Naomi Campbell's former agent insists on beating a dead horse by talking about the blood diamonds she received.
In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Carole White went over what "really" happened.
She says of those now infamous dirty-looking stones:
"Naomi knew it was illegal to take diamonds that might have been used to fund atrocities. Why she denied what really happened I don’t know. I suppose, having denied it, she couldn’t retract. I thought, and Naomi agreed, 'Let’s just give them to charity', which she did [the model handed the stones over to a representative from one of Mandela’s charities]. We never knew what ultimately happened to the stones, but we both felt something good had come out of it. We had talked openly about what had happened, then thought nothing more of it."
And that's not all!
Carole goes on to say that the industry changed Naomi. White explains:
"The industry and the lifestyle changed her. At 16 she was mixing with actors, make-up artists, hairdressers, and they were all older than she was. In those days, it was always Concorde, you know? She became used to a luxury lifestyle, and once you’re used to that you don’t want to go back to economy. So money becomes important and your gauge of what’s valuable is different, because you’re staying in suites, you are meeting presidents such as Mandela and Clinton, tycoons such as Philip Green, and so everything is not normal."
The odd thing in all of this, Carole still loves her former client even though they don't speak to each other.
Hmm, that's why you're taking her to court, right???
The man who held on to Naomi Campbell's "dirty-looking stones" for 13 years has suddenly stepped down from his position at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
The charity released a statement regarding Jeremy Ratcliffe's resignation, saying:
"Mr. Ratcliffe regrets his omission to inform the chairperson, CEO and the rest of the board of trustees of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund of his receipt of the uncut diamonds until now. Mr. Ratcliffe has stated that he acted in what he sincerely believed to be in (sic) the best interest of the charity."
Jeremy says he never did anything with the uncut diamonds because he didn't want the charity involved with any illegal activity.
So why step down now after 13 years, especially since he didn't do anything with them — or so he says.
Following Mia Farrow's testimony in the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Naomi Campbell's former manager Carole White took the stand to deliver her own testimony.
Not surprisingly her and Naomi's testimonies don't completely add up.
Carole agreed the stones were delivered by two unidentified men, but they weren't brought in a pouch. She told the court that the "five or six" uncut diamonds came in "quite a scrubby piece of paper".
White added the stones were eventually handed over to Jeremy Ractliffe in a maroon jewelry pouch, but never had a chance to see how many were actually inside.
The former manager also told the court Charles Taylor indicated to Naomi that he would be sending her diamonds. Taylor's lawyer proceeded to grill her on what she claimed back in May and accused her of lying.
Watch some of Carole's testimony in the clips, above!
Naomi Campbell may have lied under oath after Mia Farrow gave testimony that contradicted the supermodel's, but don't expect her to get into trouble for it.
A law professor at Fordham University says Naomi most likely won't be charged with perjury, which if convicted she would receive a $500 fine and/or 2 years in prison, because "they've got bigger fish to fry."
Daniel Arshack, a lawyer who has had cases in The Hague, agrees. Arshack believes Campbell was "clearly not comfortable with receiving these things of value from Charles Taylor".
A very professional looking Naomi Campbell took the stand today in the Netherlands to testify in the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor.
Naomi, who said she wanted nothing to do with the trial out of fear for her family's safety, finally set the record straight about the blood diamonds she allegedly received from the former Liberian president back in 1997.
In her testimony, the supermodel said she received a bag of "dirty rocks" from two men who knocked on her door late at night. She told the court:
"They said, 'A gift for you,' and then gave me a pouch … I took it, said, 'Thank you,' and closed the door. There was no explanation, no note. When they gave me the pouch I just put it close to my bed and went back to bed."
It wasn't until the next morning that she opened the pouch and saw a few "dirty-looking stones", but she didn't keep them. Naomi explained she gave them to a colleague and told him to "do something good with them" like donating them to charity. The man never did do anything with them and still has the pouch of diamonds today.
At the end of her testimony the prosecutor accused the supermodel of lying when she asked "Isn't it correct that your account today isn't entirely truthful?".
Naomi responded with "No, that's not correct."
What's inneresting is Campbell said she had never heard of the term blood diamond before, which makes us wonder: why would she give the pouch to someone if she thought they were just dirty rocks???