Saturday morning, Sports Illustrated supermodel Jessica White was arrested after she allegedly beat down a woman over a taxi outside a downtown club. Ms White was charged with misdemeanor assault and released after allegedly yanking the woman’s hair and striking her face with her hand.
Witnesses say Jessica got into a dispute with “a 28-year-old woman” at 4:50 a.m. while trying to hail a taxi. According to the court complaint, Jessica “pulled the victim’s hair and struck [the victim] numerous times in the face with her hand, causing abrasions, swelling and substantial pain.”
Some industry insiders compare the Buffalo, NY native to Naomi Campbell as she is described as a “firecracker” and trouble maker. One source said, “She would chain-smoke on set, snap at the hairdressers and the makeup artists. She changed agencies several times because she’s supposedly difficult to work with.”
Jessica has been represented by IMG Modeling, One Model Management, Wilhelmina Models and Elite Model Management, and recently re-signed with IMG.