May 19 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A 30-year-old woman has admitted smashing a window at X Factor mogul Simon Cowell’s west London home with a broken brick.
Leanne Zaloumis, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court and admitted being in possession of a brick with the intent to damage or destroy property, and breaking a window on March 24.
Cowell was watching TV in his bedroom when he heard a “loud bang” coming from his bathroom at the Holland Park property.
Zaloumis was taken to Notting Hill police station after being found inside a walk-in wardrobe at the mansion, a previous hearing was told.
She was also accused of shouting at Cowell and hurling items at his bathroom window while standing on a roof outside.
The 52-year-old music supremo called his staff and was taken back to his bedroom during the incident at around 10.30pm on the Saturday night.
Zaloumis, of Brownhill Road, Catford, south-east London, was granted conditional bail by Judge John Denniss.
A sentencing date of August 2 was fixed by Judge Denniss, but he told the court he will not be sentencing Zaloumis.
He explained that as the defendant has already spent 102 days behind bars, that would be the equivalent to an appropriate sentence.
“This is sufficient punishment in my view,” he said.
“But I think for your own protection, and for the protection of the public, that it is appropriate for an order of supervision for 12 months.”
Cowell’s spokesman Max Clifford said: “He is glad that the judge was understanding and sympathetic, and hopes that she gets some help and support.”