Naomi Campbell: Yup, I Got Blood Diamonds

August 5, 2010 By:
Naomi Campbell: Yup, I Got Blood Diamonds

Naomi Campbell is raising eyebrows yet again, but this time it has nothing to do with her BlackBerry.

Naomi has finally confessed she received "blood diamonds" from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. She admitted getting “dirty pebbles” while testifying at the war crimes trial of Taylor in The Hague, Netherlands.

Naomi once told actress Mia Farrow, who was also called to trail, that she had received jewels as a personal gift from Taylor during a party held at former South African President Nelson Mandela's house in September 1997.

According to Mia’s previous allegations, Naomi “told us she had been awakened in the night by knocking at her door. She opened the door to find two or three men - I do not recall how many - who presented her with a large diamond which they said was from Charles Taylor."

During her testimony, Naomi stated she was given a pouch with some “dirty little pebbles” but denied receiving a "huge, uncut" diamond.

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.’"

She continued: “There was no one else at the dinner who would have given diamonds as a gift.”

But she claims her safety has been jeopardized now that this information has gone public and she wants nothing to do with the diamond. She said: “I don't want anything to do with it. I care about the protection of my family.

“This is someone (Charles Taylor) that I read up on, on the internet, that's killed thousands of people allegedly and I don't want my family in danger in any way.”

The trail is far from over, so expect to see Naomi make more headlines. Stay tuned...