Ian Bailey lashes out at ‘sad & lonely’ author of Sophie murder book
31st October 2021
Ian Bailey has lashed out at the author of Murder at Roaring Water, Nick Foster.© Provided by Extra.ie
Murder at Roaring Water, a novel focused on the horrific murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork, was published this year.
Speaking about the book which he worked on for over six years, Foster has previously admitted that he formed a close relationship with Bailey as he initially believed the former journalist to be innocent.© Provided by Extra.ie Ian Bailey has lashed out at the author of Murder at Roaring Water, Nick Foster. Pic: Virgin Media Television
‘I have got to know him personally, eaten at his kitchen table, run errands with him, gone on drives in the Irish countryside, and have even passed him the occasional €50 note to keep him talking… we bonded – sort of,’ he said speaking to RTE.
However, despite Bailey consistently denying any involvement in the infamous case, Foster later stated that his belief in Bailey’s innocence was shaken.
Foster’s book culminates with a phone conversation with Bailey in which he confronts him with his ‘deep-seated conviction’ before he is promptly hung up on.© Provided by Extra.ie Murder at Roaring Water, a novel focused on the horrific murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork, was published by Nick Foster this year. Pic: Twitter
Since Murder at Roaring Water hit Irish shelves, the author has continued to be quite vocal about the infamous west Cork case and has frequently fired jabs at Bailey on social media.
Recently, he has called out the Englishman for declining a polygraph test while he also published a bizarre new theory this week, claiming the murder was sparked by an argument over a bottle of wine.
However, it seems that Mr Bailey has finally had enough of Foster’s comments as he took to social media to lash out at the author and journalist on Friday evening.© Provided by Extra.ie Foster’s book culminates with a phone conversation with Bailey in which he confronts him with his ‘deep-seated conviction’ before he is promptly hung up on. Pic: Tom Honan
Labeling his former ‘supporter’ as ‘sad and lonely’, Bailey even shared Foster’s phone number and told his followers that he was sure he would ‘appreciate’ unsolicited calls.
‘Hi there…for Yee who have views on, or something to share or say to Mr. Nick Foster…here’s his phone number. [phone number]….I am sure he would appreciate your calls as I know he’s a sad and lonely Lancastrian lad exiled in Belgium.’© Provided by Extra.ie
Mr Bailey was found guilty of the 1996 murder of the filmmaker when tried in absentia by a court in France.
However, he has never been charged in Ireland and has always maintained his innocence with regard to the infamous case. He has described the French case as a show trial that was designed to find him guilty.