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EXCLUSIVE: An open letter from Cassandra Thorburn

The journalist sets the record straight.

By Cassandra Thorburn
The story in today's New Idea magazine linking me to Lisa Wilkinson and some purported pact to get "final revenge" is totally baseless and utterly incorrect.
I haven't spoken to Lisa since Karl left us for his new life last year.
The last time she sent me a message was September 2016.
The story in New Idea is beyond ridiculous, and I know the magazine has not spoken to any of my close friends. Shame on them for dragging my loyal support network into this.
"The story in today's New Idea magazine is totally baseless and utterly incorrect."
I'd also like to know which major media outlets are negotiating a new role for me - as I'm not aware of any.
I'd also like to add here that not one single representative of that publication contacted me regarding this story nor any of the previous so-called "exclusives" about me.
The real truth what I am currently involved in has been already published recently.
As I told Woman's Day last month, I'm in the final stages with our illustrator for the release of my first children's book early next year.
Here's a little teaser - it features a wonderful character by the name of Leo Lion and his Bee Bee!
Cassandra is set to release her first children's book in the new year.
I'm 100 per cent committed and concentrating only on being the best mum I can to three children who are experiencing all the difficulties that go with divorce.
Jackson has just completed his HSC and my younger two keep me busy with dentists and dance concerts and their sport.
I'm a mum first and foremost.
As this pathetic article suggests, I don't feel the need to exact revenge on Karl for leaving me - I'm just happy to be starting a new chapter of my life.
I'm most content spending time with my three children and making plans for our future.
"I haven't spoken to Lisa since Karl left us for his new life last year."
"Karl and I created 21 years of memories."
Also for the record, the photo they have used of me is from a story about seven years ago with News Ltd - I am not with Lisa in the photo and nor did we pose for that ridiculously photo-shopped cover page.
Lisa has been dropped into that photo.
What else is there to say - they can't even get my age correct. It's very flattering they have me at 42 - I'm actually 46, but thank you!
These cruel lies they write and print need to be clarified.
The Today host is now dating Jasmine Yarbrough.
"I'm just happy to be starting a new chapter of my life!"
It should be stated he isn't taking Jasmine to events that he didn't take me to.
I went to everything from Derby Day to fashion shows.
I find it very hurtful they feel the need to compare Karl's new girlfriend Jasmine with me.
Karl and I created 21 years of memories - there's certainly no competition between our years together and their lives now.
As I said to Woman's Day recently, the children still have a father, but I don't have a husband.
I'm a busy stay-at-home mum - I've got a book to finish, and three young people to feed and love.
"Karl and I created 21 years of memories - there's certainly no competition between our years together and their lives now."

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