Sinitta 'punched in face' by Dawn Ward following blazing row
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 February 2016
Sinitta has claimed she was assaulted by TV star Dawn Ward last year after a heated row broke out at a London restaurant
Sinitta was "punched in the face" by 'Real Housewives Of Cheshire's Dawn Ward during a blazing row at a restaurant in London last year, a court heard yesterday (04.02.16).
The 80s pop sensation has described the "embarrassing" moment she got a fist in her face and a napkin thrown at her after she clashed with the reality TV star at the Salmontini le Resto restaurant in Belgravia on April 1 when they met to "clear the air" over circulating online rumours.
Taking to the stand at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Sinitta said: "She was angry about what I was saying and she has just, you know, gotten angry, and jumped up and sort of shoved me. First of all she shoved me in my chest. The second time was like sort of hitting me in the face.
"At the same time I was quite shocked because I didn't really know what had happened, because I didn't really expect it to happen at all. I was trying, I suppose, to save face - defuse everything. But it was enough to feel, to hurt."
The brunette beauty - who is a former flame of music mogul Simon Cowell - then went on to claim Dawn, who is married to footballer Ashley Ward, threatened to "glass" her with the champagne flute she was sipping from.
She explained of the heated row: "She was telling me to shut my effing mouth, and all these kinds of things. At one point she threatened to put the glass in my face."
The court was then shown CCTV footage of the incident.
Lisa Judge, who was defending Dawn in court, later put it to Sinitta that she only went to the police to file a complaint after she was threatened with legal action following a message she posted Twitter on April 23 about the scrap.
Asked why she tweeted, Sinitta replied: "Because I thought it was my right to tweet it, to complain about the way I had been treated that day. Similarly, I tweet if I have had good day or a bad day."
Dawn has denied a single count of assault by beating and the case was adjourned until June 10.