One Direction fans have kept up their habit of getting hugely upset when one of the boys is linked with a member of the opposite sex - this time, their anger is aimed firmly in the direction of Manchester-based DJ Lucy Horobin.
According to the UK's Daily Mail, the 32-year-old is reported to have had a three month fling with Harry Styles. A source told the newspaper that the pair met after One Direction had appeared on the Key 103 radio station last August, saying, "Lucy and Harry hit it off from the moment the boys walked into the studio - it was electric and they were flirting like crazy". According to the UK's Metro newspaper, the backlash has already begun, with one user telling the DJ on Twitter, "'Haha you stupid f*cking wh*re. god you must have some issues to f*ck a 17 year old boy hahahahaha". Another called her "sick", and a "w*hore". The reaction comes as no surprise, given the amount of abuse Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack received after her relationship with Styles. The presenter was reportedly the victim of death threats from angry fans of the boy band.
Lucy Horobin is yet to confirm or deny the romance with Styles, but did take to Twitter to tell fans, "To clarify, I haven't said Anything to any press, nor do I wish to. Thank you to those of you who have said kind words today. Xxx".