Wifelet suing Telegraph Media Group for libel

July 18, 2012 · Posted in Education · Comment 

It has emerged that a former “wifelet” of Alexander Thynn the notoriously eccentric 7th Marquess of Bath is suing the Telegraph Media Group for libel.

The term “wifelet” was coined by the Marquess to describe his “harem” of mistresses. It seems a catfight broke out at a Sunday lunch attended by Thynn and several wifelts, following which Trudie Juggernauth-Sharma called the police.

Trudie Juggernauth-Sharma objects to accounts in a string of related stories published in both the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph between June and November 2011, claiming the articles were defamatory.

Trudie, the daughter of a Mauritian businessman and Brahmin priest, is a former model who now works as an art consultant. She has now brought her case to the High Court in London where she is seeking damages from the Telegraph Media Group.

After the Sunday lunch descended into a punch-up Ms Juggenauth-Sharma allegedly contacted the police to implicate the then most recent companion of the playboy peer, the attractive Amanda Doyle. She has not spoken to Thynn since the event.

Trudie confirmed sadly: “I am hurt that Alexander never came forward to tell the truth. So we have not spoken and I have not visited him. We are apart. My trust is broken.”

If the case actually reaches open court then salacious details look set to shock barristers at the High Court as Ms Juggernauth-Sharma revals goings-on at the palatial 10,000 acre Longleat estate.

The High Court will be a much shorter journey now for Ms Juggernauth-Sharma who is currently living in a simple flat in Fulham.

The couple first met in 1998 at a party where the Marquess apparently impressed guests by swallowing a whole mackerel, and had been together ever since for over 13 years.

According to reports, Ms Juggernauth-Sharma is not using solicitors or barristers to represent her, but will put her case herself although she will still be able to turn to a barrister direct if she does feel she needs specialist legal assistance.

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