It's been less than a week since the story broke that TOWIE's Dan Osborne may be facing legal trouble following an audio handed to the police.
On the recording, which was obtained by The Sun, a voice said to be Dan's could be heard in conversation with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his son, Megan.
Using shocking language and threats, the voice said to be Dan's can be heard saying: "Fo f*** yourself" and threatening to stab Megan if she slept with another man.
Dan also claimed on the clip that he was not in a relationship with actress Jacqueline Jossa, who was expecting his child at the time.
Following the tape being handed over to the police, Dan was temporarily axed from the TOWIE set until everything was sorted out. No charges have been brought against him.
Now, the reality TV star has acknowledged the recording and apologised publically for it with The Mirror reporting:
"It has taken me a while to find the right words but I would like to say that I am truly sorry to anyone who was offended by what they heard.I am unable to talk about the difficulties with my current family situation but I am taking steps to resolve it to achieve the best outcome for my son. I am ashamed and embarrassed that I allowed myself to reach such a dark place that I behaved in a way that even I didn't recognise."
Dan went on in his statement to say that there are two sides to every story when it comes to a situation such as this one:
"While I acknowledge that there is absolutely no excuse for my deeply regrettable behaviour, I plead for some understanding that I had no intention of violence. There are always two sides to every story and all of my friends and family who are close to me know that I’m not a violent person capable of anything like this. My words were said in anger and desperation at a very difficult time."
Finishing up, the reality TV star apologised to the TOWIE cast and crew regarding his behaviour and declared that he is taking a short break to concentrate on his family:
"I love my son Teddy very much and I'm doing all that I can to see him as often as possible. I'm also very sorry to everyone at TOWIE that I have let down and thank them for their understanding and support while I take a short break to concentrate on my family."
Dan and his girlfriend, Jacqueline welcomed baby Ella only weeks ago.