Supermodel Naomi Campbell escaped prison because Chairman of the magistrates' Peter Yiacoumi said he had given Campbell credit for her guilty pleas and previous good character.
It's an odd state of affairs that someone who had very publicly been convicted of another assault in the USA should be described as being of "previous good character".
Seemingly hurling abuse, calling people racists, assaulting police officers and spitting at them is not as serious an offence as I would have presumed it to be. Ms Campbell apparently accused the pilot of being a racist, claiming "you wouldn't be doing this if I was white". Might I suggest that the she would be in prison now "were she not famous"