Judge says female body builder who called former love a 'black monkey' behaved despicably
Published 29/10/2015 | 14:21
A judge has told a female body builder, who called her former lover ‘a f**king black monkey’ after he assaulted her, that she has behaved despicably on certain matters towards the man.
At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan made his comment after convicting personal trainer, Famous Isesi of Gordon Drive, Cloughleigh, Ennis of the assault of his former lover, Maja Wolska on September 25th 2014.
Ms Wolska told the court that Mr Isesi assaulted her at Ennis leisure centre when he grabbed her by the throat with both of his hands.
Ms Wolska told the court: “I was waiting for him to punch me but it didn’t happen. I was breathless and I was thinking he was going to choke me.
She added: “I was panicking, but he let me go and he told me that ‘I am going to destroy you - you are f**ked in this town’ and my response to him was ‘You f**king black monkey. If you touch me once again I will f**k up your life’.
Ms Wolska said that Mr Isesi had coached her for body building competitions where she came 2nd and 3rd in 2013 and told the court that the two also had a sexual relationship.
She admitted that after they broke up, she received a photo of Mr Isesi on his first date with his new girlfriend and showed the photo to him.
Ms Wolska also admitted under cross examination that she met with another woman “to talk about Famous seeing both of us at the same time and we didn’t know it”.
Solicitor for Mr Isesi, Patrick Moylan put it to Ms Wolska: “You went out on a campaign to blacken and destroy the name of Mr Isesi. You met with his clients and told them that he would ruin their lives - all because you wanted to be with him and he didn’t want to be with you.”
Ms Wolska denied this.
Asked why she called Mr Isesi ‘a black monkey’, Ms Wolska said: “I called him a black monkey because he was like an animal the way he behaved towards me.”
In evidence, Mr Isesi said that Ms Wolska had contacted his clients after they ended their relationship and was bad mouthing him to them.
Mr Isesi said that he lost his job as a result of the incident at the Ennis Leisure Centre.
CCTV of the assault was shown to court and under cross examination from Insp Kennedy, Mr Isesi admitted that he over-reacted. Mr Isesi said: “This was a situation that had been going on for years and there is only so much you can take. I was upset and I didn’t mean to do anything bad. I apologise.”
Judge Durcan said: “I did not find Ms Wolska a particularly impressive witness. I found the CCTV very impressive and very compelling. I found Mr Isesi to be a reasonably honest witness.
He added: “But without a shadow of a doubt Mr Isesi did assault this woman who had obviously driven him to a particular point where he over-reacted. I understand why he over-reacted and I accept that the activities of Ms Walska must have been a great burden and irritation to Mr Isesi and I think she behaved despicably towards him in relation to certain matters. But this does not entitle Mr Isesi to behave towards her the way he did on September 25th 2014.”
Judge Durcan convicted Mr Isesi of assault and fined him €400.