Supermodel Naomi Campbell took the stand Thursday in the United Nations war crimes trail of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Campbell says she was gifted with a pouch of “dirty-looking stones” after a dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997.
Campbell said, “When I was sleeping I had a knock on my door. I opened the door and two men were there. They gave me a pouch and said, “A gift for you.'”
Unsure of who the men were and what exactly was in the pouch, Campbell says she showed her agent and another woman the next day during breakfast. She indicated one them stated, “Well that’s obviously Charles Taylor.” Another one said, “Well, obviously, they are diamonds.”
Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia from 1997 to 2003 is charged with five counts of crimes against humanity, including murder, sexual slavery, violence and enslavement, according to CNN.
Charles Taylor is also faces charges of war crime, terrorism and torture. He has plead not guilty.
Naomi Campbell didn’t want to testify in the case, but was forced to become involved by a subpoena on July 1.
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