Dutch clotheshorse menaces plastic surgeon
'Blonde with Class' cuffed for 'vicious' nip-and-tuck objection
WSA Dutch clotheshorse Karen Mulder has been cuffed in Paris following a severe (alleged) derailing during which she laid into a plastic surgeon with "vicious telephone calls", as the Telegraph breathlessly puts it.
Those of you not up to speed on belligerent supermodel news are doubtless blissfully ignorant of the fact that Mulder, 39 (pictured upping the circulation of Marie Claire), was formerly one of the world's leading walking scaffolds for designer togs, rubbing shoulders with Helena Christensen and Linda Evangelista during a 1990s career which saw her trouser £10,000-a-day as the Vogue-dubbed "Blonde with Class".
Showing rather less than class, though, she was arrested at 10am today "following a complaint from the unnamed surgeon". Mercifully, la Gendarmerie spared her the humiliation of a B-list incarceration, casting Karen into the cells of a police station in the "hugely fashionable 8th arrondissement".
The rap sheet is thus: Mulder is accused of ringing the nip-and-tuck operative demanding an unspecified piece of enhancement be reversed. She was, according to a shaken French police geezer, "screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening".
He added: "There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared. The suspect is being interviewed."
The Telegraph notes that Mulder in 2001 "attended a psychiatric hospital suffering from chronic depression, blaming it on drug addiction during her modelling days".
A year later, she tried to top herself using sleeping pills, but "was rescued by close friends in Paris", including Sarko squeeze Carla Bruni.
According to the word on the street, Mulder faces a threatening behaviour rap, but will be released to battle Naomi Campbell in the El Reg Battling Clotheshorse Ring of Death™.* ®
*No, we invented this BlackBerry-sponsored bitchslap event, although we'd pay good money to see Kate Moss go head-to-head with fellow stick insect Agyness Deyn, née Laura Hollins of Failsworth in Greater Manchester.
@The Indomitable Gall et al.
"Cosmetic surgery is unnecessary. It's invasive and it distorts the self-image. Operating on anyone is morally dubious -- operating on someone with a documented emotional disorder is negligent."
Not sure I agree with you there old chap.
Firstly it will depend on the elective surgery itself (there is a big difference between say a boob enlargement and a boob reduction, not to mention things like laser eye surgery, tattoo removal* etc.) and then it will depend on the reason for said surgery.
As an example, IMHO, if you take a woman who wants a boob enlargement (even if she already has nice tits) because she has emotional / psychological issues with her perceived lacking in the funbag department and you refuse to allow her the treatment then I think it would just make things even worse.
I am aware that if someone who wanted surgery went ahead then it might not solve her problems and she might go looking for the next thing to "fix", but knowing at least 7 women who have had tits enlarged and 2 who have had them reduced, and all happy with the results, I am not sure this would necessarily be the case. Either way if she is really depressed at having "small" knockers and she is refused a "treatment" that she believes will solve this then she is much more likely to be even less stable for the refusal than if it were allowed.
I would agree with some form of counselling before agreeing to cosmetic surgery but as the clothes horse in question already had "a documented emotional disorder" then it is likely something had already been done regarding this. If not then surely the negligence lies with the body that identified the emotional disorder and failed to do anything about it.
*I grew up with a lad who was a bit of a stupid rebel in his teens and accordingly he had "Fuck You" tattooed on his forehead and a great big fuck off swastika tattooed on his arm. When he grew up he realised this was a bit silly and tried to fix this by wearing long sleeves all the time and changing the "F" to a "B", the "u" to a "o" and the "c" to another "o". This did not work obviously (he was always getting asked what "Book You" meant and why they should get themselves "booked" and indeed in which book this should occur and you cannot hide a tattoo forever) so he saved up until he could have them removed.
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Gendarmerie or Police Nationale
The Gendarmerie has no jurisdiction within city limits.
So it must have been the "regular" police.
Facts people, facts!