Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Roy 'Chubby' Brown 'punched woman'

Comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown denies assaulting a woman in a car park

Blue comic Roy 'Chubby' Brown hit a 21-year-old woman in the face during a foul-mouthed dispute in a supermarket car park, a court has been told.

The 6ft-plus comedian punched slightly-built Kelly Oliver in the face after he nearly bumped his jeep into her grandmother's parked car, Teesside Magistrates' Court heard.

Brown, 65, charged under his real name Royston Vasey, denies common assault last September in Sainsbury's car park in Middlesbrough town centre.

Viviene Turner, prosecuting, said Brown, of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, reacted angrily after Miss Oliver watched him reverse his silver Lexus within an inch of her grandmother's car.

The court heard he wound down his window and shouted: "What the f*** are you looking at?"

Miss Oliver, now six months pregnant, said she did not respond. She then walked over to a ticket machine and said moments later Brown got out of his car and marched up to her. Miss Turner said: "Miss Oliver describes the defendant appearing to be tense and aggressive and he shouted at her 'You should have moved your f****** car'."

Miss Oliver, 5ft 3in, seven-and-a-half stone, then claimed Brown hit her with his right hand on the left side of her face.

Miss Turner told the court that the woman defended herself before her grandmother came to her aid shouting: "What are you doing? She's only a bairn." She said Brown replied: "A f****** bairn?"

He drove off when the grandmother told him she would note down the registration number of his car, magistrates were told.

The Teesside-born entertainer, who denies the charge of common assault, is rarely seen on television because his act is too rude, but he has millions of fans across the country.

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