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Kate Moss ‘sick and angry’ at being made a scapegoat for taking cocaine

By Vanessa Thorpe

24 Jul 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Kate Moss has spoken out on a number of topics in a rare interview: touching on her drug use, the abuse she experienced in the fashion industry and the infamous Depp-Heard trial.

Kate Moss, one of the world’s most famous models, has spoken of her anger at the condemnation she received after publication of photographs of her taking cocaine in 2005. She took the blame, she believes, for the widespread acceptability of drug-taking in her circle.

“I felt sick and was quite angry,” the British supermodel revealed on Sunday in a rare radio interview, “because everybody I knew took drugs. So for them to focus on me, and to try to take my daughter away, I thought was really hypocritical.”

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