Naomi Campbell, who has faced a series of charges that she attacked her employees, says people are simply gunning for her.
“I just feel like I am a target,” the 36-year-old supermodel told Britain’s Sky News. “People have told me for months and years, ‘You’re a target’ but it’s only just kind of sunk in that I am a target.”
Last month, Campbell was sued by a former maid who alleges that Campbell hit her and made bigoted remarks about her. In July, she was accused by a former assistant of hitting her with a Blackberry, slamming her against a wall and slapping her repeatedly across the face. And in March, Campbell was charged with assault for allegedly hitting another housekeeper with a phone, causing lacerations that required four stitches.
Her comments to Sky News came after police in London said they will take no further action over claims that Campbell had attacked her drug counselor, ITV News reports.
“It’s been really like a tough year in terms of like the accusations and stuff like that. It’s been very hurtful and blown out of proportion,” she says. “But I can’t stop getting on with my life. … I can’t pay too much attention to this negative stuff. I don’t like to live in the negative. I like to stay in the present moment and stay positive.”
She adds, “I have to be very careful who I’m around, what I say, who’s around me. I cannot be with someone on my own any more because I don’t know the agendas that people have. I’ve had to learn from my mistakes but I don’t harbor grudges.”
Looking ahead, she says, “I just want to have my health every day and my family’s health. I’m happy right now. I know not every day’s going to be great. I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs anymore and I feel great about that.”