Naomi Campbell Admits Receiving ‘Blood Diamonds’ At Nelson Mandelas House

- By Bossip Staff

Naomi Campbell was called to testify at the war crimes trial of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor for getting blood diamonds from him. According to her, she was could care less about a couple of dirty azz stones in a pouch and felt the trial was an “inconvenience” to her. Inconvenience? Tell that to all the people who died for those “dirty stones.”

In her testimony during the trial of Charles Taylor, Ms Campbell said she was given two or three stones after a celebrity dinner in South Africa, hosted by former South African President Nelson Mandela and attended by US actress Mia Farrow and others.

She said she was sleeping in her room when there was a knock at the door.

“Two men were there and gave me a pouch and said: ‘A gift for you’,” she said.

The men did not introduce themselves. She said she put the pouch next to her bed without looking inside it, and went back to sleep.

“I opened the pouch the next morning when I woke up… I saw a few stones in there, they were very small dirty-looking stones,” she told the court. There was no explanation and no note, she said.

“The next morning at breakfast I told Ms Farrow and [her former agent Carol White] what had happened and one of the two said ‘That’s obviously Charles Taylor’, and I said ‘I guess that was’.”

The prosecutor said Ms Campbell was answering questions before they were finished, and asked her if she was nervous.

“No, well, I didn’t really want to be here. I was made to be here,” she answered.

“So obviously I’m just like wanting to get this over with and get on with my life. This is a big inconvenience for me.”

She said she had previously denied having the stones as she feared for her family because Mr Taylor was “someone I read on the internet has killed thousands of people, supposedly”.

Mr Taylor, 62, is suspected of selling diamonds to buy weapons for Sierra Leone’s RUF rebels, who were notorious for hacking off the hands and legs of civilians during the 1991-2001 civil war.

Well, Blood Diamond Naomi, we bet all of the civilians who got those “dirty stones” for you would applaud your valiant testimony, except… they don’t have any d*mn hands! She should call herself the Teflon Don because none of her negative publicity seems to stick.


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  • Oh yeah!

    This women is sickening. I dont now whether to be angry at her or feel sorry for her. either way I dont respect her. For so many years she has been sort of like the black leona hemsley when it comes to people that dont make as much as she does. It looks to me that she will certainly be alone the older she get. And Naomi, Please do something about your sideline bald spots!!

  • Vicky

    Naomi – a nice girl???
    She normally accepts gifts in the middle of the night from two strange men???
    “This is a big inconvenience for me.”She said well imagine how inconvenience war is and having your limbs cut off you spolit brat of a women

  • jessica from uk

    i’m sorry but do you people…. know how little the children and homeless people wearing the clothes on your back get paid and how badly they get treated.. designer and none designer..

    naomi may not be a sanit but please do act like your much better then her cause ur not..

  • jessica from uk

    * people who make the clothes

    sorry for the spelling errors

  • Oh yeah!

    @Jessica: Chill out!!! Im not speaking for anybody but I can bet that most of us dont treat people like sh*t or throw objects at people to physically cause injury to them. Naomi Campbell is a mean girl plain and simple. And Im being nice right now!!

  • Mizz Lisa

    say what you want about Naomi, but I believe her. why was it necessary for her to testify? It was just her smear her image… Did she contribute to the war? By her accepting the diamonds does it mean that she had a major part in supplying the rebels with guns, raping women and children? Charles taylor is a Monster on a large scale even Naomi does not belong in that catgeory.

  • Linda_south africa

    How is the drug diamnd trade her fault? she received and accepted a gift, the real criminals are the Jewellers and rappers who are funding and keeping such trade afloat_look to the likes of Jay-Z and Jakob for that

  • Linda_south africa

    *blood diamond
    by the way ,her testimony could add no more weight or clout than looking at the country and the historical facts. Not too sure what her testimony is meant to add to the case-it does seem personal

  • asfas

    Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at an age gap dating site[ S E E KC O U G AR (C 0 /M)_]—a nice and free place for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends

  • yuta





    i agree…she may not be the greatest person in the world, but dudes rollin’ up 2 ur room in the middle of the night n’ give u somethin’ (an African man at that)…U AIN’T GONNA ASK ANY QUESTIONS……PERIOD!!!! besides she’s the 1 who has 2 live w/ her decisions…..NOT US!!!!

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (CoCkY aS mY MaNDiNgO!!)

    The WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL should worry about the real criminals and leave innocent people alone… This woman accepted a gift from someone hitting the – that ain’t her fault…

    The WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL needs to go after the real war criminal like: George Bush, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Rumsfield,Kissinger, Ariel Sharon, D!ck Cheney etc etc..

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    You can tell that she uses her money very well!!!!

  • Lush

    The war tribunal was NOT forcing her to testify because they want to “smear her image” or place blame on her. Her testimony directly proves that Charles Taylor accessed diamonds. It was to strengthen the case against HIM. Because he stays denying ANY involvement with diamonds. Her testimony, just as Many others slaps his bs back in his face. It’s just sad that the only reason he and other wrongdoers get away in cases like these, is because so many of the people who can incriminate him (like Naomi) are threatened and become too scared to do the right thing. I applaud her courage, and hope others continue to do the same to put this man away.

    For the love of Sierra Leone: Unity, Freedom, and Justice!

  • bebe

    You people are idiots, you have no idea what her testimony has done.And your taring her down? She is courageous for testifying against him! Being as though I am half Liberan and Half Sierra Leonen her testimony just certified that Charles Taylor will never see sun light again. Do you know how many people in the world would not testify for fear of Taylors rebels killing their family?? No you don’t.

    Yes it was an inconvience, because she had no idea the significance of her testimony. Thank you Naomi for testifing because of you this murderer will die!

  • dirtygurl

    sure they “gave” her a couple of dirty stones, but can you just imagine what they had her smuggling…i don’t blame her, after all she has to take her own orders and fulfill her obligations to the elite I’m sure they scrambled her memory so that she wouldn’t be able to reveal what really happened.



  • Soul Touch

    We have come so far in technology…We get immediate news today, were as a decade ago things were happening in ‘small’ nations unknown to the rest of the world. Look at Rwanda, it took almost 5 years for word of massacres to hit home.

  • Soul Touch

    Aside from that, it takes a lot to step forward and give testimony of this magnitude. This was not a simple murder case, but a case of crimes against humanity. My ex and close friend was born and raised in Sierra Leone. Hid under houses while he listened to his friends and neighbors amputated. Walked amongst a sea of the dead and ran for his life from CHILDREN with rifles. I can understand why she wishes to stay on the outskirts of such a case. Regardless, her testimony (as skittish as it might be) is surely enough for prosecutors to get what they wish and this man to pay for actions.

  • Soul Touch

    The woman accepted a gift (that she donated to charity), she didn’t smuggle or receive financial gain from the blood of our people.

    Her testimony will serve well.

  • SHak D

    yall need to get your facts right Charles Taylor is from Liberia not Sierra Leone but they do touch borders.. SL is not the only country that deals with blood diamonds as is the whole continent of Africa

  • Dev

    She said she was sleeping in her room when there was a knock at the door.

    “Two men were there and gave me a pouch and said: ‘A gift for you’,” she said.

    The men did not introduce themselves. She said she put the pouch next to her bed without looking inside it, and went back to sleep.

    “I opened the pouch the next morning when I woke up… I SAW MY HAIRLINE,” she told the court. There was no explanation and no note, she said. C’mon, how could she say no?

  • LadyNubia8

    It’s just sad that not only lost Africans but the misplaced ones as well must be caught up in such atrocities/practices.

  • R_U_Trying_To_Prove_Her_Right?

    Now if I rush out to the jewelry store and cop a couple of nice CLEAN two-carat ear studs, and fly to Moscow, and ….

    Drat, there’s that damn gazillionaire ruskie boyfriend —- never mind.

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