A lot of people initially thought that Richard Branson was maybe the famous businessman who took out an injunction last week but, despite his creepy habit of lifting up lovelies in every corporate photoshoot, we’ve been told he’s actually quite a respectful lothario.
Back when he was a much younger millionaire, Branson made a surprise appearance at a wedding party at a rather swanky hotel. One reveller, who was suffering from a rather unpredictable bout of food poisoning, was enjoying Branson’s company well enough but found that his guts couldn’t quite keep the pace. He told his girlfriend that he was going to go to bed, but that she should stay and enjoy the party.
Five hours later, he wakes up to find Richard Branson in his room, hovering at the foot of the bed, waiting to ask him a question. Branson began by saying how charming he’d found this man’s girlfriend earlier and said that, if he was at all up for it, he’d be rather keen on “teaming up” on her.
A request which was nixed with the response “No, I’ve got the shits.”
Still, nice of him to ask.