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    Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:08:06

    Naomi Campbell to Testify at War Crimes Trial of Liberian Dictator - For once, a diamond is not a girl's best friend [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Bejeweled cell phone thrower Naomi Campbell –she's also a model, but she's better known for her temper and her outbursts at service people, assistants and those who work for her- has agreed to testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who gave Campbell a blood diamond in 1997. Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend, but that is certainly not the case here, as the diamond is thrusting the supermodel into the middle of a war crimes trial. Campbell had been refusing to do the right thing and testify against the former dictator, but she has apparently had a change of heart, reports the Associated Press.

    Taylor is accused of supporting the rebels in Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war in exchange for diamonds and other natural resources. He denies trading in the so-called "blood diamonds." Prosecutors have summoned Campbell to testify later this month about the blood diamond she reportedly received at a reception 13 years ago.

    The Outside Organization, a public relations company that represents Campbell, announced on Friday that Campbell would testify. Her appearance is scheduled for July 29.

    What's your take on Campbell's change of heart? Do you think she will blow up and throw something at someone in court?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.12.10




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