"She's just done her best..."

James Blake has issued a statement commenting on the social media abuse aimed at his partner Jameela Jamil.

The British actress and media personality has come in for several criticism online, especially after her casting in the ball culture themed show Legendary.

Later coming out, the subsequent Twitter-storm also gave rise to the social media propagated theory that she is suffering from munchausen syndrome.

James Blake has been silent throughout this, but has now issued a statement, explaining:

"I would have spoken on this earlier but Jameela asked me not to..."

The statement is clearly emotional, with the songwriter describing his agony at watching what his partner is being put through.

"I actually live with her," he writes. "Her being attractive, tall, and successful doesn't mean she hasn't been sick."

Describing the impact of social media dog-piling, he comments:

"She's just done her best, as most of us are, to help other people with her privilege."

Read the statement in full below:

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