Page Six is reporting that Naomi Campbell was mugged in Paris last month. The supermodel, who has recently been spotted on crutches and using a wheelchair, reportedly tore ligaments in her leg during the violent attack.
The supermodel was set upon by thugs as she tried to hail a cab and was "knocked over and robbed," we're told. She suffered a torn ligament, and reported the incident to French cops.
One source said, "It was terrifying. Naomi believes the assailant had been watching her, casing her out, and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone. [...] "Her leg was injured as she was violently pushed to the ground. She was understandably very upset and shaken up," the source said. It is not known what the thugs stole from her, but it's believed they were targeting expensive jewelry she may have been wearing.
...Or was she? After consulting its Big Book Of Police Sources and a dude at Campbell's Paris car service company, the Daily Mail has a very different take on the alleged incident.
Claims that supermodel Naomi Campbell was mugged in Paris were this afternoon described as 'absolutely bizarre', as a French police source said there was no record of any attack. [...] [T]here was no official report of such a serious crime, either with the Paris criminal brigade or with city hospitals, although it may be that she was attacked and chose not to report the assault. [...] Muggings are comparatively rare in Paris, although sneak thieves do operate around the poorer suburbs, and at crowded Metro and train stations.
Ms Campbell, however, is known for her five star lifestyle when she is in the city, usually staying in a £1000 plus a night suite at the hugely luxurious Bristol Hotel, and travelling everywhere by chauffeur driven car.
A source working for the company which organises limousines for the supermodel when Ms Campbell is in the city said: 'The thought of Naomi Campbell hailing a taxi in the street is laughable, let alone the idea that a gang would attack her. It all sounds absolutely bizarre.
'Naomi is quite a demanding lady, and always has lots of assistants around her too. She's seldom alone!'
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