"The lurid unpleasant lies and fantasies masquerading as stories in some of the newspapers sicken me. They are unfounded and untrue. The fact that I have acknowledged a lapse of judgment is not an excuse for the media to pay money to any liar who comes along."
Earlier, unemployed Donald Fearon, 38, of no fixed abode, appeared at Camberwell Green magistrates' court, south London, charged with robbery. He was remanded in custody.
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