Campbell contradicted by Mia Farrow

Actress Mia Farrow told a war crimes court yesterday that she had heard Naomi Campbell say she had been given a “huge diamond” by Charles Taylor, contradicting the British supermodel’s testimony last week.

Campbell told the Special Court for Sierra Leone she had been given “dirty looking pebbles” after a 1997 dinner in South Africa, but did not know if they were diamonds from the then Liberian president, on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

In court yesterday, Farrow said the model had joined a group of guests at breakfast after the charity dinner, hosted by South African president Nelson Mandela, and had started relating something that had happened overnight.

“She said in the night she had been awakened by men knocking at her door and they had been sent to her by Charles Taylor, and they had given her a huge diamond,” Farrow said, adding that Campbell had been “quite excited” about it.