Naomi Campbell relieved
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 March 2010
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is relieved the driver she allegedly assaulted has decided not to press charges, because she felt as though she was being punished for her ''past wrongdoings''
Naomi Campbell is relieved the driver she allegedly assaulted is not pressing charges against her.
The supermodel was accused of punching limousine driver Miodrag Mejdina on the back of the head on Tuesday (02.03.10) but will not be questioned over the claims and Miodrag has now apologised for getting the police involved.
In a statement, she said: "On Tuesday, March 2, I was accused of unacceptable behaviour towards a driver in New York. I have worked very hard on correcting my previous wrongdoings and I will not be held hostage to my past. I try to treat everyone with respect and I am pleased the driver has apologised. I would like to put the last few days behind me and move on."
Mejdina - who had been hired as the model's chauffeur for the day - said Naomi struck him after becoming enraged as he drove her through Manhattan, New York. He fled the vehicle on foot when he stopped to report her to authorities.
However, the 27-year-old driver now says the whole incident has been largely exaggerated.
Through his lawyer, he said: "This whole thing has been blown out of proportion and I apologise to Ms. Campbell for causing that to happen."
Over the years, Naomi's temper has got her into trouble with the law on several occasions.
In 2006, the 39-year-old catwalk beauty was arrested after she threw a jewel-encrusted mobile telephone at her housekeeper.
The model was arrested again in April 2008 at London's Heathrow airport on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after one of her suitcases went missing.