Tuesday 24 April 2018

Casual sex all part of spoils of fame

We have far less tolerance for freedom of sexual expression today than back in the Sixties, writes Victoria Mary Clarke

IT is not often that I choke on my corn flakes. But I was spluttering in amazement the other day when I opened a tabloid newspaper and read that the late Linda McCartney is described as a 'Groping Groupie' in a new book about Paul McCartney's love life.

Linda McCartney? The perfect wife and Earth mother, the woman who managed the seemingly impossible achievement of marrying the most desirable Beatle (and in the process seeing off millions of gorgeous girl fans) and moving with him to the countryside to have kids and dogs and all kinds of animals and found a vegetarian food empire until her tragic and untimely death?

At the time of her death, Linda was perceived as more perfect and more saintly than even Princess Diana. So how on earth could she have been a groping groupie? Much as I was loath to read scurrilous gossip, I simply had to investigate further. And what I read really made me think.

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