Campbell won't face attack charges
Supermodel Naomi Campbell looked to have avoided facing another assault charge after being accused of hitting her driver in New York.
The catwalk legend's chauffeur prompted a police probe in the city after claiming the 39-year-old hit him from the back seat of her luxury car, causing bruising under his right eye.
But the authorities later said the driver had decided not to pursue the matter, meaning Campbell - who has notched up a series of assault convictions over the years - will most likely not face any charges.
New York police issued a "harassment report" after consultation with the district attorney's office because no officer witnessed what took place in the black Cadillac Escalade. The report does not carry any penalty.
Earlier, Campbell's spokesman Jeff Raymond said she would co-operate with police over the matter.
"There shouldn't be a rush to judgment," he said. "Naomi will co-operate voluntarily and there is more to the story than meets the eye."
The model's 27-year-old driver, apparently hired just for the day, told police he was attacked from the back seat before she jumped out and ran away. The blow is said to have caused his head to strike the steering wheel.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the driver told officers he picked Campbell up at a Manhattan hotel and was taking her to Astoria Studios, a TV and film studio complex in Queens.
The London-born fashion icon's latest brush with the law comes just days after she admitted she was "not perfect" during a fund-raising event for quake-hit Haiti.
Campbell - who has also recently struck up a friendship with Sarah Brown, the wife of the Prime Minister - has been convicted for a number of assault charges on both sides of the Atlantic during her long modelling career.
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