Supermodel Naomi Campbell told the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor that two strangers handed her some “dirty looking stones” after a 1997 dinner at Nelson Mandela ’s home also attended by the former Liberian President.
Actress Mia Farrow said Naomi Campbell told her she received a “huge diamond” from men sent by former Liberian President Charles Taylor , contradicting the supermodel’s testimony at a war-crimes tribunal last week.
Merrill Lynch & Co., the brokerage unit of Bank of America Corp. , won a U.S. judge’s ruling denying a bid by 17 black financial advisers for group status in their five-year-old discrimination lawsuit.
A blonde in shorts and a tank top slouches in a chair and stares right at the camera. Her toenail polish is pink, as are the wall and the brassiere hanging outside her closet. Behind her is a Marilyn Monroe poster.
Naomi Campbell, the U.K. supermodel, told judges at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor she received “very small, dirty looking stones” from two unknown men after a 1997 dinner attended by the former Liberian President at Nelson Mandela’s home in South Africa.
Jeremy Ratcliffe, who admitted receiving uncut diamonds from model Naomi Campbell and waiting 13 years before handing them to the police, quit his position at a charity started by former South African President Nelson Mandela .
“Are you totally out of your mind?” Russian newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev exclaimed as he jumped to his feet. He stared combatively at property developer Sergei Polonsky, who had taunted Lebedev for ridiculing his claim to be a major charity donor.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised the female students who posed for an “erotic” calendar to honor his 58th birthday, telling model Naomi Campbell that they were “courageous,” British GQ magazine reported .
Roman Abramovich ’s partner Dasha Zhukova , model Naomi Campbell and actor Will Ferrell were among VIPs yesterday at the world’s largest fair of modern and contemporary art in Switzerland, which opened with a spending spree on works such as a $5.5 million Mark Rothko abstract.