British funnyman Justin Lee Collins sought help from a psychotherapist after he was convicted of harassing his ex-girlfriend.
The comic/Tv star has remained largely out of the spotlight since 2012 after he was found guilty of harassing Anna Larke, who accused him of making her life a misery during their seven-month relationship.
Collins, who is preparing to relaunch his career with a new job on U.K. radio, has now revealed he enrolled in treatment to help him move on from his troubles.
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The rumours have already started for the 2013 series of Celebrity Big Brother.
So who do we think will end up in the house of horror this time around? It feels almost certain that X Factor reject and all round celebrity wannabe Rylan will make an appearance but according to STV, he also wants to be selected to take part in the X Factor tour, which would stop him going on the reality TV show.
He’ll be pretty sad, then, if the other rumour is true and his buddy Katie Price takes up the offer. The former glamour model, who is certainly no stranger to the world of reality TV, is also rumoured to have an offer on the table, as is the former Steps singer Claire Richards. So far, so hellish, right? Other celebs rumoured to have been asked to join the house include Bruce Jones, aka Les Battersby from Coronation Street and the MP Nadine Dorries. Sure though… SURELY Dorries has more sense than to go on yet another reality show so soon? Or will the lure of ‘fame’ (and fortune) prove too much for ego to turn down?
Justin Lee Collins is reportedly “mulling over” the offer to appear in the Celebrity Big Brotherhouse. Let’s face it, it’s probably the only offer of work that he’s likely to get after he was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Lark last month. Anti-abuse campaigners will undoubtedly recoil in horror at the news, which could see Collins being paid £100,000 for an appearance on the reality TV show.
Admittedly, a stint in the Big Brother house has ruined as many careers as it has saved and JLC would have to sustain a pretty angelic presence in order to overturn people’s opinions of him, after his recent conviction but even so, it hardly seems fair that Collins would land a life-changing sum of money for the opportunity to redeem himself, whilst his former partner will be dealing with the aftermath of her relationship with him. The Mirror quotes a Channel 5 source as saying “He has done wrong but he has done his community service and going on the show could be the break he needs. People will be able to see him 24/7 and see what he is really like and then make up their minds if he has changed.”
Collins was sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work, as punishment for the abuse to which he subjected Anna Lark.
British funnyman Justin Lee Collins has decided not to launch an appeal after he was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend.
On Tuesday (09Oct12), a jury in England found the comedian guilty of harassing Anna Larke and making her fear violence during their seven-month relationship last year (11).
Larke accused Lee Collins of making death threats and subjecting her to foul-mouthed rants, while the Tv presenter denied the accusations.
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After a lengthy 10 day trial, Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke, having pleaded not-guilty to the charge of “putting a person in fear of violence by harassment.” The judge sentenced him to 140 hours of community service, saying that it will be 'humbling work', reports Sky News. The judge also said to Collins: “You've had a successful career and led, up to this time, a decent life. It would have been very much to your credit if you had had the courage to admit your violence against Ms Larke and for that you will pay the price."
The court heard how Collins stopped Ms Larke using social networking sites, forced her to stay awake until he went to sleep, sleep facing him, he made her write down the details of her sexual history and as the Telegraph reports, “constantly ridiculed her about her weight and compared her unfavourably with women he read about in men's magazines.” Perhaps most disturbingly, Larke accused Collins of making death threats against her, pushing her in front of a car, and attacking her physically while on holiday in Miami and New York.
In a turn of events, that Collins did perhaps not expect, the jury were played a tape of a recording that Larke made secretly of an argument of theirs in which Collins' language was both abuse and racist.
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Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his former partner Anna Larke. During their seven-month relationship, the jury heard, the TV presenter subjected the PR worker to “sustained emotional and domestic abuse,” The Telegraph reports. He is said to have insisted that Anna recount her sexual history to him, whilst he wrote it all down in a notepad and also forced her to sleep facing him. He is also accused of pushing her in front of a moving car whilst he was drunk, on a night out.
Collins appeared in court to hear the verdict, wearing a black blazer, shirt and jeans. He showed no emotion when the guilty verdict was read out. Although Collins had denied most of the claims made against him, he was unable to deny the content of a recording that Larke had made of him insulting her. In the recording, he could be heard calling her “f****** slag", a "dirty vile whore", and a "f****** sex addict.” In his defence, he said that the recording showed him at his worst but said that he had never attacked her in any way and had never hit anyone in his life. He did however, say that he had slapped her, but said that it was to “calm her down” when she was self-harming.
Justin Lee Collins has now been sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work within the next 18 months and has been ordered to pay £3,500 in prosecution costs. One juror was discharged yesterday. The remaining 11 took a further 3 hours and 46 minutes to arrive at their majority verdict.
Justin Lee Collins “abused” his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke’s cat, a jury at St Albans Crown Court heard this week. The comedian and television presenter is accused of a wave of domestic abuse against his ex-partner, reports the Daily Mirror.
The jury of nine women and three men heard that the 38-year-old bought Ms Larke gifts including diamond earrings and a digital camera because he hit her cat. She explained, “He also abused my cat - animal abuser as well. I think he felt very guilty about that which is why he furnished me gifts.” In another example of Collins’ alleged behavior, Larke says he shouted at her and tore up a $20 bill when she refused to have a lap dance. She was said she was left terrified about Collins’ returning from a trip to Las Vegas because she had failed to attend one of two AA meetings which she had told him she would attend, saying, “I remember his ringing me and shouting abuse down the phone to me. I was petrified about him coming back. Absolutely petrified.”
Larke had already told the court how Justin pushed her in front of traffic during a night-out with fellow comedian Alan Carr.
Justin Lee Collins’ court case into alleged domestic abuse got off to an explosive start in St Albans this week. The former presenter of ‘The Friday Night Project’ is accused of a campaign of domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke, as well as assault.
According to The Sun, the court heard how Collins became “insistent” that his girlfriend “sleep facing towards him” and would wake her in the dead of night and “criticise” her if she had turned away. A jury of nine women and three men heard that Collins also forced Larke, 38, to shut down her social media accounts after reading her messages, while also “verbally abusing her and physically assaulting her.” Perhaps most shockingly, the former Channel 4 star compiled a sexual dossier of sorts in a ‘Pukka Pad’ notepad, listing every sexual experience that Larke had with previous partners. Prosecutor Peter Shaw said, “He would ask her questions and then write it down,” adding, “He would call her a slag and a filthy whore and similar derogatory terms…He once told her she was riddled with STDs.” Other accusations levelled against Collins include throwing a satellite navigation device at Ms Larke and pulling her hair. An audio clip was played in court in which Collins was heard to have become irate at is partner after the pair had returned from the pub. The presenter yells, “When you’re f****** with me, you look at the f****** ground, you look at a tree, you look at a bench, you look at any f****** inanimate object, you do not look at any other f****** human being”.
Collins denies a single count of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment. He told detectives investigating the case that Ms Larke was the possessive one in the relationship.
Alice Cooper surprised the crowd by appearing at the climax of rock musical 'Rock of Ages' in London last night (14.08.12).
Alice Cooper surprised fans by appearing in 'Rock of Ages' in London last night (14.08.12).
The shock rocker stormed the stage at the climax of the hard rock musical, to perform his hit 'School's Out' in Celebration of 40 years since it reached number one in the UK singles chart.
As he appeared, Alice demanded his voice to appear in the monitors so he could sing, pushing the cast out of the way to get to The Front of the stage.
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Justin Lee Collins, the British comedian and former host of The Friday Night Project, is to stand trial for allegedly harassing his former girlfriend. Collins, 37, vigorously denies putting his ex-partner Anna Larke in "fear of violence" between January and July 2012, reports the Independent.
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