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Naomi Campbell was a victim of a mugging in Paris, French officials confirm

posted 5 Jan 2013, 05:30 by Mpelembe   [ updated 5 Jan 2013, 05:30 ]

French prosecutors confirm that British supermodel Naomi Campbell was attacked in central Paris on November 21, 2012. Officials said the crime was reported as attempted robbery with violence.

 CANNESFRANCE (FILE - MAY 16, 2011) (REUTERS) - British supermodel Naomi Campbell was attacked on November 21, 2012 in the central Paris district of Marais, French prosecutors confirmed on Friday (January 04).

The prosecutors office told Reuters that Campbell was the victim of "attempted robbery with violence" and that she had reported the incident to the police. French police had earlier been unable to confirm any report had been filed by Campbell. The prosecutor's office declined to give any further details.

U.S. publication, The New York Post published an article on Thursday (January 3) claiming that Campbell had been robbed and suffered a leg injury in the attack. The report goes on to claim that Campbell then flew to Colorado to be treated at the Steadman Clinic.

When approached by Reuters for confirmation on the attack, Campbell's publicist refused to comment.