Freelee The Banana Girl, a controversial vlogger known for promoting her unique diet plan that basically involves just eating an absolute shedload of bananas, is no stranger to disputes. We have reported previously on feuds she has had with other YouTubers and UN Peace Envoy Nicole Arbour but now criticism has cropped up from a place far closer to home. Her former boyfriend Harley ‘Durianrider’ Johnstone has released an emotional video in which he accuses Freelee (real name Leanne Ratcliffe) of being ‘abusive’ and ‘violent’ towards him during their relationship.
He also challenges Freelee’s lifestyle advice by claiming she has used ‘botox’ to help achieve her glowing appearance. When contacted by Daily Mail Australia, Freelee forcefully denied his accusations, saying: ‘If it was true that I was ‘beating him up all the time’ then … why did he stay? Why did he have no marks on him even though he was making daily videos?,’ she said. She went on to say that, ‘him accusing me is an insult to the real sufferers of domestic violence, it makes light of their suffering.’
In a shocking twist, she then accused him of being physically abusive, saying: ‘He has punched and kicked me so hard in the leg before (multiple times) that I couldn’t walk properly for the rest of the day.’ She went on to blame his behaviour on ‘steroid abuse’. This tit-for-tat calling out has certainly become incredibly dark and we will keep you informed on developments as they arrive. Sadly Freelee is not the first YouTuber to be accused of abuse during a relationship. Her nemesis Nicole Arbour was also accused of being manipulative and violent towards and ex-boyfriend and her response was pretty terrible.