A CELEBRITY fashion designer has been fined £105 after assaulting an air steward on a Virgin Atlanatic airplane.
Leena Romu hit air stewardess Lisa O'Keefe before being ordered off the flight at Heathrow Airport, Ealing Magistrates Court heard.
The incident took place on Sunday, December 20, 2015 during a flight to Dubai.
Ms O’Keefe had originally spotted Romu, from Acton, North London, boarding the plane with bottles of duty-free.
She appeared drunk and was falling into other passengers, the court heard.
When another air steward detected the smell of alcohol on her breath she was asked to leave the flight.
The designer who has dressed stars such as Duran Duran and members of the Royal family, became agitated and began to swear.
The row escalated and she struck the Ms O’Keefe between the shoulder blades. Ms O'Keefe needed six physio sessions following the attack.
Romu, who has designed costumes for the Harry Potter films, denied the charges claiming pins in her hip caused her to fall into the back of the air stewardess.
The designer who now runs a bridal gown business, was convicted of assault after the incident at Heathrow Airport.
She was fined £105 and ordered to pay £300 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.