Clive Palmer, an Australian businessman and certified odd ball, says he’s suing Rupert Murdoch and that his estranged wife, Wendi Murdoch, is a spy. Palmer is upset because The Australian — a newspaper that Murdoch owns — ran a story criticizing him. So Palmer, being the peculiar type, went ahead and said something peculiar:
You know, Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy, and that’s been right across the world. She’s been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence. She was trained in southern China. I’m telling you the truth. Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy and that’s why Rupert got rid of her.
Well, just for some context, here are some things you should know about Palmer before taking this allegation seriously:
- He is building an exact replica of the Titanic.
- He says things like “We’ve all been in love, I’ve been in love, I’m in love at the moment. And if you’re not in love you long to be in love. What’s wrong with love?”
- He’s building an amusement park full of robot dinosaurs. One of the T-Rex’s has already been named Jeff.