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Naomi Campbell's Blood Diamond Nightmare Is Finally Over!

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Naomi Campbell can finally sigh an air of relief!

After a four year long trial, former Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor was found guilty of ELEVEN charges including murder, rape, sexual slavery and enforced amputations.

As you may recall, the supermodel was "inconvenienced" and forced to testify about a bag of "dirty-looking stones" she received from Taylor in 1997.

She was even accused of lying under oath, but was never charged because there were "bigger fish to fry".

Taylor is expected to serve a LOT of jail time in a British prison when he's officially sentenced on May 30.

Now that all the dramz is behind her, hopefullly Naomi can concentrate on more important things, like say a wedding to her seski boyfriend Vladimir Doronin???

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Naomi Campbell Feels Like She Was On Trial When Testifying

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Naomi Campbell is still complaining about the whole Charles Taylor blood diamond issue.

The hottie with the apparent anger management issues says she feels like she was the one on trial after being “forced” to testify in court.

And when Campbell spoke with Interview magazine, the topic of her one hour testimony came up. Naomi reveals, "I felt like I was on trial myself—and this was not my trial.”

As for Naomi telling the judge that her appearance in court was an “inconvenience”, she now says she regrets using that word.

Adding, "That was wrong and I'll take that.”

And there you have it.

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Naomi Slams Blood Diamond Prosecutors

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Naomi Campbell is finally speaking out about testifying at Charles Taylor's war crimes trial last month.

The supermodel, who's still pissed about being subpoenaed, thinks the only reason prosecutors wanted her their was to get the case some publicity.

She told Sky News:

What you need to understand - I wasn't on trial - I was forced through a subpoena to testify. Nothing to do with me. This trial has been going on for how many years? No one cared to write about it. You bring Naomi Campbell to the stand, the whole world knows. So as far as I was concerned I was used as a scapegoat.

Naomi said she doesn't condone what the former Liberian president did, but added:

"I do not see why I have to sit here and hear around everywhere I go in the world that this was like my trial. I was a witness. I told and remembered what I could to my ability and it was 13 years ago."

Oh cry us a river.

If she just agreed to go in the first place without being summoned, it probably wouldn't have been that big of deal.

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Naomi & Her Agent Blast Lying Accusations

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Naomi Campbell and her agent have released a statement after Mia Farrow and former agent Carole White gave testimonies at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor that contradicted what the supermodel told the court last week.

In her statement Campbell said:

I've no motive here. Nothing to gain. I am a black woman who has and will always support good causes especially relating to Africa. I've never taken any of the jobs offered to me, over my 25 years as a model, from companies that were for apartheid in South Africa.

Her agent at The Outside Organisation also commented on Naomi telling the court it was "inconvenient" for her to be there, saying:

"Campbell accepts the use of the word 'inconvenient' was a poor choice of word but it was made off the cuff and was taken massively out of context. It was in relation to a nonsensical question as to whether or not she was nervous appearing in court!

Campbell had explained that she had fears for her family having read about Taylor's alleged crimes on the internet, hence her initial reticence in appearing. Regardless of people's recollections it's indisputable and has been confirmed by all witnesses concerned that Naomi handed over the diamonds at the first possible opportunity for the benefit of a South African children's charity."

And there you have it.

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More Conflicting Testimony From Naomi's Former Manager!

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This is one hot mess of a trial!

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!

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Why Naomi Campbell Won't Be Charged With Perjury

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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".

Lucky break, Naomi.

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Naomi Testifies!

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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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