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White arrested over assault allegations

The Sports Illustrated beauty, who has dated actor Sean Penn, was detained by police in the early hours of Saturday morning (23Oct10) after she left a Manhattan hot spot to hail a cab.

She is said to have become embroiled in a fight with an unnamed 28-year-old woman, allegedly pulling her hair and striking her in the face.

White was charged with misdemeanour assault and released, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix.

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The model’s lawyer, Jeffrey Mennen, says, “The police report doesn’t sound like Jessica, and she must have been provoked.”

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