James Stunt shares a surprisingly charitable video message in response to the ‘Daily Mail’s’ Alison Boshoff’s attack on his ex-wife Petra Ecclestone’s engagement to Sam Palmer reports Matthew Steeples
When, yesterday, I came across a Daily Mail article complete with a ridiculously long title that read: “Dirty rotten scoundrels who bagged Britain’s richest sisters: Thought the Ecclestone saga couldn’t get any more bizarre? Now the shamed ex-banker married to one of Bernie’s girls has hitched his used car salesman pal to the other,” my first thought was: “Why is this news?”
Nearly every day, that paper features a story about the Ecclestone sisters – whom I’ve never personally met – and each and every time makes reference to my friend James Stunt. Frankly, each and every time I consider a point most relevant and that is: “Do ordinary individuals in Caithness or Cardiff need or wish to know about these ladies and their plainly privileged lives?” The answer is simple: They absolutely don’t.
Whilst Jay Rutland, husband of Tamara Ecclestone, got unnecessarily worked up in response to Alison Boshoff’s feature on Instagram, James Stunt calmly took to YouTube and called out the ‘Daily Fail” for what is actually just a true non-news story.
In his 5:20 minute missive, the businessman defended not only his ex-wife Petra, describing her as “intelligent, lovely and a good mother,” but also suggested her husband-to-be, Sam Palmer, to be a “role model to [his] children” and “not such a bad guy.”
In doing so Stunt showed himself to be charitable and decent and frankly he is right: It is jolly well time that the Daily Mail stop “building people up and then knocking them down.”