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Naomi Campbell at Cannes. Photo: George Pimentel/

Naomi Campbell in a courtroom? Yawn.

But here's a twist: This time the supermodel -- who celebrates her 40th birthday tomorrow -- may be in the witness stand as officials from The Hague are calling on her to testify about a "blood diamond" she allegedly received from former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, News 24 reports.

Taylor is facing 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity based on allegations that he backed vicious rebel forces and traded diamonds for weaponry, according to the source.

As we previously reported, actress Mia Farrow claims Campbell confided in her about the controversial gift, which she allegedly received during a visit to Nelson Mandela's South African home in 1997.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which StyleList also covered, Campbell didn't deny the existence of the diamond but made it clear that she did not wish to be involved.

"I don't want to get involved in this man's business or problems," she told Winfrey. "I am trying to protect my family here."

She may not have a choice. Prosecutors at The Hague are reportedly desperate to have her testify and are calling for judges to issue a subpoena.

"Ms. Campbell's consistent refusals to speak to the Prosecution voluntarily and her statements that she does not want to be involved in the case justify the Trial Chamber's issuance of a subpoena," prosecutors reportedly told trial judges.

Officials also noted that "repeated efforts to interview Ms. Campbell about this event have been unsuccessful."

If judges issue a subpoena, Campbell could face contempt of court charges if she fails to testify, News 24 reports.

Stay tuned as more details unfold.

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