Campbell in court accused of assaultAnd nobody laughed.
Andrew Clark in New York
Wednesday June 28, 2006
Naomi Campbell added a touch of glamour to a downtown Manhattan courtroom yesterday as she faced one of several allegations of assaulting her staff with communication devices.
Ms Campbell, 36, faces a charge of second degree assault after a former maid, Ana Scolavino, accused her of hurling a jewel-encrusted Blackberry emailing device at her head, leaving a 7cm (3in) gash. Ms Campbell is said to have become enraged when she was unable to find a pair of jeans she wanted to wear for an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Shortly after her arrest in March Ms Campbell described the allegation as "completely untrue". This week another former assistant, Gaby Gibson, filed a lawsuit in New York's supreme court, claiming her employer smacked her on the head with a mobile phone - also in an altercation over missing denim.
Ms Campbell has a history of vitriolic disagreements with employees. An administrative assistant alleged in 2003 that the model had hurled a phone, assaulted her and held her hostage in a Beverly Hills hotel. In February 2000 she pleaded guilty in court in Toronto to beating a former assistant, Georgina Galanis, who said Campbell had attacked her several times, at one point throwing a telephone at her. Ms Campbell said at the time she blamed her temper on having been abandoned by her father in childhood.
Ana Scolavino is a Chilean married to an American, Georgina Galanis doesn't sound quite like Aunt Jemima either. Now imagine a WHITE employer whacking her BLACK "staff" with "communication devices"! If that bulimic bitch weren't Black, they'd simply sent her back from whence she came or to where she belongs long ago.
I am not saying that there isn't a comparably humiliating picture of Campbell anywhere. But I have yet to find it and I searched literally for hours. To find this picture of Moss cost me about 20 seconds.
What a degenerated society, where a drug-addicted, totally and utterly unhinged hag without the slightest ability for restraint or dignity can become stinking rich and -- much worse -- a role-model just because clothes look good on her in photographs. Whether all that is sugar-coated by cute-isms like "brat", "wild child" or possessing a "fiery nature", because of her race (the media is by far not as forgiving when it comes, for example, to Kate Moss, who is, compared to Campbell, a paragon of virtue) or whether they really just don't see what a monster they are courting, or better: creating, is, when all is said and done, immaterial.
But she added a touch of glamour (whatever that is) to the courtroom -- and that's all that matters, after all.