Heather Mills Alleges Reporter Set Her Up With Fake Charity
Heather Mills is making headlines again. No, it’s not another fast food rumor, but some actual tabloid trickery that the former Mrs. McCartney alleges was created to get her to talk about her famous ex-husband. According to ABC News, Mills’ agent was contacted by a Dr. Erika Taylor, claiming to be with an American-based charity called Marital Understanding. ‘Dr. Taylor’ was inviting Mills to speak at their black-tie gala in Los Angeles for a fee of $60,000, which would have been donated to the charity Mines Advisory Group.
Problem is the charity Marital Understanding doesn’t even exist. (Th website has since disappeared.) ABC News did a bit of digging and found no such records filed in California for the non-profit. Mills and her agent also noted that the site had been created two days prior to the phone call — and that the IP addresses traced back to News Corp (which owns tabloids like The Sun and The News of the World). Apparently, this isn’t the first time News Corp has used such sting tactics — and the matter is now pending a criminal investigation with the London police.
You may not be a fan of Mills, but that’s a pretty low tactic on the part of News Corp — especially when it comes to offering a charitable donation. Check out the rest of the story here.