Woman charged with trespass at home of Simon Cowell

Tue, Mar 27, 2012, 01:00

A woman charged with breaking into the west London home of television entrepreneur Simon Cowell and wielding a broken brick was remanded in custody yesterday and will return to court on June 12th.

Leanne Zaloumis (29) appeared at West London Magistrates Court charged with trespassing on the music mogul’s property on Saturday night before smashing his bathroom window and hiding in his walk-in wardrobe.

According to the Press Association, the charge against Zaloumis was that she intended to “inflict grievous bodily harm upon a person therein” and at the time of the alleged burglary she had “a weapon of offence, namely a broken house brick”.

Max Clifford, Cowell’s spokesman, said the former X Factor judge heard a loud bang and rushed to the bathroom, where he found a woman holding a brick. “It was very frightening for Simon, who told me it was like something from a horror movie,” Clifford told the Sun.

Cowell’s “on-site security team” detained the woman until police showed up, according to the newspaper. – (Reuters)