Justin Lee Collins made his girlfriend recount every sexual experience she had ever had for a notebook he kept, a court has heard.
The 38-year-old comedian and TV presenter also made Anna Larke throw away her DVD collection ‘on the basis she found some of the male actors in the movies to be attractive’, it is alleged.
The performer assaulted and harassed his girlfriend during their nine-month relationship last year, said prosecutor Peter Shaw, at St Albans Crown Court.
A jury of nine women and three men heard that Collins, who came to fame with Channel 4’s The Friday Night Project, made Ms Larke, 38, close her email, Facebook and Twitter accounts after reading her messages.
They met while Collins was still married. Ms Larke helped him move from Bristol to Kew, south west London, in January 2011, and she moved in with him.
Mr Shaw said: “The main part of that relationship was characterised by this defendant exerting control over her, verbally abusing her and physically assaulting her.”
The defendant ‘exhibited a desire to restrict’ his girlfriend’s activities, the barrister said.
“Significantly, Mr Collins resorted to compiling a dossier in the form of a Pukka Pad notebook… The purpose of the notebook was to list every sexual experience with every one of Ms Larke’s previous lovers or partners.”
Mr Shaw added: “When Mr Collins was satisfied that Ms Larke had provided a sufficient amount of information he signified his satisfaction with the word ‘Done’.”
Collins denies harassing his ex-partner.