Katie Jarvis, who became famous for playing the role of Hayley Slater in the BBC soap from 2018 to 2019, denied harassment and assault. She has now changed her plea today and admitted to assaulting. Katie Jarvis admitted that she has been racially aggravated with harassment and assault. The actress admitted that she faced common assault following an incident in Essex.
Katie Jarvis Changed Her Plea In The Crown Court
Katie Jarvis became famous after playing the role of Hayley Slater in the popular BBC soap. She appeared in the soap from 2018 to 2019. The actress had previously denied the two offences. According to reports the offences were said to have happened in Southend-on-Sea on 31 July 2020.
However, the 30-year-old actress of Rainham, east London has now changed her pleas. She has proved to be guilty at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday. The first day of her trial was quite surprising for her fans because she changed her statements completely.
The racially aggravated harassment was made against Michelle Antonio and others. The common assault was done against Toby Groom. She has been bailed and will return to the court on Wednesday to be sentenced.
The actress is also charged with two counts of assault. She is charged with beating fellow actors. She has denied the allegations of assault and beating.
No Evidence Has Been Found
No evidence against the actress has been found and this could benefit her in court. The lawyers who are fighting against her could not bring any solid evidence against the actress before the court. Jarvis is due to be sentenced for the two charges. She has pleaded guilty to the assault.
She made her debut in the Bafta-winning film Fish Tank in 2009. The actress played the role of Michael Fassbender. She won a British Independent Film Award for the best newcomer category. In 2019, the actress was reported to work as a security guard. She worked as a retailer at B&M in Romford in east London.
She said at the time: “Over the years I’ve had so many different jobs in between, not just a security guard.
“When I was 17 and I got found for Fish Tank I was doing the doughnuts with my uncle at the time at festivals, and things like that.
“I’ve been a waitress, I’ve worked in a credit card company, I’ve done admin, I’ve done all types of things.”