A glamour photographer accused of sexually assaulting young models says he had an affair with one of his alleged victims.
Dean Coles denies the charges he faces
Dean Coles told a jury at Bristol Crown Court he was "terribly ashamed" of having relationships with the women who posed for him.
"I feel really terribly ashamed," he said. "Obviously my moral lifestyle has been appalling."
Coles, 40, denies two counts of rape, one of attempted rape and five of indecent assault against eight women over a five-year period.
On Tuesday Coles, who ran the Cotswold Model Agency from his home in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, denied indecently assaulting one of the women who has accused him.
He told the jury the woman - who claims Coles talked her into posing for glamour shots - had been content to have explicit photos taken and had been flirtatious and complimentary during the photo shoot.
"I recall that she said I must have had the best job in the world," he said.
He said the alleged assault "simply did not happen".
Talking about another model who claims Coles raped her after an explicit photo shoot, he said they had an affair, having sex on at least three occasions.
"She was very consenting," he added.
The case continues.