Fan Who Slapped Little Mix Singer Across The Face Given Restraining Order
The man who slapped Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock across the face in a restaurant has been given a restraining order.
Terroll Lewis, 27, of West Norwood, south London, admitted attacking Leigh-Anne at the VQ restaurant in London. He was handed a three-year restraining order which bans him from contacting her in any way, according to the Daily Star.
The fitness vlogger, who has over 150k followers on his verified Instagram page, was also given a tag and a curfew, as well as being ordered to pay £625 in costs, £200 in compensation and an £85 court surcharge.
Late last year, Leigh-Anne shared a Snapchat video of her face, saying that it "hurt"...
Leigh-Anne didn't attend court as she was ill. However, in a victim report she said that she was "in a state of shock, embarrassment and humiliation," as a result of the attack.
CCTV footage of the attack was shown in court. The video reportedly showed Lewis slapping Leigh-Anne, and her recoiling in horror.
The Mirror reported that the argument broke out after Lewis claimed his own girlfriend was more attractive than Leigh-Anne.
In court, District Judge Robin McPhee told 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."
He continued: "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."
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