The most surprising donation of £1,000 to the Hacked Off campaign came from Jeremy Clarkson. Campaign staff were amazed at the news of the donation.
Should they be? Jeremy Clarkson, despite being a working journalist, did not hesitate from serving his ex-wife and the press with a super-injunction that prevented the reporting of his extra-marital affairs. The multi-millionaire member of the Chipping Norton set and friend of David Cameron has obviously decided that shackling the press will protect his privacy less expensively and more successfully than a super-injunction. Hypocritically he is on the record as being opposed to legislation yet wishing the Daily Mail would leave him alone. Torn as he was, he seems to have backed controlling the press…
Bizarrely back in 2011 an unfounded rumour went around Twitter linking Clarkson and Jemima Khan. She described the entirely false rumour that she had taken out a super-injunction to prevent publication of intimate photos of herself and Jeremy Clarkson as a “nightmare”. Quite.
What could have brought on the donation to Hacked Off?
Got a nice text from Francie Clarkson and also one from Jeremy, "It's odd. I'm sure I'd remember if any photos of us existed."—
Jemima Khan (@Jemima_Khan) May 09, 2011
Well as the above tweet shows Jezza is on good terms with campaign fundraiser Jemima…