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Claiming that there's 'nothing to gain' from hiding the truth in her testimony for the on-going blood diamonds war crimes trial, Naomi Campbell insists all she said in court is not a lie.
In a testimony, Campbell's assistant said she saw Charles Taylor leaning forward to talk to the model during a dinner party in South Africa and laughing at something they talked about.
The supermodel who allegedly received the precious stones from Liberian president Charles Taylor has handed out the gems to his friend Jeremy Ratcliffe.
'Isn't it correct that your account today isn't entirely truthful?' prosecutor Brenda Hollis asks Naomi Campbell.
The supermodel has testified at The Hague in the Netherlands on August 5, claiming she received the gifts from two men who did not introduce themselves and gave no note to her.
Judges have granted her request for increased security when she testifies in The Hague on August 5 and banned people from documenting her appearance except by courtroom cameras.
The defense team of Liberian President Charles Taylor would like to buy time to build a case before the model, who is suspected of receiving a blood diamond from him, is due to appear in court.
Days before Campbell is set to testify at an ongoing war crimes trial against former Liberian president, her lawyer urges media not follow, photograph, video record or sketch her transit to the court.
The British supermodel is scheduled to appear in court on August 5 and her testimony would provide 'direct evidence of the accused's possession of rough diamonds.'
Although she personally did not want to be involved in Charles Taylor's case due to fear, the court ruling has ordered her to appear on a trial this month.
Along with actress Mia Farrow, the supermodel is asked by judge to appear in court as a witness in a case involving former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
Lawyers for the Former Liberian President claim prosecutors to make the request as a publicity stunt, but the prosecutors believe she would provide direct evidence to the case.
The party was attended by top-notch musicians such as Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, with Black Eyed Peas performing for the attendees.
The supermodel is actually reluctant to appear at Charles Taylor's war crimes trial because she is worried about her safety.
The model fought back her tears after her mother Morris apologized for abandoning her to 'work to give her a better life, private education'.