Kate Moss has signed a $1.8 million (GBP1 million) deal for the rights to her autobiography, after Virgin mogul SIR Richard Branson convinced her she should set the record straight on her turbulent 2005.

The British supermodel began dating drug addicted rocker Pete Doherty at the start of the year, and her world came tumbling down when photographs showing her snorting cocaine were published by a British newspaper in September.

Branson's spokesperson says, "Richard and Kate have agreed to bring out her autobiography. It's a chance for her to put across her side of the story."

Moss has since managed to salvage her career, but she will still face police questioning over her drug use when she next returns to the UK.