Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/28/campbell_apology/

Naomi Campbell says sorry for mobile assault

Healing power of crystals battles personal demons

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 28th February 2007 10:14 GMT

WSA Battling supermodel Naomi Campbell has expressed her remorse for the phone-throwing incident which cost her maid Ana Scolavino four stiches in the head and the Streatham clotheshorse five days' community service.

Opening her heart to US TV show Extra, Campbell told Terri Seymour about "her violent temper and the personal demons that drove her to assault her maid with a cell phone".

Naomi assaulted Scolavino with said device when she couldn't find a pair of jeans while "dressing to get ready for an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey TV show". In January, she pleaded guilty in a New York court to a charge of reckless assault, copping the community service and Scolavino's medical expenses of $363 in the process.

Campbell admitted to Extra: "I have a deep sense of shame for the things that I have done. I felt very remorseful for having thrown the phone at someone that didn't deserve it."

Campbell confessed she's doing daily therapy and "partaking in the healing powers of crystals". She explained: "I think they bring great energy...You should see how many I travel with." ®