He said: 'There is an old adage that it is unwise to mix business with pleasure.
Miss Bell's barrister, Matthew Mason, criticised the appeal as 'hopeless' from the start.
I am Mistress Luci White! Steve Dawson lost a long-running legal row with his dominatrix girlfriend, Laura Bell over their porn website Mr Dawson accused his ex of bullying and intimidating him - 'twisting his arm at every turn' - until he had signed over his shares to her in 2009.
In 2006, they paid £850,000 for a lavish property to use as their headquarters in quaint Little Sodbury village, near Bristol, in South Glos.