Kuwaiti model Rawan Bin Hussain fined after cutting up ex-husband's £200 polo shirt

Kuwaiti model, 24, admitted harassment and criminal damage in court

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Rawan Bin Hussain attends the VIP opening of The London Arabia Art & Fashion Week 2019 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel on August 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

A Kuwaiti model has been fined £6,500 ($8,934) by a British court after she admitted harassing her former husband and criminal damage of his property.

Rawan Bin Hussain, 24, cut up Mohammed Youssef Migariaf’s £200 polo shirt during an argument on June 24 last year.

Mr Migariaf called police to their flat in Hyde Park Gate, central London, and arrested Bin Hussain after finding him bleeding from scratches on his face, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.

Upon her release, she sent him a text message on July 13 which said: "You are disgusting and pathetic, and a pathological liar."

The former Cosmopolitan Middle East star – referred to in court as Rawan Abdullah and who has been described as the "Brooke Shields of Kuwait" – later approached the Libyan businessman while he was having dinner with a family member, and asked him: "How can you do that to the mother of your child?

"We could start all over again and travel, restart our relationship."

She posted pictures of Mr Migariaf’s family on her Instagram profile and accused him of having sex with other women.

In a statement read to the court, Mr Migariaf said: "My life has completely gone upside down."

Bin Hussain, of Dubai, admitted harassment and criminal damage.

The mother-of-one, who has a law degree from King's College London, was ordered not to contact Mr Migariaf or his family directly or indirectly for five years.

She showed no emotion as she sat in the dock wearing a black suit and white open-collar shirt. She was ordered to pay a £6,500 fine, £500 in prosecution costs and a £65 victim surcharge.

Bin Hussain had initially faced a further count of assault by beating but that charge was dropped by the prosecution.

In January Bin Hussain, who privately funded her defence, was excused from attending court after she tested positive for Covid-19.

Justin Rouse QC, defending, said Bin Hussain pestered Mr Migariaf, who is 14 years older, to take his [parental] responsibility seriously.

He referred to statements from Dubai police showing Mr Migarief admitted he assaulted her.

"He in the course of the interview accepted he pushed her, pushed her in the face caused her to be wounded in the face in April 2019."

Updated: October 27th 2021, 8:29 AM
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