Monday, June 12, 2006

Kate Moss Troubles & Cocaine Scandal

She checked herself into a psychiatric centre in 1998, claiming she was suffering from "exhaustion." She later admitted she'd been drinking and getting high before getting on the catwalk, but denied ever indulging in harder substances. Dismissing rumours that her stay was for substance abuse, sources have revealed that she was suffering from depression over her separation from longtime boyfriend, actor Johnny Depp
The British tabloids and paparazzi often target Kate Moss, most likely because she never gives interviews. UK tabloid the Sunday Mirror was sued successfully by Moss for claiming that she had slipped into a coma after taking large amounts of cocaine in Spain years earlier. It was also alleged by the media in September 2005 that Moss has had a long-standing lesbian affair with best friend Sadie Frost.
Further allegations have been made that she has had sex with both Sadie and Sadie's then husband Jude Law several times, and that she has also been involved in lesbian threesomes with Sadie Frost and British TV star Davinia Taylor. Moss has been accused of almost everything from heroin use to anorexia. British tabloids, particularly the Daily Mirror, have long alleged that Moss habitually used cocaine. In interviews Moss dismissed these claims as ridiculous.
In May 2006, it was reported in the tabloid The Daily Mail, that Moss had a visible bruise on her cheek after she invited supposedly ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty into her home claiming that "he needed a shower". Afterwards Moss left her home wearing.
The cocaine scandal
On 15 September 2005, the Daily Mirror ran front page and inside photos that seemed to show Moss snorting several lines of cocaine at a Babyshambles recording session. Her boyfriend at the time, Pete Doherty, is the lead singer and songwriter of the band. It has been alleged by Doherty that James Mullord, his former manager, was the one that sold the photos to the newspaper for a sum in excess of £150,000.
Moss ended the relationship with Doherty in November 2005, soon after he checked himself out early from the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, failing to complete a program for drug rehabilitation. Moss herself had undergone successful treatment there the previous month and had urged Doherty to seek the same treatment himself, while also paying for his stayDoherty, however, claims that their separation involved other issues, telling the The Sun newspaper that Moss left him because, “I can’t buy her diamonds and my dick is too small.”
On 20 September 2005, the Swedish fashion retailer H&M announced they were dropping Moss after giving her a second chance after hearing of her drug allegations. She would have been used for the campaign of their autumn clothes range designed by Moss's good friend Stell McCartney.
The contract was reportedly worth £4 million a year. The next day, Chanel announced that it was not renewing its contract with Moss, which was set to expire in October, although the company said that its decision had nothing to do with the drug scandal. Burberry also decided to drop Moss's campaign with them.
Moss continued during this period to appear in major ad campaigns for Dior. Moss was on the cover of the November 2005 W and also inside in a multiple page "fashion shoot".
Friends and supporters of Moss have defended her, including models Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen, French actress Catherine Deneuve, pop singer Robbie Williams, ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp, and designer Alexander McQueen especially during his walk out after his fashion show wearing a t-shirt saying "We love you Kate". Artist Stella Vine also supported her, and paintings of Moss by Vine in this incident were exhibited and reproduced in the press.

Moss herself has issued an apology, though she stopped short of admitting drug use. "I take full responsibility for my actions. I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them," Moss said. "I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others."
Kate made a comeback just months after the cocaine scandal broke. Her annual earnings more than doubled after she left rehab. Her current contracts include: Rimmel, Virgin Mobile, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Longchamp, Stella McCartney, Bvlgari, Nikon and David Yurman. She is rumoured to return to fashion houses Burberry and possibly even Chanel, both of which had previously severed ties with the model.
On 5 January 2006, the Metropolitan Police asked Moss to return from the US to Britain to answer questions about the incident. The following day, the Daily Mirror reported that Moss would return to Britain and face arrest about allegations of cocaine usage. She was interviewed by police in London on 31 January 2006, with her solicitor present, but reportedly made no admissions, and she was not arrested (photographs of alleged drug-taking are not admissible evidence in British courts).


Anonymous john said...

she is my favorite supermodel.

2:08 AM  

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