Naomi Campbell Sentenced to Six Months in an Italian Prison for 2009 Assault


Naomi Campbell was convicted of assault by a Sicilian court on Friday.

Back in August 2009, Naomi and her then boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, were visiting the Sicilian island of Lipari when photographer Gaetano Di Giovanni snapped a few photos of them.

Naomi hit the photographer with her purse, scratching one of his eyes. He received medical treatment and took about three days to fully recover.

Naomi’s lawyers reached a settlement with the photographer and he initially withdrew his charges, but prosecutor Francesco Massara ordered the trial to continue in the public interest because of the charges.

She received a six-month prison sentence.

“We are appealing the ruling surrounding the 2009 incident,” Naomi’s attorney Guido Carlo Alleva said in a statement obtained by E! News. “Due to the ongoing legal process, we cannot discuss the matter further at this time.”


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