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I Was Drinking Before Bribe Bid: Fergie

Disgraced duchess opens up to Oprah
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2010 5:05 PM CDT
I Was Drinking Before Bribe Bid: Fergie
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, signs copies of one of her books at the Book Expo America in New York, Wednesday, May 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Sarah Ferguson had been drinking before she discussed selling access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, with an undercover tabloid reporter, the Duchess of York tells Oprah in an interview scheduled to air tomorrow. And she says she hasn't watched the now-ubiquitous video, People reports. "I haven't faced the devil in the face because I was in the gutter at that moment," Ferguson says. "So I'm aware of the fact that I've been drinking, you know, that I was not in my right place."

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The fact that the financially strapped royal is opening up on American television rather than in the British media is no coincidence, a source tells the UK Press Association. "It's no doubt where she will be returning to when she rebuilds her life."
(Read more Sarah Ferguson stories.)

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