A daughter told a jury she did not start a brawl with her mum on the kitchen floor of her home after a Mother’s Day lunch.
Clare Kirkham instead said she was attacked by her mother, Lyn Bojang, who was left with a fractured eye socket after the incident.
And her husband Peter Kirkham also denied assaulting his mother-in-law and told the court he was only trying to break up the fight.
Earlier this week, the trial at Leeds Crown Court heard that Mrs Bojang had travelled from her home in Barnsley after being invited to the house her daughter shared with Mr Kirkham, 46, on Broadlands Way, Lofthouse on April 3 2011, which was Mother’s Day.
A number of other family members were also in attendance and the court heard most had been consuming alcohol.
Mrs Bojang said the incident began when her daughter grabbed her hair and dragged her along the kitchen before pushing her to the floor.
As the two struggled, Mr Kirkham allegedly kneeled down onto Mrs Bojang’s head and she heard a bone crack.
But giving evidence yesterday, Clare Kirkham, 36, said she had been in the kitchen when her mother came in and attacked her.
She said: “She pulled me down towards my feet and she started hitting me all over.”
The two then went to the floor and continued to struggle, the court heard.
Mrs Kirkham, who admitted she had come to blows with her mother in the past, said she did not recall how the incident came to an end. Earlier yesterday, Mr Kirkham said he had come into the kitchen after hearing shouting.
He said: “They were both on the floor and they were just hitting each other. I was trying to break their hands up to stop it.”
Both Kirkhams deny assault.