December 19 - Heather Mills has been threatened with threatened disciplinary action by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) following accusations that the Briton "verbally abused" and "physically harassed" an official.
But, after announcing earlier this week that she had abandoned her qualification attempts as a result of injuries sustained by IPC rule changes which ruled her prosthetic boot unusable, a remarkable row has developed.
The IPC's director of communications, Craig Spence, accused Mills of "breaking into a rage", lunging at leading IPC official Sylvana Mestre and screaming insults before being restrained, in what he described as "harassment and absolutely disgraceful behaviour".
This version of events is supported by Mestre, head of the IPC's Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee
"She jumped on me and started to say I was a bitch - she grabbed me from the back and she started to say that 'you don't know who I am, I will make your life miserable.'
"I don't understand the reaction."
Mills did not answer to requests to respond to these allegations from insidethegames but a contrary statement was issued by her management team refuting the claims of the IPC.
The statement read: "Heather waited patiently - as the IPC confirmed - to try and explain to Sylvana Mestre that her left boot was legal and purely cosmetic to abide by the archaic IPC rules - it was just cut down and the buckles removed to stop more weight limb damage."
Although emphasising that the matter was between Mills and the IPC and occurred after she had resigned from the British team, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and the British Disabled Ski Team (BDST) are sticking by their statement released earlier this week.
In this they express their "sadness that Mills has decided to retire at this stage, rather than working with BDST and IPC Skiing to resolve the issue."
"Heather has shown determination and made great progress over the past few months and is to be commended for the success she's had in her skiing career," the statement added.
December 2013: Mills abandons Paralympics dream after injury-induced equipment row with IPC
August 2013: Mills step closer to Sochi 2014 after finishing second in New Zealand Winter Games
January 2013: Exclusive - Mills will not get special treatment if she qualifies for Sochi 2014, warns ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission
April 2012: Mills revels in "dream come true" joy at US Adaptive Alpine Championships
March 2012: Heather Mills victory in US Championships fuels Sochi 2014 ambitions