11/07/2013 19:22 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Couple Seeks To Ban Fashion Icon From Taking Baths

In what is quite possibly our favourite story of the week, eccentric socialite and dedicated nail-varnish-on-lips-wearer Daphne Guinness is in a legal bind regarding her liberal attitude to bathing. Daphne has been sued by a couple who live beneath the fashion icon's New York apartment.

Karim and Tina Samii, who lived on the floor below Daphne in a converted hotel on Fifth Avenue in New York, first took Guinness to court in 2010 and initially sought $1 million (£615,000) for damages and "mental anguish and emotional distress". They also attempted to ban the 42-year-old heiress from taking baths.

Back in 2010, Karim Samii said that the couple "are fearful of leaving their premises unattended, not knowing when Guinness' wilful misconduct will cause another flood".

But fortunately for Daphne (and perhaps for the Samiis), a judge has ruled that while Guinness is responsible for water damage to the property, she is to required to pay the full $1 million - and is free to bathe at her leisure.

This is how sad we imagine Daphne would permanently look if the couple had successfully banned her from bath time.
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