October 7, 2002
C'MON HUN, WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?:
Actress horrified to find daughter, 2, with ecstasy
(Richard Alleyne, 08/10/2002, Daily Telegraph)
Sadie Frost, the actress and fashion designer, was said to be "in shock" yesterday after her two-year-old daughter Iris swallowed half an ecstasy tablet at a children's party.
Iris, the second child of Miss Frost and her husband Jude Law, the actor, picked up the tablet from the floor of the Soho House club in London during the party on Saturday afternoon.
So, let's see if we have this straight: you let your two year old crawl around on the floor of a nightclub?
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2002 11:42 PM
Uh, I think you missed the operational phrase in that story. This was a _children's_ party they were at. I do _not_ say that the family knew, or should have known, that drugs had been used there the previous night, but they had a legitimate expectation that the place would be clean, safe and ready for use by small children the following day; in a situation in which there are lots of other small children romping and playing, parents have, or ought to have, a reasonable expectation that the environment is safe for their own child. Make of it what you will, but in this particular case, unless and until other evidence comes to light, the fault here lies with the club management, not the parents.
Oh, and by the way, I think this anti-German rhetoric has to stop. Even I think its a stretch to blame this on them.
I quit watching ER last season when they had Mark and Elizabeth Green's daughter get ahold of an exstacy pill that Mark's daughter Rachel left out. I thought it was too ridiculous that something like that would actually happen in real life. Guess I owe the ER producers an apology.