Supermodel Naomi Campbell was attacked and robbed by so called “thugs” on a Paris street a month ago, according to a report in the New York Post. But the news is only now getting out.
“It was terrifying. Naomi believes the assailant had been watching her, casing her out and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone,” a source told the Post. “Her leg was injured as she was violently pushed to the ground. She was understandably very upset and shaken up."
The story lauded her married Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, for whisking the beauty by private jet to Vail, Colo., where she was treated by orthopedist J. Richard Steadman at his clinic, which has treated sports stars such as Alex Rodriguez.
Campbell, 42, has been seen using a wheelchair and crutches. She reportedly alerted the French police and the Daily Mail reports that their record shows that on November 21, two people on a motorbike attempted to steal Ms Campbell's handbag as she sat in a vehicle on rue de Moussy. According to the Post, she was advised not to talk about the incident while they are searching for her assailants.
Campbell's rep declined comment to the Post..
Campbell has a stormy past when it comes to assault. She has been accused of physically abusing her employees and in 2000, she admitted throwing a cell phone at her personal assistant. In 2007, she was ordered to do community service after attacking her housekeeper.
Four years ago, Ms Campbell was banned from flying on British Airways after she spat on two policemen during an argument at Heathrow airport.
Happily, Campbell seems to be feeling fine as she has been tweeting and even threw a New Year’s Eve bash at her house on Miami’s exclusive Star Island. In February, Oxygen’s new TV show, The Face, starring Campbell and fellow supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, will premiere. The fashionistas will coach their teams of fledgling models on surviving life on the catwalk.