Dane Bowers, the television personality and DJ allegedly attacked ex-fiancée Sophia Cahill, a former Miss Wales, after she accused him of being with another woman, a court heard. The incident is reported to have left her with a bloody nose and bruises.
Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard how Cahill questioned Bowers, 35, about glitter on his face following a night out, believing he had been with another woman. According to Cahill, Bowers grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her out of the bedroom door.
The incident allegedly escalated after Cahill slapped Bowers in the face, prompting him to hit her before dragging her around on the floor by her clothes and hair.
The couple were living in Croydon at the time.
Cahill told the court: “We were still living together and we said that if we are still living under the same roof we would not do anything to disrespect each other and do anything with other people.
“He had been out all night and obviously I jumped to conclusions because of other things he has done in the past.
“I had caught him in bed with somebody (before) – that obviously gave us trust issues.”
Bowers denies the assault, having told the police that he did not attack Cahill and that instead his actions were “deflecting her blows.”
In a prepared statement given to police in February, Bowers said: “I never pushed her [Cahill] to the floor, or pulled her hair. At all times I was acting in in self-defence.”
The trial has been adjourned until September 14.