On Monday, actress/humanitarian Mia Farrow took the witness stand contradicting model Naomi Campbell’s testimony in the war crimes trial of former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor.
Naomi’s former agent — Carole White — also testified that the supermodel told her she was going to be given diamonds by the former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
Farrow has told Taylor’s war crimes trial that volatile catwalker Naomi Campbell knew the allegedly genocidal leader had sent aides to hand her “a huge diamond” – contradicting the supermodel’s testimony.
Taylor, 62, is on trial at The Hague for his alleged role in the 1991-2001 civil war in Sierra Leone that claimed approximately 120,000 lives. He attended a charity event hosted by Mandela where he is alleged to have given Campbell so-called blood diamonds. The illegally-mined diamonds are alleged to have been used to arm rebels who murdered, raped and maimed Sierra Leoneans.
“I remember… having breakfast and I remember that Naomi Campbell joined us at the table,” the Rosemary’s Baby actress, 65, told the court. “She said that in the night she had been wakened by some men who were knocking at the door… they had been sent by Charles Taylor and they gave her a huge diamond. She said she intended to give the diamond to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Charity.”
Farrow said she did not see the diamond.