Justin Lee Collins Trial

A jury is deliberating its verdict in the trial of Bristol-born TV presenter Justin Lee Collins. He is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend.

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Justin Lee Collins rules out an appeal

Justin Lee Collins was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Credit: PA

Shamed Bristol-born television presenter Justin Lee Collins has refused to accept that he violently abused his ex-girlfriend - but has ruled out a legal appeal.

On Tuesday, a jury convicted the long-haired, bearded performer of harassing recovering alcoholic Anna Larke.

Now Collins, who is 38, has issued a statement saying he would "never accept the allegation that I am violent or an abuser".

The jury at St Albans Crown Court heard that during their seven-month relationship last year the entertainer made Ms Larke sleep facing him, made her write down all her previous sexual experiences and assaulted her.

After he was convicted he was photographed laughing, which he said did not reflect how he really felt.

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Justin Lee Collins found guilty of harassment

Justin Lee Collins was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Bristol-born television presenter Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his former partner, Anna Larke.

A jury at St Albans Crown Court heard that the 38-year-old subjected the video games public relations worker to sustained emotional and domestic abuse during their seven-month relationship, and made her write down in a Pukka pad all her previous sexual encounters regardless of how graphic.

The court was told that Collins made her sleep facing him, throw away DVDs because they featured actors she found attractive and made death threats against her.

Jury still out in Justin Lee Collins trial

Justin Lee Collins is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

One of the jurors in the Justin Lee Collins trial has been discharged. This morning the 11 remaining jurors will enter their third day of deliberations in the trial of the Bristol-born television presenter, who is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend.

During the 10-day trial at St Albans Crown Court, jurors heard details of his tempestuous relationship with Anna Larke, in which they frequently fell out and argued.

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