Naomi Campbell Explodes At ABC News Over Blood Diamond Questions
Hide your electronic devices, the cattiest maven to ever hit the catwalk is off her meds again — and this time she’s attacking cameras. Tempermental beauty Naomi Campbell has refused to testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, saying that she would not speak about the huge, uncut “blood diamond” he allegedly gave her during a trip to South Africa in 1997 — and she nearly flipped her wig (literally) when quizzed about the controversy by ABC News.
The supermodel and the warlord were overnight guests of Nelson Mandela, along with humanitarian Mia Farrow. In her testimony, Farrow has revealed that she learned of the diamond at breakfast the next moring.
“Naomi Campbell came down . . . she said during the night some men had knocked on her door and she, half-asleep, had opened the door and it was representatives of President Charles Taylor and that they had given her a huge diamond. And we were like, ‘Oh, my gosh….”
“Prosecutors say Taylor was in South Africa . . . to buy weapons for the Sierra Leone rebels with blood diamonds and that Mia Farrow’s information about Campbell helps tie him to the purchase,” says ABC correspondent correspondent Brian Ross. Naomi vowed to keep mum on the issue at a recent Fashion Week appearance to raise money for Haiti.
“I didn’t receive a diamond and I’m not going to speak about that,” she fumed.
Naomi then abruptly ended the interview by slamming the camera to the floor.