Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been found guilty of assault following her encounter with a paparazzo photographer in August 2009. The photographer, Gaetano Di Giovanni, accused Naomi of scratching his eye and hitting him with a handbag when he attempted to take pictures of her and her former Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin as they walked through the Sicilian island of Lipar in 2009.
Di Giovanni said Naomi noticed he was taking photos of her and Vladimir and attacked him with her handbag. She scratched one of his eyes and he needed medical treatment following the incident and took three days to recover, he testified in court.
Naomi was convicted of assault by a Sicilian court yesterday Friday July 31st and received a six months suspended prison sentence.