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Diana 'Tried Cocaine and Feared She Would Die'
scotsman ^ | June 28 | Emily Pennink

Posted on 06/27/2005 9:40:06 PM PDT by phoenix_004

Diana, Princess of Wales, took cocaine and was worried it would kill her, according to new claims today.

Friend and confidante Simone Simmons makes the claim in her controversial book Diana: The Last Word, in which she also alleges the Princess had a relationship with John F Kennedy Jr.

In the book, serialised in The Sun, Ms Simmons insists that Diana told her a boyfriend, who was a habitual user, once urged her to try the drug.

She said the experience was so frightening for the Princess that she vowed not to use it again and help addicts.

The 49-year-old said: “Diana just said he offered it to her and she asked, ‘What do you do?’ and he told her.

“It made her feel so ill. It made her feel sick, dizzy and breathless. She felt she was going to have a heart attack and die when she tried cocaine.”

Ms Simmons, an alternative therapist, claims Diana had been trying to wean Dodi Fayed off cocaine in the weeks before their deaths in a Paris car crash.

She describes their relationship as “platonic”, adding that the Princess was always trying to help the “lame ducks who came her way”.

Ms Simmons also claims that Diana never called her former butler Paul Burrell her “rock”.

She claims: “Her ‘rock’ was her dad. She did call Burrell ‘Psychic Paul’, with a hint of sarcasm.”

Yesterday, Burrell dismissed Ms Simmons’ book as “a fantastical story of nonsense in much the same vein as the mystical rubbish she used to feed the Princess”.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bookreview; diana; princessdiana; royals; thelastword

1 posted on 06/27/2005 9:40:06 PM PDT by phoenix_004
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To: phoenix_004
Coke? I thought only poor black kids in slums used that stuff?

Oh yeah, they're the ones who get arrested.

2 posted on 06/27/2005 9:42:26 PM PDT by zarf
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To: phoenix_004

Even in death, full of endless surprises.


3 posted on 06/27/2005 9:43:32 PM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: phoenix_004

Cocaine kills three brain cells with every use. That would have used up half of Divorced, Drunk Floozie's total.


4 posted on 06/27/2005 9:44:38 PM PDT by Luddite Patent Counsel (Theyre digging through all of your files, stealing back your best ideas.)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Assuming that you can believe what an "alternative therapist" says.


5 posted on 06/27/2005 9:49:16 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: Paul Atreides

And interesting point no one brings up. She died in the presence of a Muslim. Not that is either here or there.


6 posted on 06/27/2005 9:53:55 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Look Over There
"Very interesting...Murder/suicide?"

A bad choice of company coupled with a bad driver. No conpiracy here.

8 posted on 06/27/2005 10:06:56 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

Why is that an interesting point? (Assuming it is even true.)


9 posted on 06/27/2005 10:23:09 PM PDT by ordinaryguy
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To: phoenix_004

Oh can we please have an end to trivial "news" about this trite and meaningless woman. Diana was utterly insignificant. Why do people continue to have such an obsessive regard for her?


10 posted on 06/27/2005 10:38:38 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Money?


11 posted on 06/27/2005 10:40:11 PM PDT by ordinaryguy
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To: ordinaryguy

Because it's a British tradition to rag on their royalty.


12 posted on 06/28/2005 12:41:13 AM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: phoenix_004
No offense to you. But, why do we care what Diana did, or why would we care if she supposedly had a fling with JFK, jr. I mean really...she is dead ,so is he. Let them rest in peace. This just one of many reasons why I hate the media. To have the media writing this stuff as if it were earth shattering Breaking News is ridiculous.

Why don't they let the Enquirer etc handle these stories.

13 posted on 06/28/2005 12:46:01 AM PDT by marty60
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To: montag813
I find these new revelations interesting.

I also think it's interesting that they are coming out now, just as "Princess" Hillary is trying to suppress stories about her past.
15 posted on 06/28/2005 1:00:14 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny

So, what's the Diana/Hillary connection?


16 posted on 06/28/2005 1:03:41 AM PDT by lainie
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To: lainie

I don't know of any except the timing of the stories.


17 posted on 06/28/2005 1:19:03 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: phoenix_004
Princess Diana has been dead eight years and yet the MSM still refuses to let the woman rest in peace.

This is nothing short of despicable.

18 posted on 06/28/2005 5:46:20 AM PDT by Houmatt (Is it too much to ask for Tiffany to forgive my transgressions?)
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To: Houmatt

It appears that Diana is more interesting DEAD than others are who are living?


19 posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:15 AM PDT by doberville (Angels can fly when they take themselves lightly)
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To: doberville
And she can still sell tabloids.
20 posted on 06/28/2005 8:12:32 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel; phoenix_004

<< Cocaine kills three brain cells with every use. That would have used up half of Divorced, Drunk Floozie's total. >>

Dimwitted, drunk, divorced, deviate, anorexic, bulemic, slatternly, fag-hag floozie, Ms Spencer's, increasingly public spiralling into degeneracy; coupled with her final choice of the singularly unattractive BAD BAD BAD run-out-of-Los-Angeles-on-a-rail coke-trafficer, Dopey Fayed, as her companion; suggests her coke use was progressing and that when her fifteen minutes and she met their inevitable end, she was quite likely in full-blown 'coke-whore' mode.


21 posted on 06/28/2005 9:51:36 AM PDT by Brian Allen (All that is required to ensure the triumph [of evil] is that Good Men do nothing -- Edmund Burke)
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