He’s hoping to clear the air. 90 Day Fiancé alum Larissa Dos Santos Lima recently confirmed that she filed a police report against her ex Eric Nichols for harassment, and now he’s ready to share his side of the story. Eric released a statement to In Touch exclusively on Monday, September 30, revealing why he’s opening up about their split.

“It has been brought to my attention that there have been some harsh accusations made against me and my character, and that such accusations have led my ex-girlfriend, Larissa, to file a police report against me and damaging my reputation in the process,” Eric wrote in his exclusive statement to In Touch, noting how his loved ones have been sticking by his side throughout the drama.

“I feel very fortunate to have so many people supporting me because they know the kind of person that I am and the things I would and would not do,” Larissa’s former flame continued. “Harassing my ex in any way, shape, or form, is something I would never do; however, it is extremely disturbing for me to know that there are some people out there who believe everything they read on social media when they don’t even know what transpires behind the cameras.”

Exclusive: Eric Nichols Breaks Silence on Split With Larissa
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Eric also claims that he never leaked the TLC alum’s phone number, noting how it was made public “by her either purposely, or by accident.” Larissa’s ex confirmed that he has “no sour feelings” about their breakup, as they mutually agreed their relationship was “quite toxic.” Eric even noted how he’s happy about moving on and has been enjoying himself while traveling.

“I have screenshots FROM Larissa TO ME with NO RESPONSE ON MY BEHALF AFTER our breakup where she is alluding to the fact that she desired for us to work things out and get back together again,” Eric added. “So why would she file a police report against me for, according to her, doing petty stuff such as leaking her number to disturb her peace when she was the one who expressed very clearly that she did not want things between us to end and I was the one who rejected her?”

Lastly, Eric addressed Larissa’s previous statement to In Touch, where she claimed a dear friend was being “dragged into this.” At the time, the reality star had mentioned how a “line was crossed” with the alleged lewd and angry calls from Eric.

In his response, Eric mentioned that her friend has called him out for wanting “15 minutes of fame,” but he also made sure to point out how “she is the one always in the middle of Larissa and Larissa Vs. the entire world.”

“I was sent a screenshot of the post that Larissa had made about the ultrasound, and since she did not specify whose ultrasound it was, countless people assumed (by Instagram messaging me) that she was pregnant with my child,” he wrote. “I don’t think I did anything wrong when I re-posted her ultrasound post and wrote to the people who were concerned about it that if she was pregnant, I was not the father, I didn’t believe she was pregnant.”

“[Larissa’s friend] immediately texted me and those were the screenshots that I posted for people to see,” he continued. “I did not intend to harm or hurt anyone, much less Larissa, the person whom I shared my life with for 8 months; I posted that only to clear my name from the things that Larissa was trying to make people believe about me and no other reason.”

“I have issued this statement in the hopes that the people who have been concerned about the allegations made against me and my character can pause and reflect before any further damage is done. I usually would not see the need to release a statement like this, but due to the circumstances and the lack of honesty to the public from some of the people involved in this situation, I found it necessary to speak about this publicly.”

As fans may recall, Larissa announced her breakup from Eric on September 11 and has since revealed that she’s focusing on her well-being following their split.

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