Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has described sexual assault allegations against him as “crazy” and “ludicrous”.
Giving evidence at his trial at Southwark Crown Court the 55-year-old denied grabbing a woman’s breasts at a Soho party in 2008.
Earlier, a friend of the alleged victim said Mr Leslie’s friend had apologised for his behaviour afterwards.
Mr Leslie has denied the charge of sexual assault.
In the years before the alleged incident, he told jurors, he had been made out in the tabloid press to be an “aggressive, sexual monster”.
Giving evidence, he said: “The idea that I would do that is just crazy, especially the way that I was with everything that had been going on.
“I was paranoid, I was aware and conscious of wherever I was. John Leslie