NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Naomi Campbell attends the 4th annual Thurgood Marshall College Fund Front Row Fashion Show at the Roseland Ballroom on October 24, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
In an interview for "Nightline," ABC News pressed Naomi Campbell on allegations that she was given a "blood diamond" by former Liberian president Charles Taylor, and in return the supermodel gave the reporters a taste of her famous temper -- refusing to answer questions before eventually walking out of the interview and punching the camera of a producer who attempted to follow her.
Campbell has become a central figure in Taylor's trial for crimes against humanity in the Hague because of a night she spent in Nelson Mandela's house, along with Mia Farrow. Farrow claims Campbell told her a wild tale involving two of Taylor's men who came into the supermodel's room in the middle of the night and gave her a massive diamond. As Farrow told ABC News, "You don't forget when a girlfriend tells you she was given a huge diamond in the middle of the night."
Campbell thus far has refused to testify in Taylor's trial, and Farrow believes her story -- if confirmed -- could actually link Taylor to the sale of uncut "blood" diamonds.
Granted, the ABC News reporters chose a seriously unfortunate moment to try to confront Campbell -- backstage at her Fashion for Haiti show in New York, where Campbell was surely more interested in directing media attention to her charitable projects than Taylor's trial. Her anger was pretty evident as she replied quite curtly, "I didn't receive a diamond and I'm not to speak about that, thank you very much," and then eventually walked out of the interview. On her way out, the video shows a producer's camera attempting to follow her out of the room, before being knocked out of his hand by the supermodel. Video below: