The publication this week of White Powder, Green Light, a novel by James Hawes, will expose a culture of alleged rampant drug-taking at Soho House. It is bad timing for the West End haunt of stars which is fighting to keep its licence.

The police and Westminster council are investigating the club after the two-year-old daughter of actress Sadie Frost and her Hollywood star husband Jude Law was discovered chewing ecstasy during a children’s party.

Soho House said it had a zero tolerance policy to drugs but The Sunday Times says there have long been doubts about how rigorously the policy is enforced. Now Law is planning to sue the club.

The Sunday Times 13/10/02 page 6
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