Original super-model Naomi Campbell accused of assaulting a PR agent after suspecting him of tipping off the paparazzi to her whereabouts...
From The Daily Mail
The latest incident, which follows Ms Campbell’s previous convictions for assault, is said to have left [an employee] of global PR giant Bell Pottinger with a bruised face.
Ironically, the [agent] had been employed by the company to improve the model’s public image.
Ms Campbell, 46, and her alleged victim worked closely together in London late last year.
But things turned sour when he turned up at her apartment in a five-star New York hotel shortly before Christmas, while the model was recovering from a foot operation. At the time, she needed crutches and a wheelchair to get around.
She suspected the publicist of tipping off the paparazzi about her movements, and the pair are said to have grappled furiously as she wrested the phone away from him as he sent a text. But it is not suggested that her suspicions were justified and accounts of what led up to – and followed – the incident differ markedly.
Sources close to Ms Campbell suggested that the man, who is 20 years the model’s junior, was a ‘fantasist’ who turned up unannounced at the apartment in midtown Manhattan. But friends of the publicist robustly deny this, saying the pair had, in fact, formed a close bond.
Earlier this year, Ms Campbell dropped Bell Pottinger as her publicists and returned to PR guru Alan Edwards, the founder of the Outside Organisation.
After the incident, friends say gossip about the altercation swept through the offices of Bell Pottinger, and the young publicist has not been seen recently.