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Naomi Campbell was charged with second-degree assault on Thursday after hitting her housekeeper with a phone during an argument, police said. The victim, identified as a 41-year-old woman, named Campbell as her attacker when she spoke to police, who said the alleged incident occurred in Campbell's Park Avenue apartment around 8 a.m. on Thursday reports People Magazine
A New York Police Department spokesman told BBC News the assistant had needed four stitches to her head after being hit by a mobile phone following the row.
Detective Bernard Gifford said he did not know what the argument was about.
A felony carries a minimum sentence of one year in the US.
Campbell's publicist said, Naomi had fired her assistant before the alleged fight.
The publicist, based in New York, said: "We believe this to be a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning. We are confident the courts will see it the same way."
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