Actress Naomi Campbell suffered an injury to her leg when she was attacked and robbed on a street in Paris, according to The New York Post. Campbell was trying to hail a cab when thugs attacked her. she was “knocked over and robbed.”
Campbell suffered a torn ligament and reported the attack to French police. One source with knowledge of the attack said, “It was terrifying. Naomi believes the assailant had been watching her, casing her out, and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone. She was attacked in the street as she hailed a cab, and robbed.”
“Her leg was injured as she was violently pushed to the ground. She was understandably very upset and shaken up,” the source said.
It has not been reported as to what was stolen from Campbell, but authorities do believe they were after expensive jewelry she could have had on at the time of the attack.
Campbell’s boyfriend, billionaire Vladimir Doronin, flew her to Vail, Colorado by private jet so she could receive treatment from J. Richard Steadman. Campbell has had to use a wheelchair and crutches to move around since the attack, which occurred over one month ago.
Campbell has yet to speak publicly about the attack and has not even told her friends, which was a request of the French police, who are still searching for the attackers. Doronin has increased security around Campbell as a response to the attack.
Campbell’s agent and spokesman declined comment on the incident and Campbell said, “I am sorry, I do not talk to press, but I am fine.”
Campbell has stayed positive since she was attacked and has even tweeted inspiring messages. She hosted a New Year’s Eve party at her home on Miami’s Star Island. Campbell is resting and preparing for the launch of her television show, “The Face,” which comes next month.