Naomi Campbell

Charles Taylor sits in Den Hague accused of Genocide against his own people and the people’s of  Sierra Leone. So you might say they are ‘getting on with it’. An especially heartening situation given that the Head of State rule might well have halted any such moves but a few years ago.

direct from Wiki…..

On 1 July 2010, Campbell was summoned by the war crimes trial against Charles Taylor at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam near The Hague to give evidence on receiving a “blood diamond”. Not appearing at the trial as summoned is punishable by up to 7 years in prison.[48][49][50] Despite initially refusing to attend, Campbell was eventually subpoenaed and appeared as scheduled as a witness for the prosecution on 5 August 2010.[51] In her testimony Campbell said she was given “dirty-looking” stones after a dinner attended by Charles Taylor which she was later told were likely to be diamonds. Campbell told the court that as far as she was concerned “blood diamonds” did not exist in 1997 (when she received the stones),[52] alluding to the fact that the term was coined some years after 1997, after some African diamond-producing states and industry associations including the World Diamond Council and industry pressure groups along with the UN General Assembly established The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in 2000[53] to monitor world trade in conflict-free diamonds. The current location of the stones received by Campbell is disputed. Campbell said that she gave the stones to Jeremy Ratcliffe of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, because she wanted them to go to charity, and that Ratcliffe had told her in a 2009 phone conversation that he still had the stones. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund stated in a letter to the court that it had “never received a diamond or diamonds from Ms. Campbell or from anyone else. It would have been improper and illegal to have done so.” [54] [55] However, the next day, the BBC reported that Ratcliffe changed his story to state that he did, in fact, receive the stones and has them in his possession, claiming that he is trying to insulate Mandela’s charity from suspicion.

To add to the above. As part of her testimony to the tribunal she stated that her attendance there was ‘A big inconvenience‘.
Campbell’s former Manager, and Mia Farrow
Anyone see the fellow that had his hands removed at the wrist, I’m certain he was inconvenienced.



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13 Responses to Naomi Campbell

  1. R. Sherman says:

    I tend not to pay attention to the goings on of celebrities, inasmuch as they are wont to preen and display their morality by ordering the rest of us about, then going off and doing what they want, without regard to the moral high ground they've claimed for themselves.


  2. Vince says:

    This is in an altogether different country and in general I'm of the school of who gives a shit whatever they do. But this is a person deciding that a War Crimes Tribunal is something she should have a choice about attending. I do not care who you are, if The Hague wants you as witness, you go.

  3. Ed says:

    I think this just shows Naomi's real character, not that it wasn't already widely known.

  4. Vince says:

    Yes Ed, known it was. But this is just outside anything I could have thought about anyone.

  5. Rebecca S. says:

    I saw the report on tv. I was thorougly disgusted with Naomi's attitude. SHE was inconvenienced, was she? Bah. But some people really do live in their own little bubble of reality, don't they, and she keeps proving she's one of them. There's more to life than exterior beauty, Naomi, and that fades away very quickly when there is no interior beauty to light up the features.

  6. Vince says:

    Yeah, that 120,000 people were sent to their deaths did not seem to land on her at all.
    I have to say that I'm being remarkably well behaved language-wise for I'm seething at the moment.
    Mia Farrow is remarkably sound and not in any way ditsy.

  7. sage says:

    Amazing. I always get a kick out of the outfits they were in court over there!

  8. Kelly says:

    This just reinforces the poor opinion I already had of Naomi Campbell.

  9. Vince says:

    Sage, they were a darn sight better that the wigs we had 'til a few years ago.

    Kelly, I've gone so far beyond good opinion that I cannot see it in the rear view mirror.

  10. kathryn says:

    Well, fortunately for me…I never had an opinion of Campbell one way or the other. Now, I've got one.

    Talk about living in a dream world…

  11. Vince says:

    Kathryn; Other than that she hurled a phone at the maid, her name would not have registered with me either.
    But my point has more to do with the War Crimes Tribunal and who and what kind of mind would attempt to dodge attendance, outside of the guilty. I would have thought it an article of post WWII civilisation that any and all aid be rendered to the Hague.

  12. Kate says:

    She seems deeply unpleasant and a liar to boot.

  13. Vince says:

    Spot on Kate, spot on.

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