TROUBLED Kate Moss finally said sorry yesterday for her cocaine …
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… Fellow expert Mark Borkowski said Kate now needed to go much further than simply saying sorry. He said: “This apology is days and days too late. …
By Graham Brough
TROUBLED Kate Moss finally said sorry yesterday for her cocaine binge scandal.
The model, 31, admitted she had “let down” her family and friends and was now battling to sort out “various personal issues”.
Mum-of-one Kate said in a statement: “I take full responsibility for my actions.
“I also accept that there are various personal issues I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them.
“I want to apologise to all of the people I have let down because of my behaviour, which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.
“I am trying to be positive and the support and love I have received are invaluable.” The star initially remained tight-lipped after last week’s exclusive Daily Mirror photos of her booze and drug bender.
She confided to brother Nick, 29, that she might enter rehab in a cynical PR ploy to save her career – “or it won’t look good”.
But several fashion giants have now ditched her.
And PR gurus believe yesterday’s confession came too late.
Max Clifford said: “It looks like she’s making a gesture because she’s losing a lot of money.
“If she had made her apology before these fashion houses dumped her, it would have been more authentic. This reeks of being commercially motivated, a calculated move.
“She should have apologised straight away.
“She needed to go on TV and pour her heart out to convince people that she’s sincere, genuine and facing up to her problems.”
Fellow expert Mark Borkowski said Kate now needed to go much further than simply saying sorry.
He said: “This apology is days and days too late.
“You’ve got to make a public statement straight away – say, ‘I’m sorry, I’m hooked, I was wrong’. People respect that.
“But it’s the arrogance of the fashion world who seem to feel she’s done nothing wrong.
“What this will do is give her enough room for her next move, which will hopefully be a lot deeper than this.”
Mr Borkowski also pointed out her refusal to sue over our revelations was damning. “If it’s not true you take legal action,” he said.
“Kate hasn’t done that so she feels she’s bang to rights.”
Kate, junkie lover Pete Doherty, Clash punk icon Mick Jones and others went on the drugs bender two weeks ago at a recording studio in Chiswick, West London.
The catwalk queen swigged vodka as she chopped up 20 lines of the drug – snorting five herself – in 40 minutes.
But when we confronted her over the footage she sneered: “What video?” and launched into a stream of foul-mouthed abuse.
We also told how she nearly blacked out after smoking super-strength skunk cannabis in another drugs binge in Ibiza last month.
And a Sunday newspaper claimed she had three-in-a-bed lesbian romps with celebrity pals.
Kate is now terrified her lifestyle could lose her custody of daughter Lila Grace, two, to the child’s dad, Jefferson Hack.
Publisher Jefferson, pondering court action, seethed to a friend after our pictures: “That stupid bitch – she’s not thinking of Lila.”
Westminster Council Social Services plans to quiz Kate about the infant when the star returns to her home in St John’s Wood, North-West London.
A spokesman said: “We would take seriously any allegations that any child in Westminster may have been put at risk or is suffering neglect or physical harm.”