Mia Farrow Negates Campbell’s Testimony over “Blood Diamonds”

Mia Farrow Negates Campbell’s Testimony over “Blood Diamonds”

Freetown : Sierra Leone | Aug 09, 2010 at 4:00 AM PDT
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              Mia Farrow testified at Charles Taylor's war crimes trial Monday that model Naomi Campbell told her she had been sent a

Mia Farrow’s testimony before the Sierra Leone war crimes court contradicts the testimony of Naomi Campbell denying having received a huge diamond from Charles Taylor who was then Liberia's president.

Farrow told the court that she has seen Campbell join the group of guests at breakfast after the dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela, then South African president and heard her telling story about what had happened overnight that she was awakened by men knocking on her door said to have been sent by Charles Taylor and had given her a huge diamond. Campbell said that she intended to give the diamond to the children’s fund of Mandela, Farrow continued.

The statement of Mia Farrow could discredit Taylor’s denial of any involvement with the diamond trade. He was indicted of 11 charges including rape, murder, sexual slavery and recruitment of child soldiers. The prosecution claims Taylor traded arms to rebels in exchange for uncut diamonds during the 1992-2001 civil war that took more than 200,000 lives.

Taylor’s defense lawyer, Courtenay Griffiths was enraged when Farrow was called first to testify before modeling agent Carole White who was scheduled to testify first, could have taken the witness stand.

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US actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow
US actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow
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