Naomi Charged in Cop Assault

April Heathrow tussle lands supermodel in anger-management trouble again
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2008 9:52 AM CDT
Naomi Charged in Cop Assault
Jetsetting British model Naomi Campbell attends the Cannes Festival among her many international pitstops since her April arrest for spitting at a police officer at Heathrow airport.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Surly supermodel Naomi Campbell was officially charged today with assaulting a police officer, reports the Daily Mail, dating back to an April incident at Heathrow Airport in which she was hauled screaming and spitting from a British Airways jet after a dispute over baggage. The cantankerous catwalker—also slapped with disorderly conduct and use of threatening words—could face up to 6 months if convicted.

"Miss Campbell is bitterly disappointed that the prosecutors have advised her she is to be prosecuted for various offenses," her lawyer said in a statement. "She respects that decision and she hopes this matter is dealt with expeditiously." (Read more Naomi Campbell stories.)

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