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Supermodel Naomi Campbell arrested in New York

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NEW YORK, Mar 30 (Reuters) Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at her Park Avenue home today after getting into an argument with a woman, New York City police said.

Charges were pending, a police spokeswoman said.

Campbell, 35, was being fingerprinted and photographed at a police station and later would be taken to court for arraignment, the spokeswoman said, without giving further details.

Campbell's agent, Amanda Silverman, said the arrest appeared to be related to the model firing her housekeeper.

''We believe this is a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning. We are confident the courts will see it the same way,'' Silverman said in a statement.

It was not the first time the British-born Campbell has had troubles with the law -- in February 2000 she pleaded guilty in a Canadian court to assaulting her former assistant, and was given an absolute discharge, meaning her record was cleared.

After that incident, in which she assaulted her assistant Georgina Galanis with a telephone, she blamed her fiery temper on lingering resentment towards her father for abandoning her as a child.

Campbell has also admitted to drug use in the past. In 2004 she won a British court battle with a tabloid newspaper that was found to have invaded her privacy by running a story saying, correctly, that she had visited Narcotics Anonymous.

REUTERS SK RN0112

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