Naomi kept a diary for “W” magazine about her community service sentence, and how it all went. Deep thoughts by a psychotic model pushing a broom. Apparently, she found it very Zen.
The supermodel, forced to scrub a New York Sanitation Department garage after hitting a maid with a mobile, wrote: “I find solace in sweeping.”
She went on: “I have no other responsibility. I have no phone. I have the time to think. Just have, you know, peace.”
Mixing with co-workers gave her a sense of perspective. Naomi, 36, wrote: “Two of the people in the room have never been on a plane. They ask me what it’s like, and I’m embarrassed to tell them I was on seven planes the week before alone. It’s so interesting to get to know so many different sorts of people.”
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London-born Naomi believes the five-day punishment in March helped her come to terms with addictions.
She wrote: “One co-worker tells me how he ended up here, basically because of alcohol. I bond with him, and I tell him I’m in recovery.”
She admitted first dabbling with drugs at 23. She recalled: “I first sought treatment in 1999 and then went in and out of recovery.
“I’d think I had things under control, but then I would relapse. I never really looked into myself, deep below the surface. What I came to realise is that I had to surrender. I had to let something higher than me be in control of my destiny. You have to let yourself become vulnerable again.
“Some people can handle a drink or a line of cocaine, but I’ve finally come to realise that, for me, it’s all or nothing — and it has to be nothing. And my life has changed since.”
Does coke make you violent, and cause you to hurl cellphones at people’s heads? I thought it just made you red-faced and speedy. Was she on PCP then? Would she eventually have hurled herself out a window like Helen Hunt in a bad early 80′s after-school special?