There was no question that when Mia Farrow first arrived on the stand in the courtroom at the Hauge, her tone was initially shaky as it was peppered with “ums”. There was even some lip licking to indicate that she was indeed nervous when initially questioned.
But when asked key questions by the judges, her tone quickly switched to a much more confident one, complete with a sonorous and rich resonance. Her tone appeared to be indicative of a person who had nothing to hide and who was being forthright.
Likewise, Mia’s body language showed signals that indicated a self assuredness and confidence when she was asked key questions. This, along with her matching body language, made it appear to me that she was very credible on the stand.
Perhaps the most powerful signal that someone is telling the truth is when their words match their body language, tone of voice, and speech content. When she told the judges that Naomi Campbell said the diamond was sent by Charles Taylor, she not only had a strong and definite unwavering solid tone, but she immediately shook her head “yes” as confirmation that what she was saying was truthful.
She then relayed that Naomi said the men had given her a huge diamond. Right after she said it, she turned and looked directly at the judge who questioned her as if to punctuate what she was saying as being the truth and having noting to hide. When someone gives direct eye contact after a statement it is is often an indicator that someone is telling the truth.
Once again Mia makes direct eye contact with one of the judges and with an open faced expression, confirms what Naomi also said about Naomi wanting to give the diamond to Nelson Mandela’s charity.
To me, this photo above speaks volumes in terms of whether I think Mia is being truthful. Notice that she is smiling as she reiterates how excited Naomi appeared at the breakfast table when telling about the everyone at the table about the diamond, which Naomi said she secured the night before. In essence, Mia appears to be re-living the moment of Naomi’s excited state. That leads me to believe that she is telling the truth.
Now we see and angry and upset look with a great deal of tension in the jaw indicating anger after hearing Naomi;s testimony read by the judge where Naomi accuses Mia of being the one who said that the diamonds must have come from Charles Taylor. She is also looking directly at the judge as she loudly and confidently stated ” Absolutely Not! Naomi Campbell stated they came from Charles Taylor.”
To me, it looked and sounded like Mia Farrow was being truthful in terms of everything she relayed in the courtroom. www.drlillianglass.com