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Heather Mills accused of abusing Paralympic official in fit of rage

In this Sunday, June 27, 2010 file photo Heather Mills attends the Achilles Hope and Possibility Race in New York's Central Park. Heather Mills the former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney has been accused of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming insults after being forced to abandon her attempt to qualify for the British skiing team for the Sochi 2013 games.
In this Sunday, June 27, 2010 file photo Heather Mills attends the Achilles Hope and Possibility Race in New York's Central Park. Heather Mills the former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney has been accused of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming insults after being forced to abandon her attempt to qualify for the British skiing team for the Sochi 2013 games. AP Photo/Stephen Chernin

LONDON – The former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney has been accused of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming insults after being forced to abandon her attempt to qualify for the British skiing team for next year’s games.

Heather Mills’ hopes of competing in Sochi ended Monday when the International Paralympic Committee ruled a new prosthetic she was using hadn’t been ratified by the governing body. An application for a place in Britain’s team was withdrawn.

IPC spokesman Craig Spence says the 45-year-old Mills confronted ski committee head Sylvana Mestre at a hotel in Austria, swore at her and said “you don’t know who I am, I’m going to make your life miserable.”

Mills faces being fined by the IPC.

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