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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kate Moss Fired for Drug Use

NEW YORK -- Kate Moss, one of the world's most recognizable models, was dismissed from a planned advertising campaign Tuesday after executives said she had admitted to recently using cocaine. H&M, Europe's largest clothing chain, had photographed Moss to promote the global introduction of a fashion collection in November.

An H&M spokeswoman said the campaign was canceled after the 31-year-old model told store executives in New York that a report of her drug use published last week in London's Daily Mirror was correct.

"If someone is going to be the face of H&M," the spokeswoman, Jennifer Uglialoro, said, "it is important they be healthy, wholesome and sound."

The decision reversed an earlier statement in which H&M said it would forgive Moss and continue to use her.

Chanel will not renew a contract with Moss that expires in October, a Chanel perfumes spokeswoman said Wednesday, adding that it had nothing to do to do with publicity about the supermodel's cocaine use. "We are not planning to stop the advertisements before then," spokeswoman Julie Le Blevec said.

British police will investigate the report that Moss took illegal drugs, London's Scotland Yard said on Wednesday.

(AP, NYT, Reuters)