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Naomi Campbell was convicted of assault by a Sicilian court Friday for scratching a paparazzo's eye in August 2009.
"We are appealing the ruling surrounding the 2009 incident," attorney Guido Carlo Alleva said in a statement obtained by E! News. "Due to the ongoing legal process, we cannot discuss the matter further at this time."
Per the Telegraph, the incident occurred when the photographer, Gaetano Di Giovanni, was snapping pictures of the model with her then-boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, as they stepped off their boat in the Sicilian town of Lipari. Di Giovanni took photographs of the couple as they strolled through the narrow streets and did some sight-seeing, when Campbell hit him with her purse.