The supermodel was held after being taken off a plane on Thursday afternoon. Passengers claimed she had been aggressive to flight staff.
London Metropolitan Police spokesman said Naomi Campbell was arrested at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 for an assault on police. British Airways PLC, the terminal’s sole occupant, referred questions to BAA.
Naomi Campbell, a British fasion model, was arrested for allegedly spitting at a police officer. The supermodel has a history of getting into physical altercations with assistants and employees, and has attended an anger management program.
The British model, 37, was held after being taken off a plane on Thursday afternoon. Passengers claimed she had been aggressive to flight staff.
In 2000, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating an assistant while making a movie in Canada in 1998. Under an agreement with prosecutors, Campbell expressed remorse and was released without punishment or a criminal record.
In January 2007, Campbell pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for throwing her mobile cell phone at her maid in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.