I cannot even describe the pit in the bottom of my stomach when I first saw this story. (Sidenote: my stomach has been acting weird lately, though – I blame Girl Scout cookies. I swear the peanut butter tasted funny.) Adele boinked a guy on tape? NOOooooo! Oh, and we have issues with using the phrase “s-x t-pe” because of the ad filter. So let’s all play along with “boinked a guy on tape,” okay? Anyway, the French tabloids (!!!) claimed that Adele made a boinking tape with a boyfriend a few years ago, and a paparazzo has bought the tape and he’s going to sell it or release it or something. Parts of the story are being lost in translation from French to English, but it doesn’t matter. Why? Because Adele says it’s BS. YAY!!!
Adele, the award winning singer, has fallen victim to an attempted smear after a French paparazzo released a s-x tape falsely alleging that she was its star. The 23-year-old immediately made clear that she had not appeared in the tape and instructed top law firm Schillings to take legal action.
The claims were described as “untrue and grossly defamatory”. A spokesman for Adele said it was “100 per cent false”.
The hoax tape was alleged to have been made by the singer’s former boyfriend who inspired some of her most successful songs. At her 18th birthday party she told him she was falling in love with him. But four hours later he is said to have left her for one of her gay male friends.
Adele has never disclosed the man’s identity but did reveal that he had tried to claim a share of the songwriting royalties on the grounds that he had inspired the lyrics.
She said: “For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said, ‘Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.’”
She went on: “He thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a p—-. I’ll give him his credit: he made me an adult and put me on the road I am travelling.”
French celebrity magazine Public has dedicated three pages to the alleged tape, publishing stills purporting to feature the singer under the headline “Adele, the S-x Tape, her ex takes his revenge”.
The publication claims that the “bold” images showed Adele in the back seat of her ex boyfriend’s car and that the pictures were taken on a smartphone. The magazine quotes a “close friend” as saying Adele was “devastated” when she found out the images had been release
It asks: “Was it a low blow by her ex?”
Speculation about the tape was rife on Twitter and internet forums after it emerged that paparazzo Jean Claude Elfassi had announced that he would be releasing it on his blog tomorrow. However, the photographer’s website appeared to have been taken offline with a message stating that it had been “temporarily disabled”.
He wrote on Twitter today: “Hurry up and steal or buy Public, they do not have enough printed and there are already shortages in newsagents”.
[From The Telegraph]
I had a moment of “OMG, is Adele the kind of person who would make a boinking tape with someone she KNEW (deep down in her heart) was terribly unsuitable?” Like, I can forgive a woman for making a tape with her husband or a long-term boyfriend – although it’s not my choice, I understand it. But don’t make a tape when you’re in some dead-end relationship with a d-bag. That’s just asking for trouble. Thankfully, Adele is not in that kind of trouble. It’s all rubbish! Huzzah!
In other Adele news, she’s changed her mind on “taking five years off” which is what she said in her Vogue interview. In a post on her website just after the Grammys, Adele wrote, “I’ve a few days off now, and then it’s the Brit Awards here at home and then I’m straight into the studio. BOYYAHH! 5 years? More like 5 days!” Yay! She’ll be back in the studio soon. This post is full of awesome Adele news.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Vogue.