Kate Moss: 'I Want to Apologize'

Kate Moss: 'I Want to Apologize'
Kate Moss
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09/22/2005 AT 04:00 PM EDT

Kate Moss publicly apologized to friends, family and business associates Thursday, a week after a British newspaper published photos of her allegedly snorting cocaine.

But the 31-year-old supermodel does not directly address the drug reports or the photos that accompanied them, Reuters reports.

"I take full responsibility for my actions," Moss says in a statement released by the Storm Model Management agency. "I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them."

Moss, who has a 2-year-old daughter, added: "I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior, which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others."

The scandal has already prompted H&M to cut ties with the model. "H&M has decided to cancel the advertising campaign with model Kate Moss," the company said in a statement. "H&M distances itself strongly from drugs and for several years has been actively engaged in drug prevention work with the Mentor Foundation."

Chanel also issued a statement Wednesday saying Moss's contract, which expires in October, would not be renewed. On Thursday a spokeswoman for the Rimmel cosmetic brand said the company was "shocked" by the reports and that its deal with Moss was "under review."

In July, Moss won substantial libel damages following claims by Britain's Sunday Mirror that she collapsed in a cocaine-fueled coma in Barcelona in 2001. Both parties agreed to a settlement amount, though the figure was not disclosed. The newspaper also apologized and retracted its report.
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