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Prosecutors have dropped assault charges against a student model who was accused of attacking her boyfriend because he wanted to break up with her.
The attorney for Kathryn Mahoney told DailyMail.com that prosecutors in Connecticut are not going forward with their case against her.
She was accused of punching swimmer and rugby player Ben Kebbell in her dorm at Fairfield University on March 1, 2018.
Her attorney Frank Riccio II told DailyMail.com: ‘All criminal charges against Kathryn Mahoney were dismissed after a motion was filed with the Court.
‘That request was granted after the Court considered all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the matter.
‘Now that all charges have been dismissed, she will continue her collegiate studies which have placed her in the top of her class. Her future is extremely bright!’
DailyMail.com contacted Mr Kebbel and the prosecutors for comment. Neither has responded.
It is not clear why they have dropped the charges.
Kebbell, who is also on the school’s swim team and hails from the Isle of Man in the UK, appeared to be in good spirits and even joked about his injuries after the alleged attack earlier this year.
‘The katie thing comes with a broken nose lol,’ the six-foot-one, 184-pound athlete wrote on one picture, showing blood streaming out of his nose and into his mouth.
In a later picture, the freshman smiled after some of the blood had been cleaned off of his face.
The bloody incident happened on March 1 in a dorm on the small Connecticut school’s campus.
Kebbell told police that Mahoney hit him after he mentioned the end of their relationship.
He told police he grabbed the Nashua, New Hampshire native’s shoulder to get her to stop but he failed and had to run to a friend’s dorm room to get help.
He took himself to St. Vincent hospital to be treated for a swollen and bloody nose after the incident, the Fairfield Citizen reported.
In addition to swimming on the swim team, Mahoney has also worked as a model.
Her Instagram page has more than 100,000 followers. However Riccio II told DailyMail.com her model career is in a hiatus.
She was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly charges and ordered held on $1,500 bail.
The school is a small private university with approximately 5,100 students.