Author Kathy Lette: 'I considered paying a prostitute to have sex with my autistic son Jules when he was 21'
KATHY LETTE AND HER AUTISTIC SON JULES TALK ABOUT HOW SHE CONSIDERED PAYING A WOMAN TO HAVE SEX WITH HIM
Kathy joined us today to talk about her new novel - Best Laid Plans - and how her real life relationship with autistic son Jules had influenced the storyline.
The much-loved author discussed how she once contemplated hiring a prostitute for Jules when he turned 21. Kathy explained she’d gone as far as driving through a red light district before realising she didn’t want to follow through with her plan.
'I did a recce through the red light district but at the last minute I went home,' Kathy explained. 'A few weeks later Jules met his girlfriend, fell in love and nature took it’s course.'
When our Andrea asked Jules, a popular actor in Holby City, what he thought of the idea, he replied, 'I would have thought about it. There’s parts of it I would have enjoyed probably.’
Unfortunately, today we had some technical difficulties when the sound cut out half way through the interview. We apologise that we couldn't bring you the entire chat on the show. We've now fixed the problem and here is the full interview - complete with sound - with wonderful Kathy and Jules.
Speaking of autism, Kathy said, 'There’s no such thing as normal and abnormal. There’s ordinary and extraordinary.'
Kathy came back to join us again later - watch the video below to see her speak further about her book and autism.