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Naomi Campbell -- Arrested and Charged with Felony

3/30/2006 5:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Naomi Campbell has been arrested and charged with felony assault for allegedly attacking one of her employees. A law enforcement official tells TMZ that the alleged victim is Anna Scolavino. Cameras caught Campbell leaving the police station Wednesday afternoon.

NYPD sources tell TMZ that the model was arrested at her home and taken to the Midtown North Precinct -- as of 12:20 PM EST, Thursday, Campbell was still there.

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We're told the incident occurred at 8:00 AM EST. The alleged victim, a 41-year-old woman, was struck in the head with an object, allegedly thrown by Campbell. The woman had a laceration on the back of her head. She went to Lenox Hill Hospital for stitches.


In 2000, Campbell pled guilty to hitting former personal assistant Georgina Galanis with a telephone. She was ordered to take anger management classes.

In 2001, another former personal assistant, Simone Craig, claimed Campbell threw a mobile phone at her. Campbell denied it and no charges were filed.

Campbell's rep issued this statement: "We believe this is a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning. We are confident the courts will see it the same way."

A police source tells TMZ that Campbell will be charged with assault.

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