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In a shocking story published in yesterday's Sunday Times Magazine, writer Camilla Long quotes Daphne Guinness as calling Victoria Beckham an "Ugly pig." No, for real. Long claims Guinness said: "[She is] an ugly pig!?Downbeat, miserable and awful. Of course she’s going to make money–she’s backed by Simon Fuller. I don’t have anyone! She annoys the shit out of me."
Since the story came out, Guinness has been busy defending herself and backtracking on Twitter. She tweeted that she only granted Long the interview as a favor because they had met through the late, great Isabella Blow. "She has put words in my mouth," Guinness tweeted, "The article was awful, really inaccurate... I feel like killing myself, I have been stabbed in the back by that journalist." Long, who is also on Twitter, has not responded to Guinness' allegations that the quotes were fabricated.
We're interested to see where this story goes, whether any legal action will be taken against the Times and if the reporter has any recordings or any other documentation to back up her side of the story. Watch this space.
· @therealdaphne [Twitter]
· @camillalong [Twitter]
· Daphne Guinness calls Victoria Beckham an "Ugly Pig" [Fashionista]