Naomi Campbell’s story about her Paris attack keeps changing: fishy?

Here are some new photos of Naomi Campbell and the reality show team of The Face, which includes Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Nigel Barker. They were in Pasadena yesterday for the NBC Winter Tour, which is basically like the spring/summer upfronts. It’s a chance for NBC Universal’s program stars to do press and promote their upcoming shows. The Face will premiere on Oxygen in February, and this is the first time that I’ve realized that NBC owns Oxygen.

Anyway, the reason Naomi looks so much shorter in these photos is because DIVA IS WEARING FLATS! She’s wearing flats because she was allegedly attacked on the streets of Paris when she was alone and trying to hail a cab. And she allegedly tore a ligament in her knee or something, so she spent the holidays in a wheelchair and now she’s super-brave to be seen out and about in flats!

After we reported Naomi Campbell was attacked by Paris muggers who injured her leg, the supermodel addressed the incident at a Television Critics Association press conference yesterday.

“I had an injury of my knee and I am on the mend. I cannot discuss any further as there is an investigation,” Campbell said while promoting her upcoming series, “The Face,” in LA. Campbell was attacked by thugs in November as she tried to get into a car, Page Six reported exclusively last week, and suffered what’s suspected to be a torn ligament. The beauty has recently been seen without a wheelchair, but wearing flat shoes rather than heels.

[From Page Six]

Fascinating. As many of you uncovered during your factchecking last week, it seems like Page Six’s story about Naomi’s injury was kind of off the mark. The Mail spoke to the French police investigating the crime, and that version of the story is different. The Mail says Naomi was attacked as she sat in a limo in central Paris, quite near the Alaia boutique. Her assailants were “two men on a motorbike” who tried to grab her handbag although “nothing was taken,” sources say. But if she was in her limo, how did she hurt her leg? Anyway, after the attack, Naomi took her limo to the police station and filed a complaint and refused to have a medical examination, but said that she was concerned that she was “deliberately targeted.” This is so, so fishy.

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  1. valleymiss says:

    So what do we think really happened? Is she covering for a domestic violence injury she received from a man? Or is she covering for another workplace incident, where someone retaliated after she threw a phone or something? Hmm…

  2. Zorbitor says:

    Hey – don’t blame the victim or something…

  3. marie says:

    hmm, wonder if she’s covering for somebody? and she may be crazy, but GAH she’s beautiful..

  4. Pandora says:

    Fishy like blood diamonds?? Or fishy like dating a Russian oligarch?? She has every right to think she was targeted, sketchy attracts sketchy imo.

  5. LAK says:

    It’s fishy all right.

    No exam.

    private jet to a specialist clinic in USA – anything wrong with the hospitals in France???!!!

    I smell a big fat rat in this ‘injury’ riddle.

    I don’t think it’s domestic abuse, but the red flag is that her BF is a russian Oligarch so every need to report to police whilst keeping hush about the incident.

    Rarely does a billionaire come by their money without utter ruthlessness but those Oligarchs are something else.

    On entirely different note, perhaps rumours of her fighting with the other models on that show are true, poor Nigel has to stand between her and the others!!!

    • bluhare says:

      I agree. I didn’t want to come out and say some thugs kneecapped her (I’m sure it wasn’t that bad) because of her boyfriend, but I thought you all would think I forgot to take my tinfoil hat off.

      But whenever things start changing like this story has, you know something’s up. Plus if she was sitting in a limo and they wanted her bag, you’d think the injuries would be to her arm.

      • LAK says:

        You get these ‘muggings’ and assasinations attempts in London quite frequently. All these russians have to travel with an entourage of SAS style bodyguards, and live in enclosed compund style homes in Surrey, rarely in Knightsbridge even though they can afford it several times over, because security is paramount.

        Naomi is involved with shady people though, remember the blood diamonds trial and how much security and legal caveats had to be arranged before she’d show up to say nothing?

    • Christina says:

      ”No exam.

      private jet to a specialist clinic in USA – anything wrong with the hospitals in France???!!”

      This sounds sketchy to me too. She’s in Paris, not Mogadishu. I’m sure there are plenty of world-class clinics there which would be very happy to treat someone with her money. It’s not like she had some obscure illness only a specialist hospital in the US could treat – it was just a knee injury, and obviously not that severe an injury if she was able to get on a trans-Atlantic flight and appear at an event not long after.


  6. dorothy says:

    I’ll say it again, the woman has been violent and attacked people for years. I’ve no doubt she’s on a “list” of some sort.

  7. PHD gossip says:

    Obviously (to me at least) it was some payback/warning/punishment meant for her Russian Oligarch boyfriend. After the attack, he flew her by private jet to a world famous orthopedist in Aspen. No Paris Doctor/Hospital for our Naomi!

    He must run with a rough crowd, and she must be figuring out how to monetize the attack. Watch them break up over it (she will want $$$ from him to keep quiet about the details and he won’t be interested in paying her).

  8. fabgrrl says:

    So strange! If she was injured in some way that she didn’t want revealed why not simply claim she was hurt while skiing? or horseback riding? something people frequently get hurt doing? I doubt anyone would think twice if she used an excuse like that for being in a wheelchair temporarily and wearing flats. What the hell? Was she actually hurt in some sketchy way, and sought police and medical help, only to be convinced afterwards to change her story?

  9. Anmelt says:

    Not relevant but dang I envy her arms. Her body looks good!

  10. lucy2 says:

    Something is definitely fishy, the story changed so drastically, and still doesn’t make much sense.

  11. Lady LaLa says:

    Talk to her ” Boyfriends” Wife, lol

  12. Lulu says:

    I’m going for the ‘she had her bunions removed’ theory that an op came up with.

  13. Cam S says:

    Ya’ll think she was trying to score some good stuff and ticked off the dealers?

  14. midnightmoon says:

    What I like about NaomiKs body is that she doesn’t look like a toothpick. She actually has hips. I’m sure I’d be horrified if I saw her on the street, though.

    Her face is a bit weird to me-she doesn’t smile authentically.

    And if you look at another photo, she is standing next to one of the other models-Karolina? Didn’t we read she and Coco fought?

    Lord I miss me some Nigel! I do not have a tv and live in Canada now, so I’m not sure how to get this show. It will never be the same without Jay & Jaye, but a little bit o’ Nigel might warm the cold damp nights up here!! Maybe he’ll come to Vancouver and visit me? I’d rub his shaven pate alllll night looooooonnnnggg.

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    She’s actually smiling in the pics.

  16. videli says:

    Aww, Naomi looks… small. I wonder if the other two put on their extra-high hills for the occasion.

  17. Josette says:

    She was not attacked! She has busted feet from years of modeling and she got surgery to remove bunions. That type of surgery will have you off your feet for about a month. That’s my theory.

  18. K-rock says:

    She’s a pig. Period. NEXT!

  19. Loulou says:

    Her septum looks like its been broken… It’s not linear as before. Stranger and strangerer.

  20. Shoe_Lover says:

    thank you for the Nigel Barker photos Kaiser

  21. Trashaddict says:

    I know you can’t talk about something if there’s a lawsuit, but since when can’t a victim talk about what happened to them? Is their some weird rule in France about this? That’s what really seems fishy to me.