Charlotte Dawson talks to 60 Minutes

ANDREW HORNERY
Last updated 17:26 31/08/2012
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Within hours of being admitted to the Emergency Psychiatric Care Unit at St Vincent's Hospital and as her agents asked for her privacy to be respected, Charlotte Dawson left hospital to conduct an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown yesterday afternoon.

This afternoon, Dawson's agent, Kathy Ward from Chic Management, confirmed the interview had taken place, telling PS: "She was quite lucid. We thought about whether it was a good idea to do the interview, she wanted to do it. It was only short, a few minutes, talking about online bullying."

The interview was conducted at a location near the hospital and Dawson was readmitted to the hospital last night where she remains today.

The well of public of sympathy has been running deep since news emerged that Dawson was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning.

On Wednesday night, just hours before she was admitted to the hospital's emergency ward, Dawson admitted the social media brawling was taking a toll on her.

"I always bite back. I know it's my problem, but I can't just let it go without having something to say," she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Dawson, who campaigns against cyber bullying by retweeting abusive posts, has been the target of vicious Twitter attacks recently.

Embroiled in weeks of online aggression on Twitter in which her well documented battles with depression were raised, Dawson tweeted about 2am yesterday: "Hope this ends the misery" and "You win x."

Police and an ambulance were called to her Darlinghurst apartment at 3.05am and Dawson was then admitted to St Vincent's.

"She's sitting up in bed, she's expected to make a full recovery and she asks that her privacy be respected," a hospital spokesman said yesterday.

Dawson then conducted the interview with 60 Minutes, which is due to air on Sunday.

In recent weeks Dawson has claimed she has been the victim of repetitive bullying on Twitter.

-Sydney Morning Herald

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