The fashion world is bringing in the New Year with confirmed unfortunate news about one of its own. The Daily Mail Online is reporting that Naomi Campbell was hurt in a mugging attempt last November. Revelations about the attack came after the star was seen in December wearing a brace and photographed in a wheelchair.
The attack occurred when the 42-year old supermodel was sitting in a Paris limousine. Two thieves approached her car on motorbike and tried to snatch Campbell’s handbag. The altercation took place in Rue De Moussy, a very trendy district of the French capital.
At the time of the incident, Campbell refused to have a medical examination, but she reportedly suffered a torn ligament in the thwarted bag snatch. Nothing was taken, but Campbell filed a complaint at a Paris police station.
Previous unconfirmed reports described the attack as a “brutal and violent mugging” that occurred when the supermodel was trying to hail a taxi in the French capital, but it appears those were just exaggerated accounts of the attempted mugging.
A spokesperson for the supermodel had no comment. But when pressed by The New York Post for a response about the incident Campbell said, “I am sorry, I do not talk to press, but I am fine.”
Apparently, the fashionista is indeed doing well; she reportedly is vacationing in Miami and has resumed her busy tweeting schedule.
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