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
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.
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”.
Feel sad for Peaches Geldof. Feel even sadder for her baby children.; Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2014
So much viciousness towards Peaches. If you want someone to 'blame' then start with her mother.; Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2014
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