A man accused of family violence assault charges yelled "I've lost everything for a liar" as he was denied bail at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court.
The Trentham man, who The Courier has chosen not to name to protect the victim's identity, was on a family violence intervention order, with conditions to not drink at the affected family member's house, when he was arrested on Friday.
The court was told the man and the victim, his partner, had been drinking at her home near Trentham.
The man had grown frustrated with a car he was working on, and "took out his frustrations" on his partner, according to the police informant.
The victim, was watching television in bed when the accused entered and allegedly threw off the blanket, tore off her clothing, and punched her seven times to the head while verbally abusing her.
At one stage he allegedly held her to the ground and told her he would seriously injure her, then he tried to put his hands around her throat.
The police informant said the assault lasted about 45 minutes.
However, the man's defence lawyer revealed the victim had previously withdrawn a statement regarding a separate assault by the man from March where she claimed she burnt herself with cigarettes because she was in a "hurtful mood".
The statement, written by the victim "of her own initiative", said she had hurt herself "to get (the accused) into trouble", and the assault "didn't happen".
The man's defence lawyer said the victim's credibility was in question, by making at least one false statement to police, and with no other witnesses to the May assault.
He said the accused had seen the victim hitting herself with a book after verbally abusing him.
Magistrate Gregory Robinson said it would be "dangerous" to conclude she was lying.
"The photographic evidence (of her injuries) speaks for itself, unless it was self-inflicted," he said, but noted the accused's previous family violence convictions in 2016, 2013, and 2011.
"The seriousness of the allegations coupled with what seems to be some degree of recidivism - I think looked at together, all those elements show he is an unacceptable risk."
The accused will face court in June - upon leaving the dock, he cried "that's not right, Your Honour".
"I'm not putting up with this, it's a lie," he said.
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