Stephanie Seymour, former Victoria’s Secret model, was reprimanded by a judge on Monday for missing a court-ordered drug test in March. The drug test is part of the ongoing custody battle between the 40-year-old former supermodel and her estranged husband, 62-year old paper magnate and Interview magazine publisher Peter Brant. The former couple had three children: 15-year-old Peter Jr., 12-year-old Harry, and 4-year-old Lilly. Both Seymour and Brant had been undergoing drug testing as part of the proceedings.
Stephanie Seymour argued that the reason why she missed the testing was that she was away on a vacation at St. Barts, according to a report on Zimbio.com. This led her to miss an e-mail that called for her to meet with a doctor who will administer the test.
Her ex-husband’s lawyers argued that the former model is an unfit mother and that full custody should be granted to their client. The couple’s split has been attributed by various news reports to an alleged combination of excessive spending and alcohol and prescription drug abuse on the part of Seymour.
A report on the New York Post shared concerns expressed by lawyer Lacey Bernier, who represents the interests of Seymour’s three children with Brant. Bernier reportedly learned that the model mixed prescription drugs with alcohol, and that the kids that she interviewed shared memories of Seymour being drunk.
The judge, however, did not find Seymour in contempt, which was what Brant’s lawyers wanted. She was given a stern warning not to miss any more drug tests in the future instead.