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Chick-lit authoress and politician Louise Mensch, somewhat famed for being fired from EMI due to "inappropriate dress" and copping to possible drug use and bad dancing in her salad days, says that hacktivists from Anonymous and/or LulzSec have threatened her children by email.

The Tory MP, who has penned various lighthearted lipstick'n'bonking-themed ladies' reads under the name Louise Bagshawe, tweeted:

Had some morons from Anonymous/LulzSec threaten my children via email. As I'm in the States, be good to have somebody from the UK police advise me where I should forward the email. To those who sent it; get stuffed, losers.

Oh and I'm posting it on Twitter because they threatened me telling me to get off Twitter. Hi kids! ::waves::

I've contacted the police via the House of Commons and the email is with them now. I don't bully easily, kids. Or in fact at all.

Security-firm mouthpiece Graham Cluley (of Sophos) pooh-poohed the notion that Anons or LulzSec-ers might be behind the outrage, commenting:

In my opinion it doesn't sound very likely that the threatening email (which hasn't been released) was from Anonymous or LulzSec. Neither group has a history of engaging in physical violence, preferring to sit behind computer keyboards instead.

Furthermore, it seems very odd that Anonymous or LulzSec would send an email, when their normal practice is to post a message on Twitter or a link to a statement on PasteBin.

Mensch previously achieved modest fame after being contacted by "an investigative journalist" (unidentified) following her participation in political grillings aimed at exploring the extent of skulduggery in Fleet Street journalism. The supposed journo referred to claims that she had possibly taken drugs and committed dance blunders while working at EMI in the 1990s.

The punchy MP stated on that occasion:

Although I do not remember the specific incident, this sounds highly probable ... since I was in my twenties, I'm sure it was not the only incident of the kind; we all do idiotic things when young. I am not a very good dancer and must apologise to any and all journalists who were forced to watch me dance that night at Ronnie Scott's ...

[This was] not why I was fired by EMI. "Leaving work early" and "missing the odd day at work" along with "inappropriate dress" were the reasons quoted to me.

So there. ®

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