Justin Lee Collins found guilty of harassment

The comic subjected ex-girlfriend to a 'campaign of abuse'

Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke.

He was convicted today, at St Albans Crown Court, of harassment causing fear of violence between January and July 2011.

The court heard how he had subjected Larke to a ‘campaign of abuse’, making her sleep facing him, made death threats against him and list her sexual conquests in a notebook.

Judge John Plumstead sentenced him to carry out 140 hours unpaid work within the next 18 months and he was also ordered to pay £3,500 in prosecution costs.

The judge told him: ‘This is humbling work for somebody who lives a prominent public life but the very humility that the manual work should induce will make you pause and think about what you have done.


‘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 38-year-old entertainer had denied the charge, complaining that his former partner was a compulsive liar.

Larke described their seven-month relationship as ‘hell’.

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