Mia Farrow disputes Naomi Campbell's testimony

Says supermodel knowingly received at least one diamond from Charles Taylor

Two witnesses challenged Naomi Campbell’s testimony at Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial on Monday. American actress Mia Farrow told the court Naomi Campbell said she had received a “huge diamond” from former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Campbell’s former agent, Carole White, similarly testified the supermodel bragged Taylor “is going to give me some diamonds,” adding that Campbell appeared to be flirting with the former Liberian leader at a dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997. Taylor is charged for war crimes including murder, rape, sexual enslavement and recruiting child soldiers. The prosecution alleges that Taylor exchanged the diamonds for weapons to use in a civil war. Witnesses have testified the rough diamonds are from Sierra Leone and were delivered by rebel commanders. In her testimony, Campbell did not identify who delivered the stones to her, though White said it was a Liberian official.

New York Times

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