It’s been 15 years since actor Hugh Grant picked up prostitute Divine Brown in Hollywood. That sad chapter now has a hilarious, upside-down sequel thanks to some car trouble experienced by the actor outside London.
Per The Guardian, when Grant’s Ferrari California (ahem) broke down on the A256 Sandwich to Dover, the first person to come to his aid was former News of the World deputy features editor Paul McMullan (pictured). McMullan is now a pub landlord, but in 1995, it was his publication that paid Brown for the tell-all scandal details.
It gets stranger. Grant was on his way to the posh Royal St. Georges Golf Club in Kent, which McMullan once accused the actor of trying to gain entry to by leaping ahead of others on a legitimate waiting list.
During the 15-minute ride to the golf course, Grant and McMullan discussed a number of topics, including the News of the World‘s habit of tapping celebrity cell phones. McMullan was later able to sell some snaps to London’s Daily Mail.