Naomi Campbell Disappointed That Blood Diamonds Weren’t Shinier


The world’s strangest war-crimes tribunal gets even stranger. Mia Farrow and Naomi Campbell’s former agent, Carole White, testified today at the Hague in the trial against former Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Their testimony contradicted claims made by Campbell last week when she said that she didn’t know which solicitous secret admirer gifted her “dirty-looking stones.” But Farrow and White cry false. “She said that in the night she had been awakened. Some men were knocking at her door. They were sent by Charles Taylor and they had given her a huge diamond,” said Farrow, who was at the same party at Nelson Mandela’s house that night, adding that Campbell mentioned it at breakfast “before she even sat down.” Unsurprisingly for a former Campbell employee, White was also willing to spill. She told the court that Campbell and Taylor were “mildly flirtatious” at dinner, and that “[Campbell] was disappointed because she thought she was going to get a big, shiny diamond, and these just looked like pebbles.” Must’ve been a real bummer.

Farrow: Campbell said diamond was from Taylor [CNN]
Naomi Campbell’s diamond testimony ‘false,’ ex-agent will say [NYP]