An Australian receptionist has told how she turned down a date with One Direction star Zayn Malik after fans bombarded her with nasty messages.
Anna Crotti met the boyband when they recorded an interview at the radio station where she works in Sydney, Australia earlier this week (begs09Apr12).
She gave her number to their minder and was thrilled to be asked out on a date by Malik.
Crotti says, "A security guard came up to me. I thought I was in trouble but he said, 'The lads want your number.' I got a text later saying hello. I asked who it was and it was Zayn.
"We were communicating (via text) throughout the whole day pretty much and he asked if I would like to catch up for drinks. I said I was free a bit later."
However, the 20 year old admits she called off the meeting after the boys' devotees tracked her down and began sending her sinister messages online.
She adds, "By the end of the day, it got a bit too scary. Random girls were abusing me on Facebook. Girls were calling the radio station and giving me s**t. Mothers even called me in tears, demanding to know if I knew where One Direction were because their daughters wanted to meet them.
"I didn't even want to walk home. It was so intense. I message Zayn and said, 'Maybe it's not a good idea we meet up.' It was just a bit too full on."