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Supermodel Naomi 'to mop floors'
Naomi Campbell arriving at court
Naomi Campbell admitted to an assault charge last month
British supermodel Naomi Campbell will be cleaning floors in a New York municipal warehouse this month as part of a five-day community service order.

The cleaning is a punishment for Campbell throwing a mobile phone at her housekeeper, court officials said.

She admitted reckless assault in a plea bargain with prosecutors at Manhattan Criminal Court last month.

As well as community service, the 36-year-old was also ordered to attend an anger management course.

Fourth complaint

Campbell has apologised for assaulting her maid - the fourth such complaint against her - and agreed to take the course.

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Her spokesman said she was ready to report and complete her community service no matter what or where it was.

The BBC's James Westhead in Washington says Naomi Campbell may be one of the most famous women in the world but she is about to get a taste of how the other half live.

Her punishment will involve cleaning the floors of a sanitation building, starting later this month.

Last August, pop star Boy George spent five days sweeping streets in New York as part of a community service order for wasting police time.

The singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, falsely reported a burglary in his Little Italy apartment.

Boy George said he "quite enjoyed" the sweeping. "I was treated really nicely, it was worth it."


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