Lydia Quits Page Six; Claims She Didn't Write Criticism

Model Lydia Hearst at the tents in Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 6, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America)

Model-socialite Lydia Hearst will no longer write for the NY Post's Page Six

LYDIA HEARST
  • Born September 19, 1984 (24)
  • Credits include CW's Gossip Girl
  • Cover girl for Italian Vogue April 2004
She claimed to Gawker her parting with the entertainment rag was "amicable," although based on her other statements, that doesn't seem likely.

Hearst claims she didn't write the following criticism of the Hearst Corporation, to which she has obvious ties:
Hearst Corporation, which my family owns, continues to host parties even as it folds magazines like CosmoGirl. From an objective point of view, it seems excessive.
Her insistence led many to wonder if Hearst actually wrote her articles in the first place.  She quickly countered in a note to Gawker,
I have always written my column, and as every writer I had an editor... If I wrote something I would stand behind it (as I have always done), but I now have to take the heat for something which was added to my work and that I did not write.
So, she didn't write the criticism of her family's company but...she writes all her own articles?  Confusing.  Gawker had reported earlier that sometimes, in lieu of writing, a Page Six reporter would interview Hearst, and reconstruct her statements into "writing."  Looks like Hearst isn't going to be calling herself a journalist for a while.

More pictures of Lydia Hearst:
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
  • Lydia Hearst in Around Bryant Park - Day 2 - Spring 09 MBFW
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