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Naomi Campbell Charged With Assault

British authorities charge supermodel in Heathrow incident.

LONDON – The British Crown Prosecution Service today charged Naomi Campbell with six offenses linked to an alleged outburst last  month on a flight from Heathrow Airport.

The supermodel, whose charges could carry a maximum six-month jail sentence  and fines, will be brought to trial at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court here on June 20.

Campbell was charged with three counts of assaulting a policeman, one count of disorderly conduct and two counts of using threatening behavior and abusive words to cabin crew. A dispute purportedly arose over lost luggage on a British Airways flight, from which Campbell was forcibly removed.

“Miss Campbell is bitterly disappointed that the prosecutors have advised her she is to be prosecuted for various offenses,” stated Campbell’s lawyer, Simon Nicholls. “She respects the decision and hopes this matter will be dealt with expeditiously.”

The maximum sentence for Campbell’s alleged assault carries a six-month jail penalty and/or a fine of up to £5,000, or $9,850 at current exchange. The other counts each carry fines of up to £1,000, or $1,970.

For complete coverage, see Friday’s issue of WWD.