• Justin Lee Collins escapes jail following domestic abuse conviction

    October 15, 2012

    Celebrity, Domestic Violence

    The TV presenter and comedian Justin Lee Collins was this week found guilty of a single charge of harassment and causing fear of violence on at least two occasions. He now has a domestic abuse conviction.

    Despite the conviction, he was only sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid community service and ordered to pay £3,500 costs, despite the conviction carrying a maximum jail sentence of five years.

    This case highlights what is going on thousands of homes across the UK.The court heard that made death threats against ex-girlfriend Anna Larke, spat in her face, pulled her hair, hit her between her legs,slapped her in the face causing ‘hundreds’ of bruises, forced her to shut down her email and Facebook accounts, made her sleep facing towards him, made her compile adossier of her former lovers, throw away DVDs starring actors she found attractive and carry out death threats. Miss Larke secretly recorded some of the abuse, which was played to the Court.

    Justin Lee Collins perhaps didn’t have a positive role model himself, and is most likely a very insecure and vulnerable individual. But at its core this campaign of abuse was about controlling Miss Larke.
    We must be up-front and vocal about domestic abuse, allowing us to encourage other victims to step forward.The perpetrator will often isolate their partner, cutting them off from friends and trying to manipulate their behaviour and their day-to-day living.

    It is vital that anyone suffering domestic abuse steps forward to seek support and talk to someone. Contact Tina Royles to find out how you, or someone you know can seek help.

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    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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