A man rubbed broken eggs into the face of his insulin-dependent girlfriend when she said she needed to eat after taking her medication.
Lee Taylor, 32, told her “this is all the carbs you’re getting” as he smashed the eggs and smeared them on her face at his former home in Lochgelly.
The incident occurred during an assault in which Taylor had also punched his partner while she sat on the toilet, knocking her off it, and had dragged her across the floor.
At Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court Taylor admitted assaulting the woman at Francis Street on January 9 and 14.
He also admitted breaching a bail condition prohibiting contact with her after he was charged by exchanging text messages and telephone calls with her.
Procurator fiscal depute Claire Bremner told the court the assault on the evening of January 9 occurred after the couple had been dropped off at Taylor’s home.
She said Taylor grabbed the woman by her hair as she sat on a bed then dragged her towards the front door.
After punching her on the toilet he ordered her to go to bed, telling her: “You are a mess.”
Later in the bedroom when the complainer said she needed to eat after her insulin, he stood on some eggs – which were in a shopping bag on the floor – and said: “Good luck with that.”
Ms Bremner said: “He picked up the eggs then rubbed them in her face and said ‘that’s all the carbs you are getting’.”
Five days later there was more violence when he demanded to know whether it was he or she who had paid for tobacco she was rolling.
Taylor then seized the woman by the throat and squeezed.
After the abuse was reported to the police officers noted bruising on the victim.
When he was interviewed Taylor admitted there had been a “physical confrontation” but claimed he was also a victim.
Sheriff Grant McCulloch deferred sentence until July 3 for reports.