Report: Naomi Campbell Robbed and Attacked

Sources say the supermodel was assaulted while trying to hail a cab in Paris but is now recovering and preparing for her next venture.

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Naomi Campbell (Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

According to the New York Post, Naomi Campbell has been recovering for over a month from an attack as she attempted to hail a cab in Paris. But the assault, which reportedly left her using a wheelchair and crutches after treatment by a top orthopedic surgeon, hasn't stopped her for preparing for next month's launch of her new TV show, The Face.

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. She was attacked in the street as she hailed a cab, and robbed."

"Her leg was injured as she was violently pushed to the ground. She was understandably very upset and shaken up," the source said. It is not known what the thugs stole from her, but it's believed they were targeting expensive jewelry she may have been wearing.

The beauty's billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, immediately flew her by private jet to Vail, Colo., where she was treated by J. Richard Steadman, one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the world and the founder of the Steadman Clinic, which has treated many athletes, including Alex Rodriguez.

Naomi has remained positive since the attack. She has been tweeting inspiring messages and threw a New Year’s Eve bash at her house on Miami's Star Island.

Read more at the New York Post.

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