Well, you can read more about how she had been "persuaded" to give crowd fleecing - no, sorry, crowd funding - a go on her website. That's the place where she talks about more than a little shoplifting in her youth and not being proud of it. Who would be living in a, quote "f**k off house" worth a million quid?
Of the funding, she says that the St James Theatre had asked her back to do two more nights on November 7th and November 28th. She said 'yes' but not having the personnel of most modern comedians - (agent, manager, carer, driver and product provider) she was drawn to crowd funding:
"If it works, I might be asking you to crowd fund me a modest flat in Byranston Square as well - but for now it's just for the show thanks."
Lederer, 59, is a regular after dinner speaker and has written articles for many newspapers in addition to her extensive acting career. She does charity work and has a senior position in the Prince's Trust. Perhaps she should get some contact with those among the starving who still have the pride not to ask for money.