The nephew of the late George Harrison is slamming his fellow Beatle Paul McCartney after he revealed Fab Four masturbation sessions, RadarOnline.com has learned. McCartney, now 76, made the startling revelation during an interview with GQ Magazine last month, as he opened up about the band’s shocking self-gratification -- and how they witnessed Harrison losing his virginity to a dancer at 17 in Hamburg’s red-light district. Now a relative of Harrison's is crying foul! Scroll through Radar's gallery for more.
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The controversy began when Harrison's former bandmate McCartney told GQ that used to masturbate with fellow Beatle John Lennon and a few of Lennon’s buddies. “What it was,” McCartney said, “was over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us. And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying — I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything — we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did.”
Harrison's great nephew Tory Rodgers, who is the grandson of Harrison's sister Louise, has said McCartney's stories might be faulty: “It was the '60s, it was the time of love and peace, but I haven’t heard it myself, I don’t know if it’s credible. Some things get exaggerated over time. You have to take everything with a pinch of salt.”
Harrison died from lung cancer at age 58 in 2001, two years after surviving a knife attack by an intruder at his home. His family zealously protects the "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" songwriter's legacy.
The dead rocker's great nephew Rodgers told Radar that Sir Paul's comments were in bad taste, adding, "It’s uncharacteristic coming from a knighted man. Sometimes you don’t have to tell everything. My Nana hasn’t seen what McCartney said."
Rodgers believes his late uncle and Lennon wouldn't have dished dirt about the Beatles' sex lives:“I don’t think it would be in George’s mindset to speak out about it if he was alive, especially with the way he was spiritually, and probably the same with John Lennon, it wasn’t in their mental makeup. There are a lot of stories that Nana has told me about George's earlier years that are meant to be kept within the family."
Harrison's nephew said of the former Beatle's youth, "It was the only period of his life where he had any privacy, after that he was under a huge microscope for the rest of his life."
“We want to respect his memory and keep as much of his younger years as private as possible,” his nephew noted of the "Something" singer. Harrison was worth more than $300 million when he died in 2001, but the music legend's 87-year-old sister Louise reportedly didn't inherit anything.
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