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Bell Pottinger founder Lord Bell claims he warned against ‘smelly’ Gupta account

13 July 2017 6:59 PM
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Lord Bell left the agency last year, claiming the Oakbay account played a large role.

The cofounder of infamous UK PR firm Bell Pottinger, Lord Timothy Bell, apparently warned the agency’s CEO, James Henderson, to not work with Gupta-owned Oakbay.

He referred to the account as “smelly”.

Lord Bell left the agency last year following health issues, but he reportedly claims the Oakbay account also played a role.

He rubbished the statement put out by Bell Pottinger which claims management had been misled about the work done for Oakbay.

Henderson denies that Bell warned him.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Sam Burne James, News Editor at PRWeek.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Bell says none of this was his fault.

Sam Burne James, PRWeek

Henderson says he was misled.

Sam Burne James, PRWeek

Bell is no stranger to defending himself in a situations such as this.

Sam Burne James, PRWeek

They claim to not have done fake social media accounts.

Sam Burne James, PRWeek

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This article first appeared on 702 : Bell Pottinger founder Lord Bell claims he warned against ‘smelly’ Gupta account


13 July 2017 6:59 PM
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Bell Pottinger
Lord Timothy Bell
James Henderson

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