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Campbell was charged with three counts of assaulting a policeman, one count of disorderly conduct and two counts of using threatening behavior and abusive words to cabin crew. A dispute purportedly arose over lost Louis Vuitton luggage on a British Airways flight, from which Campbell was forcibly removed.
"Miss Campbell is bitterly disappointed that the prosecutors have advised her she is to be prosecuted for various offenses," stated Campbell's lawyer, Simon Nicholls. "She respects the decision and hopes this matter will be dealt with expeditiously." The maximum sentence for Campbell's alleged assault carries a six-month jail penalty and/or a fine of up to 5,000 pounds, or $9,850 at current exchange. The other counts each carry fines of up to 1,000 pounds, or $1,970.
This is not the first brush with the law for Campbell. Last year, the model served five days of community service in New York after pleading guilty to hitting her former maid with a cell phone in 2006, and in the same year she reportedly paid $400,000 to actress Yvonne Sciò to settle a dispute over an alleged assault out of court. Campbell also was arrested in London in 2006 for allegedly attacking her drug counselor, but British police did not press charges.
— Lucie Greene
WILL SHE SHOOT AT VERSAILLES?: It seems Dior has a new darling for its Miss Dior Chérie fragrance. The company is said to have signed Sofia Coppola to direct a TV advertising campaign, which will begin airing in September. The campaign reportedly will feature Byelorussian model Maryna. Dior had no comment on the speculation Thursday.
— Julie Naughton
SECOND CHANCES ALL AROUND: That James Frey's reputation has been fairly rehabilitated in recent weeks is due to several factors, among them positive reviews of his novel, "Bright Shiny Morning"; the HarperCollins publicity team — and an unlikely behind-the-scenes duo now in the business of such projects. Former Details and Star editor in chief Joe Dolce and former MSNBC editorial director Davidson Goldin have teamed up to form DolceGoldin, a media strategy firm that started official operations a little less than a month ago. Frey actually introduced Dolce and Goldin, saying, "You should go into business together," Dolce recalled. (Dolce's partner, Jonathan Burnham, is the publisher of HarperCollins, which published Frey's novel; Goldin, a college friend of Frey's wife, was already informally advising the author.)