Socialite nicknamed ‘Ascot Charlie’ for wearing lacy see-through dress to the races is arrested at Stansted Airport over ex-partner’s claim the 49-year-old burgled £10,000 of designer watches from his Essex home
- Charlie McEntee, 49, was arrested at London Stansted Airport on Valentine’s Day
- It was on suspicion of burglary over claims she stole £10,000 worth of watches
- Valuables were allegedly taken from Brentwood home of her ex John Carey, 49
- Mother-of-three hit headlines in 2002 for wearing see-through dress at Ascot
A socialite dubbed ‘Ascot Charlie’ after wearing a see-through dress to the races has been arrested for allegedly stealing designer watches from a former partner.
Charlie McEntee, 49, was detained at London Stansted Airport on Valentine’s Day on suspicion of burglary following claims she stole £10,000 worth of timepieces.
The valuables were allegedly taken from the home of McEntee’s millionaire accountant ex-boyfriend John Carey, 49, in Brentwood, Essex, last December.
Charlie McEntee, 49, hit the headlines in June 2002 for posing for photographers in a see-through dress at Ascot Racecourse, exposing her bare breasts and a pair of lace knickers
Mother-of-three McEntee, a former financial adviser, has been released on bail until Friday and denies wrongdoing, with her lawyer calling the claims ‘deranged’.
McEntee hit the headlines in June 2002 for posing for photographers in a see-through dress at Ascot, exposing her bare breasts and a pair of lace knickers.
McEntee is thought to have been married at least five times, with Mr Carey telling The Sun how they met on Match.com while he was in the middle of a divorce.
They had sex in a hotel bed during their second meeting in December 2018, with Mr Carey describing her as a ‘wildcat in bed, noisy, demanding and adventurous’.
They moved into a £300,000 four-bedroom villa in Murla, a village near Alicante in Spain, but split up after he received a letter containing allegations about her.
McEntee (pictured in 2002) bought her notorious Ascot dress for £1,100 from a designer boutique in Kensington, West London, and paired it with lacy knickers from Marks & Spencer
But her lawyer Ignacio Pellicer, from Pellicer & Heredia in Alicante, told the Sun: ‘My client confirms that these are all lies and the police investigations will prove this.
‘She says that the rantings of psychotic ex-partners and a jealous brother are exactly that – deranged rantings.’
An Essex Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘A 49-year-old woman was arrested at Stansted Airport on February 14, 2020 on suspicion of burglary in connection with a report regarding a burglary at a property in Brentwood on December 7, 2019.
‘The woman has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until February 21, 2020.’
McEntee bought her notorious dress for £1,100 from a designer boutique in Kensington, West London, and paired it with lacy knickers from Marks & Spencer.
McEntee attracted the attention of photographers while attending Ascot in June 2002
Speaking about choosing the dress, she said in 2002: ‘I went into the shop and she said, ‘I’ve got the best dress in the world and it’s suitable for Ascot, have a look’.
‘And for once I didn’t even try it on, I just took it, put it on on the day, got in my car and drove down.’ She said she was astonished at the response to the dress.
‘I’m known for my very extensive wardrobe and I do have some very dramatic outfits. But that’s the greatest reaction I’ve ever had.’
McEntee, who attended Roman Catholic convent school in Galway, Ireland, did not tell her family in advance about the plans for the dress, they later revealed.