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Jay
Oct 3rd, 2002, 08:54 PM
Source: The Scum


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Ms Dynamite...pinned against door


By MIKE SULLIVAN
Crime Editor
TERRIFIED stars fled as a big showbiz party erupted into a shocking riot yesterday.

Armed cops were called when a 200-strong mob gatecrashed the do after the MOBOs — the Music Of Black Origin awards show.

Stars including Ms Dynamite, the Sugababes and Atomic Kitten were caught up in the early-hours fracas as:

A SOBBING girl said she had been raped in a toilet by a guest.

A SILVER gun was pulled by a man at the venue, a luxury boat moored in London’s Docklands.

BLOOD flowed as a guest had a pint glass smashed over his head, and A BULLET was found on the floor by cops who broke up a vicious fight.


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Venue ... plush Sunborn Yacht Hotel where party took place


Slightly-built rap star Ms Dynamite, 21, was pinned against the entrance doors as the mob tried to storm in.

TV babe Dani Behr described the gatecrashers as wannabe gangsters and said: “I feared for my life.”

Referring to the 1989 football ground disaster, she added:

“There could easily have been another Hillsborough.”

Fifty cops from the Met’s Territorial Support Group, some in flak jackets, broke up the riot.

The party, hosted by BMG Records, was declared over. And the guests left the boat, a floating hotel named the Sunborn Yacht.

One said: “It was supposed to be the most glamorous party of the year but it descended into violent chaos.”


Only 450 invited guests were supposed to be allowed on board but gatecrashers had already got in when the mob tried to join them.
Guests at the party included SO SOLID CREW’s OXIDE, NEUTRINO and ROMEO, SARAH WHATMORE, LL COOL J, EastEnders star JUDY SHEKONI and DJ TIM WESTWOOD.
The Sugababes girls — KEISHA BUCHANAN, MUTYA BUENA and HEIDI RANGE — were there in a VIP lounge with ATOMIC KITTEN NATASHA HAMILTON, JA RULE and SIMON WEBBE from BLUE.
They were kept upstairs with security guards on the door until 50 police officers in flak jackets, some armed, had broken up the crowds.
One appalled guest said: “It was a complete disaster. The after-show party was badly organised and badly handled. The security couldn’t cope.
“At about 1.30am Ms Dynamite pulled up in a limousine. She went straight to the front to try to get in as a VIP but security refused to open the doors because of the crowds.
"She looked terrified as these people all swarmed around her and pressed her up against the main entrance of the boat.”


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Stars who fled ... from left, Sarah Whatmore,
Ashanti, Ms Dynamite and Romeo of So Solid Crew


Later in the evening more fighting broke out inside the party as a guest allegedly pulled a gun.
An eyewitness told me: “It was about 3am and this guy pulled out what looked like a gun.
“People all around pounced on him and another guy had a pint glass smashed over his head.
“There was blood everywhere, shouting and screaming. There were girls crying and guys just swearing and pushing each other.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This was billed as a posh aftershow party in an exclusive hotel. Instead it turned into something out of the Wild West.”
Security guards asked police to come on to the boat to separate the brawlers and officers found a live bullet rolling on the floor near where the punch-up had started. At this point a girl came forward to say she had been raped in the toilets.
Last night a Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called to the Sunborn Yacht Hotel.
“While our officers were there they noticed a fight on an upper-floor foyer where a man was found suffering cuts to his head and fingers.
“Around that time one of our officers also saw and recovered a live round of ammunition in the bar.
“At this point the management decided to end the party and all those on board left. Again while we were on board, a woman came forward and alleged she had been the victim of a sexual assault on the premises. This matter, and the find of the bullet, is being investigated.”
The embarrassed organisers of the MOBO Awards were yesterday desperate to distance themselves from the violence at the party, which was organised by BMG records.
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Boarding party ... cops in flak jackets, some armed, raid ship


A MOBO spokesman said: “There was a party on a yacht hosted by the BMG group.
“We would like to make it clear that the MOBO Awards had no involvement or connection with this event.
“None of the stars are believed to be connected with the fights or rape allegation.
“We understand 450 guests were to be allowed on the yacht. However it appears more than that number were inside and 200 other people were outside waiting to gain entrance.”
A spokesman for party organisers BMG also defended their involvment.
He said: “It is very unfortunate that a small minority attempted to mar the night.
“A small group of people had a disagreement amongst themselves which was contained.
“What happened was no reflection on the organisers or the MOBOs themselves.”

veryborednow
Oct 3rd, 2002, 09:02 PM
doesn't this happen every year?

and what the FUCK was Atomic Kitten doing there.... :D