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Instagram model Rawan Bin Hussain cut up husband’s shirt and branded him a ‘monster’ after cheating claims

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Rawan Bin Hussain leaving Westminster magistrates court after admitting harassment and criminal damage   (Tristan Kirk)
Rawan Bin Hussain leaving Westminster magistrates court after admitting harassment and criminal damage (Tristan Kirk)

An Instagram star once dubbed the “Brooke Shields of Kuwait” cut up her husband’s clothes and branded him a “monster” after accusing him of sleeping with prostitutes, a court heard.

Rawan Bin Hussain, 24, left partner Youssef Migariaf with a scratch on his neck after an altercation at a luxury London apartment overlooking Hyde Park, when she had taken a pair of scissors to his £200 polo shirt.

The model and social media influencer was arrested and banned from contacting her husband under the terms of her bail. However, she went on to send a series of furious messages and Instagram posts, as well as cornering Mr Migariaf in a Knightsbridge restaurant, Westminster magistrates court heard.

Bin Hussain told her six million followers on Instagram she is seeking a divorce, accusing her husband of passing on a sexually-transmitted infection “because he sleeps with random prostitutes”.

In a text, Hussain branded Mr Migariaf “disgusting and pathetic and a pathological liar”, adding: “I can’t believe I loved a monster like you”.

Bin Hussain – appearing in court under the surname Abdullah - who flew in from Dubai for Monday’s court hearing, had been due to stand trial but pleaded guilty to harassment and criminal damage. An assault charge was dropped by the prosecution.

“On June 24, they were both staying at the same apartment and there was an argument between them”, said prosecutor Jonathan Bryan.

“During the course of that argument, Ms Abdullah used a pair of scissors to cut up a polo shirt which belonged to the complainant.

“During the course of that altercation and incident, Mr Migariaf also sustained a scratch to his neck.”

Mr Bryan said the model’s bail conditions included a ban on contacting her businessman husband, but she sent him a text message on July 13 and made a string of attempts to phone him.

She enlisted her driver to send a 12.30am message to Mr Migariaf, saying she was waiting in a car nearby.

And on Instagram, Bin Hussain wrote: “So now to let everyone know I am very proud to say I’m divorcing with my husband.

“He gave me HPV-16 because he sleeps with random prostitutes. If this will make me less of a human being, that’s fine.”

Mr Bryan said Bin Hussain had made “frequent allegations that he is sleeping with prostitutes”, and on July 12 she approached Mr Migariaf at a restaurant.

“The defendant was at the restaurant by coincidence, but she approached him, begging to speak to him”, said the prosecutor.

Rawan Bin Hussain leaving Westminster magistrates court with a friend (Tristan Kirk)
Rawan Bin Hussain leaving Westminster magistrates court with a friend (Tristan Kirk)

“He said he couldn’t because he had his niece with him and didn’t want her to witness any sort of scene.”

The court heard Bin Hussain eventually convinced her husband to come to a hotel with her, and she then “made him feel guilty about getting the police involved”.

In a victim impact statement, Mr Migariaf said he has suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of the harassment, and has been left with feelings of “intense shame”.

But Justin Rouse QC, representing Bin Hussain, told the court Mr Migariaf had also been warned about his behaviour in the relationship, including after an April 2019 incident when Bin Hussain suffered an injury and claimed she had been pushed.

“They had a child together and he has refused to support that child”, said Mr Rouse.

“She is a woman of a young age - she was 21 when the defendant met her and he is 14 years older than her.”

Bin Hussain, from Fitzrovia, was ordered by District Judge Briony Clarke to pay a £6,500 fine as well as £500 costs and a £65 court fee. She is banned from contacting her husband for the next five years, contacting members of his family, going to his home in Fulham, or posting about him online.

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