Africa, Media, Politics

Mia Farrow disputes Naomi Campbell’s ‘dirty pebbles’ testimony

By Andy Rice 9 August 2010

Testifying before the war crimes tribunal at the Hague on Monday, actress Mia Farrow said that Naomi Campbell told guests who were at Nelson Mandela's house in 1997 that she had received a large diamond from former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.In her own testimony, Campbell said that she had been handed a few dirty pebbles, and didn't know they were from Charles Taylor. Prosecutors are trying to link the diamonds given to Naomi Campbell to Charles Taylor, thereby giving strong evidence that the Liberian warlord personally handled diamonds that could have come from Sierra Leone, a charge Taylor denies. Read more: The Guardian and Reuters Africa



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