The defense of debt-ridden Sarah Ferguson - a.k.a. the Duchess of York - that she was drunk when she was caught pledging to provide access to ex-hubby Prince Andrew for a huge cash bribe has given some British lawyers thoughts of using similar legal strategies.
"Her 'I did it while drunk' explanation is refreshingly candid," said Royal Magistrate Ralph Bork "Because they used to call Fergie "the Duchess of Pork' before she joined Weight Watchers, I feel a special kinship with her because of the similarities of our names.
"This kind of defense could have been used by Ben Rothlesberger in his alleged rape cases, or by the lacrosse player who got drunk and reportedly killed his gal pal by smashing her head against walls, for example.
"Their heads, like Forge's, just weren't in the right place when they committed these out-of-character, alcohol-influenced excusable mistakes."