Supermodel Janice Dickinson has dismissed reports she's facing eviction from her Los Angeles home over allegations of unpaid rent, insisting her late payment problems are now "fixed".
The catwalk queen-turned-reality TV star was said to have been hit with an eviction lawsuit from her landlords, who accused her of owing three months' worth of payments, totalling $17,700 (£11,625).
Reports suggested DICkinson had been told to move out of the house, and while she admits to struggling with her finances, she insists the eviction claims have been exaggerated.
She tells TheInsider.com, "Yes, I was late with my rent and I was really upset about being late with my rent... (But) I'm not being evicted, OK? I was having a little banter about some plumbing issues and the heating... It is now fixed. My rent's been fixed.
"I'll be straight-up, it is a nasty economic time that I'm going through along with the rest of the world... I got overloaded and I got backed-up on my bills. Some jobs got cancelled for me but I'm still here and I'm doing the best I can."
And DICkinson admits the eviction accusations hit her hard, as her kids began to worry about their mum: "They're very, very upset about this. When my children get upset, there's only so much I can take. So, I had a nervous attack."
The former model also tells the website she's found the attention hard to deal with since the report emerged earlier this month (May12): "I wish I wasn't famous. I wish I would go along anonymously but that's not going to happen for me. I'm everywhere and (I'm) stuck with it."