Mia Farrow: Naomi Lied About Blood Diamonds
Says Campbell got huge diamond, knew who it was from
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 9, 2010 5:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – Actress Mia Farrow testified at Charles Taylor's war crimes trial today that Naomi Campbell told her she had been sent a "huge diamond" by the former Liberian ruler, contradicting Campbell's testimony from last week. Farrow said that the morning after a party hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997, Campbell told other guests at breakfast that in the night "she had been awakened, some men were knocking at the door, and they had been sent by Charles Taylor, and they had given her a huge diamond."

Farrow said Campbell was quite excited by what had happened and said she would give the gift to charity. Campbell told the court on last week she was given several small stones by unknown men during the night, but she hadn't known they were diamonds nor who had sent them. If Farrow's account is true, it would dent the former Liberian president's denials of any involvement with the trade in illicit diamonds.

 

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