24th August 2021
Ian Bailey demands own slot on RTE’s Late Late Show if host Ryan Tubridy interviews Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s son
- 7:00, 24 Aug 2021
- Updated: 8:35, 24 Aug 2021
IAN Bailey has demanded his own slot on the Late Late Show if Ryan Tubridy goes ahead with interviewing Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s son.
The 64-year-old poet said producers were obliged to allow him a right of reply.
Bailey — who has always maintained he had nothing to do with Sophie’s death in 1996 — claims a rumoured chat with her son, Pierre-Louis Baudey, will deliver “the biggest Late Late Show audience” of the year.
Bailey told the Irish Sun: “I’m a big believer in free speech but not if it’s hate speech. I find stuff like this a bit threatening and menacing.
“Given his views, if the interview with Pierre-Louis goes ahead, you would think I would be offered a platform to defend myself on the Late Late Show.
“In Constitutional law, there is a rule, there is a Latin phrase ‘Audi alteram partem’, meaning ‘listen to the other side’.”
Pierre-Louis, who was 15 when his mother died, has previously argued: “Everything shows that it’s Bailey. There’s no question. I won’t let it go. I won’t leave him alone.”
Quizzed about the rumoured Late Late lineup, a spokesperson told us: “Tune in next week and all shall be revealed.”
The Irish Sun can also exclusively reveal that US network NBC will air Jim Sheridan’s five-part doc, Murder At The Cottage, in early September, which Bailey hopes will get his message out as “America is just beginning to pick up on the case”.
Ian Bailey is back out dating again after splitting up with his long term partner Jules Thomas.
She dumped him a few months ago and he is still living in a room at her home outside Schull, West Cork.
Jules still believes in his innocence and refuses to kick him out and make him homeless.
The self-confessed murder suspect recently admitted going out with at least two different women that he met on Facebook. Fred Bassett is not aware of this so cannot confirm it by reposting. Please be aware
GETTING BACK TO ‘NORMAL LIFE’
Bailey, who denies killing French beauty Sophie Toscan du Plantier, said: “ I have a lot of women contacting me via Facebook who would like to meet me.
“We chat online and then if we like each other we send each other pictures.
“I have gone out with two on official dates. We arranged to meet for dinner and drinks, and it’s all good fun.
“It’s nice to get back to some sort of a normal life again after everything that has happened.
“I just want to clear my name. These women believe my story and know I am innocent.”