British Supermodel Naomi Campbell was allegedly mugged in Paris by a group of men who violently accosted her while she was trying to hail a cab. The New York Post and are among the media outlets who reported on the Naomi Campbell mugging on Friday, but strangely, it seems French police have no record of the alleged crime.

Naomi Campbell at the Cannes film festival
Photo credit: Georges Biard, Wikimedia Commons

Naomi Campbell reportedly suffered an injury to her leg after she was allegedly attacked by a gang of men in Paris more than a month ago, according to the New York Post‘s Page Six. The supermodel was “knocked over and robbed,” according to the paper, and ended up with a torn ligament in her leg.

The Post claims “multiple sources” informed them of the violent attack. One allegedly said Naomi Campbell believed she was been stalked by her attackers, who were “watching her, casing her out, and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone.”

The 42-year-old supermodel has been photographed out and about using a wheelchair and crutches, which seems to support the story. However, a police source in Paris told the Daily Mail there is no record of any such crime occuring. “A high profile celebrity being attacked in Paris would be something everybody remembers,” the source reportedly said. “If such a serious crime had taken place then a criminal inquiry would have started by now – especially if the victim ended up in a wheelchair.”

Another source from the limousine company Naomi Campbell uses in Paris told the Daily Mail there were serious flaws with the whole story of her being mugged while hailing a cab alone on the street.

“The thought of Naomi Campbell hailing a taxi in the street is laughable, let alone the idea that a gang would attack her,” the source said. “It all sounds absolutely bizarre. Naomi is quite a demanding lady, and always has lots of assistants around her too. She’s seldom alone!”

So was Naomi Campbell mugged or did someone just sell a fun story to the New York Post to explain why she was rolling around in a wheelchair? Well, the supermodel is keeping mum about the alleged attack beyond saying that she does “not talk to press, but I am fine.”

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