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Swimsuit model accused of running Hollywood drug ring, cries in court as she talks about her addiction to drugs

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  • Former Penthouse Pet Simone Farrow has broken down in court
  • The 39-year-old was discussing her addiction to the drug 'ice'
  • She said her mother told her it was OK to be a prostitute
  • It's alleged she smuggled 'ice' inside large bath products 
  • She said she smoked 'ice' daily in the US and used prescription drugs 

A former Penthouse Pet accused of smuggling the drug 'ice' into Australia has broken down in court while detailing her former addiction and a suicide attempt.

At a sentence hearing at Sydney's District Court on Tuesday, Simone Farrow said her mother told her when she was a teenager it was OK to be a prostitute.

The 39-year-old, who is also known as Simone Cheung and by her professional name Simone Starr, was arrested in October 2009 by Australian Federal Police on her return from the United States.

The Australian Federal Police maintain that she is behind the international syndicate and claim to have video footage of Ms Farrow smoking drugs
The Australian Federal Police maintain that she is behind the international syndicate and claim to have video footage of Ms Farrow smoking drugs

Former Penthouse Pet Simone Farrow (pictured) has broken down in court after revealing her extreme addiction to the drug 'ice'

It is alleged Farrow smuggled methylamphetamine inside bath products and 'large sums' had been transferred into her bank account.

Farrow said she abused prescription drugs and smoked ice daily while in the US.

'I couldn't basically function unless I smoked it,' she said.

The former model became emotional while describing her childhood, saying her mother used to lock her in a room and alleged she had taken her to a brothel when she was 17 and told her 'it was okay to do that work'.

When she was 20, Farrow said she worked at an escort agency.

While at the business she claimed a man whom she 'gave all my money to', held her by her feet over the edge of an apartment at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney's east.

Given her mother's lifestyle, which allegedly involved bouncing between partners and taking drugs, Farrow said she thought she believed she was 'a mistake'.

'I don't have any brothers and sisters,' she said.

Farrow, who suffers from a range of mental health issues, including bipolar and depression, said she's proud of being drug free for the two years and seven months she's spent in custody.

 The 39-year-old, who is also known as Simone Cheung and by her professional name Simone Starr, was arrested in October 2009 by Australian Federal Police on her return from the United States

 The 39-year-old, who is also known as Simone Cheung and by her professional name Simone Starr, was arrested in October 2009 by Australian Federal Police on her return from the United States

On September 13, 2013, Farrow pleaded guilty to importing a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug.

She denied that she was an international leader of a drug ring and claimed she had been set up. 

In court she said she was unknowingly set up by some employees who had obtained complete control of her bank, phone and email accounts and ran the drug ring behind her back. 

Ms Farrow's lawyer told the court that if buyers believed she was behind the syndicate, it was because her employees would have imitated her way of speaking in order to pass off as her.

Farrow was looking noticeably less glamorous as she was led into court in handcuffs after her arrest

Farrow was looking noticeably less glamorous as she was led into court in handcuffs after her arrest

The Australian Federal Police arrested Ms Farrow in 2012 at the Gold Coast before extraditing her to Sydney. Prosecutors maintain that she controlled the drug ring while pursuing a career in the United States as Simone Starr.

Prosecutors claim they have video footage of Ms Farrow smoking drugs and claimed in court she personally intimidated buyers who owed her thousands of dollars by threatening to send bikies to manhandle them.

The court also heard from a number of Farrows buyers who claimed they dealt directly with her, paying her $7000 per ounce. 

Farrow was a jet-setter, splitting her time between Australia's Gold Coast and a luxury apartment in Hollywood, California

Farrow was a jet-setter, splitting her time between Australia's Gold Coast and a luxury apartment in Hollywood, California

A man said to be her drug dealer and whom he claims she referred to as 'dad' told the court: 'no one would [know to] call me "dad" [besides her] and no one would know the things we know,' the Sunday Telegraph reported.

He claimed the former swimsuit model was always asking him for more money and exploited their business relationship.

Mr Muratti, another witness from Melbourne who allegedly bought ice from Ms Farrow, and also claimed to have spoken directly to her.

He told the court that the drugs were shipped to him concealed as bath salts, although he conceded much of that period was a 'blur'.

The hearing continues.

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Comment by dao on April 5, 2015 at 11:53am
The laws are changing around heroine, since the prescription pills took over. most of these white folks are getting treatment no jail time,
Comment by scott cheers on April 4, 2015 at 10:00pm

Hopefully her drug addicted butt will get a lot of years in jail.

Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on April 1, 2015 at 2:05pm
Who cares. She never existed until now.
Comment by tori otto on April 1, 2015 at 12:19pm
Amen to that Ayinde Adelaja Sankofa Sr.
Comment by Ayinde Adelaja Sankofa Sr. on April 1, 2015 at 10:03am

@Tori Otto The only thing that I'll add to that is that love, knowledge, and honesty can conquer hate.

Comment by tori otto on April 1, 2015 at 8:38am
Well all I can say to that is, if our generation doesn't try to make a change then I guess the next generations to come are totally screwed. I am an interracial family living in an all white bubble and we deal with racism everyday. If I took it personal I would be behind bars myself but instead I educate my children about it. Not to many people do that, its a very sad situation. I said it before and I'll say it again, only love can conquer hate.
Comment by Ayinde Adelaja Sankofa Sr. on April 1, 2015 at 8:11am

@Tori Otto; You're right, the story does not mention race, but it has been well documented that Blacks and Latinos are given longer prisom sentences than are Whites even when they are convicted of the same crimes.

You're also right, it is people like me, who make references to race, because people like me know that racial discrimination contiues to exist in this country.

Comment by tori otto on April 1, 2015 at 7:27am
Now there is nothing stated in this story regarding race, its people like you Ayinde Adelaja Sankofa Sr. That just like to cause friction amoung people. Black, white, yellow whatever the color we are all children of God, we all bleed the same color blood. Jeeze lets have some peace in the world. Get over the RACE card already and let's love one another. Have a Blessed day
Comment by Ayinde Adelaja Sankofa Sr. on April 1, 2015 at 1:47am

Most of the young Black men and women, who are prosecuted for drug dealing, have very troubling life stories in which their parents are either using drugs, selling drugs, physically abusive, absent, or in and out of jail themselves.

But, no matter had sad the story, Black folk are sent to jail, and usually they're sent to jail for longer periods of time than White folk.

Comment by vaughn mitchell on April 1, 2015 at 12:08am

go to jail go directly to jail, lock her ass up, wanna be drug dealer.

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