IT was less Horse Outside and more I Wanna Fight Your Father as Rubberbandits video star Madeline Mulqueen was ‘punched in the face’ in a fast-food restaurant in Dublin on Saturday.
The Kildimo model was attacked by an unknown woman as she defended a cashier in McDonald’s on Grafton Street.
The 22-year-old star of the Horse Outside video and Republic of Telly, who has worked in the hospitality industry, was shocked at the woman’s “very rude and aggressive” behaviour.
“It was so frustrating that she was being so rude and no-one was doing anything about it, so I said to the manager that I had seen her hand over a fiver, not anything more,” said Madeline.
“She obviously heard me and ran straight over and punched me in the face! I was sitting down. Then she tried to throw a milkshake at me, missed and got someone else. It was disgraceful behaviour.
“She ran away because I rang the guards, and that just shows what kind of a person she was,” added the socialite, who has been seen on the arm of Calum Best recently, but insisted to the Leader that they were “just good friends”.
Madeline, a White Collar Boxing veteran, laughed: “With no headgear it is a lot more painful. My jaw is alright, still a bit sore, but there is no bruising”.
“I am not a violent person, so I wouldn’t really be busting out the boxing moves in the middle of McDonald’s,” she said. “I had filming the next day for the Republic of Telly and I was actually playing someone with a lot of plastic surgery for a sketch, so the fact that I couldn’t move my face helped my character a lot,” she laughed.