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Posted By: goatfell
08-Feb-09 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: carol thatcher death threats
Subject: carol thatcher death threats
I know what she did was wrong but as she says she just wants to forget about it and I agree igot this from a website
Death threats made to Carol Thatcher, agent claims
Carol Thatcher has received death threats over her comments likening a black tennis player to a "golliwog".
By Ben Leach
Last Updated: 11:55PM GMT 07 Feb 2009
The former BBC presenter has gone into hiding in Switzerland following the furore over the incident, her agent said.
Miss Thatcher, 55, is understood to be considering suing the BBC over her dismissal from The One Show.
Her agent claims that she also has received threats from individuals angry at Miss Thatcher's remarks.
She said: "I've asked the media to stop using my name as I don't want this kind of hassle. It's been an awful time. We've even had death threats.
"I've been involved in some high-profile things in my career but nothing like this. I'm shocked at the reaction to this. It's absolutely stupid and I just want to forget about it."
Miss Thatcher, a former winner of ITV game show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, made the comment in front of comedian Jo Brand and One show presenter Adrian Chiles after a recording of the show.
The BBC has received 3,300 complaints about its decision to drop Thatcher – the daughter of former prime minister Lady Thatcher – from BBC1's The One Show, with just 60 calls and emails in favour of its action.
Her agent added: "We stand by our comments. Miss Thatcher wishes to maintain a dignified silence and not be implicated in this tit-for-tat behaviour."