3 Mar 2010

Supermodel Naomi Campbell accused of punching driver

9:03 pm on 3 March 2010

Police in New York say supermodel Naomi Campbell's chauffeur will not press criminal charges after he accused her of punching him.

Ms Campbell is alleged to have hit the driver from behind, causing his head to hit the steering wheel as they drove through New York, the BBC reports.

Police said they did not expect to make any arrests after the incident.

The 39-year-old British model has been sentenced to community service over previous incidents of assault.

In 2000, Ms Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to assaulting an assistant who said that the model hit her on the head with her mobile phone.

She served a five-day community service order in New York in 2007 after admitting reckless assault, having thrown a mobile phone at her housekeeper.

In 2008, she was sentenced to 200 hours' community service in Britain after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers on a plane at London's Heathrow airport.

Several of her former aides and maids have also sued her, accusing her of violent outbursts.