Naomi Campbell was attacked by “thugs” on the streets of Paris a few weeks ago

Sometimes when I’m in “work mode,” I’m just skimming stories to see if there’s anything worth covering. When I came across Page Six’s top story this morning, my immediate reaction was to chuckle because all I skimmed at first was “Naomi Campbell… attacked… Paris.” I thought, “Of course. Of course she attacked the city of Paris. Of course she brought out her bedazzled phone and gave the city of Paris a major beatdown. Because she’s Naomi Campbell!” Alas, that’s not what the story actually is. Naomi was the VICTIM! After years of handing out beatdowns and whoop-asses, Naomi was attacked by unknown assailants in Paris several weeks ago, and she is still suffering from injuries now, weeks after the attack:

Naomi Campbell suffered a leg injury when she was violently attacked and robbed on a Paris street, multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six.

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. She was attacked in the street as she hailed a cab, and robbed.

“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.

The beauty’s billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, immediately flew her by private jet to Vail, Colo., where she was treated by J. Richard Steadman, one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the world and the founder of the Steadman Clinic, which has treated many athletes, including Alex Rodriguez.

Naomi, 42, has been using a wheelchair and crutches to get around following the attack, which happened over a month ago. Our source added she has not spoken publicly about the assault nor told friends, at the request of French police who are hunting down the thugs.

We are also told Doronin has upped security around Naomi, as a precaution.

The model’s spokesman and agent declined to comment. When reached by phone, the Naomi said, “I am sorry, I do not talk to press, but I am fine.”

Naomi has remained positive since the attack. She has been tweeting inspiring messages and threw a New Year’s Eve bash at her house on Miami’s Star Island. She’s now resting in Miami and preparing for next month’s launch of her TV show “The Face.”

[From Page Six]

The only little conspiratorial buzz I have is that I find it hard to believe that Naomi ever, ever rolls without an entourage. You know? I just find it unlikely that she would be alone, on a Paris street, hailing a cab. She is known for rolling with a huge entourage at all times, and I also think it’s kind of bizarre that she wouldn’t have her own car and driver, and that she would be hailing a cab? But if her assailants were watching her for a while, maybe they just struck at exactly the rare moment when Naomi was alone. As for her injury… poor Naomi, and I hope they catch the dudes who assaulted her. At least she’s putting on a brave face. And karma, etc. I feel kind of bad for yelling “Karma!” about this and truly, no one deserves to be attacked… but honestly, Naomi has a history of beating the hell out of people, so I feel pretty justified in saying it. Karma.

Also, I kind of hate to say this, but over the years, I’ve really grown more and more attracted to Vladimir Doronin. Um… he’s really sexy. And he’s crazy rich. And he’s probably afraid that Naomi is going to beat the hell out of him one day too.

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  1. Sam says:

    Now, if one of them attacked her with a cell phone, that would just be the icing on the karma cake.

  2. mln76 says:

    I can’t imagine that the assailant got away unharmed. They probably can’t find him because Naomi knocked him so hard that he’s in bed recovering.
    But seriously…I bet she kicked his ass.

  3. Rachel says:

    You are not alone Kaiser. He is hot! Great Blue Steel face in the bottom pic, but then I got distracted when I realized Naomi’s pantsuit ate her feet…

  4. T.C. says:

    When is Naomi ever alone and when is she ever in a dangerous part of France or away from pricey doormen? I believe she got injured but I’m suspicious of the real cause of the injury being a robbery. Maybe a fight with someone? I hope she gets better not even Naomi Campbell deserves to be the victim of an assault.

  5. Rhea says:

    Wow. That’s scary, but yes a bit odd since I never imagining her to travel alone (no more personal assistant?) or at least without car waiting for her. And was it happening day time or night time? No people on the street to help?

    When I was reading the title of this article I was actually thinking that the story would also mentioning her fighting back real hard or throwing shoes or cell phone at that thug since her temper always seems short.

    Hope she gets better anyway.

  6. fabgrrl says:

    I’m not trying to make light of her situation. Being assaulted on the street is horrible.

    But she is doing okay, so…

    Since I can’t imagine her doing something so pedestrian as hailing a cab, I’ll indulge in my own theory. Naomi pushed past someone who had hailed a cab for him/herself, because she is Naomi Campbell, dammit, and didn’t want to wait for her car! This person didn’t take too kindly to her antics and knocked her ass down on the street. We all know Naomi Campbell can be a little sketchy about jewelery *cough* blood diamond *cough*.

  7. lucy2 says:

    I’m thinking there’s more to this that they’re letting on. Also…getting knocked over on the sidewalk needs to be treated by a top ortho guy and in a wheelchair? Come on.

    LOL, I read assailant as assistant at first. Appropriate for her!

  8. frost says:

    What’s going on in the last photo with her legs? Is it after the attack?
    Anywho, just as most people said- Karma is a bitch Naomi! Get well soon.

  9. dorothy says:

    Karma’s a bitch. She’s been attacking people for years.

  10. TG says:

    Her boyfriend is so hot and he looks like he could handle himself well in a fight with Naomi. I think she probably needs a man who won’t put up with her crap. When reading this story I was hoping for a sinister Russian boyfriend mafia kind of thing but not hints of that. The other thing why does her boyfriend need to fly her to a clinic isn’t she an adult with money of her own? Shouldn’t she be flying herself to a clinic for treatment? I wish I could be a jetsetter sort of an international person who belongs to no country in particular like some of these folks do. Where I am equally at home in Paris, Istanbul, London, NYC, Rome, Australia, etc.

  11. Emsworth says:

    how old is she? 42!!!! she may be crazy, but this girl is beautiful. she looks fantabulous.

  12. MG says:

    Her dude is HOT!! As for Naomi, I’m sure it’s scary to be attacked…but….yes, it’s karma. She needs to know how it feels to have some crazy lunatic attack you and now she does.

  13. Nev says:

    Get better Naomi!!! My favorite forever!!!!!

  14. Madriani's Girl says:

    No sympathy for this entitled b*tch. She is rude, nasty, thinks she’s better than almost everyone else, is a bully, and she is sleeping with a married man with admitted zero concern for his wife. She has a lot of nerve wearing a cross.

  15. Madriani's Girl says:

    I’ve torn ligaments and tendons that required surgery and I didn’t need a damn wheelchair. I hate drama queens.

  16. Word says:

    Doronin’s wife probably hired people to beat the crap outta her.

    • Cazzie says:

      Could be the wife – or it could be a lot of other people. The list who might want to retaliate against Naomi Campbell is simply too long to contemplate.

      Also, agreed with the other posters who think that this sounds like this attack was planned and paid for – if it even occurred. The details don’t fit together…

  17. hmmmm says:

    I’m sorry, but I DO NOT BELIEVE this story. She didn’t get hurt that way. This story is covering for something else.

    • Madriani's Girl says:

      All the people she has abused in the past pooled their money and hired a thug for the beatdown.

      BTW, unless she was in a bad area of Paris, and she wouldn’t be, it’s highly doubtful this happened. As much as she gets papped, is she really trying to say NO ONE saw this? Not even the cabbie?

    • Talie says:

      I agree, this story is BS. Her ass would never take a cab and if she did, she would still have a bodyguard with her or someone else who would wave it down for her.

      It reminds me of that Madonna story where she supposedly fell off of a horse, but it was really a cover for something else.

    • bluhare says:

      I think so too. Hailing a cab alone? I didn’t think she rode in anything but limos, and I’m surprised her boyfriend woudn’t have a car/driver for her 24/7.

      She pissed someone off, that’s what I think. And there’s probably enough suspects to fill a phone book.

  18. Reece says:

    If they were targeting jewelry then why didn’t they take the jewelry? How could you not know what they took?

  19. A says:

    They both are very good looking. I can’t believe I am going to defend Naomi, but hasn’t her bf been legally separated for years from his wife and it was that way before he met Naomi?

  20. sirsnarksalot says:

    Yeah, this story stinks to high heaven. And also, KARMA! The Russian oligarchs didn’t come by their billions honestly. They are thieves and thugs who are up to all sorts of nastiness with each other. They have people “taken care of” and I have no doubt this was probably a message to him, which is why they are being so quiet about it. Two other oligarchs families are going after each other after one was apparently poisoned. And one’s attorney was kidnapped and dropped in a Belarus prison. These people are crazy and she would be wise to get herself out before something worse happens. But my guess is that she is broke and he is her sugar daddy, she’s a more successful Lilo.

  21. Tanguerita says:

    Gosh, she looks all shades of rough nowadays.

  22. Claudia says:

    I know this is callous, but when I read this my reaction was… eh, whatever, karma. She’s an immoral bitch through and through, so I find myself lacking in the sympathy department. I know that’s wrong but I can’t help it. I also agree with other posters who believe that the story of the robbery is fake and probably a cover for something else (how she really got those injuries).

    But for those truly concerned, don’t worry. She’s likely being soothed with an ever increasing collection of blood diamonds.

  23. Violet says:

    Yeah, this story sounds like complete nonsense. I suspect that Naomi attacked someone who had the nerve to defend themself.

  24. j.eyre says:

    “Of course. Of course she attacked the city of Paris.” – that’s a riot.

  25. Green is Good says:

    She probably tried to steal somebody’s cab, and they knocked her on ass.

  26. Themuseisnotenchanted says:

    Where were her phone throwing skills and her aggressive behavior, when she truly needed it? Bullies are nothing but cowards.

  27. hoopjumper says:

    Who is dressing her? Not one of these outfits flatters her, or even fits…

    Also, yeah, the story they’re putting out is fiction. Doesn’t make sense at all.

  28. Kiki says:

    Something’s fishy about this story.police say they have no record of it

    I hope she is not hiding something like a domestic violence situation by claiming some phantom person attacked her.

  29. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Aside from all the fishiness of this “attack,” what about the part where she throws a NYE bash at her place? How/why in the world would anyone host an exciting party if injured and in a wheelchair or on crutches… b*tch please.

  30. Violet says:

    Oops, meant to reply to a different story.

  31. skuddles says:

    I hope they stole her phone too.

  32. Loulou says:

    An oligarch has as many enemies as it has friends… I imagine a dimlit scene where rival associates stand up from a table full of caviar and cocaine, bottles of vodka and champagne crashing, one of them grabbing her leg to blackmail what’s his name by threatening to break one of her assets. The galant Russian (an oxymoron anywhere outside my story) caves in to their demands to save helpless (choke) Naomi.

  33. erika says:

    OMG….justified in your crush….WOW!

    Vladimir is a hottie! He reminds me of a mash up between Paul Newman and Steve McQueen….


  34. mike says:

    The update over at the Daily Mail explains a lot. Apparently, she was not hailing a cab; she was already in her limousine or going into it. And it wasn’t thugs; it was bike thieves who attempted a grab and run. Seems like the thieves cased her for the optimal time to grab.

    Doesn’t sound so fishy to me. Sounds pretty reasonable (and she did file a criminal complaint with the police on Nov 4).

  35. K-rock says:

    Is it evil that I don’t care or worse yet am sort of giggling?

  36. midnightmoon says:

    Rob Lowe as a blond, mixed with a bit of Alfred E. Neumann. No. I will pass on him. He is too short for Naomi.

    I call total BS on that fairytale. A month later? Huh?!

  37. Tilly says:

    There is a different version of this story in the Mirror. It states that she was sitting in her car and one of 2 people who were on a motorbike pulled the door of her car open and tried to take her purse. While the Mirror may not be the most reliable publication out there, it does give a more plausible version of events. Also, they indicate that the police offered her medical help which Naomi declined. She declines medical help but is so injured she needs to be flown to Colorado for treatment?! This whole story is a COVER-UP!

  38. Nev says:

    I really feel sorry for the next person who tries to rob her…get better Naomi!!!!!

  39. anneesezz says:

    She is totally evil. How can anyone feel bad for her? I hope someone did give her a beat down. She’s had it coming it for some time.

  40. Jo says:

    She got her bunions removed. Who does she think she’s fooling. You have to be off your feet for about a month. Mystery solved.

  41. mainstream says:

    I can’t comment on this without showing a side to myself that I’d rather keep hidden. So I’ll just say no comment.

  42. Lulu says:

    Her dude may be hot, but he’s also married. NOT hot.

  43. bangarang says:

    And she didn’t lob the contence of her bag at them

  44. The european says:

    Naomi beating him? Honey, hes russian! never in a million years!! you have no clue about them. hes maybe the only one who can control her, for a reason.

  45. argirl says:

    He looks like Fassbender…

  46. fridayhype says:

    “When karma finally hits you in the face, I’ll be there…Just in case it needs some help.”

  47. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I am so happy for Naomi. She’s had a long series of unhappy relationships. She is smiling in every picture you see of her now. She and Vladmir seem really in love. He is totally gorgeous. She didn’t even steal him from anyone – he had been separated from his wife for ten years.