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'Big, cuddly softie' Ian Roberts in Court on Assault Charge


Former rugby icon-turned-actor Ian Roberts appeared in court in Sydney yesterday to dispute assault charges made by former boyfriend, Ben Prideaux.

In the mix of this gay potboiler are a misplaced laptop computer, a sleeping stranger, a best friend who heard a different story, acting showreels, and an angry boyfriend who likes to scratch. It's a "he said, she said" story that Roberts says has been "a thorn in [his] side."

Roberts explained to a Sydney court that his former boyfriend was in hysterics at the time of the alleged assault after finding a stranger in Roberts' bed: "Ben still had not calmed down. It was a no-win situation for me...He was fanatical. He had worked himself up … I tried to calm him down. I said: 'Babe, it's me; it's all good.'"

According to Roberts' best friend, Prideaux called him following the incident and said that "Roberts was just a 'big, cuddly softie' and had not hit him."

The drama resumes, along with the trial, at the end of May.

Ex-league star 'fearful of scratches' [courier-mail]
Big softy Roberts a lover not a fighter, court told [sydney morning herald]

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  1. He is guilty of being hyper-masculine though...

    Posted by: anon | Jan 12, 2007 11:03:13 PM

  2. He's got a nice body, that's for sure, but his face does'nt do it for me. And what a self-involved prick if he thinks "Babe, it's me; it's all good", should make getting caught with another guy in his bed should make his boyfriend forgive all. If the abuse charges are true,and I'm not saying they are, then he's beyond a prick.

    Posted by: FanGirlHater | Jan 12, 2007 11:52:18 PM

  3. Look at all those typos I made...yuck. That's what happens when I try to type. Sorry! =P

    Posted by: FanGirlHater | Jan 12, 2007 11:55:37 PM

  4. He's all yours guys...but don't diss shane thats not very nice...he's a very beautiful person...unlike some of you it seems..

    Posted by: Benjamin Prideaux | Jan 16, 2007 12:55:38 AM

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