Gia from ‘Bad Girls Club’ — My Male Accuser Punched Me in the Face … TWICE!

Bad Girls Club” star Gia Sapp-Hernandez tells our sources she was punched in the face … twice … on the night she was arrested in South Carolina … and insists she can”t remember BITING anyone.

our sources broke the story … Gia was accused of taking a bite out of a guy during a crazy brawl outside of an SC nightclub this past weekend.

Now, a rep for Gia tells us … the reality star “does not recall” biting the guy … but “if she did, it was done in a haze when she focused on defending herself.”

Gia”s rep explains … she had been partying with the male accuser earlier that night … when he “hinted” that he wanted to have sex with her. When she turned him down … Gia claims he became irate and belligerent and punched her in the face twice.

Gia”s rep says the reality star “felt it necessary to defend herself against a man, who was obviously stronger than her” … and then proceeded to call police.

When cops arrived to the scene, Gia claims the officers “ignored” her accusations … instead choosing to believe the man.

Gia”s rep insists Gia is innocent … and says, “This type of behavior came about only because she was provoked. This was completely out of character for her and she apologizes if she has offended anyone.”