Piers Morgan on Peaches Geldof: ‘If you want someone to blame start with her mother’

The presenter laments the “viciousness” shown towards the late socialite

Piers Morgan has decided to add his voice to the debate surrounding Peaches Geldof, who died following a heroin overdose.

The broadcaster commented on the “viciousness” directed towards Geldof and said that the responsibility lies with her mother, Paula Yates, who also died of a heroin overdose on 17 September 2000.

“If you want someone to 'blame' then start with her mother,” he tweeted.

An inquest on 23 July heard that the mother of two was believed to have lied to her husband, Thomas Cohen, about her drug usage and hid heroin in the loft.  Cohen said his wife had been addicted to heroin but had come off it after a long period of treatment and counselling by drug workers.

He said she undertook weekly tests which she insisted were negative — but now believed that her testimony was untrue.

She fatally overdosed on heroin on 7 April, leaving her one-year-son, Phaedra, alone for up to 17-hours.

The inquest has provoked criticism over her parenting skills from some Mumsnet users and the ever-controversial Katie Hopkins.

Yesterday (24 July) Morgan joined the discussion via Twitter, saying that he “feels sad” for Geldof and “even sadder for her children”, later adding that her father, Bob Geldof, was a “good man”.





Read more: Peaches Geldof parenting skills criticised
Peaches Geldof: Her final and her fatal last decision
Drug addiction and brief history of heroin
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