Naomi Campbell in court
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Naomi Campbell gives evidence over 'blood diamond' gift

Model Naomi Campbell says she was given "dirty-looking" stones, after a dinner attended by ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor, which she was later told were likely to be diamonds.

She was testifying at Mr Taylor's war crimes trial about allegations he gave her "blood diamonds" as a gift in 1997.

Prosecutors had said her evidence could help link Mr Taylor to the stones, which he is accused of using to fund civil war in Sierra Leone.

Mr Taylor denies the charges.

James Robbins reports.

  • 05 Aug 2010