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Guard accused of shoving Seymour avoids prosecution

A security guard charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly shoving Stephanie Seymour into a door at her Connecticut home has avoided prosecution after reaching a court agreement with the former supermodel.

Joseph Babnik, 50, from Carmel, New York, was arrested in June (09) following an altercation with Seymour at her home she shared with estranged husband Peter Brant.

Seymour filed for divorce from Brant in March (09) after nearly 14 years of marriage but the pair continued to live in separate quarters at their Connecticut country estate.

She alleged Babnik - a former New York City Police Department Detective - attempted to block her from entering the main house and pushed her into a screen door as she attempted to get away from him.

Brant is said to have been abroad when the incident occurred.

Babnik was charged with disorderly conduct and issued with a misdemeanour summons at the scene.

He denied the charge and accused Seymour, 39, of being the aggressor.

The charge against Babnik will be dismissed in 12-months if he is not arrested again, reports the New York Post.

(JMA/PYN/MJ)

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