A fan files a complaint against Paul McCartney

Thursday, July 1, 1971

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A 24-year old American girl, Carolyne Mitchell, filed a complaint against Paul McCartney, after a dispute with him near his High Park Farm, in Scotland.

I was bruised when Paul chased me away from his High Park Farm at Campbeltown, Argyll. I’ve seen Paul at his London flat a few times when I’ve waited around there. Then I thought he was nice. I came up to Scotland last year after he bought this farm and saw him again. Last weekend, I booked into a Campbeltown boarding house, hoping to catch a glimpse of Paul and his family in the town. I made friends with his neighbour on the next farm on my last trip here, and went to visit them. Paul came driving up in his jeep and hit me and shouted at me to keep away. I complained to the local police after the incident. I won’t be back. I think he’s nasty.”

Carolyne Mitchell – From “The Beatles: Off The Record 2 – The Dream is Over: Dream Is Over Vol 2” by Keith Badman

All I did was chase her away. I never touched her. If she’s injured, she must have fallen on the way down the hill. I moved here for peace and quiet, not to have cranks and sightseers around. If I didn’t try to stop girls invading the privacy of my home here, I’d never get rid of them.

Paul McCartney – From “The Beatles: Off The Record 2 – The Dream is Over: Dream Is Over Vol 2” by Keith Badman

A BEATLES’ GIRL FAN COMPLAINS TO POLICE ABOUT PAUL

A FANATICAL Beatles fan, who has “shadowed” Paul McCartney for three years, has complained to the police that he attacked her near his farm in Scotland. Paul denies it.

The fan is American Carolyn Mitchell, a 24-year-old Mormon from Salt Lake City, Utah. She claims that Paul attacked her as she sat on a hill overlooking his farm near Campbeltown, Argyle, and made her nose bleed.

She said yesterday: “Paul came out of the house and drove up in his Land-Rover. He jumped out and begun shouting and swearing. I don’t remember much about what happened. but my nose was bleeding.”

Pleading

But last night, Paul, 29, said: “For three years now, I have been asking her politely – pleading with her – to leave me and my family alone. She refuses to recognise that I am married with a family. When I saw her sitting looking down on us, that was the end. This time I told her to go away—and not, politely. I admit it. I was rude. The words I used were very rough, but there was no rough stuff.”

A Campbeltown police spokesman confirmed last night that a complaint had been made.

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