TODAY The Sun blows the lid on the sleazy drug-fuelled world that held Kate Moss in a vice-like grip for TEN YEARS.
The picture on Page One of The Sun newspaper shows her in a hotel with cocaine chopped into four lines on the table.
The supermodel, 32, is holding a rolled-up tube ready to snort the killer drug in another night of wild partying.
We can reveal ‘Cocaine Kate’ even took it at the home of the then South African president Nelson Mandela — moments before meeting the great man.
And our probe also shows Kate:
BLEW an estimated £500,000 on the Class A drug.
BECAME so desperate for a hit she once hoovered up a massive line off a dirty floor.
MAY kill herself if she ever goes back to the drug, pals fear.
NEEDED coke so badly she would brazenly snort a line every five minutes in front of others.
HAD ready supplies in a new city thanks to her management sending out for it.
The latest revelations come as the mum-of-one battles to turn her life around after being pictured snorting coke at a recording studio last year.
She spent weeks in an Arizona rehab amid the furore that cost her deals with top names.
But today a former member of her inner sanctum reveals just how tough her battle must be.
Model booker Gavin Maselle, 36, said Kate was high on cocaine EVERY time he met her during their eight-year friendship.
He added: “Kate has been addicted for years. I truly hope she stays off coke because if she ever goes back, it will be the end of her.”
The front page picture was taken in a room at the exclusive Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 1998, when the model was 24.
Another picture shows Kate bleary-eyed at the hotel during the same trip.
She was in the country for a fashion show and to meet Nelson Mandela for a formal evening at his mansion.
Other models there included Naomi Campbell.
But despite the glittering occasion and meeting one of the world’s most respected men, Kate could not resist drugs.
Gavin, who was with her at the party, revealed she suddenly yanked him into a toilet while the South African president greeted his guests.
She chopped out a line of cocaine — and snorted it from the seat. Gavin said: “She was insatiable I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. We were there at Mandela’s house in the Bishop’s Court area of Cape Town — and Kate was doing coke.”
Gavin first met the model in September, 1997, when she jetted into Cape Town for an event organised by her agency Storm.
Within minutes of being introduced at a lunch she followed him into the gents and snorted coke in front of him.
Gavin revealed: “I heard this tap on the door and this squeaky English accent saying, ‘It’s Kate. Let me in’. So I let her in. She did a line of cocaine and we sorted of bonded there and then.
“She wanted to hang out with me all the time. I was in her inner sanctum for years.”
The next day Gavin arrived at Kate’s hotel and a party was soon full swing again after the model “ordered” a massive five grammes of cocaine. He said: “She got f*****. I stayed with her until we both crashed out.”
But that was just a warm-up for the main event on that trip.
The following day was the show for the launch of Storm Models South Africa, which Gavin was helping to organise.
He said Kate was so addicted she had to have a line just ten minutes before the start of the event at Cape Town’s Velodrome sports stadium.
Gavin revealed: “She was running around backstage looking for somewhere to do the coke.
“It was pandemonium, just minutes before she was due to open the show. She pulled me into the changing rooms and when she saw that there was no toilet seat or other surface to chop up the cocaine she just said ‘f*** it, the ground, let’s do it off the ground’.
“The cocaine was thrown on the floor, not even chopped up and divided into two. Then she bent over, bum in the air and snorted half in just one go.
“I could not believe it. It was gross and unhygienic but she didn’t care.
“I thought ‘my God you will collapse’. But she laughed and went straight out on to the catwalk and was seamless.”
Afterwards Kate partied hard into the night with a multi- millionaire businessman, a world-famous rock star and a host of A-list models, getting through several more grammes of coke.
The model — who now has three-year-old daughter Lila Grace — and her entourage ended up at the Table Bay Hotel after running out of cocaine backstage.
Gavin said: “Kate and I, and about four other top models all piled into a convertible car and drove back to their hotel.
“It was crazy. I was in the front with Kate on my lap and the millionaire was in the back squashed between other models. More cocaine was picked up and we returned to a suite at the hotel.