Ronnie Wood's girlfriend EKATERINA IVANOVA has accused the British press of invading her privacy and leaving her too scared to go out on her own. Wood split from his wife of 23 years, Jo, last year (Jul08), after his affair with the Russian waitress was exposed over the summer.
And Ivanova, 20, claims she has been bombarded by reporters and photographers since their relationship became public, accusing the media of intruding on her life and leaving her terrified to leave her home.
She says, "The press say Ive hurt a lot of people but I think theyve hurt a lot of people. It has really affected me. It has scarred me.
"I'm scared to do anything. Theres my family too. People keep coming up to my Mum and telling her that her daughter is an alcoholic, asking her how she could let this happen.
"And its not nice for my friends to be blackmailed and offered money, and have people knock on their doors."
Ivanova has also dismissed reports that she is only dating the 61-year-old Rolling Stones star because of his fame and fortune.
She adds, "Id have to be a really sick and twisted person to go through what I went through for money - money that I obviously havent got. Its not like Im walking around in Louis Vuitton. Im not materialistic. I find it quite fun not to have money."