TV comedian Justin Lee Collins made his girlfriend recount every sexual experience she had ever had for a notebook he kept as part of a campaign of domestic abuse, a court heard today.
Anna Larke, of Pirton near Hitchin in Hertfordshire, was made to throw away her DVD collection "on the basis she found some of the male actors in the movies to be attractive", it is alleged.
The performer assaulted and harassed his girlfriend during their nine-month relationship last year, said prosecutor Peter Shaw, at St Albans Crown Court.
The court heard that Collins, who came to fame with Channel 4's The Friday Night Project, made Ms Larke, 38, close her email, Facebook and Twitter accounts after reading her messages.
They met while Collins was still married. Ms Larke helped him move from Bristol to Kew, south west London, in January 2011, and she moved in with him.
Mr Shaw said Collins exhibited a desire to restrict" his girlfriend's activities.
Collins was "insistent" that his girlfriend, a recovering alcoholic, "sleep facing towards him and that, if he awoke in the dead of night to find that she turned away from him in the bed, he would rouse her and criticise her for having turned her back to him", the prosecutor said.
The court also heard that Collins verbally abused Miss Larke and had physically assaulted her.
Collins denies harassing his ex-partner. The trial continues.