Heather Mills Fined For Abusing Paralympics Official
Heather Mills, ex-wife of Paul McCartney, reportedly flew into a rage on Monday when she was told she won’t be able to compete on Britain’s ski team in the 2014 Paralympic games due to a new prosthetic that wasn’t approved, and is now facing fines after she shoved an official and swore at her.
When Mills learned her application would be withdrawn, she allegedly pushed ski committee head Sylvana Mestre, saying, “You bitch, you bitch! Don’t you know who I am? I will make your life a misery!”
“Heather tried to grab me. I was in a state of shock, I was completely taken aback,” Mestre said, adding that she won’t press charges.
Because of the violence, Mills will reportedly be fined up to $1,370 and will be reviewed by the IPC board.
“Sylvana is deeply upset, traumatized,” IPC spokesman Craig Spence said. “She (Mills) verbally abused Sylvana, and started to push her. There were 10 witnesses in the room who saw what went on. Para-athletes are role models and an inspiration to billions of people around the world. We understand the pressure athletes are under in the lead-up to Sochi 2014 and that Heather has been working extremely hard to achieve her goal. However, there can be no excuse for such aggressive and intimidating behavior towards such a highly respected and experienced official within the Paralympic Movement.”
Mills’ coach, John Clarke, says he is planning to file a complaint against Mestre because there is a “vendetta” against Mills.
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