Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate and NBA basketball player accused by girlfriend Gina Peterson

Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Dennis Rodman is facing court after being charged with abusing his girlfriend.

He was arrested on 30 April after police received a complaint from Gina Peterson.

She claims he grabbed her arm during a fight at a hotel, leaving a bruise.

The ex NBA basketball player has been charged on several counts, including domestic violence.

His rep Darren Prince said the star ‘had too much to drink’ that night.

The 47-year-old is currently in rehab in Florida. He claims he ‘never hit anyone’.

He took part in the infamous ‘race row’ series of Celebrity Big Brother with Shilpa Shetty and Jade Goody.

Alison Adey