Courtesy of GQ

The 40-year old supermodel bares all, including large swathes of her soul in the upcoming issue of British GQ, on stands in the United Kingdom on Thursday. On the cover, Campbell shows off a half-moon of her still svelte frame, fully exposed in a shallow pool.

But more importantly, the article, billed as "The Naked Truth", digs into that nasty situation Campbell got herself involved in by accepting blood diamonds from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor.

"I was afraid for my life and I was afraid for the life of my family. If you hear someone has killed thousands of people – of course I was afraid!" Campbell told interviewer Tony Parsons about how she felt felt when was called to testify at The Hague against Taylor. "One more person is not going to make a difference!"

For the first time since her pal Mia Farrow dimed her out for accepting the diamonds from Taylor, Campbell admitted that she knows the former dictator is a very bad man.

"It is despicable to treat your people like that. He is a black man – no matter what race you are – but to do that to your people in Africa is despicable. They suffer enough. They have been through enough... It was a big experience for me," Campbell said.

It was a big experience that she says interfered with her work. The model claims her involvement in the trial led to anti-Taylor activists telling the fashion industry not to use her in campaigns.

Going back even further into her past, Naomi is candid with Parsons about her struggles with both drugs and alcohol, demons she says, that go hand in hand.

"I never thought I was an alcoholic, but it goes hand in hand with the drugs. Emotionally I was just gone. I was emotionally unattached to myself. You just want to numb your pain," Campbell said. "And I've got tons of stuff. Same as everybody else. I didn't like the way I was."

She swears the drugs weren't a coping mechanism, only a party thing. But she does admit that she didn't realize just how out of control things often got.

"It was a party thing and I didn't realise how powerful it was in a very wrong way... you are killing yourself," Campbell said.

At the end of the day Campbell, who is known for physically lashing out at her employees in fits of rage, tells the mag she just wants a peaceful life. And maybe she won't have to use her fists or cell phones as weapons if folks just won't provoke her going forward.

"I feel like I'm an emotional person," Campbell said. "If I feel that I am attacked, and pushed into a corner, then I will definitely put my guard up. And defend myself. I just want a peaceful life. But there are people who want to provoke me."

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