The Internal Revenue Service has fitted out a plus-size tax lien of $63,487 for supermodel Naomi Campbell.
The tax lien was filed on July 28 in New York City, according to the Detroit News, on taxes owed from 2009. Campbells spokeswoman said the models accountant had no knowledge of any tax lien or past-due taxes.
The lien was filed only a few days before the 40-year-old model testified at a war crimes trial on August 5 against Liberias ex-president Charles Taylor. Campbell told a U.N. Special Court at the Hague in the Netherlands investigating war crimes in Sierra Leone that the deposed dictator had once sat next to her at a dinner party in 1997 hosted by former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Two men had later shown up at her hotel room that night and brought her six rough diamonds wrapped inside a piece of paper. Campbell referred to them as dirty-looking stones or "dirty pebbles." Told by her ex-agent Carole White and actress Mia Farrow that they were blood diamonds from the conflict in Sierra Leone, Campbell said she had given them to a representative from the Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund.
The charity initially denied receiving the diamonds from Campbell, but a trustee resigned this week after admitting that he was still in possession of the uncut diamonds. Farrow testified that Campbell had boasted to her the next day about receiving a huge diamond from Taylor.
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