By Marissa Charles
Naomi Campbell says she felt that SHE was on trial when she had to testify at the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
The 40-year-old supermodel - who was called to testify in August about allegations that Taylor gave her a blood diamond - makes her comments in a profile in Interview.
Campbell tells the US magazine: 'You know, I felt like I was on trial myself - and this was not my trial.
'I don't condone what this man has done.
'I don't condone what anyone does in being responsible for the deaths of kids and families and their own people - allegedly, that's what I've read. 'That's what we've all read.
'But I just saw the whole thing become a complete media circus. 'I felt very disappointed that people couldn't really see what was going on. This wasn't about me. 'This was not my trial. This was his trial. But anyone looking at it would think it was about me.'
Campbell took the stand at The Hague to answer allegations that Taylor gave her a blood diamond after they both attended a dinner at Nelson Mandela's home in South Africa in 1997.