The reality TV personality appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates Court on Wednesday (23 September), where she pleaded not guilty.
The case relates to an incident that allegedly took place at Mayfair restaurant Salmontini le Resto in April.
Daily Mail reports that Prosecutor Kate Shilton told the court: “The complainant and the defendant agreed to meet in a nearby restaurant in Chelsea. Miss [Sinitta] Malone asked for the meeting to clear the air over some rumours.
“Miss Malone says Ward was aggressive and there was a verbal argument and an alleged assault by striking Miss Malone while sitting down and throwing a napkin at her.
“There are no injuries. There will be four witnesses, including the complaint, and three independent witnesses.”
Another outlet adds that it’s believed there is CCTV footage of the incident.
Dawn will return to court in February 2006, for a trial that is scheduled to last a day.
While Sinitta is something of a celebland veteran, Dawn is a bit of a newbie, though reality TV fans will recognise her from ITV2’s ‘Real Housewives Of Cheshire’.
Dawn is married to former pro footballer Ashley Ward, and the couple now run their own interior design company Bilton Ward Developments.