Naomi Campbell settles discrimination case with housekeeper

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Washington, Jun 16 : English supermodel Naomi Campbell, accused by her former housekeeper of racial and sexual discrimination, has finally settled the case with her.

Ivana Lovas, a Slovakian maid, took the model to an employment tribunal and accused her of having made her life a "living hell" in the four months she was working for her.

According to London-based Lovas, Campbell also abused her when she threatened to quit and even criticised her language skills. The housekeeper finally walked out in October (07).

After leaving, she filed a suit against Campbell citing unfair dismissal and breach of contract, as well as racial and sexual discrimination. A preliminary court hearing also heard that there were "two occasions of aggressive, abusive and criminal behaviour" on the part of Campbell.

The case has been settled out of court, and the model is said to have had to paid out thousands of dollars in compensation to her former employee.

Confirmation that the case has been solved and that it will not be going any further came from Campbell's representative.

"I can confirm the matter has been resolved," Contactmusic quoted the rep as telling British newspaper the Sunday Mirror.

This is not the first time that Campbell has landed herself in trouble with the law because of her fiery temper, last year (07) she was sentenced to community service at New York's sanitation department after she was convicted of assaulting another maid with her Blackberry cell phone.

ANI

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