British supermodel Naomi Campbell denies assaulting a photographer in Italy last year, saying the allegations are "completely untrue".
Photographer Gaetano di Giovanni claims his face was scratched and bruised after Campbell slapped him and hit him with her handbag while she was holidaying with tycoon boyfriend Vladislav Doronin on the island of Lipari, Sicily, reported contactmusic.com.
"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," said di Giovanni.
But Campbell's spokesperson has slammed the claims, insisting the star had nothing to do with the attack.
"Media reports circulating that Naomi Campbell attacked a photographer in Lipari are completely untrue," he said.