Prince's former girlfriend denies stealing painting
KOO STARK, the former girlfriend of Prince Andrew, has appeared in court accused of stealing a painting worth £40,000 (€49,800) from a former partner.
The 56-year-old actress, photographer and artist, who dated Andrew in the early 1980s, appeared at West London Magistrates' Court under her real name of Kathleen Stark.
It is alleged she stole the painting from the flat of her former partner Warren Walker, father of her daughter Tatiana.
Ms Stark, who lives near London's Sloane Square, denied stealing the Anthonie van Borssom oil painting, which depicts a moonlit coastal landscape.
In February last year, Ms Stark was made bankrupt at the High Court over an unpaid hotel bill of £38,680.
She will next appear at West London Magistrates' Court on November 16 before the case is sent to Crown Court.