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Naomi Campbell Pleads Guilty to Assault

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NEW YORK (AP) - Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Tuesday for hitting her maid with a cell phone over a pair of missing jeans.

"I threw a cell phone in the apartment. The cell phone hit Ana," Campbell told Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum. "This was an accident because I did not intend to hit her."

If convicted at trial, Campbell, who originally had been charged with second-degree felony assault, could have been sentenced to two to seven years in prison.

Campbell, 36, hit Ana Scolavino in the back of the head with the phone in the supermodel's Manhattan apartment last March. Scolavino was treated for a head injury.

In exchange for her guilty plea, Campbell has to pay Scolavino's medical expenses of $363, do five days of community service and attend a two-day anger management program.

The British catwalker wore stiletto heels, a tight-fitting black dress and waist-length jacket and several gold chains around her neck for her court appearance.

Her lawyer, David Breitbart, said in November that Campbell had hoped to reach an agreement that would require only community service.

Campbell has a history of problems with her employees dating back to 2000. Several have filed lawsuits accusing her of assault.

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