Bikini-snap mum hits out at estranged husband over harassment

DEVASTATED ... Michelle Anderson's estranged husband posted photos of her in a bikini on an adult website.
DEVASTATED ... Michelle Anderson's estranged husband posted photos of her in a bikini on an adult website.

A MUM has revealed her devastation after her estranged husband had posted photographs of her in a bikini on an adult website.

Michelle Anderson said she went through six months of “hell” after splitting from her husband Michael in October last year.

The 42-year-old said that she wanted nothing more to do with the father of her two children, but he wouldn’t leave her alone.

She gave him a chance to see their two sons, Shane, 10, and Callum 20, over Christmas, when she claims he tried to win her over by making her food and decorating her home.

But on New Year’s Day, Chapman’s behaviour changed and he made threats to his wife of 22 years.

Ms Anderson said: “We’ve always had a volatile relationship and in October something happened that made me realise enough was enough.

“At Christmas, I thought it would be good for the kids if we could try and give them a happy day and let him come round.

“He was being really nice to me, but as soon as Christmas was over he started to be nasty again, and I told him to keep away.”

She called the police and the 49-year-old was warned to stay away from her, but a few days later he turned up at her regular pub, The Chichester Arms in South Shields, and told their eldest son he would “knock her head off”.

The Gazette reported yesterday how Anderson, of Western Approach, South Shields, pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment without violence at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

He had originally pleaded not guilty to the more serious harassment with violence, but changed his plea to accept the lesser charge.

The court heard how after making the threat in the pub, Anderson turned up at his wife’s home in Chichester Road – which she has now left – and tried to get in through a kitchen window.

Then, later in January, he turned up at the house and demanded a laptop that he said belonged to him.

Ms Anderson added: “I got a few text messages from friends of mine and his saying that he had put pictures of me in a bikini on the internet.

“I was devastated. Some of the things he said were shocking.

“Luckily, some of his mates told him he was out of order and he took them off after a few hours.

“That was the final straw. I told the police what had happened and wanted him in court.

“It was hard keeping things from Shane, how would I explain that to him?”

Anderson was given a three-month community order with an electronically-tagged curfew between 7pm and 7am, and made subject of an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting his ex.

Ms Anderson added: “I’ve had six months of hell, now I hope it is behind me and the kids and me can get on with our lives.

“Now I hope I never see him again.”

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