‘Psycho fan’ accused of glassing Tara Reid in the face found not guilty
The American Pie actress appeared in Southwark Crown Court to give evidence against Maryam Hassan today
Maryam Hassan, the British charity worker who Tara Reid accused of glassing her in the face at a club in London, shouted “thank you” to the jury after they delivered her not guilty verdict today.
The American Pie actress appeared in Southwark Crown Court to give evidence against Hassan, 27, who she alleged attacked her as she celebrated her birthday at Beat club in London last November.
“I guess she was not getting any attention. She threw her drink over my chest,” Reid told the jury.
She went on to claim that a wine glass was thrown at her face by Hassan, which she said made her fear being blinded.
The court was told that Hassan retaliated by throwing her drink over Reid, as the defendant is said to have yelled, ”You wh*re. You sl*t.“
”She went crazy. She went psycho, like Naomi Campbell,” the actress added.
Hassan, of Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, also stood accused of racially abusing a bouncer.
Giving evidence in her defence, Hassan said that the glass ‘flew’ out of her hand and that she had been ‘manhandled’ by the doorstaff at Beat.
She admitted to calling bouncer Zimzan Lelo a ‘w*****’, but denied accusations of racial abuse, pointing out that she is of mixed race heritage and her husband is black.
England striker Carlton Cole, a friend of Hassan’s, gave a character witness statement, saying he was “honoured to call her a friend”.
The pair have been friends for 12 years, after meeting when she worked on charity projects for the Carlton Cole Foundation, which aims to aid underprivileged children in Sierra Leone.
The jury took just over four hours to deliberate before reaching its ‘not guilty’ verdict.
Hassan broke down in tears when the verdicts were announced, before shouting “thank you” to the jury and running up to embrace a friend who had been sitting in the public gallery.
She declined to comment outside the court.
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