This week, it was revealed that Naomi Campbell’s billionaire ex-lover Vladislav Doronin is suing her for millions of dollars. But, it turns out, the fiery supermodel had already sued the Russian real estate developer months earlier.
Campbell filed papers in London in February and is currently in arbitration;
“To get some of her things back that are in his possession,” a source who knows the model told MM. “She’s been asking for these things back for years, but they’ve had no recent conversation. And then he did this.”
Campbell, who is currently in Europe, is not furious about her former beau’s actions, the source added.
“It’s really the other way around.”
In documents filed in New York’s Supreme Court on Sept. 4, seen by MM, Doronin claimed that Campbell has refused to return his personal property, which he valued at more than $3 million.
It’s not clear yet how much money he claims to have loaned her.
Paul M. O’Connor III, a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, which represents Doronin, said in a statement that his client tried to resolve “a series of ongoing disputes” with Campbell in private.
“Unfortunately, despite our client’s best efforts that was not possible, and seeking resolution through the legal system is the only option remaining.”
What more could a jet-setting billionaire need? A friend of the former couple, who dated for five years starting in 2008, said;
“It can’t be just about the cash, it’s about the game. It’s a power thing.”
Campbell, now 50, has always had a thing for power.
The supermodel has been involved with some of the richest men in the world, including Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, oil magnate Badr Jafar and Egyptian tobacco businessman Louis Camilleri.
She has also been linked to Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, who went on to date Rihanna. She was engaged to U2’s Adam Clayton and connected to Robert De Niro.
A rep for Campbell had no comment.