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Naomi Testifies!

Filed under: Legal MattersNaomi Campbell

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???

Just sayin'.

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Naomi Wants Her Privacy While Testifying

Filed under: Legal MattersNaomi Campbell


Once a diva, always a diva.

When Naomi Campbell testifies at the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, she's making sure her appearance is on the DL and is going to great lengths to get her privacy.

On top of heightened security, Naomi has enlisted the help of Lord Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, who has asked the public, media and member of the court to:

"not follow, photograph, video record or sketch Miss Campbell's transit to the court within the Netherlands and that the government of the Netherlands be respectfully invited to assist in the enforcement of this protective measure."


Macdonald has also requested "names and addresses of every court member to receive any information from Campbell so he can warn them of the security procedures."

What a nightmare!

These type of arrangements are standard practice when protecting the identities of witnesses or victims of war. Last time we checked Naomi only received some diamonds, allegedly, so why the special treatment???

[Image via WENN.]

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Naomi Will Take The Stand

Filed under: Legal MattersNaomi Campbell


Things just got inneresting!

Despite defense lawyers opposing her involvement, Naomi Campbell will be testifying in the war crimes trial against former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

The violent supermodel will be taking the stand on July 29th where she'll be questioned on all things blood diamonds.

Remember Naomi, you'll be under oath!

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Prosecutors Want To Subpoena Naomi!

Filed under: Legal MattersPolitikNaomi Campbell


We hope Naomi Campbell was restrained when she got this news!

Prosecutors involved in the the war crimes trial of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor have asked judges to subpoena the diva supermodel so she can testify.

This comes on the heels of modeling agent Carole White saying in a statement that she saw several men give Naomi a "half dozen" uncut diamonds.

Along with subpoenaing Campbell, the prosecutors have requested that the judges call both White and Mia Farrow, who also claimed Naomi received a blood diamond, as witnesses.

Things are about to get juicy!

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