The 39-year-old supermodel is said to have become enraged with her driver – who had been hired for the day – as he drove her through Manhattan, New York, and fled the vehicle on foot when he stopped to report her to authorities.
According to reports, the 27-year-old driver – who suffered bruising to his face after hitting his head on the steering wheel – pulled over his black Cadillac Escalade and got out to speak to a traffic officer to tell him about the incident. When they returned to the vehicle, Naomi had left the scene. Police source said: “The driver had a small bruise and swelling under his right eye… caused by her. She hit him in the back of the head and as a result his head hit the wheel. We want to talk to her.”
Despite fleeing the scene, a spokesperson for the supermodel insists she will cooperate fully with police. Her representative Jeff Raymond said: “There shouldn’t be a rush to judgement. Naomi will cooperate voluntarily, and there is more to the story than meets the eye.” It has been claimed Naomi got angry because she suspected the driver, who used to work for her former boyfriend Vladimir Doronin, had helped cover up his indiscretions. New York police issued a ‘harassment report’ over the incident because no officer witnessed what took place. It does not carry any penalty. Authorities later confirmed the driver had decided not to pursue the matter, meaning Naomi is unlikely to face any charges.