Time to pay up Naomi, and not in uncut diamonds. The Internal Revenue Service filed a $63,487 tax lien against the British supermodel last month with the New York City Register's office for taxes assessed in 2009.
Naomi Campbell might wish she'd kept one of those "blood diamonds" from Liberian warlord Charles Taylor to pay her taxes. Campbell recently (and reluctantly) testified at Taylor's war crimes trial at The Hague about receiving some "dirty-looking stones" one night in 1997 when she was a guest of Nelson Mandela's in South Africa.
Just yesterday, Nelson Mandela charity trustee Jeremy Ractliffe quit after admitting he kept the uncut diamonds he received from Campbell. Ractliffe was head of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund at the time. Taylor is accused of rape, sexual slavery and recruiting child soldiers during wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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