Naomi Campbell to mop NY floors
Battling supermodel learns her fate
Naomi Campbell will "mop floors and sweep corridors" for five days as punishment for chucking a mobile phone at her maid, the Evening Standard reports.
In January, Campbell pleaded guilty in a New York court to a charge of reckless assault on Ana Scolavino, and was ordered to pay Scolavino's medical expenses of $363 and to do five days community service.
Campbell's lawyer expressed his client's wish to do her hard time indoors, thus sparing her the public humiliation suffered by Boy George - condemned to sweep the Big Apple's streets last year after falsely reporting a burglary at his New York apartment.
Although a Campbell spokesman said yesterday that "Naomi is ready to complete her sentence no matter where or what she is assigned", the Streatham clotheshorse appears to have got her wish, and "will be expected to work as a cleaner at a public building in New York". ®
Just a thought
If a cleaner does a bad job he/she gets threatened with the sack (same for most of us really) but if a supermodel does a bad job of cleaning what does she get threatened with ? To sack her would be a reward !
Supermodels must be seen to be punished
How will the courts ensure that Naomi Campbell does as she is told? It seems to me that she will either pay someone to do the work for her or, alternatively, she might clean a small section of floor and then sit back and chat on the telephone for five days. I have met women who would chat on the telephone for five days if the alternative was housework. If the public cannot see her being punished they will assume she has not been punished, because she is wealthy and famous, and that will not bolster whatever faith the public has in the justice system.
Bit out of order by keeping her behind walls and saving her from humiliation. Criminals should be humiliated, goes to show you that it isn't what you have commited, its how much money you have to bribe the judge.