Richie Claws Back at Rachel

11/28/2006 2:40 PM PST

Richie Claws Back At Rachel

Nicole Richie didn't waste any time responding -- in spectacularly bitchy fashion -- to her former stylist Rachel Zoe's statement to TMZ yesterday about their professional split.

On her MySpace blog, Richie took a page from the gossipistas and posted a not-so-blind item that makes a rather pointed reference to a "35 year old" (Zoe is 35) who, Richie alleges, has an eating disorder, from which Nicole herself has been rumored to suffer. Here's the unedited posting:

What 35 year old raisin face whispers her order of 3 peices of asparagus for dinner at Chateau everynight, and hides her deathly disorder by pointing the finger at me, and used her last paycheck I wrote her to pay for a publisist instead of a nutritionist?
HINT: Her nickname is lettucecup..."

Zoe's reps had no comment on Richie's riposte. Yesterday, sources told TMZ that Zoe was unhappy with choices Richie had made in her life, and ended their working relationship. Zoe also told TMZ, "I have nothing but love for Nicole and wish her only health and happiness."