Bob Geldof refused to take legal action over a British TV drama based on his Live Aid campaign even though his attorney warned him about the potentially "libellous" content.
The story of how Geldof and promoter Harvey Goldsmith put together the massive 1985 charity supergig in just six months was dramatised for a BBC TV movie, When Harvey Met Bob, which aired last month (Dec10).
Geldof's daughter Peaches has previously voiced her disapproval over the show, but the rocker admits he was unfazed by it even though his lawyers were wary of letting the drama hit TV screens.
Geldof tells Britain's The Sun, "I never watch anything about myself as I can't stand hearing myself. I'm like, 'Can you just f**k off now!' My daughters watched it and thought it was awful but then they think anything their dad does is weird.
"I was sent the script of that drama by lawyers and there were lots of things wrong. My lawyer said, 'This is libellous.' And I said, 'Oh for f**k's sake. Get a grip. Who cares?'"
The Boomtown Rats star also reveals some aspects of the drama were pure fiction, adding, "I certainly didn't go down to Paul MCCartney's house and pick potatoes. I didn't insist on playing for Charles and Diana (at Live Aid). Rubbish. I wanted them at Live Aid because their symbolism at that time was very high and she was a pop (music) fan. But apart from that I didn't give a toss."