Naomi Campbell released on bail
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Naomi Campbell released on bail

The supermodel was arrested on October 25 over claims that she attacked her drug counsellor in London.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2006 21:13 IST

British supermodel Naomi Campbell, currently facing assault charges in the United States, was released on police bail this morning. The supermodel was arrested over claims that she attacked her drug counsellor in London.

The claims appeared in a front-page story of The Sun tabloid, which said the unnamed "shaken therapist" walked into a police station and said Campbell had scratched her all over her face, prompting a raid on the star's home.

The 36-year-old catwalk star was arrested at an address in the Westminster area of central London at 5.50 pm yesterday and taken for questioning.

She was released on bail, shortly after 1:00 am (local time), today and told to report to police on an undisclosed date later this month, London's Metropolitan Police said without naming Campbell.

Campbell's spokesman said yesterday that he believed there had been a "misunderstanding", adding, "We are sure it will all be sorted out when the police investigate."

Campbell has pleaded not guilty but if the case goes to trial, she faces a possible seven-year jail term if convicted.

Campbell is one of the world's most recognisable faces having worked with several major designers, including Ralph Lauren, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana.

Discovered at the age of 15, the London-born model rose to become the first black model to appear on the covers of Time magazine and the French and British editions of Vogue.

She has also made forays into the world of music, film and literature, but to significantly less acclaim.

First Published: Oct 26, 2006 21:13 IST