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Naomi Campbell Assaults Police In Plane

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After pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers in an “air rage” incident in April, Naomi Campbell was sentenced to 200 hours of community service by a London court on Friday.

Along with a 2,300 pound ($4,600) fine, she was also forced to pay 200 pounds ($400) to each of the police officers she assaulted and 150 pounds ($300) to Miles Sutherland, the captain of the British Airways flight she disrupted.

A court was informed today that Naomi Campbell attacked police officers who were summoned to remove her from a plane after she became enraged with cabin employees about a missing suitcase.

When Campbell learned that one of her bags was not included on the British Airways trip to Los Angeles on April 3, she allegedly kicked and spit at officers, used profane language, and accused airline employees of racism.

A Heathrow Airport employee informed that “police removed a passenger off a BA flight” and that “a 37-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.”


Chairman of the magistrates’ Peter Yiacoumi said he had given Campbell credit for her guilty pleas and previous good character.

He said: “These offences are aggravated because they were committed within a lengthy incident in a confined space on an aircraft. Whilst we accept that the loss of your suitcase would have been stressful your subsequent behaviour cannot be justified.”

British Airways’ spokesperson told PA on Friday: “We take all cases of disruptive behaviour extremely seriously and take action where appropriate.

“We have banned people from travelling with us in the past and we reserve the right to ban passengers.”

The remaining two charges won’t be pursued, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.

C.P.S. director Nazir Afzal said in a statement that Ms. Campbell was “aggressive, hostile, and violent to people who were simply trying to do their jobs. Her behavior fell far short of what is acceptable.”

Campbell was informed by the magistrate that her behavior on the British Airways flight was “reckless.”

Alan Edwards, Campbell’s spokesman, stated earlier that she had acknowledged the incident was “regrettable”.

Following the incident, the media quickly reported that Campbell had been prohibited from taking flights with British Airways because of the outburst.

She might have been sentenced to six months in prison.

Campbell became combative with the captain when he exited the cockpit to personally explain to her why her suitcase and those of many other passengers hadn’t been loaded onto the flight. Campbell was traveling in first class.

Campbell was heard yelling, “I can’t believe you have lost my fucking bag,” as he attempted to explain the problem. “Bring me my fucking bags now.”

She instructed him to exit the plane, retrieve her bag, and present it to her. When he reeled off a list of options open to her, Campbell snapped: “How dare you tell me what my options are? You are not leaving until you find my fucking bags.”

She yelled, “You are a racist, you wouldn’t be doing this if I was white,” as he turned to go.

Two high-level BA staff were called in, one trained to deal with difficult situations, the court heard. “Miss Campbell was clearly upset and explained to them the reason why this was so awful for her was that she was contracted to wear a particular Yves Saint Laurent outfit on a US chat show and it was in the bag that hadn’t been loaded,” Parrish said.

The model yelled into her cell phone as employees attempted to reason with her, “They have lost my fucking bags, get me another flight, get the press, get me my lawyer!”  She refused to leave the plane, shouting “Fuck you, fuck you, captain” and “Fuck off, I have paid £5,000 for this. I have a right to be on this plane.”

According to Campbell’s attorney, she was unhappy because the missing luggage contained a dress that she was required by contract to wear to a Los Angeles event.


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