Article Title:Darren McDonald speaks out
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:19th August 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1988
Text:Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald has spoken publicly for the first time about his homosexuality, and his addiction to drugs which cost him his job as a newsreader. A long-time subject of rumour and innuendo, the Queensland-born McDonald now admits inventing an elaborate cover story when he moved to New Zealand about having a teenage child to ward off questions about his private life. "I was feeling so guilty, and I think that's embedded in the gay psyche," he says. He was dismissed from TV3 in 2001 following a string of drug and alcohol-related incidents, culminating in a highly-publicised court appearance on drugs charges.    
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