NEW YORK Mar 31, 2006 (AP)— Supermodel Naomi Campbell was charged with assault for throwing her cell phone at a housekeeper after accusing her of stealing clothes when she couldn’t find a pair of jeans she wanted to wear on “Oprah,” prosecutors said.
This, my friends, this is America.
The fact that it was about jeans to wear on Oprah… I mean, OK, what has the world come to when you can’t gently admonish your housekeeper via a nokia to the cranium, sure, but when it’s revealed that it’s all about an Oprah appearance… That is America.
Campbell, wearing a white fur poncho, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree assault before Judge Richard Weinberg, who allowed Breitbart to enter a plea of not guilty on her behalf.
I don’t know about you, but for me, it wouldn’t really be journalism without knowing what she was wearing to the arraignment. White fur poncho — of course — what else do you wear to an arraignment? That’s the Naomi we know!
“She is sadly mistaken if she thinks she can extract money from me by concocting lies by recycling old stories,” the supermodel said. “I have asked my lawyer to look into filing both theft and extortion charges against her.”
The housekeeper was treated at a hospital for a cut that required four staples, said Assistant District Attorney Elina Kreditor, who asked the judge to set bail at $3,500 and to order Campbell, who is British, to surrender her passport….
This was not the first time the volatile Campbell, 35, was accused of reaching out and touching someone with a phone. In 2003, the supermodel was sued by a former administrative assistant who said Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier.
In August 2004, in the same apartment, Campbell and her maid battled it out, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused maid Millicent Burton of instigating the fight….
The mercurial Campbell has a reputation for angry outbursts and abusive behavior. She pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating another assistant while making a film in Canada in 1998.
I don’t know about you, but I weep for our nation when a zillionaire supermodel can’t find any domestic help who won’t provoke her to injure them.
And the liberal media want to blame the supermodel.
By the way, I think some people got killed in Iraq or something, you know, and there’s something about spying on Americans, I dunno. I’m too busy worrying what’s going to happen to poor Naomi.