'He cut me off from friends and family': Justin Lee Collins' ex-girlfriend Anna Larke reveals comedian's 'controlling' ways
01:03 GMT, 13 October 2012
Justin Lee Collins' ex-girlfriend Anna Larke has spoken of the comedian's controlling ways during their turbulent relationship, claiming he made her cut contact with friends and family.
Former PR Anna, 38, said the Bristol-born funnyman, also 38, told her what clothes to wear and how to style her hair.
When they were out in public, he ordered her to look at ground in case she caught another's man eye in the street.
Turmoil: Justin Lee Collins (right) was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke at St Albans Crown Court this week
Anna spoke out in today's Daily Mirror after Justin was found guilty this week of a single charge of harassment causing her fear of violence on at least two occasions.
Judge John Plumstead described the crime as a
'very serious matter' as he sentenced Justin to 140 hours community
service and ordered him to pay 3,500 costs.
Anna told the Daily Mirror: 'He stopped me talking to my old friends and family, he bought my clothes, told me what to wear, how to have my hair.'
She admitted she felt 'humiliated' when he made her list every man she had been intimate with on a notepad, with details of contraception used, what body parts were touched and sexual positions.
Turbulent: Anna, pictured in Miami last year, claimed Justin made her look at the ground when they were out in public
Justin had left his wife Karen, 39, and their two children a few weeks earlier to move in with Anna, demanding the list of her conquests early into their relationship.
He also made her get a new mobile number and told her not to contact her friends, and even her brother.
She said: 'He made me close down my Facebook site, my Twitter. I wasn’t even allowed my own email, we had to have a joint one.
'Then he banned me from ringing my mum, who lives in Hertfordshire, unless he was in the room. Mum’s Greek and often we’d talk to each other in Greek on the phone but that had to stop too.'
During the trial, Anna had told St Albans Crown Court how Justin had had spat in her face, yanked her hair back, hit her between her legs and slapped her in the face causing 'hundreds' of bruises.
She said he forced her to close down
her email and Facebook accounts, sleep facing him, compile an explicit
dossier of her former lovers and throw away DVDs starring actors she
Secret recordings were played in
which Collins swore at Miss Larke calling her a '****ing slag', 'dirty
vile whore' and '****ing coke head'.