She compared the abuse to being "stuck in a web with a spider" and said she was "hit, pushed, kicked, scratched, spoken down to, controlled, manipulated, cheated on, and so much more”
Andersson is no using her social media platforms to spread awareness about domestic violence while battling PTSD caused by her relationship with Tom.