A £2.7 million lottery winner has denied accusing his South Staffordshire wife of fraud and theft out of bitterness at being "kicked out" of their luxury home.
Anthony Robinson, who claims Tracy Sinclair-Robinson repeatedly forged his signature on financial documents without his knowledge, told Stafford Crown Court the allegations were not motivated by anger.
Giving evidence on the third day of his wife's trial, the father-of-three denied being bitter about the fact that another man had moved into his home.
The labourer, who won the Lottery in 1995, also alleged his wife, from Pattingham, South Staffordshire, had had four affairs.
Under questioning from his wife's barrister, Mr Robinson agreed he had been arrested on February 12 last year after his wife claimed he had assaulted her.
The court heard that four days later, Mr Robinson first went to a police station to make the allegations of financial wrongdoing against his wife.
Defence barrister Jonathan Rose asked Mr Robinson: "Did you decide to do that as a result of having been, as it were, kicked out of your house?"
The lottery winner replied: "No. I was making investigations before that. Due to the investigations - what I found - it led me to go to the police."
Mr Rose also asked Mr Robinson: "Did you not feel a sense of bitterness that there was another man living in your house, with your children, enjoying no doubt the luxury of the home?"
Mr Robinson responded: "There was nothing I could do about it. She had had four other affairs anyway, so that made no difference. One more made no odds."
Jurors heard that Mr Robinson, whose wife was in the process of divorcing him, also withdrew his complaint on November 2 last year because of the effect of the fraud allegations on his wife and children.
Sinclair-Robinson, 42, of Great Moor Road, Pattingham, denies five counts of fraud and one of theft alleged to have been committed between 2001 and 2008.