In an heartfelt statement, the TOWIE star has said he is 'truly sorry' for his actions and explained that he was 'angry and desperate' at the time.
A week ago, an explicit-heavy recording was leaked of Dan appearing to threaten Megan Tomlin, the mother of his son Teddy.
While a rep for Dan declined to comment at the time, TOWIE bosses confirmed they were investigating the reports and that Dan was NOT involved in filming - although the word suspension was not used.
Now, the dad-of-two has apologised in a statement published in The Mirror (7 March).
He says: "It has taken me a while to find the right words but I would like to say that I am truly sorry to anyone who was offended by what they heard.
"I am unable to talk about the difficulties with my current family situation but I am taking steps to resolve it to achieve the best outcome for my son. I am ashamed and embarrassed that I allowed myself to reach such a dark place that I behaved in a way that even I didn't recognise.
"While I acknowledge that there is absolutely no excuse for my deeply regrettable behaviour, I plead for some understanding that I had no intention of violence."
The reality TV star goes on to add that "there are always two sides to every story" and insists: "All of my friends and family who are close to me know that I'm not a violent person capable of anything like this. My words were said in anger and desperation at a very difficult time.
"I'm also very sorry to everyone at TOWIE that I have let down and thank them for their understanding and support while I take a short break to concentrate on my family."
A police spokesperson confirmed this week that Dan will "face no further police action in relation to this matter".
The statement was printed on the same day Dan posted an adorable picture of himself with girlfriend Jacqueline Jossa and their newborn daughter Ella.
Alongside the cute snap of the threesome and plenty of heart emojis, Dan wrote: "Me and my girls."
He added: "This was our first morning at home with Ella."
Dan and Jacqueline welcomed baby Ella last month.
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