George Michael’s former partner Kenny Goss opened up to The Sun today in, not one, but SIX stories.
George Michael’s former partner Kenny Goss opened up to The Sun in, not one, but six (6) stories about the late singer’s preferred home life, drug addiction, and funeral. In an ironic twist of fate, The Sun is a publication owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International, which George Michael previously claimed to have tried to destroy him.
The late George Michael’s feud with The Sun’s owner Rupert Murdoch is well-documented. In this 2011 tweet, he expressed his animosity towards News International:
News International's targets to have genuinely benefitted from Murdoch's attempts to destroy me.
— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) July 11, 2011
In the first story, Kenny claimed that he “flushed George’s drugs down the loo” in an attempt to end the singer’s crippling addiction. Kenny described the situation as:
I would find drugs and flush everything down the toilet, thinking, ‘If I just get rid of it he won’t get more’. He was absent-minded, so would just think he’d lost them.
In the second article, Kenny described his home life with George revealing how late singer watched Corrie in his pajamas, drank PG Tips and loved Ben and Jerry’s. He described their days as:
We’d get up at about 9am and spend two or three hours chatting.
We would be in our Gap pyjamas, flannel ones that his sister Melanie bought us for Christmas. They had tops but we didn’t wear the tops.
We would wear them all the time, with no shoes. George would have a cup of PG Tips tea with one sugar and a bowl of children’s type cereal like Coco Pops.
Then we’d gossip about things we heard, discuss news, world events. George was really smart.
“I have no idea why Fadi would choose to be late for the funeral.”
In the fourth story, Kenny “reveals all on singer’s notorious arrest for sex act in LA toilet.” He talked about how he got the funds for George’s bail:
I had to go to all these cash machines to get all this money for bail. I think it was about $2,000.
It is hard at that time of day getting that kind of money out of cash machines but I did it.
The fifth story focuses on George’s charitable acts, saying that he gave more than £10m to charity.’
The sixth story, published two days after the first one was released, talks about the open relationship between George and Kenny:
“It was an open relationship. That is quite usual with gay couples. It was on both sides.
In his Instagram account, he explained that he sold his stories to a U.K. publication to benefit the charity he founded with the late singer, the Goss-Michael Foundation:
The Foundation has received a sizeable donation for this interview which will go to very deserving charities.
“Just to let you know I have done an interview in the U.K. to be published tomorrow about the work of the Goss-Michael Foundation and my desire to keep George’s legacy burning bright around the world. I feel it is my duty to highlight and raise money for these wonderful causes that George and I have backed for many years. The Foundation has received a sizeable donation for this interview which will go to very deserving charities. Thank you for all your support.” Please post this in as many places as possible. The interview is another four days about our charities. I want people to know I did this for charity.
George Michael’s fans expressed surprise and disappointment, even calling Kenny’s three stories with The Sun “a total betrayal of George and his family.” Here are some tweets from George Michael fans on Twitter:
Saddened that Kenny Goss has felt the need to sell a story and of all the papers the sun 😔
— Nicola Beattie (@NicBeatts) May 6, 2017
— L30N4 PR13STL3Y (@Ch33kyVr6) May 6, 2017
After he gives his telling interview to THE SUN of all places? That's a tough sell! Say it ain't so!
— Sisu Power (@sisupower) May 6, 2017
I am disgusted of Kenny and The Sun
— Karolina (@karzwo) May 7, 2017
— Ryan (@RyanUK) May 7, 2017
In an interview with Dallas News in February, Kenny Goss described George Michael as “truly the love of my life. And I think I was the love of his life.” It is with great irony today that he decided to sell out his story to the publication that George Michael hated the most, but probably bid the highest for his stories.