The wife of Gaurav Endlay has denied ever being physically assaulted by him and has told a court she made the allegations to police because she was angry, "not in a stable state of mind" and wanted to warn him after an argument.
Endlay, 40, has been charged with two counts of common assault allegedly committed against Parul Bhatt in Reedy Marsh and Chudleigh earlier this year, which he is contesting.
Ms Bhatt, who moved to Tasmania following an arranged marriage with Endlay in India in November last year, was cross-examined in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Monday.
Prosecutors sought to play a telephone conversation Endlay made from prison to his father in India, in which his father allegedly encouraged Endlay to "coerce" his wife to withdraw the complaint, but it was deemed inadmissible as evidence.
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The court had earlier been told that Ms Bhatt arrived at a family friend's home in Deloraine on October 1, the morning after Endlay allegedly choked and punched her, and sat on her stomach.
Ms Bhatt made a statement to police, but when taken through the statement in court, she denied the claims using the phrase "there was no physical assault" on multiple occasions.
"I was very angry when I made these allegations, and I was not in a stable state of mind because of my mood swings and pregnancy," she said.
"In the heat of that anger, I made that allegation to police. Nothing of that sort happened."
In an interview with police, Endlay also claimed that Ms Bhatt's police statement was a result of her pregnancy making her "very angry".
A statement to police claimed Endlay threatened to have Ms Bhatt's visa cancelled, but Ms Bhatt told the court Endlay only asked for her visa number as an excuse to talk to her after she left their home.
Her statement also claimed Endlay threatened to kill her and throw her "into the jungle" and that she should strangle and kill their unborn baby, but Ms Bhatt denied this occurred.
Family friend Anne-Margaret Cann told the court Ms Bhatt showed her bruises on her neck and above her lip, but Ms Bhatt said her lip only looked swollen because she had been crying. Ms Bhatt said she made up allegations about Endlay to Ms Cann, which were passed on to police.
Police also did not report seeing any injuries.
Ms Bhatt said she copied allegations from previous media reports about Endlay assaulting his ex-wife - with whom he had a child, who became the subject of a coronial inquest - when she made her statement to police.
"He had also tried to choke her. So I picked up those lines from that," Ms Bhatt said.
The hearing continues in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday.