The Royals Are Gangsters with Posh Accents: Opinion
Dead cat strategy: Meghan Markle isn’t the only woman to have fallen prey to vicious palace media attacks – they’ve also come for a Jeffrey Epstein survivor, said a crisis management expert.
In a Clubhouse address, Lisa Tait, the cohost of The Jeffrey Epstein, the Prince and the Pervert Podcast, said she’d seen the Royals go on the attack against the survivor, Virginia Roberts Guiffre.
Back in 2019, amid the Prince Andrew Epstein scandal, Prince William was also accused of cheating on his wife with close friend, Rose Hanbury.
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“The royal machine goes for the throat and it shows no mercy. They even made contact with an internet troll who has been harassing survivors for more than a year,” Ms Tait said.
“When these people leak against you, it’s vicious.”
Wikipedia says a dead cat strategy is the political tool of deliberately creating a media storm to divert public attention away from problems or failures in other areas.
And who better to point the dead cat finger of distraction at than a biracial, American feminist?
Ms Tait is an experienced crisis management practitioner. She worked for Hill & Knowlton in Sydney, has 10 years in-house PR experience, is a trained journalist and a former academic.
She added Mrs Roberts Guiffre believed she was last year slandered by The Telegraph and its reporter, Camilla Tominey, who stated the Epstein and Prince Andrew whistleblower was a “prostitute”.
The British journalist reported Ms Roberts Giuffre was a prostitute who had “been on the game for almost a year.”
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Ms Tominey reacted defensively when criticism of her story took off on social media.
Moreover, Ms Tait was surprised by the tone of the reporter’s replies because she believed “putting negative energy out there does attract critics”.
“You cannot say inflammatory things about abused children online and get away with it when you have a huge platform,” she said.
Mrs Roberts Giuffre has been attacked by the royals and their spokespeople for more than a decade.
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The royal family are true survivors and they play hard, even against a survivor of sex trafficking.
Ms Tait was interested to see the royals on the backfoot, instead of leaking against a sexual assault survivor to hide Prince Andrew’s links to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.