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Monday, September 19, 2005

The "Cocaine Kate" affair is not over yet - the Mirror story finally appeared on most mainstream media over the weekend, after Kate effectively recognised that the allegations were true by apologising to H&M executives. Today's London Times piece shows that an apology may not be enough to solve Katie's problems...
"...After last week’s allegations that Moss was filmed taking cocaine, Hennes and Mauritz, the Swedish clothing chain, said that it would be standing by the 31-year-old model.
But last night, after learning of newspaper allegations concerning drug-taking and three-in-a-bed sex, the company said it now wanted to talk to her about the new claims.
H&M, which hired Ms Moss to be the “face” for its forthcoming campaign, said that prominent coverage of her wild lifestyle could jeopardise its contract with her. A spokeswoman for the company said the contract with Moss could now be in danger of being terminated.
“This (coverage) leads to reflection for us,” she said, as two Sunday newspapers dubbed the model “Cocaine Kate

After H&M, Burberry is also considering dropping her - "...Burberry, the British clothing label that has used her in five of its past six campaigns, is now thought to be looking at Sienna Miller, Jude Law’s girlfriend..."

Kate thinks signing "good girl" clauses may be a way out - "...KATE MOSS has said she is ready to sign “good behaviour” contracts with fashion companies pledging a drug-free lifestyle after she was pictured apparently snorting cocaine in a London recording studio...Experts say the worst scenario for Moss is a “domino effect” where one big company cancels a contract and others follow. One fashion insider said: “One of these companies might easily decide Kate is bringing their products into disrepute and refuse to use her any more. The worry for her then is whether others would follow.”..."

More nasty stories will undoubtedly crop up - the UK media sees no need to "protect" her...

"...It emerged over the weekend that Moss is known as The Conjuror by friends because she is alleged to be so adept and quick-handed at crushing and forming lines of cocaine and then snorting the drug...Rebecca White, the fashion PA who has known Moss since 1998, told the newspaper: “We have partied together more than 60 times over the years in New York, Barcelona and London and not once have I seen her when she wasn’t doing drugs or booze.”...It is alleged that Moss, 31, was high on the class A drug while attending a charity dinner for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Barcelona..."

And the predictable reason for her troubles - "...Moss is alleged to have started taking cocaine because she was worried about getting fat..."

Conde Nast is out on a limb, with UK Vogue and Paris Vogue providing -exclusively- plenty of visibility for her. Other voguey greats escaped media scrutiny in the past, as in the case of Karen Elson, whose boyfriend, a heir of the Rothschild family, died from a drug overdose after a party in NYC - "...And who is this Karen Elson, who was recently married by a shaman to White Stripes front man Jack White in a canoe in Brazil? The British model - nicknamed "Le Freak" because of her pale complexion and shaved eyebrows - was known in her home country for her wrenching battle with eating disorders. By 17, two years after her career started, she had been hospitalized with bulimia and anorexia. She also has a penchant for lost souls: In 2000, her former moneybags beau Raphael de Rothschild died of a heroin overdose at a party on 10th Ave. "His death was the biggest wakeup call I ever had," she later said..."

In fact, she was in the same party...

Some already are asking UK police to investigate - "...Ann Widdecombe, the former Tory Home Office minister, said: “It’s very concerning that the police don’t seem to be taking action. It sends out a message that if you are rich enough, you can do what the devil you like. The companies who employ her should consider her position.”..."

The police said that they need someone to file a complaint...


At 9/29/2005 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kate is rock n roll. She's elegant, but that secondary to that she's a wild child. That's why she's famous - that in combination with that she is extremely photogenic. Really.


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