Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter has claimed that she used ketamine so frequently during high school that peers nicknamed her ‘K-angel’ after the drug.
Charlotte Freud, 21, is the first to admit she had ‘one of the most privileged upbringings of all time’, raised by her PR guru father, Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch, Rupert’s second daughter.
But the aspiring pop star revealed she struggled to cope with several scandals involving her family and ‘overcompensated’ for her glamorous upbringing by rebelling at school.
Speaking on an obscure podcast, Charlotte has revealed that she ‘became the biggest, baddest rebel’ during that period and became heavily involved in drug use.
She said the drug taking earned her the nickname ‘K-angel’ after the horse tranquiliser drug, ketamine, which became her drug of choice.
‘I was this crazy party girl but it was a persona,’ she said.
‘Cocaine made me feel sick. But after doing my first line of ketamine I thought, ”I’m addicted”.’
Scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her father, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame [but] when I found ketamine, it all just went away’.
After her parents’ divorce, she moved in with her ‘very fun’ father and admitted: ‘I was doing all that stuff at home.
‘There were lots of parties… I hit rock bottom and had some medical emergencies but nothing stopped me.’
Now seven months sober, Charlotte can’t imagine getting so low again.
‘I can’t describe the feeling of being trusted and having people that love you,’ she said.
Charlotte has long been a somewhat unexpected figure in her rich and privileged family.
Back in 2019, she told her Instagram followers her mother was worried about her fashion choices leading up to a family wedding.
She said her mother even hired her a personal shopper to ensure the frock she chose wouldn’t show too much cleavage.
‘My grandma’s getting married, so mum’s sending me to a personal shopper to make sure I cover my t**s up for the ceremony,’ the then 18-year-old told her 6,548 followers.
She later shared some of the looks, with comments such as: ‘If I must look ridiculous in exchange for free champagne, so be it’ and ‘the s*** I do for this family, gawd.’
But being raised in such a powerful family has its perks, too, particularly for an aspiring musician like Charlotte.
For her 17th birthday, Charlotte’s PR guru father was able to persuade U2 frontman Bono to sing for her.
He planned a party for then Vogue editor Edward Enninful and a host of fashion icons – including Victoria Beckham – and invited Charlotte to tag along.
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