Monday 23 October 2017

Comedian 'used sex list to harass ex-girlfriend'

Justin Lee Collins
Justin Lee Collins

Neil Lancefield London

Television presenter Justin Lee Collins used details of his ex-girlfriend's sexual past as a "rock" with which to harm her, a court heard yesterday.

Mr Collins (38) had a seven-month relationship with Anna Larke, who is accusing him of harassment.

It was alleged that the ex-comic was a controlling, sexually jealous boyfriend who made Ms Larke write down every sexual encounter she ever had.

Mr Collins said the sex list was Ms Larke's idea to "unburden" herself.

But prosecuting barrister Peter Shaw told the jury: "Why would a woman choose to do such a thing?"

He added: "It was to haunt Anna Larke because despite this defendant's assurances about what a good thing it would be to do, he used it as a rock against which any self-esteem she did have would be dashed."

Mr Collins denies harassment. The trial continues.

Irish Independent

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