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Model charged over 'bloody' assault?

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has reportedly been charged with assaulting an actress friend in July last year.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2006 19:51 IST

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has reportedly been  charged with assaulting an actress friend in July last year.

The alleged assault happened in a Rome hotel, when Campbell's friend, Yvonne Scio claimed she needed hospital treatment for cuts and bruises on her face.

In an interview with Italian magazine Chi  Scio, describing the incident as "a horrific attack", said physically Campbell was like "Mike Tyson" when she punched her in the face, leaving her crying in pain with blood everywhere.

"She (Campbell) insulted me and said I was just an Italian starlet," Contactmusic quoted her, as telling British newspaper The Mail On Sunday.

"She pushed me against a wall and tried to scratch my face. Then she punched me two of three times in the face really violently and there was blood everywhere. "I was petrified. I couldn't even cry because I was in such pain. I was stunned. She was like Mike Tyson," she added.

Campbell's lawyer, Nadia Aleci has, however, dismissed it as a 'small' matter, as he said: "It's a very small matter."

The case will be heard next month.

Meanwhile, the British beauty is currently fighting three legal battles with former employees, who all claim the model assaulted them.