Naomi to testify at Taylor war crimes trial
London: British supermodel Naomi Campbell will testify in the ongoing war crimes trials against former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor in August (10).
The 40-year-old model was dragged in the high profile case in The Hague after it was alleged that Taylor had given her a blood diamond as a gift at a party in 1997.
Campbell has earlier refused to comment on the allegations and during a recent televised chat with Oprah Winfrey, she insisted that she had no idea who Taylor was when she met him at the gathering hosted by her friend, former South African president Nelson Mandela, reports The Daily Express.
Prosecutors subpoenaed Campbell, claiming that her testimony would provide “direct evidence of the accused’s possession of rough diamonds.”
She was initially due to testify in the Netherlands on 29 July 2010, but she recently requested a later hearing and now a new date has been set for 5th August 2010.