NYPD Deputy Commission of Public Information Paul Brown said Campbell left the scene of the alleged assault on Manhattan’s East Side on foot. He said police were interested in speaking with her but did not know her whereabouts.
Campbell’s spokesman, Jeff Raymond, told CNN in a written statement: “There shouldn’t be a rush to judgment. Naomi will co-operate voluntarily, and there is more to the story than meets the eye.”
Brown said the 27-year-old male driver pulled over at about 3pm in the vicinity of 58th Street and Second Avenue and reported to a traffic agent that he had been assaulted by Campbell. Campbell fled the scene while the traffic agent called for police, Brown said.
The driver told officers that Campbell had struck him in the back of the neck and caused his head to hit the steering wheel, according to police. The driver, who was taken to a local precinct for questioning, had a small bruise and swelling under his right eye, according to police.
The driver had been hired for the day to drive Campbell to a studio in Queens.
Campbell (39) pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour
assault charge in 2007, admitting she hit her former
house-keeper with a cellphone in March of 2005. — CNN.