Project Runway alum Kenley Collins arrested for assault…with a cat

Insert your best “using her pussy as a weapon” joke here. Kenley Collins, a former Project Runway contestant who made it to Fashion Week as a finalist, has been picked up by Brooklyn cops for assault. The aspiring designer threw a cat at fiance Zak Penley’s face, along with a laptop and three apples. He called 911 and she was taken into custody.

“Project Runway” finalist Kenley Collins was arrested today after assaulting her fiance with their cat, authorities said today.

After throwing the feline, a laptop computer, and three apples at Zak Penley, Collins, 26, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon (of meow destruction).

“It was a miscommunication,” Collins told The Post after getting released without bail from Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday morning.

“Fights happen, And that’s that. There is no case.”

According to law enforcement sources, an enraged Collins woke Penley up just after 7 a.m. by hurling their cat in his face. Then she threw her laptop, and as he fell crawled on the floor, slammed a door on his head.

She threw three apples, and doused him with water, before he was able to dial 911.

“You’re lucky, it could have been worse,” Collins told Penley after the blow, according to sources.

Collins and Penley, an artist and musician who penned a song called “CAT?” for her Project Runway finale, were to be married in October.

Neighbors said the couple had been fighting for weeks.

“Lately there has been a lot of yelling,” neighbor Ken Edge, 31, said. “I can hear Kenley much louder than I can hear Zak. When she speaks, she yells. Since she moved in around September there have been a lot of noise problems.”

[From The New York Post]

Why is it that people who hit and hurt other people always explain it as a “miscommunication?” How can there be any miscommunication if you are no longer communicating, but using fists, weapons or, in this case, cats to get your point across? It is a funny image- some wacko lobbing a feline at someone- but assault is assault. Oh, and a word of advice to Kenley- saying things like “It could have been worse?” Bad idea. In some places that could be considered criminal threatening. What an idiot. I remember Kenley very well from her days on Project Runway. She was easily one of the most obnoxious, self-absorbed contestants they’ve ever had on the show. It doesn’t surprise me at all to see her in some kind of altercation. But I wouldn’t have guessed it would involve an animal.

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  1. Nony says:

    no honey, it was a miscommunication BEFORE you abused a cat to assault someone.

  2. photo jojo says:

    *must not make obvious and horrible pun*

  3. Lex says:

    haha… if they got married, her name would be kenley penley.

  4. Lem says:

    not to disagree with you but 911 is for emergencies. Not because someone threw a cat or an apple at you. That’s animal abuse for sure, I’m a bit more on the fence as to whether throwing crap at somebody constitutes abuse. What kind of puss reports being doused in bottled water?

  5. Lem says:

    btw, yes I would say the same thing were it HE that threw bottled water and some apples at her. I’d say what a drama queen, 911 has better things to do than play into your crazy ass domestic drama.

  6. SarahS says:

    Sorry Lem, gotta disagree. If a guy woke up his woman by throwing an animal and laptop at her, slamming her head in a door and then throwing MORE things at her, she’d be well within her rights to call 911, so why isn’t he? Why isn’t just as serious? Cause it’s a woman doing it?

    Physical abuse like that is bullshit no matter WHO the abuser is, man or woman, end of story.

  7. Lem says:

    So does jail for that matter.
    “whatya in for”
    “I chucked a cat at my bf’s head”
    “wha that it?”
    “Nah I threw some apples at him and poured some water on his head, bout you”

  8. Ohforf says:

    One of my cats once was startled by my ex while she was asleep (the cat was asleep not the ex) and laid her open for over 25 stitches in two swipes of her claws, and that was without being thrown. People don’t think of cats as dangerous, but they have sharp claws and are still animals, and barely domesticated animals at that.

  9. rbsesq says:

    Why wasn’t she charged with animal abuse also?

  10. adleisia says:

    Can we discuss that Kenley is/was? marrying a guy whose last name is Penley? Kenley Penley? Seriously?

  11. geronimo says:

    LOL @ Lex! Kenley Penley. Cats, laptops and apples aside, this is a relationship doomed from the start. 😛

  12. Ash says:

    HAHA@ Lex-

    That’s what the fight was actually about, she woke up and realized her name would be Kenley Penley. Reminds me of the scene from Wedding Singer when Adam Sandler says ” Julia Gulia” Priceless.

  13. Ash says:

    Also, I loved her designs, until she opened her mouth to defend each of them to the judges. She just kept getting the last word which made me dislike her so much in the end. When it’s to the point that you’re arguing with the host of the show, you need to step down and re-evaluate your horrible immaturity.

  14. Kat says:

    Lolz! Homegirl is DRESSSED TO KILL!!!!!!!!! What a crazy CAT FIGHT!!!! WEAPONS OF MEOWS DESTRUCTION! Haaaaaaaa, these and other bad jokes:

  15. Ron says:

    If Chris Brown threw a cat, apples and a laptop at Rhianna, he should be sent to the big house. Please people. Abuse is abuse no matter who is the victim and my guess is this is no broad to f**k with.

  16. the original kate says:

    i have to question the sanity of anyone who would voluntarily live with kenley.

  17. aleach says:

    i feel bad for the damn cat!

  18. Jenna says:

    This is hilarious in ways to me. Of all things she throws a cat at him. Oh. God. Yes. Forget the other things the most hilarious part is the cat. Maybe not the cat itself but quite possibly the idea of it.

    But in the ways that it isn’t hilarious is that it could be considered as animal abuse and that’s just dreadful. She could have thrown a remote control at him or a pot of hot grits.

  19. Gistine says:

    How would you like to be her boyfriend? To be known as the guy that got hit in the head with a cat (and not the kind he would have preferred) would render one flaccid to be sure. MEOW!

    Poor widdle kitty cat. Hope it pissed in her shoes. Never liked her and wanted to kick her in the vag several times on Project Runway.

  20. Codzilla says:

    I’d shoot bitch for manhandling my cat.

  21. Codzilla says:

    Uh, that’s supposed to be: I’d shoot A bitch for manhandling my cat.

  22. Orangejulius says:

    Yep, I’d want to kick her seriously hard in the vag for throwing a cat. No excuse for that. Pick any damn thing in the house you freaking feel like, but please, leave the innocent animals out of it!

  23. nxghosting says:

    she smile very nice and her images very nice for looks

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