Supermodel Jessica White was arrested in New York last weekend over allegations she hit a woman outside a nightclub in a fight over a taxi.
The Sports Illustrated beauty, who has dated actor Sean Penn, was detained by police in the early hours of Saturday morning after she left a Manhattan hot spot to hail a cab. She is said to have become embroiled in a fight with an unnamed 28-year-old woman, allegedly pulling her hair and striking her in the face.
White was charged with misdemeanor assault and released, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix.
The model's lawyer, Jeffrey Mennen, says, "The police report doesn't sound like Jessica, and she must have been provoked."