the mysterious love
There’s been a new development in the Alan Barnes scandal that has rocked the nation.
In case you missed it, Katie Cutler – the woman who raised £330,000 for disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes – revealed she was £6,687 in debt to a PR firm she hired for the cause.
Barnes pledged to give her £10 towards her repayments – a donation criticised by some for being a bit on the small side.
Well now Claire Barber, the CEO of the PR firm Katie apparently hired, has claimed that she wasn’t hired to help with Katie’s charitable work after all.
The company was, she alleges, hired for £550-a-day to try and get Cutler on shows like Celebrity Big Brother.
Alan Barnes stands on Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle, with Katie Cutler as Richard Gatiss was jailed for 4 years after admitting trying to mug the visually-impaired pensioner. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 2, 2015. Well-wishers who were moved by the plight of 67-year-old Mr Barnes raised £330,000 for him within days of Richard Gatiss's cowardly assault. See PA story COURTS Mugger. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Alan Barnes with his fundraiser Katie Cutler, who allegedly wanted to be on Big Brother (Picture: PA)
Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes has called for others to help his fundraiser Katie Cutler after she became involved in a PR cash row. nThe 68-year-old, who moved into a new home with the money raised for him by Katie, says he will donate a ¿small amount¿ of around £10 to the cause. nAlan received £330,000 in donations from well-wishers after being attacked and left with a broken collarbone while putting his bins out in Low Fell. nMoney began to pour in for the 4ft 6in Christian after beautician Katie set up an online fundraising page.nnBeauty Therapist Katie Cutler who started the fund for Alan Barnes, a disabled man who was attacked
She denies the claims (Picture: NCJ Media)
‘She got me to deal with getting her on shows like This Morning and Good Morning Britain,’ Barber told the Sun Online.
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/17/woman-who-fundraised-for-alan-barnes-actually-hired-pr-firm-to-get-her-on-celebrity-big-brother-6133573/#ixzz4Kau8EaYx