This is a brief note about the trial (or guilty plea) of Geoffrey Knights, the violent boyfriend of British television actress Gillian Taylforth. Knights was arrested for assaulting a female desk clerk at the Tamarind Cove Hotel. (see our original article here)
Associated Press is reporting that Geoffrey Knights walked out of court and “may” have to do some community service in the U.K.
As is usual in Barbados, the details of his trial, plea or sentencing are being jealously guarded from the public by the Magistrate Ian Weekes and those at court. The victim is not talking to the press (not that I blame her), so once again everyone is left to guess at what happened in the Barbados courts.
When it comes to the rich and famous, or even just rich tourists, mysterious things happen all the time in the Barbados courts – and they are truly mysterious because the public is never told the details. Foreigners are often granted bail in serious cases and then fly away never to be seen again.
Very mysterious, those courts…
British soap star’s boyfriend found guilty of assaulting Barbados hotel employee
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The boyfriend of British television actress Gillian Taylforth was found guilty of assaulting a receptionist at a Barbados hotel, court officials said Thursday.
Magistrate Ian Weekes ruled Geoffrey Knights, the 52-year-old boyfriend of the actress on the long-running BBC TV soap opera “EastEnders,” was guilty of slapping a 25-year-old receptionist at the Tamarind Cove Hotel on the tropical island’s west coast.
Knights and the receptionist, Cyanda Phillips, declined to speak to reporters after leaving court.
In a statement, Magistrate Ian Weekes said Knights may have to serve community service on his return to England. He did not disclose the amount of the fine he imposed against Knights.
… read the original article at the International Herald Tribune here.