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Naomi Campbell says she's at peace with tabloid editor at center of privacy lawsuit

Naomi Campbell says she's at peace with tabloid editor at center of privacy lawsuit

Naomi Campbell is now at peace with an editor at a British tabloid that ran photographs of her leaving a drug counseling session six years ago, a Hong Kong magazine reported in its May issue.
The British model won a privacy infringement lawsuit against the tabloid, The Daily Mirror, over the pictures in 2004. The legal case led to a public spat between Campbell and the newspaper's then-editor, Piers Morgan.
Cambell agreed to be interviewed by Morgan for the magazine GQ in its April issue.
She told Prestige Hong Kong magazine in an interview for its May edition that she agreed to speak with Morgan against the advice of her friends and enjoyed it.
"I don't hold grudges and had moved on," she was quoted as saying.
"Three years later when we did sit down, I felt we were two human beings who actually shared something pretty big in common, a very high-profile court case. I found it really interesting, particularly since I also got the opportunity to ask Piers a few questions and make him sweat a bit," Campbell said.
In the GQ interview, Campbell admitted taking drugs but maintained The Daily Mirror was wrong to run photos of her leaving drug counseling.
Asked by Morgan if models caught taking drugs should be exposed because they are role models, Campbell said "no."
"I don't think anyone should be exposed for taking drugs. That person is ill, they are sick," she said.
Campbell told Prestige Hong Kong she didn't consider herself a role model.
"When people say that to me, I get a little nervous because ... I don't want to fail them. I don't think of myself like that," she said.
When Campbell won the lawsuit, which had reached Britain's highest court, Morgan said at the time, "This is a very good day for lying, drug-abusing prima donnas who want to have their cake with the media, and the right to then shamelessly guzzle it with their Cristal champagne."


Updated : 2021-07-27 12:16 GMT+08:00