November 29, 2013 07:59:57 GMT
The daughter of Bob Geldof deletes her controversial tweet while insisting that she never meant to cause any offence.
Peaches Geldof responds to controversies surrounding her tweet in which she mentioned the names of two groupies who allegedly gave their babies to Lostprophets' pedophile rocker Ian Watkins. She could face police investigation since naming the mothers may eventually identify the sexual assault victims.
The daughter of Bob Geldof sent an apology while defending her action. "For all of those out there tweeting me about naming the paedophile mothers involved in the Ian Watkins case," she began, "The names have been in the public domain since December 12th when the court named them and put them up on their website for all to see."
"Half of twitter had tweeted out the names also aside from my (now deleted) tweet," she went on. "The babies will most probably be given new identities to protect them from future abuse from other paedos who know who they are/ their names from the videos Watjins uploaded to Paedo websites."
"The question of wether or not to give anonymity to criminals in cases like this will go on forever. However these women and Watkins will be gettings three meals a day, a double bed, cable TV etc- all funded by the tax payer alongside not being named apparently. It makes me sad."
She continued, "I deleted my tweets however and apologise for any offence caused as at the time of tweeting had only seen everyone tweeting the names at me so had assumed as they were also up on news websites and the crown courts public file that they had been released for public knowledge."
Peaches concluded, "Will check my facts before tweeting next time. apologies and lesson learned."