John Leslie revealed to Daybreak today how false assault allegations 10 years ago damaged his career and made him contemplate ending his life.
In 2002 he was arrested and charged with sexual assault afyer allegations by a string of women and the following year he was cleared of the charges but his reputation was tainted.
Questioned why he has decided to speak out now, the former This Morning presenter said: "I just thought that it was about time to get my point across. Whereas before, ten years ago, nobody would listen, I think the press are a kind of different animal now and the public are a lot more sceptical of what happened then."
Watch the video for the rest of the interview