Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Dawn Ward punched pop singer Sinitta during a heated discussion aimed at clearing the air between them, a court heard.
The altercation is alleged to have taken place on April 1 last year at the Salmontini le Resto restaurant, London.
Ward, 42, who is married to former footballer Ashley Ward, is on trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with one count of common assault.
Sinitta Malone, a friend of Simon Cowell, is said to have arranged the meeting to talk about rumours that had been circulating.
Prosecutor Christian Wheeliker said: “The Crown’s case is that Ms Malone and Ms Ward, and others, met to discuss rumours that had been circulating between the group.
“Ms Malone and Ms Ward argued and during that argument Ms Ward made physical contact with Ms Malone.”
He added the contact was in the shoulder or face area, and that Ward, of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, threatened to “glass” the entertainer.
The court was shown CCTV of the incident, which shows the pair sitting at the table with two other women.
Presenter Lizzie Cundy was also present and sat at the bar while the women met and talked, it was said.
In the footage Ward and Malone can be seen having a heated argument with the footballer’s wife gesticulating with her arms.
At one point she is seen allegedly shoving the singer in the chest.
Malone took to the witness box to describe what she described as a “shocking” incident. She said: “She was angry about what I was saying and she has just, you know, gotten angry, and jumped up and sort of shoved me.
"First of all she shoved me in my chest. The second time was like sort of hitting me in the face.”
Malone told the court she was “embarrassed because there was lots of shouting and swearing”.
The entertainer said she had arranged the meeting in the hope of sitting down and clearing the air over a separate incident that occurred at a salon the previous month, but as she began to explain what had happened, Ward became aggressive.
“She was telling me to shut my effing mouth, and all these kinds of things. At one point she threatened to put the glass in my face,” said Malone, adding Ward had been drinking champagne.
Lisa Judge, defending, put it to Ms Malone that she only made her complaint to police after she was threatened with legal action following a tweet she posted on April 23 about the alleged scrap.
The case was adjourned until June 10.
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