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Can I ask you about one particular incident which took place when you were 13 years old. It's at paragraph 7 of your statement. I'll read you a couple of lines and if I could ask you then to just explain and elaborate a bit further. You say when you were 13, you were asked to perform at Rupert Murdoch's wedding in New York. When it came to the payment for your work, your management at the time informed you that either there would be a £100,000 fee, which is, you say, the biggest fee you'd ever been offered, or, if the fee for your performance was waived, you would be looked upon favourably by Mr Murdoch's papers.

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