Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Mia Farrow v. Naomi Campbell

Someone was lying about those blood diamonds. Actress Mia Farrow and supermodel Naomi Campbell brought some star power to Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's war crimes trial. Campbell and Farrow were called in to discuss a 1997 charity dinner that prosecutors were trying to use to connect Taylor to the diamonds that were allegedly used to fund the insurgency in neighboring Sierra Leone. It was at that dinner when Campbell allegedly met Taylor for the first time. After returning to her hotel, she received a knock on her door and a bag of gems, an occurrence that she claimed was far from abnormal for someone of her supermodel stature. But Farrow disputed Campbell's testimony that she didn't know who the deliverers were or who had directed them to give her the uncut diamonds. Farrow said Campbell told her the next morning that the gems were a personal gift from Taylor. If Campbell is found to be lying, the penalty could include up to two years in prison.