Naomi Campbell Attacks Limo Driver, Flees Police: Report

Celebrity News Mar. 2, 2010 AT 6:15PM
Naomi Campbell Attacks Limo Driver, Flees Police: Report Credit: Neil Mockford/Getty Images

Naomi Campbell may be in trouble with the law again.

Manhattan police were looking for the supermodel following a violent incident with her limo driver on Tuesday afternoon.

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According to an NBC New York report, Campbell, 39, became enraged with her chaffeur and -- from the back seat -- slapped and punched him as he drove. And, yes, Campbell allegedly struck her driver with her cell phone, he told authorities.

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The driver eventually stopped the car on the Upper East Side to call 911; that's when Campbell jumped out of the car and ran. Cops are presently "looking to speak to her," the report says.

Early Tuesday evening, a rep for Campbell told UsMagazine.com:

"There shouldn't be a rush to judgment. Naomi will co-operate voluntarily, and there is more to the story than meets the eye."

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Nevertheless, the fashionista has developed something of a rap sheet for her outbursts. In 2008 she pled guilty to attacking two police officera at London's Heathrow Airport; a year earlier, she was sentenced to community service for throwing a phone at a maid; in 2005, an assistant accused her of slapping her and beating her with a Blackberry. In 2000, she pled guilty to a 1998 case involving an old assistant -- who claimed Campbell assaulted her with a telephone and threatened to throw her out of a moving car.

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