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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Naomi Campbell testifies in War Crimes Trial over Blood Diamonds
Model tells court: Not clear gift was diamonds - By TOBY STERLING (AP)
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Naomi Campbell testified before a war crimes tribunal Thursday that she had received some "dirty-looking stones" after a 1997 dinner party with former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor. Still, the supermodel said she didn't know if the stones were actually diamonds or if the gift came from Taylor himself.
Campbell, an extremely reluctant witness at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, was being questioned in Taylor's war crimes trial about claims made by actress Mia Farrow. Farrow had said Taylor gave the model an uncut diamond or diamonds after an event hosted by then-South African President Nelson Mandela at his presidential mansion in Pretoria.To read full article click here.
Associated Press Writer Michelle Faul in Johannesburg contributed to this report.