Prosecutors Rule Out Assault Charge Against Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell will not be charged with assault because there is insufficient evidence, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Wednesday.

Campbell, 36, was detained and questioned by police in London in October following an alleged altercation with another woman.

The Prosecution Service said it had advised police there was no realistic prospect of a conviction, in part because the complainant had left Britain and would not return to testify.

A statement from the Outside Organization, which represents Campbell, has called the incident "a misunderstanding."

The British supermodel is due back in a Manhattan court Jan. 16 on charges that she threw a cell phone at her maid over a pair of missing jeans.

Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto in 2000 to an assault charge for beating assistant Georgina Galanis while making a film in Canada in 1998. Under an agreement with the prosecution, Campbell expressed remorse and was released without punishment or a criminal record.

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