Lily Allen Reveals She Tests Her Friends To Make Sure They’re Not Selling Stories About Her To The Media 6 years ago

Lily Allen Reveals She Tests Her Friends To Make Sure They’re Not Selling Stories About Her To The Media

Lily Allen has admitted to testing her friends’ loyalties – by planting false stories of herself with them to see if they appear in the papers.

During an interview with an Australian radio breakfast show, the singer explained that she is so used to people leaking information about her that if she suspects something now, she will plant a tester piece of gossip to see if it becomes public knowledge.

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The ‘Sheezus’ singer admitted she will just tell that particular friend a false snippet of gossip and see if it makes it into the newspapers:

"Yeah many, many people (have leaked stories about me). When I have a suspicion, I just plant a story that's not true just with that one person and if it surfaces, then I know it's them and they are no longer in the phone book."

The star, who is looking to increasingly protect her privacy, confessed this week to banning social media from her home to avoid her children being exposed to the press:

"We ban all social media, all internet is banned in our house. I'm just trying to say as much stuff as I possibly can so that when my kids are old enough to Google, all the bad things have got so far back in the internet they're on page 7,465,000."