Back From the Edge
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is opening
up like never before, revealing the truth about her
debilitating cocaine addiction, nasty rumors about her
reputation and even the thought of killing herself.
"Everybody's fall on their knees is different,"
Campbell told Diane Sawyer during Thursday night's "Primetime
Live." "I do feel I'm in a pattern target,
but I'm not asking for pity."
Naomi's life in the limelight has been tabloid fodder
ever since she was fired by her modeling agency in 1993,
accused of having a bad temper. And Campbell's reputation
only grew when former personal assistants, like Vanessa
Frisbee, came forward with allegations of abuse.
"She took me by the shoulders and slammed me up
against a wall," Frisbee had said.
"You lose everything spiritually," Campbell
said during the interview. "You may not lose everything
materialistically, but if you don't have everything
spiritually, it doesn't matter what you have materialistically,
that's not the point."
Now, Naomi tells Sawyer that most of the tabloid rumors
about her are simply untrue, and she even 'fesses up
about her reported relationship with music icon, Usher.
"Nothing ended," Naomi insists. "We were
But the supermodel sensation looks "unattached"
for the time being, globetrotting at Carnival in Brazil
one week and on the arm of model Tyson Beckford at the
premiere of "The Pirelli Calendar" in New
York the next.
"I don't ever want to be in that type of pain again,"
Campbell said. "I don't want to be in that place."
You can catch Naomi's full interview Thursday night