Woman pleads guilty to smashing Simon Cowell's window
(CBS/AP) A 30-year-old woman who admitted to smashing a window of Simon Cowell's house with a brick was banned by a judge from going near the entertainment mogul.
Prosecutors say Cowell was watching TV in his bedroom when he heard a loud bang coming from his bathroom and discovered Leanne Zaloumis inside a wardrobe with a brick. She was arrested at his west London mansion on March 24.
At a court hearing Friday, Zaloumis admitted possessing a brick with intent to damage or destroy property, but denied burglary and affray.
Prosecutors accepted her plea, meaning she will not face trial.
Judge John Denniss said the 102 days Zaloumis has spent in jail were sufficient punishment, but warned she would go to prison if she breached her bail conditions, which forbid her from contacting Cowell or going within 300 yards of his home.
She also has to wear an electronic tag and observe an overnight curfew.
Max Clifford, a spokesman for "The X Factor" judge, said Cowell was "glad that the judge was understanding and sympathetic, and hopes that she (Zaloumis) gets some help and support."
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