Doherty Does It Again... And Again... And One More Time

By Londonist Last edited 132 months ago
Doherty Does It Again... And Again... And One More Time

Who is Pete Doherty?

Get ready for a shock: Pete Doherty has had his wrist slapped again. What for this time? Assault? Possession of a dangerous weapon? No… surely not drugs again?

Does anybody really care? Was anyone surprised? Will it happen again? Of course.

Who on earth is Pete Doherty? OK, he sang in a band or two for a while…but that didn’t end too well - remember the cocaine shenanigans a few years back? Someone more cynical might suggest that it’s harder to front a band while you’re too off your face to stand. And well, despite what he might like to think, it's not big or clever. It's dull.

Of course, bands have been taking drugs for ever, and it’s not likely to stop now. But poor Pete is in danger of becoming more famous for his dodgy lines of recreation than lines from his songs. Now he only seems to be known as "The spotty one hanging off Kate Moss".

Apparently, he’s been "more than co-operative" recently about breaking the law several times. Good for him. Give the 28 year old man a gold star. But what is so well behaved about being arrested for the umpteenth time? He just looks a bit serious (read, stoned) in front of a judge and says "sorry Guv, I'm clean now" and of course, the British legal system think it's OK. All of this is made much easier for him when his loaded missus can stump up for a top rate lawyer.

Who knows, next time he’s in the news it could be for something totally different. Like a class B drug perhaps. Or maybe snorting some sherbet he nicked from a kid outside a corner shop. Maybe he'll try injecting Clearasil - he's certainly not using it for anything else. Hopefully he'll think of a more novel way to get into the papers soon. Until then we can look forward to the judge making him "promise not to do it again" and sending him on his way to the nearest crack-den.

By Sian Meades

Last Updated 08 May 2007


Alright Daily Mail - the man's addicted to some of the most addictive substances on earth, give him a break!


If he gets locked up then he'd be able to sue for going cold-turkey, like in

It wouldn't be original, but Pete doesn't seem to mind repeating news stories.

Edward Scoble

It was such a shame because he appear to be such a nice chap in the Jonathan Ross show a while back, he doesn't seemed like your typical bar brawling bloke.


Yes, I'm sure he's a very nice bloke that helps support the international drug trade without caring about the death and ruin that help get his gear to him, inspires young people to use 'some of the most addictive substances on earth', lies time after time when he's had more chances from the magistrates than any more run of the mill crack monster would, not to mention access to some of the most expensive rehab facilities on earth, and gets away with it every time because he's famous. He's a sad waste of oxygen.


As soon as this poor excuse for a man stops becoming 'news' then all the better. He's hardly famous for his sub sixth-form poetry and awful music any more.

Jay, Tokyo

The mans a loser, a schmoozer and a loser..Alan Sugar would hate him!
A funny article.

Kelly McMullan

Nice article Sian, I hear that this sad sap is making a bit of a name for himself in the art-world now. Blood painting apparently!

Kelly McMullan

Zero Lubin

It is all so passe...I find him & his like i.e middle class twerps playing at being dangerous really tedious. Portland Borstal would have sorted him out alas all he can do is hand is money to ponces like "the the-rapist to the stars" & use rehabs for photo opportunities. Addicted to the most blah, blah I would sooner be addicted in his position than homeless with no chance of getting treatment. Personally I say fuck him.