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After a four-year trial, former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of involvement in Sierra Leone’s civil war.
Talk about he said/she said: Mia Farrow‘s testimony in Charles Taylor‘s war crimes case contradicts what Naomi Campbell said about the matter last week.
Clad in an Azzedine Alaia cream skirt and cardigan, Naomi Campbell finally testified today in the Hague in the war crimes trial against former Liberian president Charles Taylor and accused warlord. Though the model has spent the last few months trying desperately to avoid testimony — she refused to address the topic on Oprah and knocked down an ABC News camera after being asked about it — a court subpoena gave her no other choice. But for anyone familiar with Naomi’s high-profile persona, it was clear she wasn’t going to go down that easy.
You know how quickly we brought you images of Lindsay Lohan entering the courtroom on her big day? Unfortunately, when Naomi Campbell goes to court to testify against former president of Liberia and accused war lord Charles Taylor, we won’t be able to bring you such coverage.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell will have to testify in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, the Associated Press reports.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone has finally proven that there is a force more powerful than Naomi Campbell: international law.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor made moves on Monday to prevent supermodel Naomi Campbell from testifying at his war crimes trial in the Hague. In April, ABC News attempted to interview Campbell about claims that Taylor gave her an alleged 3-carat blood diamond after a reception during the model’s 1997 visit to Nelson Mandela’s South African home. Campbell refused to answer any questions and then stormed out of the interview, slamming into a camera on the way. She later told Oprah that concerns over her own and her family’s safety were the reason she was remaining silent.
Naomi Campell just doesn’t seem to be able to stay out of trouble. The supermodel, who has been the center of many a scandal due to her infamous bad-itude, now seems to have found herself in even deeper water. It appears that prosecutors may subpoena Campbell to testify in that pesky blood diamond case everyone keeps asking her about.
We’ve always wondered what supermodels got up to in the 90s. You know — back when one could jet to far-flung locales without fear of the paparazzi laying in wait for a Liberian warlord to give you millions of dollars worth of conflict diamonds. Yup, those were the days. And now they’ve finally caught up to Naomi Campbell — and for her part, she’s not talking. In 1997, Campbell was allegedly given a huge, uncut, “blood diamond” by former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor — who is now on trial for war crimes.