Naomi Campbell Guilty Of Assault, Handed Six-Month Suspended Prison Sentence

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 08/03/2015 | 08:30 AM EDT

The ruling stems from a 2009 incident in which the supermodel scratched the eye of a photographer

Naomi Campbell's past transgressions have come back to haunt her, as she's been convicted of a 2009 assault.


On Friday, a Sicilian court found the 45-year-old supermodel guilty of assault and handed down a six-month suspended prison sentence. Campbell's lawyer says he will fight to appeal the ruling, according to PEOPLE.


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The incident occurred in August 2009 when Campbell grew upset over a photographer taking pictures of her and her then-boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin.


Campbell allegedly hit the photographer with her purse, scratching one of his eyes.


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The photographer eventually withdrew the charges after he and Campbell reached an agreement, but an Italian prosecutor ordered to proceed with the trial, citing public interest.


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