Neighbours star Scott McGregor denies calling a stripper a ‘dirty sl*t’ before 'she hurled a glass at his head' in row over a private dance
NEIGHBOURS star Scott McGregor denied calling a stripper a "dirty sl*t" before she allegedly hurled a glass at him in a bust up over a private dance.
McGregor was assaulted by dancer Danielle 'Ivy' Lee at the Hollywood Showgirls club, a court heard.
The actor, who plays a cop in the Aussie soap, claims he was left with a cut lip after the alleged bust-up in April in Surfers Paradise, which is on Australia's east coast.
The Melbourne-based actor visited the strip club during a night out with mates after a day of golf.
Police have alleged that after a verbal spat with McGregor, Lee picked up a glass “in a fit of rage” and threw it at the actor, hitting him in the face.
Lee is on trial for assault occasioning bodily harm after pleading not guilty in Southport Magistrates Court.
However, her lawyers claimed McGregor was intoxicated and verbally abusive leading up to the incident, calling Lee a “dirty slut”.
“Do you deny saying: ‘Look at you, you piece of s***, I would never take you, you’re a sl*t. I would never think twice about taking someone as dirty as you’,” McGregor was asked.
McGregor emphatically denied the claim, insisting Lee was the aggressor in the exchange.
The soap star claims he said “thanks, but no thanks” when Lee asked him if he wanted a private dance before she hurled the glass.
“I was hit with a glass to the face. It hit me very hard and bounced off,” McGregor said.
“I was bleeding profusely. I had a pool of blood in my hands.”
He repeatedly claimed he could not recall how many drinks he had downed before the assault.
McGregor arrived early to court, dressed casually in a white shirt and black jeans. He refused to comment to reporters outside.
he court was told the actor has a history of public drunkenness and police had previously been called to the Melbourne home of his ex-girlfriend.
The Ramsay St star has recently announced he will be leaving the series and, earlier this month, revealed he was expecting a second child with Bianka Voigt.
The couple married in January and have a daughter, Evie.
The trial has been adjourned until October 8 with Lee expected to testify when it resumes.
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