The actress wants to make a change
The actress – who has six-month-old son Caben with Jeremy – saw her ex-boyfriend found guilty of attacking her in court on Monday and now wants to focus on helping others affected by similar issues.
A rep for 24-year-old Steph says: ‘We are delighted with the decision in court today and are pleased that justice has been done – we await the decision on Friday and the appropriate sentencing.
‘Stephanie and her family would like to thank everyone for their support throughout this process which has been stressful and has put them all under massive pressure.
‘Stephanie would like to thank her family, friends and team around her who have stuck with her and helped her to begin to rebuild her life.
‘Stephanie now wishes to work with domestic violence and abuse charities to raise awareness and stop what has happened to her happening to other women in the UK.’
It comes after the former Hollyoaks star accused Jeremy, 27, of ’throwing her like a rag doll’ during the incident at her home on 10 March when she gave evidence at her former boyfriend’s trial this week.
Steph told Liverpool Magistrates’ Court that the argument broke out following her birthday celebrations in the city as she suspected that Jeremy had been using drugs and this led to a violent row later on.
‘He was calling me a slag, that I was fat and that no-one would ever want to touch me again,’ the actress claimed before demonstrating how Jeremy had grabbed her face.
‘He put his thumb into the side of my gums, and that’s when I really started to panic. He was having, what I know and what Jeremy knows as, “psychotic episodes.”
‘He took my phone off me, and I was trying to get it off him and he was ragging me everywhere. He bit the inside of my arm.’
She said she feared for her life during the incident.
Jeremy admitted when questioned by the defence that he had shared a bag of cocaine with friends on the night of the incident but claimed he’d acted in self defence against Steph after she’d attacked him when she learned he’d been taking drugs.
He had pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Steph’s home and denied assault by beating at a previous hearing but the judge took less than 15 minutes to find him guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend following the trial.
The Irishman was granted bail on the condition that he doesn’t contact Steph, her mum or aunt – who all gave evidence – and will be given his sentence on Friday.