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Naomi Campbell Drops Out Of Diddy’s Celebrity Cooking Show

Model Naomi Campbell

has unexpectedly pulled out of Cooking Showdown, a celebrity-driven reality

show that is being produced by Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Cooking Showdown

features celebrities alongside well-known chefs who teach the stars how to prepare

a three-course meal. The week-long competition includes Ja Rule, Tom Arnold

and Gabrielle Reese, among others.

Reports suggested

that Campbell suddenly reneged on the show because of a feud with Combs.

The short-fused

model made headlines on March 30, when she was charged with second-degree assault

for allegedly striking her housekeeper in the head with a phone during an argument

in her New York apartment.

While preparing

for an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the 35-year-old supermodel

accused her housekeeper of stealing her clothes.

After being treated

and receiving four stitches, the housekeeper told police officers that Campbell

threw a cell phone and hit her on the head.

In 2005, reports

surfaced that Campbell assaulted an assistant with a Blackberry device while

traveling in Rio de Janeiro. Campbell was also sued in 2003 by a former assistant

that claimed she threw a cell phone at her during a heated argument.

Campbell pleaded

guilty to assaulting another assistant in Toronto in 1998 but the model denied

the latest accusations in a statement issued last week.

"From the

time she began working for me about two-and-a-half months ago, I began questioning

her about items I found missing," Campbell said. "This morning, when

I finally fired her for that and her erratic behavior, she screamed, ‘This is

going to cost you a lot of money.’ After some more yelling and screaming on

her part, she left the house. The next thing I knew, I got a call from the police.

I have no idea how she was injured. She is sadly mistaken if she thinks she

can extract money from me by concocting lies by recycling old stories. I have

asked my lawyer to look into filing both theft and extortion charges against

her."

Campbell will appear

before a grand jury on June 27.

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