Justin Lee Collins claimed ex-girlfriend Anna Larke begged him to dump her, a court has heard.
The comedian is currently on trial for harassing his former girlfriend during their nine month relationship from January 2011 to August that year at St Albans Crown Court and in his testimony claimed she was "crazy in love with him".
He told the court, according to The Metro:
“She said, ‘You need to dump me.’ She was highly emotional and highly-strung.”
“She was telling me, ‘There are things you don’t know. There are things you need to know.’ It was a constant refrain.”
“I thought she loved me and was crazy about me. But it turned out only the second part was true.”
The court heard yesterday a recording made by Ms Larke, according to the Daily Record, Collins, of Kew South London calling Ms Larke a “f***ing cokehead, f***ing sex addict, f***ing lesbian”.
Following the outburst, secretly recorded by his then girlfriend, Collins can be heard saying: “You have gambled with my life by lying to me about your sexual history. You were promiscuous, Anna. Lots of different partners, lots of one-night stands.”
The court had previously heard the argument was sparked by Ms Larke forgetting to rub steroid cream on her boyfriend's back to treat his psoriasis.
“What you should have done is said, ‘I’m so, so sorry. I love you. I’m going to cream you right down',” he reportedly added.
The court also heard evidence from a police interview where, questioned over his behaviour, Collins denied asking his former girlfriend to compile a list of her previous sexual partners. Justifying his actions the comedian claimed in court it was for her benefit.
He said: ‘”I felt that if she felt it was cathartic, therapeutic in some sense, for her to unburden and she wanted me to write it down, however odd I felt it seemed, if it helped her, then fine.”
He also denied allegations that he had repeatedly hit Ms Larke, a recovering alcoholic, claiming to have only “gently tapped” her to “calm her down” during, what he referred to as an “episode”.
The comedian, who has denied all charges, claims to have had begun, what he called an “inappropriate” relationship with Ms Larke in 2007, when he was still married to wife Karen. The couple reportedly had an 18-month affair before Collins admitted his infidelity.
The trial continues.