Michael Le Vell who plays Coronation Street's Kevin Webster could face 'bankruptcy' after fighting child sex abuse claims

Posted on Dec 10 2017 - 4:45pm by admin

Corrie's Michael Le Vell in talks to appear on show Corrie’s Michael Le Vell has had his Coronation Street contract renewed [WENN]

Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell could face bankruptcy after fighting child sex claims in 2013.

The 52-year-old actor – who plays Kevin Webster in the long-running soap – sold his £750,000 home after he was accused of 12 attacks on a girl and being ordered to pay more than £200,000 in court fees.

He could now be on the radar of the Bankruptcy Unit of the Land Registry, according to The Sun newspaper.

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - No Use Before Tuesday 10 May 2016 Coronation Street - Ep 8906 Wednesday 18 May 2016 Seeing Kevin Webster [MICHAEL LE VELL] rushed off his feet at the garage, Kylie Platt [PAULA LANE] persuades him to give Freddie a part-time job. Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com on 0161 952 6214 Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV pKevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) rushed off his feet at the garage [ITV]

Claire King stands with Michael Le Vell on Coronation StreetKevin Webster  [ITV]

Le Vell’s marriage to his wife Janette Beverley ended following the ordeal four years ago, during which he battled to clear his name of sexual abuse charges.

The soap star  –  whose real name is Michael Turner – was cleared by a jury of all 12 counts.

However, Ministry of Justice rules prevent taxpayers from footing the bill if they can afford their defence, and stopped him from claiming back his huge costs.

Michael Le Vell and his wife Louise Gibbons attend the funeral Michael Le Vell and Louise Gibbons attend Tony Warren’s funeral [Getty]

In 2013, the TV favourite took time away from the cobbles to deal with court proceedings.

He planned to return in 2014, and finally made his comeback in May that year after admitting to taking cocaine in March 2014.

The news comes after Le Vell was offered a new £250,000 to stay on the ITV soap.

Michael Le Vell was seen arriving at the funeral in Manchester Michael Le Vell in Manchester [GETTY]

Earlier this year, viewers saw his longstanding character Kevin arrested when his garage went up in flames.

OK! Online has contacted Le Vell for comment.

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