The stalking charges against former Dundee citizen of the year Charlie Kean have been dropped.
Mr Kean, 54, had been accused of causing fear and alarm to his former partner by contacting her repeatedly by telephone, leaving voice-mails, sending her texts and messages on Facebook.
He was also accused of making “an excessive number of attempts” to contact her by sending text messages to her friend.
Mr Kean had denied all of the allegations made against him.
An intermediate diet had been called for today, which Mr Kean had been excused from to carry out his charity work.
However, it emerged the Crown had dropped all charges against the philanthropist.
Mr Kean, 54, set up his own charity, Kean’s Children’s Fund, in 1999.
His fundraising efforts have helped refurbish children’s cancer treatment facilities at Ninewells hospital.
He has also organised dozens of special events for youngsters, including an annual Christmas ice show and concert trips to see the latest bands.
His charitable efforts have raised an estimated £250,000 for families across Tayside.