Fields has threatened litigation against News Corp., but it seems like the case will most likely be settled, and Regan is asking for a public apology from News Corp. stating that she is not an anti-Semite. “Allegations of anti-Semitism are maliciously false and are laughable to anyone who knows Judith,” says Stanley Arkin, one of Regan’s lawyers. (At least one member of the purported cabal, as well as another high-level Murdoch executive, maintains she’s not an anti-Semite in the usual sense.) An old friend of hers, journalist Blair Sobol, made up twenty red rubber bracelets, in an imitation of Kabbalah thread, with a stamp that reads JEWS FOR JUDITH, and gave them to Regan to give to her Jewish friends to wear. Newberg slagged Regan in the New York Times, and Regan, with great pleasure, told friends she donated $500 to a battered women’s shelter in Newberg’s name. Regan also messengered her a basket of books with a note about friendship; Newberg sent the books back. (Newberg had no comment.)
Last Tuesday, Regan was in midtown for the taping of her Sirius radio show. She sat in the corner, reviewing her notes about various guests from an orange binder through stylish translucent-framed reading glasses.
A gorgeous brunette in a striped cashmere sweater drifted into the room—it was Natalia Rose, on to talk about a book that she had published with Regan, and about living clean. “Negative emotions are something in a food context,” said Rose, her face glowing with health. “What’s happening in our head is happening in our colon.”
Judith pondered this. Later, she passed around slices of cheesecake that a guest had brought, but she didn’t have any. She had a lot of cleansing to do.