Take That star Howard Donald's alleged mistress has spoken out about how she battled depression after the star silenced her with a court-ordered injunction earlier this year. Donald called in his legal team after he discovered Adakini Ntuli was preparing to share details about their time together with the press.
A judge at a London court granted him a "super-injunction" in April, which banned the publication of any details of the legal battle. Ntuli appealed against the decision and part of the ruling was lifted in November. Now Ntuli, who began dating Donald in 2000, has revealed her devastation after Donald kept their romance secret for nine-years - and claims she was admitted to hospital with depression after he legally banned her from telling her story.
She tells Britain's Sunday Mirror about the gagging order, "It was terrifying. I felt afraid and confused and angry. I couldn't tell a soul what was happening, not even my mum. It made me ill and I was admitted to hospital with depression, anxiety and neuralgia (nerve pain)."
And she insists she will battle the rest of the injunction so she can tell the full story of their relationship. "I now want to tell the whole story. I think it is wrong that celebrities are able to use the law to cover up their actions. I loved Howard once but he let me down so badly."