Kelly Osbourne Arrested On Assault Charge

The 24-year-old is out on bail after allegedly slapping a gossip columnist in August.

[artist id="1230249"]Kelly Osbourne[/artist] was arrested earlier this month on an assault charge in connection with an August 2008 incident at a London nightclub, the Daily Mail reports.

Osbourne allegedly slapped Daily Mirror gossip columnist Zoe Griffin at the popular Soho district hangout, Punk, because in a column, Griffin called Osbourne’s fiancé, Luke Worrall, stupid and said that the 19-year-old didn’t know what an earthquake was. According to the Mail, witnesses said Osbourne flew “into a rage” before hitting Griffin.

Griffin described the event in a subsequent column, saying Osbourne told her, “I have an issue with you. My boyfriend knows what an earthquake is, and everyone has been laughing at him, and he’s upset.”

Although authorities wouldn’t disclose her name, they released a statement about the incident. “I can confirm that a 24-year-old woman attended a central London police station by appointment at 3 p.m. on January 2,” the statement said. “She was arrested for common assault relating to an alleged incident in Soho in the early hours of 29th August 2008. She was bailed to attend a central London police station on a date in March.”

Reps for Osbourne, who is out on bail until a March court date, refused to comment about the incident. The radio DJ has gone on the record about her love for Worrall, a model. “I’ve never been this mushy with anybody ever before, but this time I can’t help it,” she told Closer magazine. “He’s perfect.”

Kelly’s arrest comes less than a month after the Los Angeles Police Department investigated mom Sharon Osbourne for allegedly assaulting “Rock of Love: Charm School” contestant Megan Hauserman during the taping of the show’s reunion special.