Simon Cowell 'Shaken Up' After Woman Breaks Into London Home
Leanne Zaloumis, 29, has been charged with aggravated burglary for entering the "X Factor" mogul's residence, armed with a brick.
LONDON — Police say a 29-year-old woman has been charged with breaking into the house of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell.
Leanne Zaloumis is due to appear in a London court Monday on a charge of aggravated burglary.
Police say the alleged break-in occurred at Cowell’s London home at around 10:30 p.m. (21:30 GMT, 5:30 p.m. EDT) Saturday.
Cowell’s spokesman, Max Clifford, said the X Factor svengali had been watching TV when he heard a crashing noise and found a woman clutching a brick who had smashed through a window.
He said Cowell’s security team detained the woman until police arrived.
Clifford said Cowell "was shaken up" and had described the scene as "just like something out of a horror movie."