Don’t Ask Naomi Campbell About Blood DiamondsPublished by Runteldat on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 11:50 am.
Signs of old bad attitude having Naomi Campbell surfaced recently when the supermodel shut down an ABC News crew when she refused to answer questions related to the accusation that she received a huge raw diamond from an African dictators years back.
The story via Rhymes With Snitch:
Former Libyan dictator Charles Taylor, who’s currently on trial at The Hague, is accused of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out during the 1990s Sierra Leone civil war. Taylor is also accused of using diamonds to finance the war and that’s where Naomi comes in.
Actress Mia Farrow says in 1997 she, Naomi Campbell and Charles Taylor had been invited to stay overnight at the South African home of Nelson Mandela. Mia recalls the next morning at breakfast Naomi announcing to the table how one of Taylor’s men had knocked on her door in the middle of the night and given her a huge uncut diamond. Mia went on to say,
“You don’t forget when a girlfriend tells you she was given a huge diamond in the middle of the night . . . There’s no doubt in my mind. All I thought was, ‘Gosh, what an amazing life Naomi Campbell has. Probably lots of men are always giving her diamonds.’ “
Clearly Naomi doesn’t like discussing the matter because not only did she shift her eyes to the side when asked about it, she ultimately slapped the news camera out of her way.
At least the reporter wasn’t hit with a Blackberry.