Give the Girl an ASBO!
Give this girl as ASBO rather than demonising all those hoodies? Noami Campbell has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman, she was held for 12 hours in a police cell before being questioned over an alleged assault. The 36-year-old supermodel had to sleep off jet lag after being arrested for allegedly scratching the face of her drugs therapist.
Miss Campbell was questioned by officers after her counsellor walked into a police station with blood-red marks down both her cheeks. The Streatham-born model was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm at her central London home at 1.20pm yesterday. Campbell is believed to have slept for up to 12 hours at Charing Cross police station before being questioned and released on bail at 1am today.
A source said the attack had allegedly happened when the model flew into a rage at her therapist, who has not been named, during a counselling session. The source said: "She looked quite shaken up. The marks were so red you could tell the attack had only recently happened."
In the past, Campbell has sought help for anger management but last night her spokesman pleaded innocence. He said: "We believe there has been a misunderstanding. Once police have investigated we are sure this will be resolved satisfactorily." The case is due in court in New York next month, when the model is expected to deny the charge.
This now adds up to eight times, in the last eight years, that Campbell has been accused eight times of committing acts of violence and verbal abuse against her employees and associates.
In 1998, her aide Georgina Galanis claimed the model threatened to throw her from a moving car and hit her over the head with a telephone in a hotel room. Campbell pleaded guilty to assault charges in 2000 and paid Miss Galanis an undisclosed sum of money for the distress caused. Under an agreement with the prosecution her record was cleared in exchange for her expressing remorse.
A few months after the court case, Campbell's personal assistant Vanessa Frisbee also claimed she had been physically assaulted.
A year later Campbell's new assistant Simone Craig alleged that she had been kept hostage by the model and beaten repeatedly. Both accusations were denied by Campbell's lawyers.
In 2003, a maid sued Campbell for throwing a phone at her and in 2004 police were called after housekeeper Millicent Burton claimed she had been hit.
In March last year, the star was said to have slapped her assistant Amanda Brack and beaten her around the head with a Blackberry personal organiser. The star's spokesman Rob Shuter denied the incident ever took place but in July this year, Miss Brack began proceedings against Campbell accusing her of assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.
Italian actress Yvonne Scio also claimed the model left her "covered in blood" after a spat at a Rome hotel. Miss Scio told police: "She punched me in the face. She was like Mike Tyson."
On 30 March this year, Campbell was arrested again for allegedly assaulting another of her assistants with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted cell phone in New York. The woman needed stitches to the head and Campbell was charged with second-degree assault - a crime that carries a minimum sentence of one year and a maximum of seven years.