Heather Mills, ex-wife of Paul McCartney, attacked a member of the Paralympic Committee in Austria earlier this week, after being told the prosthetic she was wearing didn't meet the approval of the committee. She reportedly flew into a rage and pushed Sylvana Mestre, all the while yelling at her and assuring her she would make the woman's life miserable.
IPC spokesman Craig Spence says the poor woman is traumatized from Heather Mills' actions.
"Sylvana is deeply upset, traumatized," Spence said. "She (Mills) verbally abused Sylvana, and started to push her. There were 10 witnesses in the room who saw what went on."
Mills now faces a fine and in addition to not being eligible for the Paralympics ski team in Sochi this year, could be banned forever, pending a review of the legal and ethics committee.
Heather Mills began training as a Paralympic skier following her divorce from Paul McCartney back in 2008. She had long set her sights on Sochi as her crowing glory.
"Para-athletes are role models and an inspiration to billions of people around the world," Spence said in a statement released by the International Paralympics Committee on Thursday. "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."
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills share a daughter, Beatrice, who is now 10 years old. Mills was vindictive before, during and after her divorce from McCartney, with regard to the former Beatle and his fortune. It sounds like she was definitely showing her true colors throughout the divorce proceedings as well as earlier this week, when she attacked Sylvana Mestre. If all branches of the Olympics require good sportsmanship as part of their athlete's credentials, Heather Mills would be axed on that facet alone.
She definitely crossed a line this time by allowing her nastiness to turn physical.
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