Fallen supermodel Paula Hamilton has been ordered to pay more than $1,600 (£1,000) in fines and court costs for assaulting a policeman.

The 52 year old, who has battled drink and drug problems since shooting to fame in the 1980s, struck the officer when he called at her home in England to investigate reports she was threatening suicide.

Hamilton claimed she had been trying to give the cop a flower and accidentally struck him with it, but she was found guilty on Friday (15Feb12) of assault. She was ordered to pay a fine of $640 (£400) and £1,040 (£650) in costs.

Speaking outside Aylesbury Magistrates Court, England after the hearing, Hamilton launched into a bizarre rant comparing herself to movie singleton Bridget Jones.

She said, "I think it's very sad that if I was Miss Bridget Jones, lying on the sofa drinking wine, that would be okay. But because I'm an eccentric and I have a different lifestyle, I'm treated like this. I had a drink, a bottle of wine like Bridget Jones. My crime today is that I have an alternative lifestyle... I'm pro-police but I'm now beginning to wonder how many days has the court wasted on me giving a flower to a policeman."