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Knock Down Ginger

by | 27th, June 2003

‘TO ginger, speccy and cradle-snatching, we can now add lying, drunken, arrogant, conniving, insecure, childish and petulant. And £35m poorer.

How many eyes?

That at least was the verdict of Mr Justice Lightman, the judge who presided over Chris Evans’ attempt to sue Virgin Radio for £8.6m he claimed he was owed.

Evans was claiming unfair dismissal after being sacked from the station for not turning up to work and going on a massive drinking binge instead.

After yesterday’s ruling, it is likely to go down as the most expensive boozing session in history, with the final bill likely to be around £35m.

That is the Sun’s estimate, based on a £4m legal bill, the £20m Virgin are claiming Evans cost them by his outrageous behaviour and the £9m in share options he lost when he was sacked.

Not that Evans looked bothered when he emerged from the pub last night

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