Heather Mills believes she's victim of press hate campaign like Kate McCann
HEATHER MILLS HAS revealed in an explosive interview on GMTV that she has been pushed to the brink of suicide by a press hate campaign – similar to that experienced by Kate McCann.
Sir Paul McCartney’s ex was visibly upset as she described how she had been ‘pushed to the edge’ by media harassment, claiming ’18 months of abuse, 4,400 abusive articles’.
She added: ‘I considered killing myself because I thought if I am dead, she [my daughter] can be safe with her father.’
Ms Mills went on to state that rumours surrounding her divorce settlement are unfounded.
‘I could sell my story right now. I’m trying to protect Paul and our daughter. When did I ask for anything?’
‘These figures are made up, £100 million, £50 million, £20 million. How do you know if I even want any money? I am £1.5 million in debt in lawyers’ fees.’
The 39-year-old also revealed that police had told her she was the subject of ‘serious death threats from an underground movement’, prompting her to upgrade security at her home.
‘My daughter Beatrice’s life is at risk,’ she said.
Her teary tirade did not stop there. She compared the treatment of her by the media to that experienced by Kate McCann, and questioned Britain’s journalistic morality.
‘I’m living in a prison and I’ll have to fight back or I’ll go insane.
‘Look what they [the media] are doing to the McCanns, the woman and the poor father have lost their daughter.
‘What are we doing as a nation to persecute a woman that is devastated behind closed doors and trying to hold it together, as I have, for 18 months.
‘What did the paparazzi do to Diana? They chased her and they killed her. Never mind all these other stories, that is what we are doing as a nation – buying these newspapers.
She continued: ‘They will go for me tomorrow and they will go, “She’s crazy and she’s this and she’s that”. Go for it because I will do even more.
‘There needs to be responsible journalism. They are pushing people over the edge.’