And her former clients relationship with blood diamonds. At the time I didn't realise what blood diamonds were and we thought it was amusing waiting for some diamonds to arrive in the middle of the night, she said in a first-person account of working with Naomi in The Telegraph.
(You may recall that White testified in The Hague about Campbells receipt of blood diamonds as a gift from Charles Taylor. She thought that would be that, but Naomis recollection was different.)
White goes on to compare Campbell unfavourably to dream client Christy Turlington:
'Christy and Naomi are very different characters. Christy was a dream, very professional and calm, whereas Naomi was less disciplined and used to get me into trouble. Mostly it was because she was late, but sometimes she just didn't turn up. I used to lie to her about what time she had to be at a job, but she soon worked that out, so I had to lie further. If the call time was 10am, I would tell her it was 8am so she would think it was 9am, but I still had to cross my fingers that she'd be on time. She missed planes too. Once after she missed a flight to Austria I had to organise a private jet to get her to the job because the money was so huge she had to be there.'
Wait: you mean Naomi Campbell is... difficult? That she has gasp!a bit of a diva disposition?
This is a woman who wore stilettos every day of her community service, to which she was sentenced after throwing her mobile at her maid. This is a woman who wore Alaia to The Hague, then said her appearance at the Special Court of Sierra Leone was a big inconvenience. This is a woman who growls in a current, major ad campaign.
By now, what would be more surpris More