An editor at New York received the following e-mail from a PR person today, subject line: “Further Clarification Regarding Russell Simmons and Julie Henderson.” There had been no previous clarification; she was mystified. And more so when she opened the e-mail.
Hello, as Julie Henderson’s publicist, I’ve read some unflattering blogs calling her a “high fallutin’ call girl” and a “golddigger.” Let’s set the record straight. Julie Henderson comes from a good family. Her grandfather Samuel Henderson invented the Henderson grapefruit in the 1960’s and built an empire in Texas. She has been modeling for the past 7 years and is an accomplished Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue favorite appearing in the issue 3 years in a row.
“I don’t know what this dude is talking about,” said the editor. Neither did we, but a little knowledge never hurt anyone. If ever we have to refer to Grapefruit Heiress Julie Henderson, we’ll make sure to note that she is merely a falutin call girl, not a highfalutin one.