TALK OF THE TOWN: Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter Charlotte Freud was nicknamed ‘K-angel’ at school after taking ‘loads of drugs’
With Rupert Murdoch for a grandfather there’s no question Charlotte Freud had, as she puts it, ‘one of the most privileged upbringings of all time’.
But money can’t buy happiness, as the daughter of Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud explained last week.
Speaking on an obscure podcast, the aspiring pop star said that at school she ‘overcompensated’ for her background and ‘became the biggest, baddest rebel you’ve ever seen,’ taking ‘loads of drugs’.
Charlotte, 21, said she was nicknamed ‘K-angel’ after the horse-tranquilliser drug ketamine, adding: ‘I was this crazy party girl but it was a persona.
Cocaine made me feel sick. But after doing my first line of ketamine I thought, ‘I’m addicted.’ ‘
With Rupert Murdoch for a grandfather there’s no question Charlotte Freud had, as she puts it, ‘one of the most privileged upbringings of all time’
Pictured: Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud at the Q Men of the Year Awards in 2013
She said scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her PR guru father Matthew, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame [but] when I found ketamine, it all just went away’.
After her parents’ divorce, she moved in with her ‘very fun’ dad and admitted: ‘I was doing all that stuff at home.
‘There were lots of parties… I hit rock bottom and had some medical emergencies but nothing stopped me.’
But she said now she was seven months sober, ‘I can’t describe the feeling of being trusted and having people that love you’.
Pictured: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Celebs spouting nonsense
TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall wins my award for this week’s most desperate attempt to get attention after he was shocked by Dua Lipa’s video from her album Future Nostalgia.
Hugh told his 100,000 Instagram followers that Dua was ‘on the roof of a house, swinging a golf club, smashing up bottles and glasses’ – and he feared debris would end up in a nearby lake.
‘Waterbirds like ducks may come to feed,’ he fretted.
‘So I’m wondering if Dua can reassure us that no fragments of glass or other contaminants would have actually found their way into the lake?’
Oh do calm down dear, it’s only a music video!