Friday, 23 April 2010

Celebrity Buzz at Taylor Trial

Some time ago, actress Mia Farrow testify in the Charles Taylor trial before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Her evidence was what common lawyers would call hearsay: she said that supermodel Naomi Campbell had told her that she had been given an uncut diamond by Charles Taylor in South Africa. Farrow, Campbell and Taylor were all staying at the same hotel, where they were guests of Nelson Mandela. But Campbell has apparently said that she was never given a diamond, and she is refusing to come to The Hague to testify: see;
Even if the story is actually true, what does it prove? That Charles Taylor had diamonds? That he might have used them to buy arms? It seems a long way from crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone.

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