Published Friday, 06 September 2013
Michael Le Vell arriving at Manchester Crown Court on Friday. (© PA)
The actor, best known for portraying Kevin Webster in the soap, has taken to the witness stand for a second day to give evidence on the fifth day of the trial.
He has admitted personal details such as having an alcohol problem and having one-night stands and an affair while his wife was having chemotherapy for breast cancer.
But the 48-year-old has denied 12 charges of sexual abuse on a child, including five counts of rape.
The alleged offences relate to one complainant and are said to have taken place between September 2002 and September 2010.
Continuing his cross-examination at Manchester Crown Court by Eleanor Laws QC, prosecuting on Friday, Le Vell told the jury of a conversation he had with someone last year about "secrets".
He told the person: "I have had a few one-night stands."
Le Vell said he had a similar conversation four years ago but did not reveal the secrets.
The TV actor agreed also telling the same person that what he had done was "something unforgiveable".
But he denied claims that he told someone that they would not believe "what things are inside my head".
Miss Laws asked: "It would be a very odd thing to have said if you were talking about one-night stands."
"It would not make sense," Le Vell answered.
The barrister questioned further: "I am going to suggest to you that the secret is not the one-night stands but something far more sinister."
"No," said Le Vell. "I totally disagree."
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims Le Vell repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped her, once while she was clutching a teddy bear.
Le Vell, whose real name is Michael Turner, denies five counts of rape, three of indecent assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and two of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
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