Mary-Kate Olsen was so desperate for a cigarette, she broke New York City's smoking ban by lighting up in the ladies' toilet at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Institute Gala on Monday night (02MAY05).

After enjoying dinner, the teen TV star preferred to spend her time chain smoking in the toilet rather than socialising with other guests including Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson and KEVIN COSTNER - much to the disgust of women needing to relieve themselves, according to the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

A witness says, "Mary-Kate and ashley (Olsen) get up in the middle of dinner and walk in, and Mary-Kate is saying she wants a cigarette. She then proceeds to chain smoke in the bathroom of the Metropolitan Museum!

"Amanda Peet walked in while Mary-Kate was smoking and was clearly repulsed."

A Spokesperson for the museum was shocked to hear about guests smoking in the prestigious institution: "We don't allow smoking. It's unfortunate that we didn't spot it. There was no security in the bathrooms. I think that's something the museum will have to consider next year."

04/05/2005 17:26