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Varying Awesome Accounts of Naomi’s Arrest

She looks so happy when she smiles.Photo: Getty Images

Yesterday, we learned Naomi Campbell got into a little bit of trouble at the airport when she lost her temper and got fresh with the po-po. So, of course, today was like Christmas for the papers disseminating the story in all its inconsequential detail. What exactly happened? The papers all agree these events occurred:

1. Campbell became angry on the plane when she learned one of her bags hadn’t been loaded.

2. She assaulted a police officer.

3. She was arrested and removed from the plane.

4. She was released on bail.

But, of course, various papers cooked up the story with different juicy batches of details to fill in the spaces between one and four. Let’s take a look at the nuances of the various rags, shall we?

The London Times reports:

As tempers rose, staff allegedly asked her to leave the airport, saying that she was unfit to fly.

The Mirror reports:

“Why can’t you do anything right? Get all my bags on this flight! I’m Naomi Campbell.”

The Sun reports:

Campbell] allegedly SPAT at a cop who was called to calm her down — then laid into him with her FISTS.

At least the photos they ran of her were, um, pretty?

Naomi Campbell arrested at Heathrow’s T5 after tantrum over lost luggage [Times]
Supermodel Naomi Campbell led off jet in cuffs after spitting in cop’s face [Mirror]
Naomi lost her rag over just one bag [Sun]

Varying Awesome Accounts of Naomi’s Arrest