Describing her night at the Harry Styles gig, Simona added: “I really got the feeling that there were way too many people when it finished and we needed to get out because it took us more than 20 minutes to get out.
“I heard a lot of people saying they got in without tickets. I think that in this case because there are so many young girls that are Harry Styles fans… I just think security let them in because they thought it wouldn’t be an issue.
“I know someone - quite a few people - that said they bought the ticket on the day, which shouldn’t happen. When we were queuing they said that there were no tickets on the day.
“I have never seen anything happen like what happened that day in the academy,” she said. “Looking back, as much as I had a good time, I wouldn’t go again. Luckily at the Harry Styles gig, except for fainting, no-one got hurt.”
The Academy has offered its condolences to the families of the two people who died and said it is working to assist the police and the Security Industry Authority in their enquiries into what happened on the night. The venue did not respond to specific questions about bribes or the Harry Styles gig.
AP Security has not responded to requests for comment.