Actress Mia Farrow has been summoned! Well, no, not really. But she will be testifying in court about witnessingÂ Liberia’s Charles Taylor giving model Naomi Campbell a Blood Diamond in 1997. A “Blood Diamond” is a diamond that is mined illegally and is often used to fund terrorist groups. The diamond was allegedly presented to Campbell at a “celebrity dinner hosted by then South African president Nelson Mandela” (Yahoo! News).
“Taylor, 62, has been on trial since 2008 for his alleged role in the civil war in Sierra Leone, accused of arming rebels in return for illegally mined diamonds. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers, enslavement and pillaging. [Campbell’s agent, Carole] White and Farrow, both present at Mandela’s dinner, claim to have proof that Campbell was given a diamond by Taylor” (Yahoo! News).
“The prosecution alleges the rough diamond was among those Taylor had obtained from Sierra Leone rebels and took to South Africa ‘to sell … or exchange them from weapons'” (Yahoo! News).
Naomi Campbell always seems to be in some kind of pickle, doesn’t she?
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