Vladislav Doronin, the ex-boyfriend of superstar model Naomi Campbell, is suing her for over $3 million seven years after they parted ways because according to the Russian billionaire, Campbell is keeping some valuables that belong to him.
Doronin claims the 50-year-old Jamaican-British model is refusing to reimburse him with the money and return his valuables. The amount of money in question, however, wasn’t disclosed.
With a career spanning over three decades, Campbell’s net worth is estimated at around $60 million, as of 2019.
Campbell and Doronin dated for five years between 2008 and 2013. Regarded as one of the “kings of Russian real estate” by Forbes, Doronin is the founder of Moscow-based Capital Group, a real estate firm that was established in 1993. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Aman, a luxury hotel group with locations in 20 countries as well as US-based real estate firm, OKO Group.
Campbell, who started her modeling career in the 1980s, continues to be a vocal voice against prejudice and discrimination in the industry.
From the runway to leadership
“For me, modeling has been a blessing in my life. I am very grateful. It led me to meet the most amazing people. Where I am at in my life today, is to use the almost 33 years that I have been in this business to help make awareness, to open the minds to the brands that I work with and have worked with all these years,” she said. “They need to come to this continent, not just come in and out and take, but [invest] in the infrastructure and make a commitment to the communities in Africa.”
On the eve of the summit, she also spoke about the plans she has for the continent and touched on the need to change the negative narrative.
“My passion project is Africa. It is such a beautiful rich culture, with minerals and so many natural resources,” Campbell said. “The narrative and perception also have to change. It is understood in the wrong way.”
Campbell also stressed on how African designers are in-demand largely because of the unique textiles on the continent.
“I don’t want to see that their textiles are copied and they don’t get credit for what they have done.”
“For me, the workmanship, the textiles, this is what we need to keep on the continent. We cannot allow other brands and designers from the West to come in and take your textiles,” she said.