Celebrity-media smackdowns

Back in 2010, Liberian President Charles Taylor was accused of using blood diamonds to fuel a campaign of terror against the neighboring country of Sierra Leone. A story alleged that Taylor once gave Naomi Campbell just such a blood diamond. When ABC asked her about the blood diamond, Campbell denied the claim and <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/04/preach-it-naomi-campbell-strikes-again-literally.html">punched the camera producer's hand</a>. Campbell later admitted she received diamonds from Taylor and <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/liberia/9227165/Charles-Taylor-how-Naomi-Campbell-blood-diamond-evidence-was-critical.html">appeared as a witness during his trial.</a>

( June 19, 2012 )

Back in 2010, Liberian President Charles Taylor was accused of using blood diamonds to fuel a campaign of terror against the neighboring country of Sierra Leone. A story alleged that Taylor once gave Naomi Campbell just such a blood diamond. When ABC asked her about the blood diamond, Campbell denied the claim and punched the camera producer's hand. Campbell later admitted she received diamonds from Taylor and appeared as a witness during his trial.

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