*It wasn’t a cab driver, as previously reported, but rather a “chauffeur” who accused the supermodel of beating him from the back seat of a luxury SUV before she hopped out and ran off.
The Associated Press reports that police consulted with the Manhattan district attorney’s office and issued a harassment report against the tempermental catwalk queen, which doesn’t carry any penalty. Arrests are unlikely in the case, authorities said.
Earlier Tuesday, the driver – who had been hired to drive Campbell around New York City – told police she hit him from behind and his head struck the steering wheel of the black Cadillac Escalade, causing bruising under his right eye. He pulled over in midtown Manhattan and got out to speak to a traffic agent, who alerted police.
The chauffeur, who also drives Campbell’s boyfriend, decided not to pursue the matter criminally. It’s unclear if he would pursue it in civil court.
Campbell was not at the scene when officers arrived, police said. She did not speak to police, but her assistant went to the station house where the driver gave his account.
A spokesman for Campbell, who has previously pleaded guilty to assaulting people hired to work for her, said she would cooperate with police.
“There shouldn’t be a rush to judgment,” spokesman Jeff Raymond said. “Naomi will cooperate voluntarily, and there is more to the story than meets the eye.”
The 27-year-old driver, apparently hired just for the day, told police he picked Campbell up at a Manhattan hotel and was taking her to Astoria Studios, a TV and film studio complex in Queens, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said.