Naomi Campbell Assaults Cameraman, Denies Links to Blood Diamonds, African Dictators

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Another day, another violent Naomi Campbell outburst.

This time it was on a global scale! The temperamental supermodel threw a punch at an ABC News camera and stormed out of a heated interview.

Campbell in Cannes

Topics on the table? International controversy involving "blood diamonds," deposed African dictator Charles Taylor and crimes against humanity.

Campbell has been accused of receiving a "huge," uncut "blood diamond" from the ex-Liberian president, facing trial for crimes against humanity.

"I didn't receive a blood diamond and I'm not going to speak about that," Campbell spat angrily before storming off and punching the camera.

Prosecutors in The Hague in the Netherlands told ABC Campbell has refused to be interviewed by the Special Court of Sierra Leone in the case.

Taylor is accused of killing and amputating thousands of people in Sierra Leone from 1997-2001. Campbell denies receiving any gifts from him.

Campbell's involvement with Taylor was pointed out by actress Mia Farrow, however, who says the model bragged of receiving a "huge diamond."

A lawyer for Campbell had no comment to ABC News, but this is just the latest in a long string of violent outbursts involving the troubled model.

Campbell attacked a limo driver last month in NYC, but no charges were filed. In 2008, she pled guilty to attacking two police officers in London.

In '07, she got community service for throwing a phone at a maid; in '05, an assistant accused her of slapping and beating her with a BlackBerry.

In 2000, she pled guilty to assaulting old assistant who claimed Campbell assaulted her with a phone and threatened to throw her out of a car.

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