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Gossip: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Engagement Announcement Imminent; Joan Collins’ Son Says Her Former Husband Was A Pedophile

Prince Harry is expected to announce his engagement to Meghan Markle imminently after bookmakers today suspended betting on another royal wedding. Speculation has been ramped up in recent weeks that Harry could have proposed to the 36-year-old US actress, with the couple said to be ‘head over heels’ in love. And bookmakers have now decided to pull all bets on when the engagement will take place, amid rumors that the BBC is now primed for the announcement.
[From The Daily Mail]

Joan Collins’ Son Says Her Former Husband Was A Pedophile

Joan Collins‘ son has alleged her former husband—and his late father, Anthony Newley–was a “pedophile,” the Daily Mail has reported.

Sacha Newley, whose memoir Unaccompanied Minor comes out this week, claimed his father’s perversion wrecked his parents’ marriage.

Sacha, 52, told The Sunday Times about singer/actor Anthony, “He was a pedophile. My father was drawn to youthfulness.

“He thought innocence was an aphrodisiac. That was his sexual proclivity and it’s a very dangerous, destructive thing,” he said.

Sacha, an artist, continued that growing up was strange because, “My father put sex front and center. He exposed me to all of that — it was absolutely inappropriate.”

Collins’ son claimed his dad’s 1969 X-rated 1969 film, entitled Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? is a “confession of pedophilia.”

It starred Anthony and his real life wife Collins played his wife in the film, which he also directed. Sacha and his sister Tara portrayed the couple’s children.

According to Sacha, the movie depicts the character Mercy Humppe as the “perfect child-lover — an underage girl,” he said. “My mother was destroyed by that film.”

Collins told the Daily Standard in a statement on Sunday about her son’s charges, “As far as I’m concerned this is absolutely untrue. I have nothing further to add.”

Her daughter Tara, 54, said she is “deeply upset” by Sacha’s claims about their late father.

“From my end, I don’t recognize the man he is describing. I had an incredibly close relationship with my father and am deeply upset by these false allegations,” Tara said.

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