Justin Lee Collins should have gone to prison says ex
Justin Lee Collins' ex-girlfriend Anna Larke says he should have been sent to prison for abusing her.
At St Albans Crown Court last week Collins – who denied the charges – was found guilty of harassing Miss Larke, 38, after a ten-day trial.
Collins, who lived with Ms Larke in London after separating from his wife in Clifton, was sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work.
During his ten-day trial the court heard details of the couple's tempestuous relationship in which they frequently fell out and argued.
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Video games public relations worker Ms Larke, 38, claimed Collins subjected her to various levels of emotional and domestic abuse.
She alleged that Collins, also 38, made her write down in a Pukka pad all her previous sexual encounters, regardless of how graphic.
Collins, of Kew, south-west London, who made a name for himself with Channel 4's The Friday Night Project, denied the charge of harassment and said recovering alcoholic Ms Larke, who moved in with him in January 2011, was obsessive, jealous and possessive and would send him a "barrage" of text messages wanting to know where he was and who he was with.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Miss Larke said Collins, whose crime carries a maximum sentence of five years' imprisonment, should have received a harsher punishment.
"For what he did to me, the sentence does not fit the crime," she told radio presenter Victoria Derbyshire.
"I think he should have had at least a couple of weeks custodial, so he could sit in his cell to really think about why he's there and what he did.
"He should have been made to go on a domestic violence course so he could work out why he has this problem."