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Moss 'devastated' by drug scandal
Model Kate Moss at the Glastonbury festival in 2005
Moss's agent said the model is set to sign a new luxury perfume deal
Model Kate Moss may leave the country after being left "absolutely devastated" by recent drug-taking allegations, her agent has revealed.

Sarah Doukas, who heads the Storm model agency, said Moss was deeply upset by the loss of her contracts with brands including Burberry and H&M.

Doukas told the Times: "She loves England. But I'm sure she's feeling concerned about living here again."

She added that Moss is set to sign a new deal with a luxury perfume brand.

Although she refused to disclose the brand, the newspaper referred to a "blue-chip perfume launch".

Doukas, who made the comments in an interview sanctioned by her client, discovered Moss at JFK airport when the model was just 14 and has guided her career ever since.

The irony is that she doesn't want to be a celebrity - she has never wheeled herself out on Parkinson or the GMTV sofa
Sarah Doukas

Describing the moment she first saw the pictures of the model allegedly snorting cocaine, she said: "I was horrified, mortified. I called Kate immediately.

"She was gutted, absolutely devastated. I read it over the phone to her and the avalanche started almost immediately."

Doukas, a mother-of-three who has described Moss as her "fourth daughter", said that the model felt betrayed and still does not know who secretly filmed her and sold pictures to a newspaper.

Doukas went on: "The irony is that she doesn't want to be a celebrity. She has never wheeled herself out on Parkinson or the GMTV sofa.

"She loves modelling - and she needs to be busy."

'Work commitments'

Last week Chanel revealed that it would not be renewing the model's contract to be the face of its Coco Mademoiselle fragrance.

Asked if the 31-year-old model was going into rehab, Doukas replied: "She's not an idiot. She'll do what she has to. Ideally she'd lie low for a long time, but there are work commitments."

However the Storm boss added that Moss "won't be around in the short term".

She also insisted that the model is a "fantastic mother", rejecting suggestions that social services could take her two-year-old daughter, Lila, into care.

Last week Moss released a statement in which she admitted "full responsibility" for her actions and said she was taking steps to address her problems.

An investigation into the drug allegations has been ordered personally by Scotland Yard chief Sir Ian Blair.

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