Yeah, so, Naomi Campbell smacked some driver in NYC upside the head today. Then she fled the scene, because she’s all class like that. Here’s the run-down:
A man hired to drive Naomi Campbell told police the supermodel assaulted him from the back seat of a luxury SUV on Tuesday before hopping out and running away.
Police were looking to speak with Campbell, who is known for her feisty temper, and were weighing whether to charge her.
A spokesman for Campbell, who has previously pleaded guilty to assaulting people hired to work for her, said she’ll cooperate with police. “There shouldn’t be a rush to judgment,” spokesman Jeff Raymond said. “Naomi will cooperate voluntarily, and there is more to the story than meets the eye.”
The driver, whose name wasn’t immediately released, told police he pulled the black Cadillac Escalade over in midtown Manhattan after Campbell hit him from behind and his head struck the steering wheel, causing bruising under his right eye. He spoke to a traffic agent, who alerted police. Campbell was not at the scene when officers arrived, police said.
I love how, whenever shit like this goes down, the PR flacks for these celebrities immediately issue statements that “there’s more to this than meets the eye.” In this case, it’s especially hilarious, because the only obvious thing to meet the eye is the steering wheel of this dude’s SUV after Naomi Campbell physically assaulted him. Like, what’s the part of this we don’t understand? The part where the driver took a wrong turn and there was no absolutely no alternative other than to hit him? Because if we don’t hit the help when they make a mistake, how are they supposed to learn? You guys should have seen my housekeeper after she put a fork in the spoon compartment of my silverware drawer. Suffice it to say she will never make that mistake again. (Also, if you can think of an animal bite that looks like a fork stab, please contact me asap. It’s important.)
I don’t feel like I really need to run down all of Naomi’s past employee assaults for you guys. You read celebrity gossip blogs. If you have questions, all you need to do is parse through the expansive “Legal Issues” section of her Wikipedia page.