You may have heard of Hasna Ait Boulahcen, the woman who died in a raid carried about by French police in the days after the attacks in Paris. Or you might have seen her on the website of the Daily Mail, which said it obtained exclusive photos of her, or the New York Post, which dubbed her the “skanky suicide bomber” in a front-page story
It's been a pretty successful week in A-list celebrity relations for the Daily Mail, which just had to apologize to George Clooney after he accused the tabloid of making stories about his fiancée's family, and is now reportedly being sued by Angelina Jolie over a video taken 15 years ago by a man who claims he was her drug dealer.
Last month, Cameron Bay, who is not the woman pictured above, became the first of three U.S.-based adult performers to test positive for HIV. Before Bay came forth publicly, the Daily Mail dashed off an August 22 article about the porn industry shutting down in response to the affected actress's results and illustrated the story with a sultry photo of the above woman, soft-core webcam entrepreneur Danni Ashe. This was a major error for a few reasons: 1) Ashe never tested positive for HIV; 2) Ashe has apparently left the modeling business (the above photo is from 2000); 3) Ashe also never did hardcore porn.
Samantha Brick, the Daily Mail's troll of the moment, has published some 1,500 words about the advantages (free champagne, free train tickets, free bunches of flowers, more free champagne, free things in general) and perils (jealousy, bitches, bitches being jealous, jealous bitches in general) of being a beautiful woman.
It's a terrible time to be a News Corp.-owned UK tabloid, but a pretty sweet time if you happen to be the competition. Case in point: The Daily Mail & General Trust newspaper group is feasting on a schadenfreude smorgasbord over Rupe's recent troubles. CEO Martin Morgan was still picking the gristle from his teeth at a press conference today in which he touted the completely above-board means by which his journalists
overturn garbage cans obtain their stories: