Daily Star Reporter Confesses To Fabricating Celeb Gossip

Daily Star reporter Richard Peppiatt resigned in protest at what he claims is the British tabloid’s anti-Muslim propaganda, penning a letter to proprietor Richard Desmond which he also confessed to fabricating gossip about celebrities including Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams. The letter reads in part:

Daily Star favorite Kelly Brook recently said in an interview: “I do Google myself. Not that often, though, and the stories are always rubbish. There was a story that I’d seen a hypnotherapist to help me cut down on the time I take to get ready to go out. Where do they get it from?”

Maybe I should answer that one. I made it up. Not that it was my choice; I was told to. At 6pm and staring at a blank page I simply plucked it from my arse. Not that it was all bad. I pocketed a £150 bonus. You may have read some of my other earth-shattering exclusives.

‘Michael Jackson to attend Jade Goody’s funeral’. (He didn’t.) ‘Robbie pops ‘pill at heroes concert’. (He didn’t either.) ‘Matt Lucas on suicide watch’. (He wasn’t.) ‘Jordan turns to Buddha.’ (She might have, but I doubt it.)

I know showbiz is the sand on which your readership is built. And while I didn’t write tittle-tattle dreaming of Pulitzers, I never knew I’d fear a Booker Prize nomination instead.

Check out the entire letter here.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Star Reporter Confesses To Fabricating Celeb Gossip

  1. Jess says:

    The fact that I’m not surprised in the least by this scares me. =/

  2. sherry rose says:

    Richard Peppiatt, are you a true journalist? if yes, its sad that just for a cent you’ll destroy people’s reputation and worst their lives?how could you,how dare you? you’re not human! you’re a cruel,evil,worst pig!MF! I hate you,you don’t deserve to live in this earth!

  3. diane says:

    OK One jerk off has told the truth about the tabloid lies in regards to Michael Jackson. Now all the other jerk offs need to step it up. Goes to show you…people are like sheep…they are lead to believe what they read..no minds for themselves. So-called journalists destroyed Michael’s reputation during this life…the least they can do is redeem themselves now by telling the truth. Idiots. Love you Michael 4 Ever!

  4. marcial says:

    wow, geez!I really wish CADEFLAW or California anti-defamation law for the deceased must be implemented.
    Justice for Michael Jackson!

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