Naomi to the dock

Naomi Campbellwill appear in court this week to discuss that alleged gift from African dictator Charles Taylor. The case has been ongoing since 2007, so you’d be forgiven for being a little hazy on the details. In a nutshell: Taylor is accused of crimes against humanity for arming rebels in return for diamonds illegally-mined by children. One of these diamonds was allegedly given to Campbell at Nelson Mandela’s house party in 1997, according to Mia Farrow.

Campbell has refused to speak publicly on the matter and it was announced today that she has hired former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald, to keep her appearance secret (we’re not sure how ‘secret’ translates to ‘all over the tabloids’ but we assume Macdonald knows what he’s doing). He has requested that 'members of the public, the media, the parties and the court not follow, photograph, video record or sketch Miss Campbell's transit to the court within the Netherlands and that the government of the Netherlands be respectfully invited to assist in the enforcement of this protective measure.'

We just hope Mia has some ‘protective measures’ with her in court. We certainly wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Naomi.

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