Friday, 23 April 2010

Naomi Campbell walks out of interview after being asked questions about "blood diamond"

Naomi Campbell walks out of an interview with ABC News and shoves a camera after being asked about a diamond she allegedly received from former Liberian leader Charles Taylor.

ABC NEWS - Supermodel Naomi Campbell is staying mum on whether she received a large uncut diamond from former Liberian leader Charles Taylor.
Asked in an interview with ABC News about the alleged gift, Campbell refused to answer and ended the interview by saying "Thank you so much, good bye." But before walking off, the beauty, who has been accused of assault in the past, shoved the camera.

Taylor, an African warlord, is standing trial for war crimes. Prosecutors from the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone said Taylor sought to control neighboring Sierra Leone's diamond mines and destabilize its government to boost his regional influence. They say he directed the Revolutionary United Front rebels in a campaign of terror against civilians.

Actress Mia Farrow allegedly told prosecutors that Campbell received the diamond in 1997 when they were both guests of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

The interview will air on Wednesday (April 22) on ABC's Nightline.