Kenley Collins is famous for her design and sewing prowess as much as her bitchy, snippy pouty demeanor on the reality show Project Runway. Ms Collins had the gall to snipe at the shows beloved “teacher/guru/mentor” Tim Gunn. Now that the limelight has dimmed, Kenley and fiance Penely have been fighting loudly in their trendy Williamsburg Brooklyn pad for weeks.
One can’t help but sympathize with Penely, there is a fine line between self defense and domestic battery. In Collin’s defense, she flung her own laptop, and generally kitties and apples when thrown by a girl are NOT deadly weapons. (Apologies for sexist “throw like a girl” remark.) I would LOVE to hear the 911 transcript where Kenley screeches in the background and Penley says “ouch, she’s throwing apples at me, help”
As editor, I should mind my tone on this post, because domestic violence is not funny. (but apples and kitties make this so fricking funny I can’t help it)
My brilliant pal from Kittyville gave me the best punch line for this story, after I published it…. PUSSY WHIPPED.
Ms Collins, alleged cat flinger and man beater.
Collins collection shown at Fashion Week featured a frothy feathered bridal gown.
The Kenley Penley couple in happier times.
ZAK PENLEY B'klyn ex-fiancÃ© got pummeled.
one of her cats Sandra (left) or Arlo as a weapon.
TV’S WACKY EX AND THE KITTY
‘RUNWAY’ GAL IN PUSS-TOSS BUST
www.nypost.comÂ |Â By JAMIE SCHRAM, AMBER SUTHERLAND and JEREMY OLSHANÂ |Â Last updated: 8:44 am, March 19, 2009, Posted: 3:00 am, March 19, 2009
Kenley Collins, the catty, batty finalist on “Project Runway,” really let the fur fly when she assaulted her now ex-fiancÃ© with their pet feline in their Williamsburg apartment, authorities said yesterday.
The fashion designer, 26, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon the weapon being the cat itself for her crazed attack on Zak Penley, 28, prosecutors said.
“It was a miscommunication,” Kenley told The Post after getting released without bail from Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday morning. “Fights happen, and that’s that.”
On the plus side: She will not be changing her name to Kenley Penley.
According to sources, the fur began to fly at 7 a.m. when Collins cocked her arm and threw one of the couple’s two cats Arlo or Sandra at Penley, who was sleeping at the time.