Naomi Campbell smacks, scratches, attacks a paparrazo


Dude, how many times is Naomi Campbell going to go postal on random people? It seems like every few months Naomi goes completely crazy and beats the hell out of someone with whatever is around. For her assistant, Naomi actually beat the woman with a bejeweled phone. I believe that fight was over a pair of jeans. Once, Naomi went totally crazy on a yacht, and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage – all because she didn’t care for the wine and appetizers. Then, last year, Naomi had a massive temper tantrum at Heathrow, assaulting and spitting on a police officer, all over one misplaced bag. Naomi has been charged and convicted of various crimes dealing with her anger issues, so it’s not like it’s all a case of mistaken identity or one rare bad day. The crazy bitch has issues, and I’m surprised we don’t hear about her tantrums more often.

The latest incident occurred in the island of Lipari, Italy. Naomi was on holiday with her friend, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, when a photographer (Gaetano Di Giovanni) got within slapping distance of Naomi. According to Di Giovanni’s statements to the press, Naomi “slapped him and hit him with her handbag” and Naomi’s “nails had damaged his left eye”. While Di Giovanni’s vision was compromised, he could “hear that her bodyguards and her boyfriend were trying to drag her away”. Good Lord, I would have paid to see that.

Naomi Campbell has been accused of attacking a photographer and putting him in hospital during a holiday in Italy with her billionaire boyfriend.

Gaetano Di Giovanni claimed his face was scratched and bruised after Miss Campbell, 38, allegedly slapped him and hit him with her handbag. The supermodel’s ‘nails had damaged his left eye’, Mr Di Giovanni was reported telling Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Miss Campbell’s representative denied the attack took place and said in a statement: ‘Media reports circulating that Naomi Campbell attacked a photographer in Lipari, Sicily are completely untrue. The photographer was seen following Naomi Campbell on a small boat, taking photographs, the day after the alleged incident.’

Mr Di Giovanni told the Italian newspaper: ‘First she hit with her bag, screaming at me and then she tried to slap me. I managed to avoid her – but her nails still got my eye.’

‘For a few seconds I could not see a thing. I could hear that her bodyguards and her boyfriend were trying to drag her away.’

Police on Lipari said no complaint had been made to them.

Lipari is part of the Eoliean Islands, a chain which stretches between Sicily and the mainland and is popular with celebrities.

Miss Campbell arrived on the island with Mikhail Prokhorov on his yacht after spending several days in the south of France. Last year the Streatham-born model, known for her temper, admitted attacking police at Heathrow in a row over lost luggage.

[From Daily Mail]

My favorite part is the image of Naomi’s bodyguards dragging her away from giving the guy an even worse beat down. Naomi is like a vampire or a rabid dog. When she smells blood, she just wants to attack even more. But still, Naomi denied the stuff even happened… could it be that this is one of those rare times when she didn’t attack anyone? My guess? Probably not. The incident fits in with Naomi’s previous behavior, so I’m buying it.

Here’s Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend Vladislav Doronin walking along the beach before getting on a boat in Formentera, Spain. Images thanks to BauerGriffinOnline.

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  1. Nev says:

    She has big time anger issues but a lot of stars attack paparazzi and get a pat on the back. Mel Gibbson was accussed of atacking a pap then later his people said it didn’t happen.

  2. Cinderella says:

    And I’m sure her fits are not drug- related at all.

    My question is why is this billionaire even with her? Out of fear?

  3. Nev says:

    Lol I was thinking if he breaks it off with her she is going to beat his azz so bad. He better text her when he break it off. For his sake may be he really love her and want to marry her. With any luck she might calm down.

  4. TaylorB says:


    I was thinking the same thing. Who are these men who keep dating this foul tempered woman? Sure she is pretty on the outside, but seriously. Or does she only treat people she thinks are beneath her with such disdain? What a lovely personality trait.

  5. Firestarter says:

    Is her boyfirends name Mikhail Prokhorov or Vladislav Doronin? You article has two different names.

  6. giggly says:

    We need to send Naomi after Osama and Al Queada, the war on terror would be over in a week. Chick don’t play.

  7. Tia C says:

    @ Firestarter: I was gonna ask the same thing! She must make use of a Russian dating service, lol.

  8. Kaiser says:

    Firestarter – Sorry about that, her boyfriend is Vladislav Doronin, and she was on her “friend” Mikhail Prokhorov’s yacht.

  9. Firestarter says:

    @Kaiser- No problem! I was just a little corn-fused for a second there. Thanks for clearing that up. : )

  10. BlueSkies says:

    If this is true then she’s been drinking again after signing on to AA, I think. She’s one of those those people that change & get nasty when they drink which is really a sort of an allergy/intolerence to most alcohol not deep seated hidden rage. She can only get away with “the ganga”.

  11. gg says:

    😆 @ giggly

  12. ccoop says:

    One of these days somebody is going to fight back, and that somebody may just be stronger and crazier than she is (I know, that’s a stretch). She really needs to be thrown in jail because it’s obvious that rehab and judicial pats on the wrist haven’t done anything to help.

  13. Hieronymus Grex says:

    While I agree the paps need a good slap now and then to keep them in check, she’s got some real anger issues.

  14. C-DUB says:

    She needs a good ole fashion ass whooping. I’m talking about earring snatching, hair being pulled back in a ponytail, hood ass whooping! I bet she’ll stop putting her hands on people then.

  15. Sani says:

    I can agree with “she needs a good ole Fashion ass whooping” but I heard a lot of people say mostly in rihanna’s case women don’t deserve to be hit.

  16. Marianne says:

    I think Naomi is still stuck in the old supermodel days, when she and her mates were allowed to throw shoes on people and treat everyone like rubbish. Although the others grew up and changed, like Linda and Christy, Naomi remained the same spoiled diva. And, isn’t she dating some russian billionaire? You know, this would make her even more spoiled.
    Because I love a good old bitch, I love Naomi, I think she’s a fantastic model and she has a very strong fashion personality. That being said, I don’t think I’d ever work for her AT ALL. 😉

  17. amy says:

    She is quite the little lady isn’t she? Her mom must be beaming with pride.

  18. Oenix says:

    As far as I am concerned, he got what he deserved. Why was he “…within slapping distance of Naomi…”? He VIOLATED her PERSONAL face. I’d do the same if not worse.

  19. Cheyenne says:

    I’d pin a medal on anyone who slapped the shit out of Naomi.

  20. princess pee says:

    Shouldn’t you really know better? I wouldn’t get close to Naomi Campbell, personally, just because I don’t like to be attacked. It’s kind of like wildlife photography; you don’t walk right up to the lion or it eats you.

  21. the original kate says:

    who gets within slapping distance of naomi campbell?