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Inga Mauer on festival attack: "I was screaming for help and trying to get away"

Security allegedly assaulted her on Saturday night

  • Dave Turner
  • 15 August 2017
Inga Mauer on festival attack: "I was screaming for help and trying to get away"

Inga Mauer has written a lengthy post about the alleged attack she suffered at the hands of security at Flow Festival.

Yesterday we reported how the Russian DJ and producer had ended up in jail after being "violently" assaulted by security staff, an incident which was witnessed by Marie Davidson.

Now Mauer, who played at the Helsinki event on Saturday night, has taken to Facebook to write her own detailed account of what happened. In the lengthy post, she explained how the attack came about after being asked to move when trying to eat with friends.

"I asked if I could finish eating, since it'd take only three minutes. I was cut off with a rude 'no'. We moved away, still in a great mood and super happy that we'd finally met. As soon as I again took my fork, some other guards came to us and started shouting at us to move away. We started laughing, joking that I couldn't get food, even if I really was starving. So, I never got to my food.

"Two people grabbed my hands and started dragging me on the ground, as if I was a sack of potatoes. I was wearing a dress and it kept on riding up, so that everybody could see my underwear. But the guards just wouldn't stop. My friend was in absolute shock, her boyfriend started filming the whole thing and pleading the guards to let me go. He tried to talk to them, but they barked, if he also wanted to get in trouble. So, he then better bugger off.

"Next moment, there is five men around me, dragging me somewhere. They took me behind some fences and locked me away from my friends. I was alone. I looked like a real criminal, like I did something horribly bad. I was screaming for help and trying to get away. My knees, hell, my ass was covered with bloody scratches. It wasn't funny anymore. I was scared."

Mauer goes on to explain how Marie Davidson was the only person who "tried to actively resist" the bouncers as she "was crying, with blood-stained legs, lying half-naked, being held by 10 men, who wouldn't let me not even stand up."

She rounded off the post by thanking Toni Rantanen of Flow Festival "for caring".

Read it in full here.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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