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Dustin Lance Black wants "a lot of money" from UK government

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Dustin Lance Black hits out at the British government and the Crown Prosecution Service following a collapsed case against him.

Tom Daley's husband Dustin Lance Black has hit out at the British government following a collapsed court case against him last year.

The Oscar-winning writer, 49, was alleged to have assaulted a woman at a Soho nightclub last summer - and the Crown Prosecution Service saw fit to take the case forward.

A judge threw it out of court, however, after the woman's evidence was heard, while CCTV footage from the night in question showed the woman hitting him on the back of his head.

"I hope I never experience injustice that deep and damaging again in my life," Black told The Guardian.

"Listen, I never even had to testify. The prosecution's evidence exonerated me. That is a malicious prosecution."

Following the case, which cost Black a reported £600,000 in legal fees, he and Daley decided to relocate from the UK to Los Angeles with their two young children.

"This is no longer, you know, do I like or dislike a place?" he explained. "I think that the crown, the government owes me an apology. And I have not received it. I think they also owe me a lot of money."

Black's true crime drama Under The Banner of Heaven starring Andrew Garfield is available to stream now via ITVX.

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