Wed July 11, 2012 7:00am
A GIRLFRIEND'S indulgence in the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been rudely doused by a jealous boyfriend's saucy revenge.
The Carlisle Magistrates Court has heard how a lovers' tiff over the book caused a man to squirt brown sauce all over the his girlfriend's face after she refused to stop reading the erotic novel.
The Mail Online reports Raymond Hodgson, 31, was charged after his anger at finding his partner of five years, Emma McCormick, had been reading the racy book escalated to the point where he decided to take revenge..
In court, Hodgson pleaded guilty to the single charge of common assault.
Prosecutor Adrienne Harris said: "Mr Hodgson thought that the book was pornographic, and that she should not read such literature.
"He went to her home at 7pm on June 26 and took with him a bottle of brown sauce. She answered the door and the argument continued.
"She went to close the door and he jammed his foot into the door, slapped her once in the face, and then squirted her with this bottle of sauce."
He said that he did what he did to Miss McCormick to show her what saucy really meant.
Miss Harris said: "He said he had every intention of squirting sauce over Miss McCormick, but he now regrets having done this, realising how stupid it sounds.
"He didn't realise that the sauce incident would be classed as an assault. He is sorry for his actions."
Attorney Malcolm Dodds said his client denied slapping Emma McCormick.
"Emma says it stung her eyes and it was all over the walls, which she had to clean up afterwards. I've spoken to Raymond and he's extremely sorry about it.
"He was angry that she suggested he slapped her because he hadn't. But they are now friends and they have been in touch with each other."
The District Court judge said Hodgson's actions had been intended to demean Miss McCormick. Hodgson was ordered to pay 100 pounds in compensation and 85 pounds in prosecution costs. A six week, 6pm to 8pm curfew was also imposed, along with a six-month community service order.