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Dumped editor calls Salman Rushdie ‘unchivalrous’

The New York socialite, who was recently dumped by Salman Rushdie on Facebook, has accused him of ‘unchivalrous behaviour’. In a message seen by Page Six, Rushdie used his way with words to let magazine editor, Devorah Rose down easy via the social-networking site months after they had met, New York Post

books Updated: Dec 03, 2011 08:37 IST

The New York socialite, who was recently dumped by Salman Rushdie on Facebook, has accused him of ‘unchivalrous behaviour’.

In a message seen by Page Six, Rushdie used his way with words to let magazine editor, Devorah Rose down easy via the social-networking site months after they had met, New York Post reported.

“I’m sorry to say that I don’t feel able to pursue what we only just began,” the message read.

“I have to confess that I haven’t really recovered from the recent collapse of a two-year relationship . . . I can’t help seeing that our lives and worlds (and ages) are very different, and hard to reconcile.”

“I think you’re a dynamic, passionate, extraordinary person and I apologize for backing away so suddenly . . . I hope you can understand and excuse me, and that we can remain friends.”

The Satanic Verses verses author apparently met Rose, the editor of the glossy Social Life magazine, at a party in the Hamptons and later joined her at several intimate dinners in Manhattan.

But his insistence that there is no romantic relationship between the two of them, led to a scathing response from Rose, who would only give her age as in her twenties, the Telegraph reported.

“Mr. Rushdie’s intentions, like his ridiculous retort, is the definition of unchivalrous behavior,” Rose said.

“My tweet was friendly, his response was embarrassingly out of proportion, especially when he invited me to several dinners.,” she added.