And now, an update on a great story from Ezra. Max Mosley, head of the International Automobile Federation (the Formula One umbrella organization) got some bad press when he got caught on tape having what appeared to be an expensive Nazi-themed spanking party.
Mosley is now suing the News of the World for defamation, because they misconstrued a perfectly innocent German-prison-themed spanking party for a Nazi spanking party. There's a world of difference, you know. I mean there's stiff uniforms and discipline and people yelling "Schnell! Schnell!" and "verboten!", but there's no National Socialism.
Taking the witness stand at the start of a two-week High Court hearing, Mosley said he had paid $5,000 for the "party," but insisted no Nazi fantasies were involved. The News of the World said participants wore German-style uniforms and spoke in German as they acted out scenes involving prisoners and guards.
Mosley said he and the women had acted out a German prison scenario, but without any military aspect.
Why is this so sensitive to him?
The Nazi allegations are especially sensitive because Mosley is the son of the late Oswald Mosley, leader of Britain's fascist movement before World War II and a friend of Adolf Hitler.
Oh, yeah, that.
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