Shawn Mount, hair stylist for Vogue and Ralph Lauren campaigns and husband of famed Chanel model Heidi Mount was arrested on suspicion of rape of an unnamed 24-year old runway model at London Fashion Week. Mount was arrested and released on bail to work at Milan Fashion Week. Heidi Mount was in Milan at the time of the alleged rape.
The New York Post reported the following statement from London’s Scotland Yard police department:
We received a complaint of a serious sexual assault at 1.30am on September 20 at a central London hotel. The 24-year-old victim was referred to the Haven Centre (a victim support centre). A 30-year-old man was arrested on September 21 on suspicion of rape and bailed to return to a London police station in November. He has not been charged and we are still investigating.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, the 5′ 10″ Heidi Mount replaced Claudia Schiffer as the face of Chanel in 2009. She is ranked #14 by models.com and her clients have included Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, and Giorgio Armani. She is represented by top modeling agency IMG in the U.S. She was discovered at age 12 when she was at a concert with her mother.