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#1 Wed 07 Mar 07 10:01am

abdullahcohn

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What would the maid have got if she did it to her? more than 5 days?

Naomi dons cleaner's outfit to carry out mop job
by Bithika Khargarhia - March 7, 2007 - 0 comments

British supermodel Naomi Campbell reportedly has to clean floors at New York's Sanitation Department as part of her punishment for attacking her housekeeper with a jewel-encrusted cellphone over a pair of missing jeans, apparently a climax of nearly a year long saga that made her more famous as a defendant than a supermodel.

The glamorous beauty will have to swap her stylish catwalk outfits for a broom, gloves and safety vest to carry out her community service, under which she can be seen mopping floors and sweeping corridors for five days, reportedly starts March 19.

But, unlike Boy George, the former singer with Culture Club, who last year in August was ordered to sweep the streets to settle drug charges in New York, Campbell will serve her five-day sentence indoors, escaping such humiliating punishment.

Campbell is scheduled to appear before a judge this week where she will formally learn her fate. However, media reports cited a court official saying that the community service order has been decided, and the model had been assigned to mop floors with other community service workers at a Sanitation Department warehouse in Manhattan.

The 36 years old, London-born beauty in January 2006 admitted that she had hit her Chilean-born former maid, Ana Scolavino, after accusing her of stealing jeans she planned to wear on the Oprah Winfrey television talk show.

She was originally charged with second-degree assault, a felony that carries a minimum punishment of one year imprisonment and a maximum of seven years behind the bars. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault in January and also apologized to Ana Scolavino, who needed four stitches in her head.

In exchange for her guilty plea, Manhattan Criminal Court handed out a five-day community service sentence to Campbell and ordered her to attend a two-day anger management classes, the second since year 2000, and fined her $240. She was also ordered to pay $363.32 to reimburse medical expenses incurred by Ms Scolavino.

On her likely punishment, Campbell’s spokesman said: "Naomi is ready to report and complete her community service, no matter where or what she is assigned."

Campbell, who savored stardom quite early in life, has a history of scuffles with her employees and associates that provided a regular fodder for yellow journalism.

She has been accused of committing acts of aggression and verbal abuse against some of her employees and associates. Some of them had even filed lawsuit against her.

In 2000, she pleaded guilty in a Toronto court to a 1998 assault on Georgina Galanis, her then assistant, whom she had assaulted with a telephone in a hotel room and threatened to throw her out of a moving car. The Canadian court then ordered her to attend anger management classes.

In March 2005, she had allegedly slapped assistant Amanda Brack. Italian actress Yvonne Scio has claimed the model left her "covered in blood" after an altercation at the five-star Hotel Eden in Rome.

One more employee, Amanda Brack, who claims that the model abused her verbally and physically, has recently sued the model in New York.

Campbell, the first black woman to appear on the covers of French and British Vogue, as well as Time magazines, has blamed her sizzling rage on lingering resentment towards her father for abandoning her as a child.

She has brief relationships with lots of men from the industry, including boxer Mike Tyson, U2's bassist Adam Clayton, actor Robert de Niro, dancer Joaquin Cortes and Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore. In addition, she has been romantically linked to musician Eric Clapton, actor Sylvester Stallone, Prince Albert, Robert Goode, Matteo Marzotti, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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#2 Wed 07 Mar 07 3:17pm

abdullahcohn

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Re: What would the maid have got if she did it to her? more than 5 days?

Justice belongs to the rich! The courts belong to the rich and the country belongs to the rich.

Instead of going to court, that maid would have had a better chance of justice if she would have chucked that phone back at her and cracked that mindless hooligan’s head open and see how she likes it.
That’s the only chance of justice the poor have.

Bloody Hell, I knew she was going to get of lightly considering how much money she’s got and the racism in America targeting Latinos. But 5 days community services, a tiny fine, and the maid only receiving hospital expenses.
This is too extreme even for America.

Well, she has assaulted people before, and the courts showing yet again that rich people are immune from prosecution if they target the poor, means she will do it again.

Well will she get away with it the next time. You can bet your life on it!

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