With over 13,000 cabs in New York City, you wouldn’t think most people would actually come to blows over the handy yellow transports. But most people aren’t Sports Illustrated supermodel Jessica White.
White left a Chelsea club in the wee hours of Saturday morning and did what most New Yorkers do: she went to the corner of a well-traveled street and put her hand in the air and tried to flag down a cab.
But by the time a cab got there, White had gotten into an altercation with another woman also waiting for a ride. Who the cab actually stopped for is unbeknown to us, but thanks to Page Six we do know that White beat the mess out of this other lady, apparently missing the memo that there was probably another car half a block away.
According to the court complaint, White “pulled the victim’s hair and struck [the victim] numerous times in the face with her hand, causing abrasions, swelling and substantial pain.”
Ouch. We initially thought that White was learning from boyfriend Sean Penn‘s example (Penn was sentenced to three years’ probation and 300 hours of community service in February for kicking a photographer, FYI), but it turns out White has brushed up against the wrong side of the law before. As a teenager, she had an argument with a girl and took her aggressions out on that girl’s car. With a baseball bat.
While White’s lawyer says she was probably provoked and that this vicious West side beating “doesn’t sound like” something she’d do, her history and her penchant for being troublesome during photo shoots make it clear that she’s not the least aggressive person in the world.
And it should also make it clear that if you’re ever waiting for a cab in New York and White’s standing somewhere in your vicinity, you should just take the next one.
[Via Page Six]