Supermodel pleads guilty to charge of reckless assault

Supermodel Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty today to a charge of reckless assault.

She was sentenced by Manhattan Criminal Court to five days’ community service and a two-day anger management course, and ordered to pay medical bills of $363.33 for her injured housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, who was hurt when Naomi threw a mobile phone.

The model admitted throwing the phone in her Park Avenue apartment but said she did not intend for it to hit her maid, who needed four stitches after the incident.

Naomi told the judge: ‘Ana Scolavino was an employee of mine. During the morning of 30 March, 2006, I threw a cellphone in the apartment. The cellphone hit Ana. That was an accident because I did not intend to hit her.’

The model’s lawyer David Breitbart has requested that Naomi’s community service be an indoor task rather than something like sweeping the streets, for her own safety.