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    Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:02:09

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    Polly Samson, the wife of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, has been inundated with hate mail after her son Charlie was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in jail due to his part in a campus protest. Charlie Gilmour, who was adopted by David Gilmour in 1994, was caught rampaging across London with fellow students last December in protests against a huge hike in UK university tuition fees. His actions were filmed.

    Charlie Gilmour, 21, was filmed swinging from a flag pole on the Cenotaph war memorial and urging fellow protesters to "storm Parliament." He admitted to a charge of violent disorder and was ordered to serve time.

    Samson revealed via Twitter that she has been hit with tons of cruel letters since her son's mid-July sentencing. She tweeted: "Receiving hate mail is such a bad start to the day. Apparently for accompanying my son to court instead of having him aborted 21 years ago." Yikes. Ouch.

    She also tweeted: "Online (criticism) somehow is expected. It's when they go to the trouble of tracking down (my) address. At least no excrement in this one."

    How should Polly Samson deal with this hate mail?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.03.11



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