Gardai to question Francis Usanga over assault claim video

Emma and Francis
Emma and Francis

Gardai hope to quiz personal trainer and actor Francis Usanga over assault allegations made by his former partner Emma Murphy.

Gardai are also seeking CCTV footage and witnesses to the incident.

Ms Murphy posted a five minute video online earlier this week, in which she describes the alleged incidents of domestic violence in her relationship. 

In the clip mother-of-two Murphy has a black eye that she says she received after an argument with her former partner, Francis, last week.

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In the video, Emma described Francis as the love of her life:

“He was the love of my life. Loved him with all my heart. We’ve had ups and downs. I cherished the ups. I won’t miss the downs. Unfortunately last year I found out he cheated on me. He denied it. She contacted me and told me she was pregnant.

Francis Usanga, who appeared in TV3’s Red Rock as well as RTE’s One Night Stand with Jennifer Maguire, has since deleted his social media accounts.

READ: TV star at centre of domestic abuse allegations quits social media

If you have been affected by this video, contact Women's Aid on their website or call 1800 341 900.