Princess Diana’s lover Dodi al-Fayed partied at illegal gay clubs and sold cocaine, claims book
Princess Diana’s lover Dodi al-Fayed sneaked into illegal gay clubs and snorted “amazing coke,” a new book has claimed.
Dodi al-Fayed, son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al-Fayed, dated Princess Diana in the 90s, before their sudden death in 1997.
Now a tell-all biography has revealed the truth about the royal lover’s wild party life.
Mark Fleischman’s new memoir, Inside Studio 54, reveals the truth about his time as owner of the famous Manhattan club, which was frequented by al-Fayed.
The tell-all book claims that al-Fayed was not just a regular coke user, but also supplier who would always have “amazing coke”.
It also claims the billionaire heir would often sneak into New York gay club, Crisco Disco.
“Dodi, son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al-Fayed, who owned Harrods of London at the time, always had the most amazing coke,” he writes in the book serialised by The Daily Mail.
Fayed was part of an elite New York group dubbed “the dawn patrol” which also included Hollywood icons Liza Minelli, Rick James, Joe Cocker, and Robin Williams.
The wealthy son had grown up in Europe, before drifting towards Hollywood and making a career as a successful film producer.
“He had an enormous appetite for coke and alcohol and appeared to mellow out somewhat when high on coke,” Fleischmann claims.
According to Fleischman, the club’s owner Hank Davis looked like a “gay vampire… and took particular pleasure in watching us snort a mixture of cocaine and ketamine, or Special K, a mild hallucinogenic power he slipped into the mix unbeknownst to the crowd.”
Recalling a New Year party he attended, Fleischman reveals: “I lost track of what day it was, forgot about my plans for later and partied through the night in a suite at the Plaza Hotel with Dodi.”
He also writes that al-Fayed sought therapy after the 80s, being clean of his drug struggles by the time he dated Diana.