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When models attack: Jessica White edition, featuring Sean Penn

October 27, 2010 |  1:00 pm

Model Jessica White, Sean Penn's ex girlfriend There's a thin line between the Paris couture shows and the pokey — just ask model Jessica White.

The Sports Illustrated gal, who just ended a fling with actor Sean Penn, was arrested in New York City over the weekend after an alleged altercation with a female partier. White has been accused of smacking Vanessa Kian and pulling her hair, Page Six reports.

The women are said to have squabbled over a taxi. White's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, insists the entire situation has been overblown.

Heller says White was "celebrating her newfound single status with the girls" and nothing more, adding that "stories concerning celebrities frequently get blown up," and the charges have no merit.

White has a date with a judge on Dec. 15. Do you think she deserves the clink, or do the charges stink? Tell us in the comments section below.

— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Jessica White attends a benefit in New York on Oct. 21. Credit: Donna Ward / Getty Images.

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