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Big Brother 5 star Jason Cowan facing sexual assault charges

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Former Big Brother contestant Jason Cowan is facing charges of sexual assault.

The runner-up of the fifth series of the reality show is alleged to have forced himself onto a sleeping woman at a holiday camp, reports The Sun.

Jason Cowan poses for photographers, after leaving the house as second place runner-up during Big Brother 5's grand finale show in 2004

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[Jason Cowan leaving the Big Brother House in 2004 taking second place]

The woman in question was reportedly attending a night out with her colleagues when Cowan offered her a room at his lodge.

Later that night she allegedly woke up to find a naked Cowan on top of her in a bed at the Drimsynie Estate in Lochgoilhead, Argyll.

She said: "He was leaning over me - I was screaming at him to get off.

"I just know that I was trying to get up but could not. I was just screaming and he had a really nasty face."

The accuser told the Glasgow High Court that her boss was staying there with Cowan, who she had not met previously.

After having to stay at Cowan's as she could get into her own lodge, she later woke up to find Cowan naked assaulting her.

She told the court: "I think I was screaming, 'Get off you b**tard'." Cowan then allegedly pulled her from the bed and threw her outside.

She added: "This has ruined my life - why would I be here in court if this did not happen? My life has been on hold for a year. My children have said to me - and I had to tell them that I was mugged."

Jason Cowan denies attacking the woman in December 2011 and has lodged a special defence of consent. The case continues.

He finished second to Nadia Almada in the 2004 series of Big Brother on Channel 4, and was part of a group of housemates that became involved in the infamous 'fight night' incident.

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