A fashion graduate stamped on another woman with her stiletto heel when the petite victim was thrown to the floor at a Kensington club during a St. Valentine’s Day bar stool row.
Jadine Kimberley Shaw-Grant, 33, inflicted a cut to the thigh and foot of City accounts executive Alejandra Millan-Doussin, 39, who also suffered a bloody nose at Kensington Roof Gardens on February 14, last year.
Shaw-Grant, of Ladbrook Close, Ashgrove Road, Bromley, denied, but was convicted at Hammersmith Magistrates Court of assaulting Mrs Millan-Doussin.
On Tuesday she was placed on a six-month community order and must obey an evening home curfew for ten weeks between 8.30pm and 6am.
She was also banned from pubs and clubs for four months and ordered to pay Mrs Millan-Doussin £100 compensation and £400 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.
“She was shouting and was aggressive,” said Mrs Millan-Doussin, who was drinking champagne at the club with her husband Alexis Doussin, 34.
“They took the stool and when I went to ask them for it they were aggressive,” she added, explaining Shaw-Grant was backed-up by another woman and a man.
The club’s CCTV captured the melee as the couple disappeared to the floor beneath a number of people, with Shaw-Grant clearly making a stamping-motion at the prone victim.
|Alejandra Millan-Doussin & Alexis Doussin|
“I blacked-out, I did not feel anything, it was scary. I couldn’t move,” added Mrs Millan-Doussin, a senior executive payroll executive with global accountancy giants Moore Stephens.
Her husband was also knocked to the dance floor and witnessed the attack on his wife. “She was lying on the floor, taking punches and kicks.”
Shaw-Grant has a degree in Fashion Buying and Brand Management from Ravensbourne - formerly the Bromley College of Art, whose famous alumni include the late David Bowie and designers Stella McCartney and Bruce Oldfield.
Prosecutor Mr. Manjit Mahal told the court: “There was a dispute between Miss Shaw-Grant and the complainant over a bar stool in the club.
“A female from the defendant’s group walked up to the complainant in an aggressive and confrontational manner and heated words are exchanged.
“A male from Miss Shaw-Grant’s party gets involved and the complainant starts backing off to avoid confrontation.
“Miss Shaw-Grant and her group then launch an attack on the complainant and her husband.
“The complainant is thrown to the floor along with her husband and while on the floor she’s assaulted.
“She grabs the hair of someone in self preservation.
“Miss Shaw-Grant comes up and deliberately stamps on the victim while she is on the floor and she sustains an injury and is taken to hospital.
“She suffered injuries to her face and to her leg, which she says is the result of a female’s heel.”
Shaw-Grant was convicted on the basis of inflicting the injuries to Mrs Millan-Doussin’s thigh and foot.
Police traced her to her home address. “She says she only kicked the victim to force her to release her grip on her friend’s hair.”
Her male friend, who could be seen throwing punches was cautioned by the police.
District Judge Richard Inyendo said: “At least one of the injuries was caused by a stiletto and drink was clearly involved.
“I could be justified in imposing a custodial sentence today, but I don’t think that’s fair on you because after the trial you were told a community order was being considered,” he told Shaw-Grant.
“You involved yourself in violence that was sustained. You should have stopped and thought before carrying-on.
“The lady suffered injuries as a result of what you did to her, kicking and stamping on her while she was on the floor.”
After the sentencing Mrs Millan-Doussin said: “I am so amazed and grateful with the police for all their effort and hard work during the investigation.”