Fiesty Beauty: Campbell Strikes Again
Naomi Campbell is released on bail after allegedly spitting at police.
April 4, 2008 — -- Naomi Campbell's on the loose again.
The British supermodel was released on bail Friday after a spat with a police officer at Heathrow Airport's troubled new Terminal 5, where one of her bags was lost.
Campbell, 37, left the airport police station just after midnight. London's Metropolitan Police said she was released pending further inquiries and ordered to report to a police station in late May.
Campbell was arrested late Thursday on suspicion of assaulting an officer after police were called to a disturbance at the airport. Since Terminal 5 opened last week, more than 28,000 bags have been separated from their owners.
Witnesses said Campbell was aboard a British Airways plane due to depart for Los Angeles when she became involved in a dispute because one of her bags had been lost. During the dispute, Campbell allegedly spit on the officer.
In a statement to ABCNews.com, Campbell's representative said the model "was flying to Los Angeles for a memorial service … She arrived at Heathrow Terminal 5 in plenty of time, checked her two bags in and was told they would make the flight."
"Once on the plane she was told one bag could not be found and was missing," the statement continued. "British Airways decided to resolve this by insisting she leave the flight and then called the police to forcibly eject her from the flight. She was taken to the Heathrow police station and released on police bail. So far as we are aware, British Airways have still failed to offer any explanation as to why her bag went missing at Terminal 5."
Campbell is as famous for her fiery temper as for her runway strut. Campbell was ordered to attend anger-management classes after throwing a mobile phone at her housekeeper during a fight over a pair of jeans. She spent five days mopping floors in New York last year as part of a community-service sentence.
In 2000, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating her then-assistant with a telephone in 1998. Under an agreement with prosecutors, Campbell expressed remorse and was released without punishment or a criminal record.