A woman who said she tried to kill herself twice after failing a lie detector test on The Jeremy Kyle Show cried in the dock as she escaped jail for hitting a woman in a drunk row with a bottle hit over the head.
Convicted fraudster Chloe Gill, 23, had been drinking when an argument started at a house in Chaddesden, Derby, and she suddenly gunned the victim and left the property.
Derby Crown Court was told at Gill’s hearing that a child was also present when she launched the attack – two years after she hit someone over the head with a glass in a row of pubs.
Handing her a four-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months, recorder Patrick Upward QC said: “You have to understand that hitting someone on the head with a bottle can have terrible consequences, not just for the woman, you beat, but also for you.”
Chloe Gill, 23, had been drinking when an argument started before suddenly hitting the victim with a bottle
Prosecutor David Eager said Gill arrived in Derby with her sister on 16 July 2021 to visit a friend. He said the three had been to an address in Chaddesden together and all had been drinking.
The prosecutor said: “There came a point, and it’s still not clear why, when the women became involved in an argument. Miss Gill accepts that she picked up a bottle and hit the complainant on the head with it.
“It left a large egg-shaped protrusion on the head and two cuts on the forehead.”
The judge asked, ‘She didn’t break the bottle?’
Mr Eager replied: “No, there was broken glass on the floor but the crown cannot prove it came from the bottle. A child was present and there were lacerations on one arm, but we cannot say that this resulted from this incident.
“The defendant left the premises and was arrested in the early hours of July 17 and she denied any wrongdoing.”
Gill, of Firthville Road, Sibsey, Boston, Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to assault by beating.
Lucky Thandi said mitigatingly that her client was a full-time carer for the defendant’s father.
She has had a criminal record since January 2020, when she hit a worker in a pub in her hometown with a glass over the head.
Gill admitted the attack violated a suspended sentence she was given in September 2020 for 11 counts of cheating and using threatening words or behavior
The defendant also admitted that the Derby attack breached a suspended sentence that had been imposed in September 2020 for 11 counts of cheating and the use of threatening words or conduct.
As part of the suspended sentence, Recorder Upward ordered Gill to do 80 hours of unpaid work.
She sobbed in the dock as he told her, “If you start cheating or hitting people, you have to expect to go to jail.”
Gill took to the Jeremy Kyle Show after being accused of posting a picture of someone else’s child on Facebook
In 2019, Gill spoke to Lincolnshire Live about how her appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show led her to attempt two suicides.
She was 19 when she walked onto the since-cancelled ITV show after a row in which she was accused of posting a picture of someone else’s child on Facebook.
After failing a lie detector test, which she denied, she said she was abused after the episode aired in May 2018.
“Half of my friends and family didn’t want to know me. At one point I got into a fight with my own mother,” she told The Sun.
Gill said she attempted suicide because of a “mixture of abuse and show.”
‘She [producers] would call me every few years to see if I’m okay. It happened two or three times,” she added.
“The show could definitely have done better. My mental health deteriorated.’
Gill also said she has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression and PTSD.
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