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Naomi Campbell charged with assault
Herald Sun ^ | 31 March 2006

Posted on 03/30/2006 2:26:26 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

NAOMI Campbell has been charged with assaulting her housekeeper, New York police said after arresting the supermodel at her Park Avenue home today.

A police spokesman said Campbell had been charged with second degree assault and the housekeeper was taken to hospital after the incident. The spokesman had no further details on the woman's injuries.

Campbell, still one of the biggest names in fashion at the age of 35, was fingerprinted and photographed at a police station and was due to be taken to court later for arraignment, a police spokeswoman said.

Campbell's agent, Amanda Silverman, said in a statement: "We believe this is a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning. We are confident the courts will see it the same way."

It was not the first time the British-born Campbell has had troubles with the law - in February 2000 she pleaded guilty in a Canadian court to assaulting her former assistant, and was given an absolute discharge, meaning her record was cleared.

After that incident, in which she assaulted her assistant Georgina Galanis with a telephone, she blamed her fiery temper on lingering resentment towards her father for abandoning her as a child.

Campbell, who grew up in South London, said that her father abandoned the family before she was born and her mother was often gone because she worked long hours to send her daughter to prestigious schools to study singing, drama and ballet.

"I've not always displayed my anger in the appropriate time," she said in a 2000 TV interview in which she said she had attended a US clinic to help manage her anger. "It's a manifestation of a deeper issue, I think. And that, to me, I think is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness."

Campbell has also admitted to drug use in the past. In 2004 she won a British court battle with a tabloid newspaper that was found to have invaded her privacy by running a story saying, correctly, that she had visited Narcotics Anonymous.

Spotted on the streets of London's Covent Garden when she was just 15, Campbell was the first black model to appear on the covers of the French and British editions of Vogue magazine. Nearly 20 years later she remains one of the biggest names in fashion, sought after by the top designers to grace their shows in New York, Paris and Milan.

She has also acted in several movies, tried her hand at singing and launched her own cosmetics range. She has also published a ghostwritten novel called Swan, about a supermodel who is blackmailed.


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KEYWORDS: assault; campbell; hissyfit; model; naomi; naomicampbell; poorpoorselfvictim; staff; supermodel
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Sounds like a real charmer...
1 posted on 03/30/2006 2:26:28 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
May we assume the housekeeper is so fired?
2 posted on 03/30/2006 2:27:26 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Oops, never mind! She was fired.
3 posted on 03/30/2006 2:28:08 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: SandyInSeattle
And soon to be so rich...


4 posted on 03/30/2006 2:28:31 PM PST by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don't think this is the first time she had been accused of this....


5 posted on 03/30/2006 2:30:29 PM PST by Kimmers (Liberals suck the fun out of life)
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To: Aussie Dasher
1st Cynthia McKinney now Naomi Campell..angry liberals becoming unhinged.

OH the humanity!!!
6 posted on 03/30/2006 2:30:32 PM PST by Blackirish (Hillary is angry AND brittle.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
My wife watched some modeling show in which she was the host. I saw her go batshit on one girl that was being kicked off. She's a lunatic.
7 posted on 03/30/2006 2:30:32 PM PST by Jaysun (It's March and I'd slit your throat for a fresh ripe tomato.)
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To: Blue Jays
Naomi Campbell


8 posted on 03/30/2006 2:31:09 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Blue Jays

Some people you can just tell are not going to grow old gracefully.


9 posted on 03/30/2006 2:35:01 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Aussie Dasher

She sounds like a perfact match for Russell Crowe.


10 posted on 03/30/2006 2:37:17 PM PST by Feiny (I only take the free tour.)
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To: Blackirish

What do you mean "becoming" unhinged...most of them have been stark raving mad for years!


11 posted on 03/30/2006 2:37:35 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Blue Jays

Shes got man hands.


12 posted on 03/30/2006 2:37:40 PM PST by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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To: Blackirish

Sounds like she didn't want to be outdone by Cynthia McKinney.


13 posted on 03/30/2006 2:38:37 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Aussie Dasher
***she blamed her fiery temper on lingering resentment towards her father for abandoning her as a child....It's a manifestation of a deeper issue, I think. And that, to me, I think is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness***

How 'bout lack of self-government and a narcissistic attitude. What a loser.

14 posted on 03/30/2006 2:39:02 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Blue Jays

Let's see if it looks the same when http://www.thesmokinggun.com publishes the mug shot.


15 posted on 03/30/2006 2:41:31 PM PST by VeniVidiAuferi
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To: Aussie Dasher

Some people would pay $1000 an hour to have Naomi assult them.


16 posted on 03/30/2006 2:48:13 PM PST by Always Right
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To: fanfan

You'd probably be the first heterosexual guy to ever look at her hands.

(But you're right, she does.)

}:-)4


17 posted on 03/30/2006 2:50:35 PM PST by Moose4 ("I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword/In defense of this land and the word of the Lord")
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To: Moose4

LOL!

I'm a gal!


18 posted on 03/30/2006 2:55:12 PM PST by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

i started to puke when the article reached the point of listing all the childhood excuses she has.


19 posted on 03/30/2006 2:57:07 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Gee Naomi, maybe it's really because you are low rent, uncouth trash.


20 posted on 03/30/2006 3:13:03 PM PST by Cecily
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