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Naomi Campbell's Testimony Disputed By Agent

Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:16 AM EDT

Did the supermodel Naomi Campbell know that diamonds delivered to her in the night, 13 years ago, were a gift from Charles G. Taylor, then the president of war-torn Liberia?

The quest for an answer brought conflicting testimony again on Tuesday in a court outside The Hague, where Mr. Taylor has been on trial for more than two years before the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Ms. Campbell, who appeared in court on Thursday, told a panel of judges that two men had brought her several rough diamonds after she met Mr. Taylor at a dinner in South Africa, but that she had no idea of who had sent them.

On Monday, the actress Mia Farrow told a very different story. Ms. Farrow had attended the same dinner, and said that later, Campbell arrived at breakfast “excited and happy.” Even before sitting down she announced that she had received “a huge diamond” in the middle of the night.

“Naomi said it came from Charles Taylor,” Ms. Farrow said. “I did not mishear.”

On Tuesday, A second witness, Ms. Campbell’s former agent, Carole White, contradicted the model’s account further, telling the court that during the dinner, Ms. Campbell and Mr. Taylor appeared to be flirting. Ms. Campbell was “very excited,” Ms. White said, “and she told me he was going to give her some diamonds.”

Read the entire story at nytimes.com

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Campbell Taylor Diamonds
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:16 AM
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