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???