Naomi Campbell has been found guilty and convicted of assaulting a paparazzo photographer while he took pictures of her and her boyfriend on the Sicilian Island of Lipari back in 2009. The British supermodel was given a six-month suspended prison sentence.
Naomi Campbell, 45, was accused of attacking paparazzo, Gaetano Di Giovanni with her handbag, which struck him in the eye, after he took photos of her and her ex-boyfriend. Giovanni was injured so bad that it took him three days to recover. Although Campbell tried to settle this outside of court, Giovanni decided to take it to court due to the “seriousness of the incident.”
“I had just started taking some shots of her and I did not expect such a violent reaction,” Di Giovanni mentioned.
Campbell’s team is working very hard to make sure she doesn’t serve any jail time and is making an attempt to appeal the decision of this case. “We are fighting the ruling. Due to the ongoing legal process, we can’t discuss the matter further,” her lawyer, Guido Carlo Alleva shares.
Since the sentence is suspended, it usually means a type of probation will be issued instead of jail time. This isn’t the first time Campbell has popped off in her career. In 1998, she was ordered by a judge to attend anger management classes after striking her personal assistant with her cell phone.