September 1998: At the height of her career, supermodel Naomi Campbell is accused of assaulting personal assistant Georgina Galanis – punching, and then hitting her with a telephone inside a Toronto hotel room. Campbell later pleaded guilty and was eventually released upon agreeing to attend anger management classes.
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June 2000: Two years later, yet another personal assistant Vanessa Frisbee, accused Campbell of attacking her. The case, however, was dismissed by a British court.
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February 2001: Not surprisingly Campbell reportedly lost her temper when she was denied entry to a high-end members-only boutique. The same month, Campbell was caught scrapping with a paparazzi outside her boyfriend’s Chelsea home.
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March 2005: Campbell allegedly beat Amanda Brack, yet another assistant, with her BlackBerry. Legal proceedings against Campbell began in July 2006.
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Model Naomi Campbell is escorted by a court officer to her waiting vehicle following her hearing at Manhattan criminal court stemming from an alleged assault on her maid,Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in New York.
August 2004: No one is exempt from harms way, including Millicent Burton, a housekeeper who accused Campbell of assaulting her – slapping, kicking and scratching – inside the supermodel’s Park Avenue apartment. One month later, Simone Craig, another assistant, claimed she too was victimized with assault, battery and held hostage inside a Los Angeles hotel. The case was later dropped.
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March 2006: With nowhere else to go, Campbell was arrested for assaulting another housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, this time with a jewel-encrusted Swarovski crystal cell phone, which caused Scolavino to need four head stitches. The controversial supermodel pleaded guilty, sentenced to community service and was required to attend court-ordered anger management classes. A few months later, Gaby Gibson, another housekeeper claims Campbell accused her of stealing a pair of Stella McCartney jeans before hitting her, calling her names and threatening to have her arrested.
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April 2008: After throwing a tantrum, Campbell is escorted off British Airways flight 269 in handcuffs, for having spit on and punched a cop.
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August 2009: Campbell was seen dancing up against a glass wall at a St. Tropez club. This time it was not her short temper that made headlines. It was her very revealing short dress, which left very little up for imagination.
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March 2010: Campbell’s limousine driver filed a report with the New York City Police Department claiming that Campbell slapped and punched him prior to fleeing the driver and scene. Police however decided to drop the matter after the driver chose not to pursue criminal charges. One month later, during an interview with ABC’s Nightline, Campbell threw yet another trantrum. When asked whether she was given a large, uncut blood diamond as a gift from Charles Taylor, former Liberian president who is now on trial for crimes against humanity.
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell is clearly no stranger to scandal. For more than a decade, the British stunner – who during her heyday was one of the most in-demand models of her generation and among black models – is now the poster child for bad model behavior, and no amount of beauty or fortune could help Campbell escape from being accused of assault several times over, arrested or even court-ordered to community service – albeit in five-inch heels.
This coming Monday she is expected to sit down with Oprah Winfrey to, among other things, discuss her reputation as a rage-a-holic. In this slideshow, theGrio takes a look back at Campbell’s worst public relations disasters accompanied by some glamorous shots of the top model.