Oh dear, we seem to have upset Mrs Badger.
Dear Mr Editor,
Yet again your careless journalism and lack of fact-checking has resulted in my name being traduced in the parish of Horsington, where once I had a respectable reputation.
To suggest that I might be behind, or even partake in, a sensationalist and gratuitous naked art exhibition or “installation” as you call it, is a travesty of the truth. I have not, and would never, appear naked in public. While my late husband and I enjoyed our moments “natura vult ut nudi”, these were strictly in private. My dear husband would have been firmly opposed to it.
Even as a young actress on the London musical stage in the late 1960’s I remained modestly draped at all times, as many a keen young Stage Door Johnny will testify.
I believe, Mr Editor, that you have fallen for an age-old April Fool trap. I think you deserve a slap on the wrist for your stupendous gullibility, and that I deserve a fulsome apology, perhaps coupled with a nice dinner at Plumber Manor.
I am prepared to let the matter drop if these conditions are met. Otherwise I shall have to consult my solicitors.
Amelia Badger (Mrs)
We apologise to Mrs Badger. We were sent a press release which we published in good faith- with Mrs Badger’s name on it, it had to be genuine -Ed.