British actor Aiden Turner has pleaded not guilty to allegations of domestic violence following an arrest in November (13).

The former All My Children star, 36, was taken into custody after reportedly throwing a remote control at his girlfriend's face during an argument at their Los Angeles home.

He was subsequently charged with four misdemeanours and he entered his not guilty plea during a court hearing just before the Christmas holidays.

He has been ordered to return to court on 22 January (14), according to the New York Daily News.

Turner has yet to comment on the legal trouble, but it appears he is deciding to focus on his career - in a post on Monday (30Dec13), the actor revealed he will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Tv drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by sharing a link to a news article about his casting as international criminal Vanchat on the programme. His appearance is due to air in America on 7 January (14).