Ian Bailey’s solicitor reveals he won’t be taking part in Sophie Toscan du Plantier discussion on RTE’s Late Late Show
8:00, 28 Aug 2021
THE solicitor representing Ian Bailey has revealed he’ll play no part in a discussion on the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case on The Late Late Show next Friday.
Frank Buttimer was commenting after what he dubbed “erroneous” remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that the Irish courts had any further role to play in the case.
Ryan Tubridy confirmed yesterday the Sophie case would be part of next Friday’s first Late Late of the season, with Sophie’s son Pierre-Louis as a special guest.
While Ian Bailey had previously claimed RTE must involve him in any discussion of the case, his solicitor Frank Buttimer last night said his client would not be taking part in the programme.
Bailey — who has always strongly maintained he had nothing to do with Sophie’s murder in 1996 — previously claimed a rumoured chat with Pierre-Louis Baudey would deliver “the biggest Late Late Show audience” of the year.
And solicitor Frank told the Irish Sun last night: “Nothing that I would say or Ian Bailey would say will ever convince this gentleman that anybody other than Ian Bailey is responsible for his mother’s death.
“Therefore there is no point in engaging in some sort of debate with this unfortunate man about the fact that Ian Bailey is nothing to do with his mother’s death.”
The Irish Sun can reveal that Late Late bosses have extended numerous invitations for Bailey to appear on the chat show over the years, which he did not accept.