Husband behind viral costume that ‘broke internet’ admits he strangled spouse | EUROtoday

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The man behind the white/gold-blue/black costume that “broke the internet” has pleaded responsible to endangering his spouse’s life, and admitted to strangling her.

Keir Johnston 38, appeared on the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday, the place he pleaded responsible to a “terrifying” assault on his spouse, Grace Johnston, that left her “fearing for her life,” however alive, in response toThe Daily Record.

Johnston, from the Isle of Colonsay, off the west coast of Scotland, was remanded in custody till his sentence subsequent month, scheduled for June 6.

Johnston acquired world consideration for “#TheDress” after a picture of his mother-in-law’s costume throughout his wedding ceremony in 2015 was shared on-line by a visitor on the occasion.

The debate over the costume’s true colours – black and blue or white and gold – “broke the internet”, headlines mentioned on the time, and drew hundreds of feedback together with from celebrities. Reality star Kim Kardashian posted that she had argued about it along with her then-huband Kanye West.

The photograph costume posted on social media divided opinion as as to whether it was white/gold, or black/blue (Swiked / Tumblr)

Ellen DeGeneres invited the Johnstons on to her discuss present, the place they got $10,000 and a visit to Grenada.

This week, the Scottish court docket heard that behind closed doorways Johnston left his spouse fearing for her life, and had a historical past of home abuse in direction of her.

Chris MacIntosh, prosecutor for the Crown, advised Lady Drummond and the court docket how Grace lived in worry of her abusive husband, The Record reported. “There is no permanent police presence on the island, and she was in a situation where she felt trapped,” he said.

The court heard that Ms Johnston had once refused her husband’s demands not to attend a job interview on the mainland. Days later he told her he was leaving her before the pair got into an altercation where Johnston grabbed his wife and threw her to the ground.

“Johnston wakened and mentioned that he was going to go away her. She went exterior the property to cease him leaving. He adopted her and pinned her to the bottom,” Mr Macintosh mentioned, in response to The Record.

Keir Johnston, left, admitting to strangling his spouse Grace Johnston, proper, throughout a listening to on the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday (TheEllenPresent/ YouTube)

“He positioned each knees on her arms, so she was unable to maneuver. He then started strangling her with each his palms.

“She was initially able to scream and feared for her life and believed Johnston intended to kill her as he was very forceful.” Mr Macintosh mentioned that regardless of struggling extreme bruising, Ms Johnston didn’t require medical therapy.

Lawyers for Johnston mentioned he had accepted duty for the assault.

Per The Record, Lady Drummond denied Johnston bail and positioned him in custody, telling him: “I have no need to tell you that this is a serious and violent offence.

“You repeatedly strangled her, injured her and put her life at risk in what will need to have been completely terrifying circumstances for her. “I am afraid, Mr. Johnston, that your status has now changed, you have been convicted of a very serious crime and you will be remanded meantime.”

It is unclear whether or not the Johnstons have separated following the incident.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/viral-dress-white-gold-blue-black-court-b2543529.html