16 June 2008
Naomi Campbell settles employment discrimination case
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has settled a claim of racial and sexual discrimination with her former housekeeper.
Slovakian maid Ivana Lovas accused her of discrimination, saying the style icon made her life a "living hell" during the months she was employed by her.
The housekeeper, who resigned from her position in October last year, also alleged that Campbell abused her when she threatened to quit and criticised her language skills.
Additionally, it was claimed that Campbell failed to pay her wages or give annual leave.
In a recent development, the case has been settled in an out-of-court agreement and the model is thought to have paid out thousands of pounds in compensation.
Ms Lovas was also claiming for unfair dismissal and breach of contract, according to reports in the Sunday Mail.
Born in London in 1970, Campbell commenced a career as a full-time model after being spotted by the head of an agency at the age of 15.