Supermodel Naomi Campbell told a war crimes court today she received a gift of “dirty-looking stones” which she assumed was a gift from Liberia’s Charles Taylor after a 1997 dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela.
“When I was sleeping I had a knock at my door and I opened my door and two men were there and gave me a pouch and said: ‘A gift for you’.”
Campbell said she left the pouch, went back to bed and opened it the next morning. Like any woman would when given a bag full of diamonds, she jumped back into bed, slept off the curiosity then opened the bag after breakfast. And when she did,
“I saw a few stones in there. Very small, dirty-looking stones there was no explanation, no note”.
“I am used to seeing diamonds shiny and in a box, you know.”
Very small dirty stones? No note saying “Thanks for the [removed]“. Nothing, no gift box bearing the crest of a country he promised to make her the Queen of, zilch,nothing.
Just some dirty small stones. Very Jack and the Beanstalk .
Not shiny, well they can’t be diamonds then honey, just slag stones throw them away.
Diamonds look like this…….
You knew that.