Michael Owen's Daughter Gemma Posts Statement After Fake OnlyFans Pictures Of Her Are Released
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The 19-year-old daughter of footballer Michael Owen has released a statement after false rumours emerged about her sharing intimate images online.
Gemma Owen took to Instagram to debunk the rumours following the release of the images this week, after the actual owner drew attention to the fact they had been leaked without her permission.
The owner made clear the images belonged to her, prompting Gemma to thank her for 'clearing it up'.
In the post on her Instagram Story, Gemma shared a tweet from the actual owner of the images and explained that 'some guy' was circulating images and claiming they belonged to the 19-year-old.
Gemma wrote: "These pictures were taken off this girl's OnlyFans. These images are clearly not me. Thank you to this girl for clearing it up.
"Just for the record, I do NOT have OnlyFans!"
The 19-year-old, who was seen this week enjoying a day out at Chester Races with her dad and his wife Louise, has a successful career as a model and has also recently launched her own beachwear range.
In the wake of the incident, a friend of Gemma's father told MailOnline Owen is 'horrified' over the situation.
They commented: "Michael is horrified his daughter's name is being used out of turn and all he wants is for this situation to be rectified.
"It is clearly not Gemma in the images; she doesn't use OnlyFans, and is only ever pictured in a bikini to promote her brand.
"He's a protective father and now Gemma is getting older, he wants to do everything he can to look after her image and reputation."
Gemma launched her OG Beachwear brand earlier this year, prompting Owen to say he was 'pretty damn proud' of the 19-year-old.
Speaking to the MailOnline in March, Gemma described how both of her parents are incredibly supportive of both her business and sporting career, which has seen her become a Team GB dressage champion.
The teenager commented: "My dad has pushed more with sport but my mum on the other side has always drilled it into me and my sisters how important it is to have something of your own and stand on your own two feet financially.
"They are both unbelievably supportive but I would say my mum has encouraged more of the business side."
Gemma regularly shares images from her swimwear brand on Instagram and has garnered thousands of followers for her company's page.