Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Naomi Pleads Guilty To Assault

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has pleaded guilty to reckless assault in a plea bargain with prosecutors in New York. The London-born model has been ordered to attend a two-day anger management course. She was also sentenced to five days' community service and ordered to pay medical bills of US$363.33 (£185.32) to her housekeeper.

Campbell injured Ana Scolavino by throwing a jewel-encrusted mobile phone at the back of her head. The pair had been rowing over a pair of missing jeans.

The 35-year-old told Manhattan Criminal Court: "I threw a cell phone in the apartment.
"The cell phone hit Ana. This was an accident because I did not intend to hit her. I am advised that Ana was hurt and I am deeply sorry about that."

If Campbell had been convicted of the original charge of second-degree felony assault she would have faced a sentence of between two and seven years behind bars.

The model has a history of problems with her employees dating back to 2000.
Several of them have filed lawsuits accusing her of assault.

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