Happy Mondays star BEZ has denied he assaulted his fiancee during an alleged bust-up on Tuesday (25May10), which resulted in his arrest.
The man with the maracas was taken in by cops after he allegedly kicked in the door of the apartment he shares with Monica Ward and their 23-month-old son, Leo, in Manchester, England.
Ward claims Bez, real name Mark Berry, demanded money from her, but when she refused he reportedly forced his way in and held her against a wall.
In court on Thursday (27May10), prosecutor Matthew Siddall said, "She alleges a history of abuse".
Berry denied charges including battery and refusing to take a class A drugs test and was bailed on the condition he stays 200 yards (183 metres) away from the apartment.
Berry says, "There was no assault. It is a fabrication of lies."