This Day in History: 2023-02-14

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Apart from his many, and much-documented, drinking exploits, allegations of George Best’s abuse of women kept cropping up during his career. His second wife Alex claimed Best was violent towards her during their marriage. The assertion that Best punched her in the face on more than one occasion was covered in an authorised biography Bestie. Earlier in the book it was revealed that Best struck another of his girlfriends and was later arrested and charged with assault on a waitress in 1972 who claimed he fractured her nose in a nightclub.