Justin Lee Collins found guilty

(89 Posts)
FreudiansGoldSlipper Tue 09-Oct-12 14:40:11

just heard

good a man just hmm slapping his girlfriend, being verbally abuse is taken serioulsy sometimes

Pochemuchka Tue 09-Oct-12 14:44:44

Excellent news.
As you say it shows that what is perceived as 'not as bad' DV can be taken seriously and prosecuted.

Also glad that all the aspersions they tried to cast on her/her background etc amounted to nothing.

I was pleased to see this. It gives me a glimmer of hope that attitudes to DV and abusive behaviour might be changing.

mrsrosieb Tue 09-Oct-12 14:49:53

I am shocked. The press reports were so off the wall I could not believe they were true.
What a wanker!

SoleSource England Tue 09-Oct-12 14:51:48

Ooh I loved JLC on his show with Carr. I am glad he was found guilty as he shoukd be.

Things are changing very gradually.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 09-Oct-12 14:52:21

The tape was pretty damning I think.
Without it it was just his word against hers.

Lottapianos Tue 09-Oct-12 14:52:38

Good news. He had tried to smear his ex-partner in court by saying that she was only in it for the money and that she had a history of harassing and stalking men.

What a nasty piece of work. I hope his ex feels very proud of herself for having the strength to go through with this.

Sparklingbrook Tue 09-Oct-12 14:54:08

Somebody else who isn't what I thought he was. sad What sort of sentence will he get do you think?

Machadaynu Tue 09-Oct-12 14:56:06

Community service I think I read - 140 hours.

lollilou Tue 09-Oct-12 14:57:37

Do you think this will mean the end of his career? Or can he come back from what was a very horriible crime.

ClippedPhoenix Tue 09-Oct-12 14:58:51

Good, the total arsehole. Lot's of things are coming to light at the moment aren't they and so they should.

Lovecat Tue 09-Oct-12 14:59:39

Good.

Shame he's only got community service angry

Woozley Tue 09-Oct-12 15:05:59

Personally I thought he committed crimes against broadcasting long before this. I hope his TV career does not resume.

Good I'm pleased too. It's the least he deserves.

somedayma Tue 09-Oct-12 16:26:12

What's the AIBU? confused

Sparklingbrook Tue 09-Oct-12 16:57:52

I think it's that JLC is vv unreasonable someday.

chipstick10 Tue 09-Oct-12 17:03:45

He never did anything like that to his wife, why would he suddenly turn into an abusive loon all of a sudden!!!!!!!

Because his girlfriend was more vulnerable?
Or maybe he was like this with his wife but because she's suffered it longer she see's it as normal and excusable?

chipstick10 Tue 09-Oct-12 17:10:57

His wife testified that he was never ever like that with her.

Sparklingbrook Tue 09-Oct-12 17:13:41

He has 2 adorable little boys. sad

CremeEggThief Brazil Tue 09-Oct-12 17:19:50

I am shocked too. I would never have expected that of him. I used to love his radio show on xfm, back in the day.

However, as he has been found guilty, I think it's some sort of progress that this type of abuse is being taken more seriously than it used to be.

Pagwatch Tue 09-Oct-12 17:25:14

Chipstick10

I am not quite sure where you are going with the whole 'he never did it to his wife' thing.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Tue 09-Oct-12 17:31:48

It doesn't matter that he never did anything to his wife.

He was monstrous and violent to Anna Larke, and that is what he has been convicted for.

The transcripts of what he said in a row with her are chilling. It doesn't matter that he was at the end of his tether - a decent person wouldn't say what he did.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Tue 09-Oct-12 17:34:19

Just because he "never did it to his wife" doesn't mean he wouldnt do it to anyone else hmm

Often abusers target some people but not others because their chosen victims will put up with a lot more. My grandfather picked on my mum for years because he saw her as an easy target. He never treated his other daughter like that, presumably because she would never have stood for it, even as a child.

I'm glad he got found guilty although I do think that tape of being an utter cunt to that poor woman was what nailed him in the end. I doubt it would have got a guilty verdict otherwise.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Tue 09-Oct-12 17:37:28

And why 8 million exclamation marks? <stalks off muttering>

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