Naomi Campbell has been banned for life from British Airways (BA) following her arrest last week at Heathrow Airport, according to reports Wednesday. The supermodel, 37, was arrested on a plane at Heathrow’s chaotic Terminal 5 last Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, after a row between her and BA staff over a missing bag.
Campbell was removed from the plane in handcuffs. After being questioned by police, she was freed on bail without being charged.
British Airways declined to comment on Campbell’s case. But according to media reports, a BA spokesman said: “All incidents of abusive or disruptive behaviour towards passengers or staff are taken extremely seriously and will not be tolerated.”
Campbell’s publicist in London said Tuesday, “Naomi has been flying with British Airways for nearly 30 years and has been a good customer. She hopes this can be resolved amicably.”
Campbell has a history of assaulting assistants and employees.
In 2000 she pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating an assistant while making a film in 1998. Under an agreement with prosecutors, Campbell expressed remorse and was released without punishment or a criminal record.
In January 2007, Campbell pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for throwing her cell phone at her maid in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans. She was ordered to do community service and attend a two-day anger-management program.