Jeremy McConnell found guilty of assault
Jeremy McConnell has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis.
The 24-year-old actress broke down in tears in court on Monday (07.08.17) after she heard that the judge had decided the Irish hunk, with whom she has seven-month-old son Caben-Albi, had beaten her during a blazing row at her home in Liverpool, on March 10.
Judge Wendy Lloyd said in her ruling at the Liverpool Magistrates' Court: "This is a sad story, like many of this sort there is much emotion on both sides."
The 27-year-old reality TV star - who has pleaded his innocence since he was arrested and charged five months ago - has been bailed and will be sentenced this afternoon.
The courtroom heard how Jeremy "threw Stephanie around like a rag doll" because he thought she was having an affair with her pregnant best friend and a fireman.
She told the judge: "He was convinced I was having a lesbian affair with my pregnant friend, and the fireman across the road. He gets jealous. He was calling me a s**g, that I was fat and that no-one would ever want to touch me again.
"He put his thumb into the side of my gums, and that's when I really started to panic. He was having, what I know and what Jeremy knows as, psychotic episodes.
"He took my phone off me, and I was trying to get it off him and he was ragging me everywhere. He bit the inside of my arm."
The brunette beauty described the assault as "like something out of a horror movie" before she revealed Jeremy had smashed a bottle of wine over his own head.
The judge then decided to take a break after the former 'Hollyoaks' star began shaking in the witness stand because Jeremy began laughing at her testimony and was reportedly heard muttering "lies, lies, lies" under his breath.
She screeched: "Jeremy is laughing at me in the court. Why are you laughing? You're a blatant liar. How can he do this to me?"
Stephanie then returned to the dock a short while later to state that the pair had ended their relationship in May 2016 - five months after they got together - but she decided to give the heavily-inked star another chance after their son was born in January 2017.
The prosecution told the courtroom that the former couple had visited Gusto Albert Dock restaurant with friends to celebrate Stephanie's birthday but, when they returned home, a row broke out because the actress had asked the former 'Beauty School Cop Out' star if he was on drugs.
During the row, Stephanie managed to call her mother Pauline and she raced round to the house at 4am to find her daughter "visibly shaken and upset", while Jeremy searched the property for a fireman he believed was hiding inside the property.