NAOMI CAMPBELL HAD A CHANCE TO DO THE RIGHT THING – AND DIDN’T
Naomi Campbell’s arrogance and self-interest seems to have no bounds. The gorgeous supermodel is already disliked for her petulant temper tantrums – now she’s been caught lying in court. She whined about how “inconvenient” it was because she was forced to testify at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia accused of atrocious war crimes. Prosecutors are trying to prove Taylor’s connection to “blood diamonds” that funded the civil war that left 100,000 dead. In 1997 Naomi was seated next to Taylor at a dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela and Taylor became smitten with the model. Later that night a pouch of diamonds was delivered to Naomi’s room. Campbell swore she didn’t know WHO sent them – and didn’t ASK the delivery people. Naomi bragged in court “ It’s not unusual for me to get gifts – I get them all the time, sometimes in the middle of the night.” Unfortunately for HER, two other people at that dinner remember things differently. Campbell’s former agent is set to testify that she heard Taylor tell Naomi that he was going to send her diamonds “and she seemed excited about it.” Another guest, Mia Farrow remembers Naomi telling her at breakfast the next day that Charles Taylor had sent her a huge diamond. The prosecution hopes their testimony will link Taylor to the diamonds in question. It certainly looks like Naomi Campbell lied under oath.