The former manager of pop legend Adam Ant, who was accused of assaulting a fan at her home in Perthshire, walked free from court today after the case against him collapsed.
Alan “Alex” Alexander had denied allegations that he had attacked his ex-partner in a row over “stolen” music memorabilia.
The 45-year-old from Dundee went on trial at Perth Sheriff Court and sat in the dock while ex Yvonne Langlands accused him of pushing his way into her cottage, threatening her and breaking two of her ribs.
But Sheriff William Wood found Mr Alexander not guilty, saying there was no evidence to back up Ms Langlands’ claims.
Speaking after the hearing, Mr Alexander said: “I never did anything wrong. I’ve never attacked or even threatened anyone in my life.
“This has been hanging over me since June. Her lies have ruined my life. I just want to draw a line under this now and move on.”
The case centred on an alleged altercation at the woman’s Methven home on June 2 but Sheriff Wood told Mr Alexander he accepted a submission by solicitor Kris Gilmartin that the Crown had failed to prove its case.
However, the sheriff added: “If there is any truth in what Ms Langlands said, you should take it as a warning.”
Mr Alexander was road manager for Adam Ant during his tour to promote 2013’s LP Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter.
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