Naomi Campbell in 'blood diamond' legal case

International supermodel Naomi Campbell may have received a gift that was even more expensive than she could have imagined. She was apparently given jewels by Liberia's ex-president (Charles Taylor) among which were alleged 'blood diamonds'.

Now I am sure you have an idea about what this might be due to the 2006 movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. The charges in this case are brought against Taylor on the grounds that the diamonds were seized from Sierra Leone's gem mines to fund rebel groups who were responsible for variable inhumane acts including a decade of fighting from 1991.

The actor Mia Farrow claimed that Campbell had told her she'd been given a rough diamond from Taylor in 1997 while she was visiting Nelson Mandela. The courts have thus determined that Ms. Campbell is in a position to 'provide material evidence' about the whole situation. However Naomi has said (to Oprah Winfrey)

"I don't want to get involved in this man's case – he has done some terrible things. I don't want to put my family in danger."

In my humble opinion (which I am very hesitant to give), the supermodel should not have to testify against a man who has been accused of such grave war crimes, endangering herself and her family. If she did in fact receive a gift from Taylor, it was not a purchase and thus a subpoena would be unfair. Just saying

2 Response to Naomi Campbell in 'blood diamond' legal case

25 May 2010 at 14:55

whats subpoena?
aye aye?

26 May 2010 at 14:23

its basically when the court forces you to come and give your testimony (act as a witness) in certain proceedings!

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