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04/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Felix Dennis, Billionaire Maxim Publisher, Confesses To Murder, Then Blames It On The Wine

In an interview with The Times of London's Ginny Dougary, billionaire publishing mogul Felix Dennis admits to killing a man 25 years ago. From the interview:

He looks so intense that I ask him whether he's ever fought with a man over a woman. "I've killed a man," he says. What? "I've killed a man." What do you mean, you've killed a man? "I killed him." Does everyone know you've killed a man? "No, and they'll never find out, either." Are you kidding me? Are you winding me up? Where? In what country? "I killed him. That's all you need to know. I killed him."

Oh Felix, you're having me on. "No." Promise me. Swear to God... "He hurt her and I told him to stop and he kept on." What did it feel like, then? "He hurt her." What did you do? "Pushed him over the edge of a cliff." In the Caribbean? "Don't matter where it was. He wouldn't let her alone. She told him to stop. I told him to stop. Many people told him to stop. Wouldn't stop. Kept on and on and on. Made her life a living misery: beat her up, beat up her kids, wouldn't let her alone, kept on, kept on - weren't even his kids, so in the end, I had a little meeting with him, pushed him over the edge of a cliff. Weren't 'ard."

Are you sure you want to be telling me this? "Don't care. Anybody harms one of mine... if they harm one of mine, they'd better know what they're doing. And they'd always be warned. I wouldn't attack anybody without reason. I'll attack nobody without reason. Without trying again and again to bring this thing to a much more satisfactory and sensible, more rational conclusion. But if they keep harming one of mine, then I have no option."

Although Gougary pressured Dennis to retract the statement, he insisted it was true, forcing Gougary to print the admission despite receiving the following next-day retraction blaming it on too much wine:

The next day, he sent a note by e-mail thanking me for a really enjoyable afternoon and evening but suggesting "you should forget one particular episode I recounted to you after the third or fourth bottle in the conservatory".

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Read more about Felix at his official website.