Naomi pleads guilty to long-distance cell phone ‘call’
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Supermodel Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor assault for hitting her maid with a cellular telephone during a dispute that arose over a pair of missing jeans.
Campbell, 36, admitted that she threw the phone and hit Ana Scolavino last March in her former Park Avenue residence, but said it was an accident.
“During the morning of March 30, 2006, I threw a cell phone in the apartment,” Campbell told Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum. “The cell phone hit Ana. This was an accident because I did not intend to hit her. I am advised that Ana was hurt, and I am sorry about that.”
Mandelbaum sentenced Campbell to a conditional discharge, the conditions being that the British model do five days of community service, go through a two-day anger management program, and pay $363 in medical fees for Scolavino.