Last week was a great week for Talk to the Press, with six stories of our stories in the national newspapers and women’s magazines!
Three of those were in the weekly magazines. First up, there was an interview with TTTP client Georgina Bansal in this week’s Now magazine, where she talks about her horror at discovering her jealous and possessive husband had bugged her mobile phone. The couple divorced and a devastated Georgina decided to sue her ex-husband for breach of confidence and misuse of private information. In a landmark ruling, Harvinder agreed to pay his wife damages and her legal costs, and it is believed to be the first domestic bugging campaign to reach court. Georgina, 34, says: ‘I hope my case inspires other women to free themselves from controlling relationships’.
Another of TTTP’s clients, Sophie Harrison, appeared in last week’s Reveal magazine. Sophie is the former paratrooper who was born a man but always felt trapped in the wrong body. You may remember Sophie’s story from last year when TTTP secured her an exclusive deal with the Sunday Mirror. She also appeared on the This Morning sofa at the time, where she talked about all the obstacles she has had to overcome, and this week her story features in Reveal. She says: ‘I may have been born Stuart but Sophie is the real me.’
Last week also saw Jeanette and Justine Lane’s feature in Pick Me Up magazine, after their story appeared in the Mirror a couple of months back. When Justine was born the doctors didn’t know if she was a boy or a girl and her parents were told their child was a hermaphrodite. They raised the baby as a boy, only to be told when he was 18 months old that it would be better for the baby if she was a girl, and so Justin became Justine. In this week’s Pick Me Up, Jeanette explains how proud she is of her now 31-year-old daughter and how they’ve faced people’s prejudices as a family.