Naomi Campbell Will Testify At War Crimes Trial
Fashion model Naomi Campbell says she will testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
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 at Taylor’s trial in The Hague have summoned Campbell to testify later this month about reports that she received diamonds from Taylor during a 1997 reception in South Africa.
The Outside Organization, a public relations company that represents Campbell, announced on Friday that Campbell would testify. Her appearance is scheduled for July 29.
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