Tuesday 12 December 2017

'We're going to kill you' - Naomi Campbell reveals she 'was attacked in Paris'

Naomi Campbell attends the 2015 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell attends the 2015 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell in the press room during The Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Naomi Campbell has revealed that she was once attacked in Paris, and said it was likely by the same gang who targeted her friend Kim Kardashian last year.

The British supermodel and actress was with Kim in the French capital two days before her armed robbery ordeal at the beginning of October, and said she can sympathise with the reality TV star, because she was followed to her then-boyfriend's pad from the airport in 2012.

"They opened my car door, and said, 'Naomi Campbell, we're gonna kill you!'" the ageless beauty told U.S. chat show host Wendy Williams. "I had taken a plane from Switzerland... and I didn't call for security (at the airport).

"I went to the car and it wasn't my normal driver... It was November and all the windows were rolled down... It was freezing cold... I was like, 'Wait a minute, this is weird!'"

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West backstage at his Yeezy 3 show and (right) Naomi Campbell leads models during the presentation
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West backstage at his Yeezy 3 show and (right) Naomi Campbell leads models during the presentation

Naomi revealed the car doors were not locked and she believes her driver was "in on" the planned robbery, which was foiled when the model decided to fight to keep her belongings.

"In a very split moment - I don't know if I'd ever do this again in hindsight: 'Am I gonna let this guy take my bag with all my passports or am I gonna fight for it?' And my decision was, 'I am not letting my bag go!'"

Campbell didn't go public with the attack because she "didn't want it to be (headline news)", but she claims thugs have been targetting celebrity visitors to France for years.

"It's a whole ring that's been happening for a few years now...," she said. "It's happened to a few people, but it's not for me to say (who they are)."

Naomi Campbell in the press room during The Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Naomi Campbell in the press room during The Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, London

In October, Kardashian was bound and gagged as thieves ransacked her Paris apartment, taking jewellery and electronics. The reality TV star has only just returned to social media after the terrifying ordeal, which led to her cancelling a series of appointments and appearances around the world.

Independent News Service

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