Fashion designer Charlotte Geneva, pictured, was spared jail again after biting a police officer when she got drunk at her 32nd birthday party
A children’s fashion designer who was previously spared jail for attacking her cheating ex-husband with scissors has been let off again after viciously biting a policeman.
Charlotte Geneva, previously known as Charlotte Laudat, had been drinking heavily celebrating her 32nd birthday at her multi-million pound mansion in Sherington, Buckinghamshire when police were called to reports of her being in distress with her newborn baby.
When officers arrived they tried to convince her to stay with friends or go to a hotel only for Geneva to attack them while ‘thrashing around’ and shouting ‘you’re dealing with a celebrity’.
When PC Rakesh Phakey then tried to calm her down, she bit his left bicep and was subsequently arrested.
The incident meant Geneva was in breach of a suspended sentence she was handed for slashing her ex-husband Simon Laudat’s face eight times with scissors when she found naked pictures of a woman in her 70s on his phone.
The attack caused him to jump out of a window and his injuries left him in a wheelchair.
And Judge Catherine Tulk spared her jail again over this incident after her lawyers said she was pregnant with her third child and time in prison would ‘damage’ her family.
At the hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court the judge said: ‘You had a pretty great 32nd birthday, one way or another?’
The defendant replied: ‘One way or another, yes.’
Geneva, left, breached a previous suspended sentence with the attack after she was spared jail in May 2018 for slashing her ex-husband Simon Laudat, right, in the face eight times with scissors. The attack caused him to jump out of a window and his injuries left him in a wheelchair
But the judge at Aylesbury Crown Court heard Geneva was pregnant with her third child and handed her a community order, £200 fine and £100 compensation order so as not to ‘damage her young family’
The court also heard Geneva had been through a traumatic domestic incident in the weeks leading up to the incident that left her vulnerable, but the judge ruled it could not be made public.
Prosecutor Ben Rowe said Geneva was celebrating her 32nd birthday at her home and descended into a state of of visible and erratic distress as officers attempted to calm her down.
The judge heard she subsequently launched into a foul-mouthed tirade at police, and officers were forced to physically restrain her.
The court was shown footage of the moment PC Phakey attempted to calm the screaming Geneva and restrain her in the vehicle, only to be bitten in front of his stunned colleagues.
In mitigation, defence counsel Tyrone Smith QC said Geneva had struggled with deep-rooted personal issues for years and argued she had made real and sustained efforts to recognise her problems and deal with them since her dramatic arrest.
Geneva, pictured, is a former child actress and successful children’s fashion designer
He also told the judge she was a talented former child actress, a successful children’s fashion designer and skilled businesswoman, who ‘needed real support and help to fight her demons and fulfill her potential’.
Standing in the dock with straight dark hair and a dark dress, Geneva had earlier admitted one charge of assaulting an emergency worker and was heard quietly sobbing as the judge read out her sentencing remarks.
Judge Tulk handed her a 12 month community order including 12 days in rehab and 40 hours unpaid work.
Geneva was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to the victim, £510 prosecution costs and she was handed a £200 fine.
Judge Tulk added: ‘Officers attended your home address to deal with a domestic incident and they found you with your 14-week-old baby and your 14-year-old daughter was also in your house. From the time they arrived the police were trying very hard to diffuse the situation without arresting you.
‘They were trying to persuade you to leave, or go to a hotel, or stay somewhere else.
‘I think it is fair to say you had celebrated your birthday too fiercely and a copious amount of alcohol had been taken. If you had not drunk that alcohol, you would not have behaved the way you did.
‘You left the officers with no alternative but to arrest you.’
Referring to the traumatic incident, she added: ‘There are older, deep-seated causes, but in particular, the incident that had taken place at your home had left you suffering PTSD and I can fully understand why you had turned to alcohol – not for entertainment, but as a crutch to get through a very time in your life.
‘If I were to sentence today for a reduced period, the people who would suffer the most are not you but your children, with another on the way.
‘The effect it would have on your partner, children and unborn child… it would be unjust, in the circumstances.’
Police were called to the 32-year-old’s Buckinghamshire mansion to reports of her being drunk and distressed, and she started ‘thrashing around’ when officers tried to calm her