Well, he’s back:
I really shouldn’t have asked why he sued journalist Julie Burchill for writing, among other things, that he was hideously ugly. This seemed like a mad thing to do but he says, “Oh, it was only partly that”, and “The poor woman has a very severe mental problem … It was an ongoing thing, and in the end we had enough. She’s a devious, slimy and ugly woman”.
At which point I shrieked: “You’ve just called her ugly!”
“Well, she’s got an ugly nature. Yes, she’s not very pretty anyway. She’s a bit of a podge. That’s what made it so funny.”