Naomi Campbell to Stand Trial in Italy for Attacking Photog

Naomi Campbell never has been very good at staying out of trouble and here's the latest. The supermodel has been ordered to stand trial for an alleged attack on an Italian photographer near Sicily in July 2009. Campbell reportedly freaked out at paparazzo Gaetano Di Giovanni, battering him after he took pictures of her with her billionaire ex-boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin. Di Giovanni claimed his face was scratched and bruised after Miss Campbell, attacked him, as the supermodel’s "nails had damaged his left eye," he told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Di Giovanni also told the Italian newspaper: "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." 

Campbell denies the allegations and in a statement, her spokesman said: "Ms. Campbell was the victim of paparazzi harassment in Italy. The photographer has claimed to have been attacked by Ms. Campbell, a claim our client has categorically denied and her team is confident to prove this in court later this year." 

This incident follows quite a few violent outbursts from the model. She was sentenced to attend anger-management classes in 1998, after striking her personal assistant Georgina Galanis with a mobile phone. By 2007, five other employees claimed Miss Campbell abused them. The following year she admitted attacking police at Heathrow in a row over lost luggage. And in 2010 she reportedly punched and slapped her limousine driver, again with a mobile phone.