The former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney was accused on Thursday of allegedly abusing a Paralympic official earlier this week after failing to qualify for the British Paralympic ski team.
Heather Mills reportedly lunged at the official on Monday “in a fit of rage and screaming insults” after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ruled that a new prosthetic leg she had been using had not been ratified by the IPC; she had refused to wear the requisite cover on the prosthetic leg, citing “unnecessary weight” and “intolerable pain” when the cover locks to her leg. Subsequently, her application was withdrawn for a spot on the British ski team, which will travel to Russia in February for the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi. IPC spokesman Craig Spence said Mills verbally abused Sylvana Mestre and began to push her: According to the report, Mills will likely receive a fine equivalent to $1,370 and the incident will be reviewed by the IPC’s legal and ethics committee. Her coach, John Clarke, is reportedly planning to file a formal complaint about Mestre, claiming a “vendetta” against Mills.
Source: Sports Illustrated
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