Film composer Simon Boswell has been found not guilty of assault after his actress partner Lysette Anthony accused him of punching her in a heated argument.
The Husbands and Wives star appeared at Highbury Corner magistrates' court in London on Tuesday (13Dec11) and claimed Boswell attacked her during an alleged bust-up in their home in April (11).
She said, "The relationship had broken down two years earlier, but we kept trying to keep things better for our son. That evening I came downstairs from putting my son to bed and Simon was in a very black mood. He was in a really, really dangerous mood... It was getting heated and I was frightened..."
Boswell, who has composed film soundtracks including The Crying Game, denied attacking Anthony and claimed her bruises were the result of her attempt to jump out of their bedroom window.
He was found not guilty of assault, while the former model was denied a restraining order and ordered to pay defence costs.