Legal Dispute Ends Between Naomi Campbell and Perfume Company
Naomi Campbell and a fragrance company put an end to a dispute that began with a line of fragrances and became part of the background on trial for war crimes suspects to Liberian President, Charles Taylor. The stormy demand among Moodform Mission and the company ended Thursday, according to court records in Manhattan. Moodform Mission’s attorney, Daniel R. Bright said Friday that his clients “are happy with the agreement” but would not give details.
Campbell’s lawyer did not return a call made for comment. The dispute involving the old agent, Carole White, who joined the cosmetics company based in Miami Beach, Florida, to form Moodform Mission in the 1990s. The court battle in New York with the model was mentioned in the war crimes trial against Taylor in 2010, in which White’s testimony contradicted the model on a diamond that she had received as a gift from the Liberian president.
Taylor was convicted of arming and supporting rebels in Sierra Leone murderers in exchange for diamonds. He was sentenced in May to 50 years in prison and plans to appeal his conviction. At the trial in the Netherlands, Campbell said he did not know the origin of the gemstones that were given away after a dinner at the mansion of former South African President, Nelson Mandela in 1997. He said that did not even know if they were diamonds.
The model gave a friend to donate to the charity. When White came to the podium, she insisted that Campbell knew that Taylor had given her diamonds. Taylor’s lawyer accused White of lying to support their claim relating to perfumes. White refused. In the demand for perfume, Moodform Mission reported that they unfairly took their share of millions of dollars in profits generated by fragrances like Naomi Campbell, Cat Deluxe and Seductive Elixir, after working for years to Campbell and reaching agreement within this branch in 1998.
Campbell argued that she was not given full information before signing the agreement with Moodform Mission. She added that she knew White for years and was her chief agent from 1993 to 2006.
Campbell, 41, became one of the highest-paid models after starting her career at age 15 . She is also famous for his explosive temper. She has been found guilty of insulting and kicking an airport police, throwing a phone at a maid and hitting with another assistant with a phone.