Saturday, May 09, 2009

Two different Sachs

Last week, The Guardian interviewed Andrew Sachs. This week, Sachs speaks to the Mail.

Oddly, it's hard to reconcile the two accounts of the meetings.

Today's Mail:

For the first time, Andrew Sachs reveals his contempt for the stars behind that vile phone prank, his fury at their cynical 'apologies' – and how it's destroyed his relationship with his granddaughter [...]

Sadly, though, since the obscene telephone calls were broadcast, his family's dirty linen has been dragged out for a very public airing. Soon after, a slew of risqué images and videos of the 23-year-old, who goes by the stage name Voluptua, appeared in the downmarket newspapers alongside revelations of her role in the raunchy burlesque dance group Satanic Sluts. Andrew and Melody were knocked for six.

Last week's Guardian:
Sachs said the story had been widely misreported. He had not been close to his granddaughter Georgina Baillie, nor was he entirely shocked, as had been suggested, about her line of work as a dominatrix and member of the burlesque dance troupe Satanic Sluts.


Robin Carmody said...

"The downmarket newspapers".

And the Mail *isn't*!

Still disappointing to see him speaking to a newspaper which, if he was not famous and hadn't been here longer than McDonald's, would criminalise his *very existence*.

Robin Carmody said...

(exclamation mark above should be a sardonic question mark, obv)

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