The Only Way is Essex star Lauren Goodger reportedly fears that she will find herself attacked after her salon was set on fire.
The TOWIE beauty was left having to close her new business after it was vandalised by arsonists just a day after opening.
Lauren was seen in tears on the latest episode of the show, inspecting the damage caused by the fire and flames that resulted in people living above the shop to flee for their lives.
"Recently Lauren’s had to deal with complete strangers shouting things such as 'Miss Piggy' and 'That's the slag from TOWIE' at her. It's really cruel stuff," a friend tells Now magazine this week.
"Lauren's in bits. She isn't sleeping can't stop crying. She thinks it's likely she'll lose her business because the landlord says she doesn't want this type of trouble."
The source adds: "Lauren's in a real state. She just isn't thinking rationally and reckons they might attack her next."
The Only Way Is Essex continues on Sunday on ITV2.