Naomi Campbell mugged in Paris, police say

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Model Naomi Campbell rehearses at the Zac Posen Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) Mike Coppola

Naomi Campbell rehearses at the Zac Posen Spring 2013 fashion show at Lincoln Center on Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.
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Naomi Campbell was mugged by two male assailants who grabbed  her handbag in Paris on Nov. 21, police said on Friday.

According to a report by  Reuters,  the British supermodel put in a police complaint, saying two men on motorbikes attacked her in the Marais area of Paris.

"There was an attempted robbery with violence," an official at the prosecutor's office said.

According to The New York Post, Campbell was trying to hail a taxi when, sources say, she was "knocked over and robbed," leaving her with a torn ligament.

One source said, "It was terrifying. Naomi believes the assailant had been watching her, casing her out, and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone."

Naomi, 42, used a wheelchair and crutches following the attack, reports the paper.

When The Post called for a statement, Campbell said, "I am sorry, I do not talk to press, but I am fine."

  • CBS News Staff

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