Naked Attraction star Amira Nadeem has been cleared of stealing a taxi from a cab driver, who had been the victim of a racially motivated attack.
Amira, 22, was accused of taking the car, a Peugeot Horizon, in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire in August of this year.
The television star entered a not guilty plea to a single car theft charge, which was accepted by the Crown at Glasgow Sheriff Court, according to Glasgow Times.
Amira was the first transgender participant of Naked Attraction when she appeared on the show in 2019.
The accusation came from an incident in which her former co-accused Andrew Naismith, 23, and Gregor Eckert, 26, admitted to assaulting cab driver Muhammad Rashid, 40.
The court was told how the duo had been picked up in a private hire vehicle in the Townhead area of Glasgow before 2am.
While on the journey, Eckert became racially abusive to Mr Rashid after the passengers were told not to drink in the car.
Mr Rashid then found the back seat wet after the journey and asked for a cleaning payment.
John Bedford for the Prosecution said: "Naismith assaulted him by kicking and punching his head and body numerous times.
"This caused him to fall and, when on the ground, he repeatedly punched and kicked him on the head and body."
Eckert then got out of the vehicle and attacked the driver too.
Residents of the area heard Mr Rashid's cries for help and called 999.
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The Prosecution added: "Residents saw Naismith enter the taxi while the keys were left in the ignition.
"He drove without having permission to, no insurance or licence."
He later crashed into a local pharmacy and caused damage to the car and the building's shutters.
Naismith and Eckert were traced and arrested.
Eckert admitted to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner which had been racially aggravated.
While Naismith pleaded guilty to stealing the cab, driving without insurance or a license, and to breaching bail.
Sentencing was deferred until next month for background reports, and both men are remanded in custody until then.
Mr Rashid was taken to hospital and treated for bruising to his face and body.
The victim said in a statement that he had altered his working pattern because of the incident.
"The crime affected me a lot," Mr Rashid said. "I don't feel safe anymore, I feel fearful most of the time."
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