Calling Rush & Molloy directly at New York Daily News, Naomi Campbell hoped to clear up any rumors that she might be involved in Brazil’s African-based religion, CandomblÃ©. According to Campbell, the talk of witchcraft started because she attended an event that was being held for a CandomblÃ© priest, Tuca Franchini. From Rush & Molloy:
“I’m Church of England, Protestant. I was christened that,” Campbell told us. “I went to a party for a guy whose birthday it was [CandomblÃ© priest Tuca Franchini].
I don’t discriminate against what religion people have. That’s what he does, but it doesn’t mean I have to be involved in it.”
Additionally, Franchini has called me to dissipate any possible rumors that he’s a follower of the Naomi Campbell School of Violent Acts. Just kidding! But I wish someone would start calling me to clear up rumors. I mean, I’ve been on the news now. I’m ready for it.
Naomi denying Brazil sect’s appeal [New York Daily News]