Naomi Campbell Smacks Camera, Walks Out of Interview!
Supermodel Naomi Campbell flashed some of her infamous temper when asked if she received a "blood diamond" from African dictator Charles Taylor.
In an interview with ABC News, Campbell fumed, "I didn't receive a diamond and I'm not going to speak about that." Then she stormed out of the interview and punched the camera in a producer's hand when pressed for details.
Taylor, former President of Liberia, is on trial for crimes against humanity, and prosecutors in the UN-backed case believe Campbell may help directly link Taylor to possession of uncut diamonds used to fuel a campaign of terror in Sierra Leone between 1997 and 2001, but she has refused to cooperate.
Campbell's involvement in the diamond issue first came to light when Mia Farrow told prosecutors she heard Campbell describe a "huge diamond" she had received from Taylor. The two were visiting the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela, as was Taylor. Farrow says the supermodel described being visited in the night by President Taylor's men, who presented her with a diamond.
"You don't forget when a girlfriend tells you she was given a huge diamond in the middle of the night," Farrow told ABC News.
Taylor has denied ever possessing any of these large diamonds and that he gave one to Campbell.
The Campbell interview will air Thursday evening on World News with Diane Sawyer, and on "Nightline."