Whatever you think of the Ryan Giggs affair, do not make the mistake of believing self-publicist Max Clifford when he says Imogen Thomas never had any intention of selling her story to the press.
That is complete and utter bunkum from the self-confessed liar and cheat who has spent weeks peddling the Reality TV star’s story of her alleged relationship with Giggs, hitherto the nation’s favourite football role model.
It is over 20 years since my first dealings with Clifford who has made himself rich by selling stories based on half-truths and never letting the facts get in the way of the fiction.
He has never looked back since conning a gullible newspaper editor into running the made up headline ‘Freddie Starr ate my Hamster’. He even cashed in on his own adultery in his autobiography a few years ago.
For his latest client to be able to dish the dirt on one of Manchester United’s biggest stars is another giant windfall for the ruthless spin doctor who told me only a few days ago that he does not represent anyone for less than an initial fee of £45,000.
It is not the first time of course that Clifford has made a fortune out of selling stories about one of Manchester United’s biggest stars. It was the London PR guru who brokered the story on David Beckham’s alleged affair with Rebecca Loos shortly after he joined Real Madrid.
IMogen Thomas has already hit the jackpot with Bookmakers Paddy Power.