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If I'd done that, it would have drawn attention to the whole story. My overwhelming motive throughout this whole episode was to protect the mother of my child from a press storm, so anything like what you've just suggested would have been one way of alerting the media. It would have been a matter of public record, and they would have thought: "Oh, here's a good story", and her life would have been made hell, as it subsequently was.

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