Scared receptionist cancels date after torrent of abuse over web...
Nasty One Direction fans have bullied an Australian girl into cancelling a date with Zayn Malik after sending her a torrent of abuse.
Anna Crotti had met the band, currently visiting Australia, when they visited the radio station where she works as a receptionist in Sydney - and she made an impression on both Zayn and bandmate Harry Styles.
The pretty 20-year-old explained: "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."
But once the news spread she found herself the target of abuse from jealous fans.
"By the end of the day, it got a bit too scary," she continued. "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 messaged Zayn and said, 'Maybe it's not a good idea we meet up. It was just a bit too full on."
We told you earlier how the US group called One Direction are reported to have got death threats from fans over their legal action against the British band's record company.