UPDATE: On Sept. 4, 2009, the Connecticut state's attorney agreed to dismiss the charges in one year if Babnik stays out of the trouble. The decision came after Babnik and Seymour reached a out-of-court deal.
Stephanie Seymour is used to striking a pose, not being struck down.
Unfortunately, the former Victoria's Secret strutter has now allegedly experienced both, as a security guard at her Connecticut home has been charged for shoving the beauty into a door on her own property.
Seymour is currently embattled in a bitter divorce from her newsprint-exec husband, 62-year-old Peter Brant, and according to the Greenwich Time newspaper, this is just another incident to add to the messy split since March.
Police confirm that Brant was out of town at the time of the altercation, and security guard Joseph Babnik, 50, was said to be watching the house while his boss was away
According to reports, officers were called to the estate twice on Thursday, first by Seymour's assistant around 6 p.m., after Babnik "attempted to block Seymour from entering the main house and shoved her into a screen door as she attempted to get away from him," and the assistant heard "banging and screaming."
Babnik was rung up on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge Thursday after telling Greenwich police that Seymour took a slip of paper from his hands and he was merely trying to retrieve it from her. According to guard, Seymour attempted to enter the residence and he fell into the door while doing his duties.
Lt. Richard Cochran had a slightly different story, saying that "officers at the scene did not locate any such item, but found the screen door had been ripped as a result of the struggle."
Police arrived on the property again later that evening after another of Brant's security guards refused to leave the property. No charges were brought up during the second incident.
The Greenwich Time reports that police have been involved in multiple incidents between Seymour and Brant in the last few weeks, including alleged car vandalism and a complaint filed by the former model claiming that her husband was tracking her using a GPS he had hidden beneath her car.
Police say that charges were never drawn because the vehicle is registered to Brant.
Seymour's attorney, Mark Sherman, released a statement on Friday saying, "The situation has escalated to a point where Ms. Seymour is gravely concerned for her and her children's safety. The couple have three children, ages 4, 12 and 15." Herman continued, "Divorces are tense for any family—however, the scare and surveillance tactics going on here are dangerous and flagrantly criminal."
Brandt's people have denied any wrongdoing, reiterating the fact that he was out of town during Thursday's altercations.
Babnik's arraignment is scheduled to take place June 11.