Since early December, the Daily Mail and the New York Post have been chronicling Naomi Campbell‘s fabulous holiday celebrations, noting that she’s been hobbling around on crutches (and sometimes wheeling around in a motorized wheel chair) from a torn ligament.
Today two countering reports–from the Post and Mail–shed light on the cause of Campbell’s injury. Bear with us here…
Page Six is reporting that Campbell was injured after she was attacked and mugged in Paris over a month ago. The Daily Mail subsequently called the report into question, citing a French police source who said there was no record of the attack.
Here’s what went down according to Page Six: Campbell was apparently knocked over and robbed while hailing a cab, resulting in the leg injury. A source told the gossip column, “Naomi believes the assailant had been watching her, casing her out, and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone. She was attacked in the street as she hailed a cab, and robbed.” The source said the thieves may have been targeting expensive jewelry Campbell was wearing.
Sound fishy that someone as loaded and famous and dripping with jewels as Campbell would be alone hailing a cab? And that if she did get mugged a month ago we wouldn’t have heard about it until now? The Daily Mail thought so and talked to a source within the French police who described the Page Six report as “absolutely bizarre”. A rep from the chauffeur service Campbell usually uses in Paris told the Mail, “The thought of Naomi Campbell hailing a taxi in the street is laughable, let alone the idea that a gang would attack her… Naomi is quite a demanding lady, and always has lots of assistants around her too. She’s seldom alone!”
According to Page Six, the reason Campbell has kept quiet is that French police requested that she keep mum while they hunt down the “thugs.” The tab alleges she did in fact report the attack to police immediately following the attack.
Why Campbell was injured, we may never know. But she’s not saying. When Page Six reached out to Campbell she told them, “I am sorry, I do not talk to press, but I am fine.”