September 1, 2005
[Last Updated: September 01, 2005 ]
Campbell Blacklisted by Mentor
HOLLYWOOD, July 22, 2005
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been blacklisted by the man who helped launch her catwalk career--because she is "nasty" and "temperamental".
Campbell shot to fame after being discovered by Elite Modeling agents near her London home when she was just 15.
But Elite boss John Casablancas, the father of Strokes rocker Julian Casablancas, hasn't worked with her since 1989, and says he will never work with her again.
He tells the New York Daily News, "Naomi has a really nasty side, because of her temperament, her lifestyle and her history. I like her a lot, but I would not work with her again for all the gold on Earth. She was abusive with her booking staff and it was unbearable."
But Campbell's representative says, "Naomi has been very honest about her past and has learned a great deal from it. It's unfortunate that John does not seem to be able to move on. I'm sure Naomi wishes him the best."
No model behavior for Naomi Campbell
By Jeannette Walls
Supermodel Campbell questioned for assault
JEREMY CHARLES IN ROME
THE supermodel Naomi Campbell is under investigation by police in Italy after allegedly flying into a rage with a fellow model over what she was wearing.
Ms Campbell, who has a reputation for a fiery temper, is accused of punching the model and actress Yvonne Scio after a row at their hotel, leaving her with a split lip.
Police in Rome, where the alleged assault took place at the luxury five-star Hotel Eden, close to the city's famous Via Veneto, confirmed an investigation had been opened.
Ms Scio, 36, who has made several films in both Italy and the United States, needed treatment for cuts to her face and lip at the San Giacomo Hospital.
Yesterday a police spokesman, Domenico Condello, said: "I can confirm that an allegation of assault against Naomi Campbell has been made by Yvonne Scio.
"She came to the police station and she had cuts to her lip and had been treated in hospital. She said that Naomi had insulted her and attacked her after an argument over some clothes she was wearing.
"We have taken a full statement from Ms Scio and we will be checking her claims with Naomi Campbell."
Ms Scio's lawyer, Annamaria Bernardini De Pace, also confirmed she had been asked to look into the possibility of a civil action against Ms Campbell.
Ms De Pace said: "We fully intend to take this matter to court.
"They have been friends for years - they had even been out shopping before this happened," Ms De Pace said.
"Yvonne is in bed in a lot of pain. Her face is in a terrible way. Her lip was split and she lost a lot of blood.
"She is an actress so she will not be able to work for a while so we will also be looking for loss of earnings.
"I have not seen her personally because she is at home in bed but I have seen the medical report. After it happened, Naomi's assistant took her away and Yvonne went straight to the hospital."
A statement from Ms Campbell's agent said: "Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been mistakenly dragged into a potential drama in Rome after an actress and long time acquaintance Yvonne Scio made claims of a dispute between the two.
"Naomi made it clear that there had been a disagreement between the
two in which she told Ms Scio she was very disappointed with her behaviour
and that she should go."
Yvonne Scio Sues Naomi Campbell
Yvonee Scio filed a complain against her best friend, supermodel Naomi Campbell, claiming she was beaten for wearing a similar dress.
Yvonee Scio filed a complain[t] against her best friend,
supermodel Naomi Campbell, claiming she was beaten for wearing a similar
dress with Naomi.
Naomi Campbell: Phone Basher?
by Joal Ryan
February 21, 2000
Supermodel Naomi Campbell recently pleaded guilty to an assault charge
for beating her assistant while making a film in Canada two years ago.
Under an agreement worked out with the prosecution, Campbell expressed remorse for the attack and was released without punishment or a criminal record.
An assault conviction can bring up to six months in prison or a $1,370 fine.
Campbell admitted beating her assistant Georgina Galanis while in Toronto filming the movie, Prisoner of Love.
Galanis, 39, briefly worked as Campbell's assistant during the filming. She has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Campbell in New York that mentions the alleged assault in Toronto.
Galanis, who lives in Queens, NY, said in the lawsuit that she worked for the superstar model for nine days.
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