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Naomi Campbell charged with second-degree assault



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Naomi Campbell charged with second-degree assault

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.


Ms Campbell was charged with a felony and appeared before a judge. Manhattan criminal court was told how the 35-year-old British model was
preparing for an appearance on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' when she accused her
housekeeper of taking a pair of her jeans.
Campbell - who has pleaded not guilty - then allegedly threw a mobile phone
at the woman's head.

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."


Campbell's lawyer, David Breitbart, told reporters: "When I left her at the
station she was great, in a great frame of mind and thrilled at the way the
NYPD had treated her."


It's not the first time Campbell has been accused of attacking a member of
her staff.
In February 2000, the star pleaded guilty to an assault charge for beating
an assistant during the making of a movie.
Then in 2003, a former assistant alleged the catwalk beauty had thrown a
phone at her during a tantrum in a Beverly Hills hotel two years earlier.
The aide also claimed she grabbed her by the arms and threw her down on a
couch.

Read More @ TMZ


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