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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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???
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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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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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