Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter used ketamine so frequently during high school that peers nicknamed her ‘K-angel’ after the drug, she claims.
Charlotte Freud is the first to admit she had ‘one of the most privileged upbringings of all time’, raised by her PR guru father, Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch, media mogul Rupert’s second daughter.
But the 21-year-old revealed she struggled to cope with several scandals involving her family and ‘overcompensated’ for her glamorous upbringing by rebelling at school.
The aspiring singer has revealed on a podcast that she ‘became the biggest, baddest rebel’ at school and became heavily involved in drug use.
Charlotte Freud is the first to admit she had ‘one of the most privileged upbringings of all time’, raised by her PR guru father, Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch, media mogul Rupert’s oldest daughter
The 21-year-old revealed she struggled to cope with scandals involving her family and ‘overcompensated’ for her glamorous upbringing by rebelling at school
She said the drug taking earned her the nickname ‘K-angel’ after the horse tranquiliser drug, ketamine, which was by far her drug of choice.
‘I was this crazy party girl but it was a persona,’ she said.
‘Cocaine made me feel sick. But after doing my first line of ketamine I thought, ”I’m addicted”.’
Scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her dad, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame [but] when I found ketamine, it all just went away’.
After her parents’ divorce, she moved in with her ‘very fun’ dad and admitted: ‘I was doing all that stuff at home.
Charlotte’s parents Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud (pictured together in 2013) divorced and the teen moved in with her ‘very fun’ dad
‘There were lots of parties… I hit rock bottom and had some medical emergencies but nothing stopped me.’
Now seven months sober, Charlotte can’t imagine getting so low again.
‘I can’t describe the feeling of being trusted and having people that love you,’ she said.
Charlotte has long been somewhat of an unexpected figure in her rich and privileged family. Back in 2019, she told her Instagram followers her mother was worried about her fashion choices leading up to a family wedding.
She said even Elisabeth hired her a personal shopper to ensure the frock she chose wouldn’t show too much cleavage.
Scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her dad, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame [but] when I found ketamine, it all just went away’
Rupert Murdoch (pictured centre with his son Lachlan and Lachlan’s wife Sarah, has afforded his family ‘great privilege’ from his wealth
‘My grandma’s getting married, so mum’s sending me to a personal shopper to make sure I cover my t**s up for the ceremony,’ the then 18-year-old told her 6,548 followers.
She later shared some of the looks, with comments such as: ‘If I must look ridiculous in exchange for free champagne, so be it’ and ‘the s*** I do for this family, gawd.’
But being raised in such a powerful family has its perks, too, particularly for an aspiring musician like Charlotte.
For her 17th birthday, Charlotte’s PR guru father was able to persuade U2 frontman Bono to sing for her.
He planned a party for then Vogue editor Edward Enninful and a host of fashion icons – including Victoria Beckham – and invited Charlotte to tag along.
As the clock struck midnight on her birthday, the entire guest list began singing her a happy birthday, with Bono at the helm.
Who is Charlotte Freud?
Charlotte Freud is the 21-year-old daughter of Elisabeth Murdoch, second daughter of media mogul Rupert, and PR guru Matthew Freud.
She comes from a long line of successful and highly educated descendants, and is the great-great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud – a neurologist famous for founding psychoanalysis.
She is one of Rupert Murdoch’s 13 grandchildren and is an aspiring singer and songwriter gearing up to release several new singles.
Murdoch is the head of the global News Corp empire and worth an estimated $22billion USD ($28billion AUD), while her father is worth an estimated $170million.