Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter Charlotte Freud says HBO’s Succession feels like it’s been ‘plucked from her memories’ as she reveals people treat her like ‘s**t’ because of her family
- Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter says HBO series bares similarity with real life
- Series follows lives of Roy family and their powerful entertainment mogul father
- Charlotte, 21, was raised by PR guru dad, Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter revealed scenes from HBO drama Succession feel like they have been ‘plucked from her memories’ as she tells how she has been treated like ‘s***’ for being part of media’s most powerful family.
Charlotte Freud, 21, who has restyled herself as Tiarlie, is the younger daughter of Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth Murdoch, 53, and her second husband, PR guru Matthew Freud, 57.
In an interview with Tatler, the aspiring singer, who lives with her her rapper boyfriend in east London, said she was judged in school for being a Murdoch and sees strong similarities between Succession’s Roy family and her own.
‘They say it’s not based on us, but there are certain bits that I feel have been plucked from my childhood memories,’ she told the society bible.
Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter revealed scenes from HBO drama Succession feel like they have been ‘plucked from her memories’ as she tells how she has been treated like ‘s***’ for being part of media’s most powerful family. Pictured, at Soho house in 2018
Three of Murdoch’s children (L-R) James, Elisabeth and Lachlan – fiercely fought for control of the media mogul’s conglomerate in the late 90s in echoes of HBO’s Succession
The HBO series follows the lives of the Roy family – who come to blows over the inheritance of an entertainment empire owned by their ageing father Logan Roy (Brian Cox), before he decides to maintain his position as head of the company
The HBO series follows the lives of the Roys who come to blows over the inheritance of an entertainment empire owned by their ageing father Logan Roy (Brian Cox), before he decides to maintain his position as head of the company.
It echoes the real life power struggle that saw three of Murdoch’s children – Elisabeth, Lachlan and James – fight for control of the media mogul’s conglomerate in the late 90s, before their father’s shock decision to remain head of the empire.
Charlotte is a huge fan of the show and her favourite character in the series is Shiv (Sarah Snook), the character who most closely emulates her mother Elisabeth.
Although one might think being born into a media dynasty would lead to a charmed life, Charlotte insisted her parents don’t spoil her, and have never given she or any of her siblings a ‘huge allowance’.
Her family also led to notoriety at the prestigious £13,260 a year boarding school Cheltenham Ladies College, which she attended as a teenager before being kicked out after she was found with cigarettes.
Charlotte’s favourite character in the series is Shiv (Sarah Snook), the character who most closely emulates her mother Elisabeth
She admitted: ‘Everyone thought I was sh*t because of my family. It sucked, but it happened.’
But aside from a few ‘b****y Annabels’ and ‘teachers who thought she should be knocked down a peg’, she says her time at the prestigious school was mainly positive.
Charlotte got engaged to DJ Lukey Storey, 35, over the summer- three years after meeting at London private members club Laylow.
He popped the question while the pair were on holiday in Greece in July and the couple, who are currently sharing a flat in Shoreditch, recently celebrated with a high-profile engagement party in west London.
Storey’s mother is British artist and designer Helen Storey, whose father was award-winning novelist David Storey – who won the Booker Prize in 1976 for his novel Saville.
The-bride-to-be has said Storey was her ‘former using buddy’ during years of ketamine addiction but that he was the inspiration behind kicking her drug habit.
Charlotte, who has been open about her previous drug use, told the publication that the the pair were both addicts when they met at the club – where Storey was DJ and Tiarlie was working as a hostess having dropped out of school.
She said the couple had an ‘immediate obsession’ with each other, but admitted ‘it was kind of a mad relationship, we were kind of just using buddies’.
Charlotte and Luke Storey, who are currently sharing a flat in Shoreditch, both come from famous family dynasties and Storey popped the question to Charlotte while the pair were on holiday in Greece
When Storey joined a 12-step programme to tackle his addiction, the singer admitted she was devastated that he cut her out of her life because of her substance abuse.
A year later, Storey asked her to sing on one of his mix tapes and the pair instantly reconnected – but Charlotte knew that for the relationship to work, she would have to stop taking drugs.
‘It became apparent that it wasn’t going to work out if one of us was sober and the other one wasn’t,’ she said.
The singer revealed the extend of her habit in a podcast earlier this year, where she revealed that she earned her the nickname ‘K-angel’ due to her frequent use of the horse tranquilliser drug.
‘I was this crazy party girl but it was a persona,’ she said. ‘Cocaine made me feel sick. But after doing my first line of ketamine I thought, ”I’m addicted”.’
Scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her father, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame [but] when I found ketamine, it all just went away’.
After her parents’ divorce, she moved in with her ‘very fun’ father and admitted: ‘I was doing all that stuff at home. There were lots of parties… I hit rock bottom and had some medical emergencies but nothing stopped me.’
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