Bodybuilder and self-described ‘lifestyle vlogger’ Terroll Lewis has been given a restraining order banning him from contacting Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock for three years.
Lewis, 27, admitted assault after he verbally abused and slapped the singer in a London restaurant last year. He claimed he had meant to ‘push Leigh-Anne’s face’ but slapped her by accident when she moved away. As well as the court order, he was given an electronic tag and ordered to pay £625 in costs, £200 in compensation and an £85 court surcharge,
Leigh, 24, said in a victim statement that she was left ‘in a state of shock, embarrassment and humiliation’ after the incident. She said: ‘The assault did not leave any cuts, bruises or marks. However, the boldness of the guy to assault me like that left me in a state of shock, embarrassment and humiliation.’
District Judge Robin McPhee said to Lewis: ‘You had gone over to the table, the conversation had clearly taken a turn you didn’t like. You used your size to intimidate and then slap her.
‘I am aware that because of her position as a member of a particular pop group she is more vulnerable to approaches from members of the public. You were no more than a member of the public who had gone over to engage her in conversation”
‘There was an argument. Clearly your temper got the better of you on this occasion. Miss Pinnock is entitled to go out in public and eat in a restaurant without being molested in the way that you did on this occasion. We need to prevent that from happening for the foreseeable future.’