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Sophie Lea, Freddie Starr wife

My life with Freddie was hell... I tried to kill myself to get away

The Daily Mirror
Saturday, 18th May 2019

 

Sophie Lea, the estranged wife of comedian Freddie Starr asked DJM to represent her following his sudden death in Spain. Approached by reporters after a series of misleading press reports, Sophie decided to put the record straight and give her side of the story. We arranged an exclusive interview in The Daily Mirror which the newspaper ran as their splash story with a further two pages inside.

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SAS: Who Dares Wins contestant Louise Gabbitas

SAS star: I turned to drink and drugs as brother died

The Sunday Mirror
Sunday, 3rd February 2019

 

SAS: Who Dares Wins finalist Louise Gabbitas was represented by DJM during the 2019 Channel 4 series. In a full and frank interview in both The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday People newspapers, Louise  revealed how her life had spiralled out of control after she lost her teenage brother from cerebral palsy and how she used the experience to inspire her brilliant run on the popular show. The fitness fanatic also appeared on the GMB sofa, BBC Breakfast News as well as national radio slots.

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Retired film editor Martin Amstell

Sewer rat who tried to take my inheritance: The excoriating words of a man who nearly lost his beloved aunt's home to a TV 'heir hunter'

The Daily Mail
Saturday, 17th November 2018

DJM represented retired film editor Martin Amstell after he won a protracted legal battle against tv ‘heir hunter’ Andrew Fraser who had  tried to take control of his aunt’s home that was left to him in her will. Fraser obtained legal control of the estate and was just days from selling the house when he was stopped by an 11th-hour injunction. Fraser was ordered to hand back the keys and pay a six-figure legal bill. We arranged a two page interview in the Daily Mail for Martin to tell his cautionary story.

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Paul David

‘She’s NO gold-digger': Father, 75, who lost everything after falling for his grandchildren's 33-year-old au pair insists they are in LOVE... in wake of multi-million pound court battle with his (disgusted) lawyer daughter

The Daily Mail
Saturday, 6th October 2018

Broker Paul David asked DJM to represent him following a High Court battle with his daughter over the family’s multi-million pound property portfolio. During proceedings it was revealed that Paul had married his daughter’s au pair resulting in considerable media interest around the case. We arranged for the couple to defend their relationship and to respond to claims that made national headlines.

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Ellie Chessell, acid attack survivor

Holiday rep whose ex sent acid attack hitman recalls horror as her skin "dripped to the floor"

The Daily Mirror
Thursday, 9th August 2018

 

Holiday rep Ellie Chessell chose DJM to represent her after her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice were jailed for a total of 21 years in Portugal for an horrific acid attack . Bravely deciding to speak out despite her injuries, DJM arranged interviews with The Daily Mirror and This Morning plus a magazine enabling Ellie to tell her story of her courageous fight to bring her attackers to justice and slowly rebuild her life.

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Mark Walton, Boyzone founder

My evil ex tortured and killed her au pair because of me: Former Boyzone star at the heart of the twisted murder case gives a chilling insight into the psychotic beauty who tried to destroy his life too

The Mail on Sunday
Sunday, 27th May 2018

Boyzone founder Mark Walton approached DJM to represent him after his ex-girlfriend Sabrina Kouider and her partner were found guilty of torturing and murdering French nanny Sophie Lionett. After Kouider tried to implicate Mark during the two month trial which made international headlines, Mark wanted to give his side of the story. DJM secured national newspaper and tv coverage allowing Mark to put his story across in his own words.

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Alexa Collier

How a lesbian fling destroyed my life: Teacher, 26, was 'driven to the brink of suicide' by her secret lover who bombarded her with 300 messages, attacked her on her parents' doorstep -and then accused HER of assault

The Mail On Sunday
Sunday, 30th July 2017

PE teacher Alexa Collier asked DJM to represent her after she was cleared of assaulting a former lover. The widespread publicity surrounding the case left her life in ruins and cost Alexa the job she loved. Alexa wanted to put the record straight in her own words and we arranged a two-page spread in The Mail On Sunday.

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Julia Bell, DNA Detective

TOGETHER AT LAST Lecturer who was abandoned in a cinema toilet when he was a baby tracks down his family 61 YEARS later with help of DNA expert

The Sun
Sunday, 14th May 2017

DNA Detective Julia Bell asked DJM to promote her work reuniting long lost families. We arranged big page leads in both The Sun and The Times telling the story of Robert Weston who tracked down his family decades after being abandoned in a cinema toilet. DJM also secured prestigious interviews with Emma Barnett on BBC 5 Live and the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC 2. The story was also picked up by international outlets  giving Julia and her work unparalleled media exposure.

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Kath Rathband

Widow of tragic cop David Rathband tells of her happiness with new love

The Sunday Mirror
Sunday, 30th October 2016

When Kath Rathband, widow of PC David Rathband announced the happy news that she was to marry again she knew her big day would attract media attention. Having worked with DJM previously Kath asked if we could handle the story in her own words. We arranged a  two-page interview in The Sunday Mirror and a page in The Sunday People which covered her wedding exactly how she wanted it reported. 

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Michael and Louise Green

CLEESED OFF Couple face losing their Fawlty Towers tribute business after being accused of causing 'enormous damage' to John Cleese

The Sun on Sunday
Sunday, 23rd October 2016

Michael and Louise Green who run Laughlines, a comedy entertainment business approached DJM to handle their PR after becoming involved in a legal dispute with celebrity John Cleese and his management which was threatening their well established company. The Fawlty Towers star had claimed their Basil and Co parody show had breached his copyright which the couple strenuously deny. DJM secured extensive sympathetic media coverage on their David V Goliath battle which included a page lead in The Sun on Sunday and an exclusive interview for MailOnline.

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Sarah Jay former police sergeant

Free to do it again Mum left 'seconds from death' after attack from gun cop hubby speaks out after he dodges jail

The Sun on Sunday
Sunday, 25th September 2016

After Sarah Jay’s husband Pere Daobry a former Met Police firearms officer was given a 12 week suspended sentence for trying to throttle her during a violent outburst, the mother of one was approached by media outlets wanting Sarah to tell her story. She contacted DJM on recommendation. Sarah  wanted her interview to give other female victims the encouragement to come forward and report their abusive partners. Her moving interview was published as a centre-spread in The Sun on Sunday complete with a Helpline number.

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Sarah and David Finan

Couple accused of molesting woman during a boozy threesome tell of 22 months of hell - after jury takes just 30 minutes to clear them

The Sun on Sunday
Sunday, 14th August 2016

Sarah and David Finan’s world was turned upside down after a former friend accused them of molesting her during a party. The couple were stunned when they were charged with sexual assault only later to be unanimously cleared at Maidstone Crown Court. Surrounded by reporters they approached DJM to handle their story. We secured a two-page interview in The Sun on Sunday allowing them to set the record straight and move on with their lives.

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Kath Rathband, widow of PC David Rathband

Blamed for hero PC's suicide... because I could not forgive his EIGHTH affair: David Rathband's widow embroiled in bitter feud with his family who think she should have tolerated his cheating even after he was blinded by Raoul Moat

The Mail on Sunday
Sunday, 21st February 2016

Kath Rathband found herself once again thrust into the spotlight after the family of her husband PC David Rathband who was shot by Raoul Moat lost a negligence claim brought against Northumbria Police for failing to warn him that the gunman was targeting police officers. With reporters knocking on her door and caught up in a bitter dispute with David’s family, DJM arranged a two-page interview in The Mail on Sunday where Kath was able to give her account of events in her own words.

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Louise Long

I turned detective to clear my innocent husband jailed for abusing his child

The Sunday People
Sunday, 6th December 2015

Louise Long turned detective after her husband Geoff was jailed for five years for abusing his daughter. Despite social services threatening to take her children away and her nursery business folding - Louise began a four year fight to prove his innocence - finally culminating in Geoff’s daughter Tina admitting she had lied under oath. After being contacted by media outlets the couple turned to DJM for representation. Their emotional accounts were published in The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday People while also generating substantial magazine and tv interest from around the globe.

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Howard Spooner

Celebrity nightclub boss on Kate Moss 'kidnapping' him in a taxi and Robbie Williams

The Sunday People
Sunday, 8th November 2015

 

Businessman and nightclub entrepreneur Howard Spooner asked DJM to be his PR representative after we had earlier given him crisis management advice over a long-standing court case. We now look after his public profile and businesses which include The Clapham Grand and DNA London. We arranged this two-page interview in the Sunday People profiling his glamorous life as the owner of some of Britain’s most elite nightclubs. 

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Sophie Lea, Freddie Starr's ex wife

Exclusive: Comic's Wife Tells Of Her Marriage Hell

The Sun on Sunday
Sunday, 11th October 2015

TV comic Freddie Starr left the UK after being handed a £1 million legal bill following a failed attempt to sue Karin Ward who revealed he had sexually assaulted her when just 15. He later turned on his young wife Sophie Lea despite her loyally supporting him throughout a police investigation. Driven out of their marriage by his bullying behaviour, Sophie wanted to defend her good name and reputation. She choose David at DJM and we arranged a two-page spread interview in The Sun on Sunday

 

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UKIP member Natasha Bolter

Woman at heart of UKIP sex scandal: I was naively seduced by power and the party used me

The Sunday People
Sunday, 7th June 2015

As UKIP’s star ethnic candidate in the build-up to the 2015 general election, Natasha Bolter found herself embroiled in two scandals with her reputation dragged through the mud. Labelled the party’s ‘poster girl’ Natasha joined UKIP naively thinking she could be a force for good in politics. While not entirely blameless, she wanted to put the ‘record straight’ on her time within the party highlighting examples of racism, bullying and sexism she encountered as a woman in politics. Natasha approached DJM and we arranged a double-page spread in the Sunday People.The balanced interview was later followed up by rival publications both in print and online.

 

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Rachel Carrie female shooter

The British shooting star hunted by sick Twitter trolls: Markswoman says she's treated 'like a terrorist' by online bullies

The Mail on Sunday
Sunday, 18th January 2015

As one of Britain’s top female competitive shooters, Rachel Carrie had been trolled by online bullies for her beliefs and even had her family threatened.Refusing to bow down to her tormentors, Rachel chose DJM to represent her and put across her response while also intelligently defending her love of hunting. We negotiated an exclusive interview in The Mail on Sunday which generated a tremendous response in support of Rachel. Her story was also followed up by The Daily Telegraph and American news websites.

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Poundland founder Steve Smith

What a gold-plated life I picked up at POUNDLAND!

The Daily Mail
Saturday, 17th January 2015

Businessman Steve Smith founded what was to become the retail giant Poundland in 1990 with just a fax machine and an old desk. Now turning over close to a £1 billion a year its stores have transformed the High Street and given employment to thousands. After selling his business for £50 million just twelve years later, entrepreneur Steve is now taking the pound concept online with his new business Poundshop.com. Steve chose DJM to handle his story which was picked up extensively across the media. We arranged press coverage in The Sunday People, The Daily Mail, The Times, The Financial Times and Sunday Times. Steve has also appeared on BBC News, BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4 as well as features in respected consumer titles Retail Week and The Grocer.

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Howard Spooner, Guy Pelly's ex-business partner

I wouldn't work with Harry's party pal Pelly again in a million years...he's a spineless diva!: Club owner's VERY personal account of feud with Royal family friend

The Mail on Sunday
Sunday, 14th December 2014

Following a High Court victory over his former high profile business partner Guy Pelly,  entrepreneur and nightclub owner Howard Spooner asked DJM to represent him after being approached by newspapers wanting his exclusive story of his time working with Prince Harry’s close friend. We negotiated a double page spread in The Mail on Sunday allowing Howard to give  a balanced and insightful interview which prompted a positive response both personally and professionally.

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