Naomi Campbell
Naomi doesn't deny her past mistakes, but she says recent events have been exaggerated or fabricated.

When Naomi walked out of an ABC News interview in April 2010, she says she never punched the camera. "There definitely is sound effect [added]," she says. "There were three cameras, and I went to walk out the door, and the other one came in the way. So I moved the first one out to get to the door, and there were two more."

Naomi says she left because the interviewer began asking questions about her interactions with former Liberian President Charles Taylor, a man who is facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

While staying at Nelson Mandela's home in South Africa, Naomi says she met Taylor briefly. "[Taylor] wasn't invited, and none of us knew who he was. He wasn't part of our group," she says. "But he did show up and we understood who he was after it was explained." Naomi says she didn't want to answer questions about Taylor because she doesn't want to be involved in his case.

Naomi also says she did not assault a New York City chauffeur in March 2010...and she did not offer him money to drop the charges.

"I wouldn't have given the statement if I had done something wrong," she says. "[The statement] said, 'I wouldn't be held hostage to my past.'... Because of my behavior in my past, I will be sometimes pointed at and said, 'She hit me.' And I've got no proof of saying any different."
FROM: Supermodel Naomi Campbell: The Career, the Controversy and Her New Love
Published on May 03, 2010
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