BOSTON (AP) — A wealthy survivor of the Titanic sinking complains in a letter being auctioned this month of “disgraceful” treatment in the press during a British inquiry into the disaster.

The May 1912 letter by aristocratic fashion designer Lady Lucile Duff-Gordon is being offered by RR Auction of Boston.

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Duff-Gordon and her husband were among a dozen people who survived in a lifeboat built for 40.

Tabloids dubbed it the “Money Boat” because scuttlebutt had it that her husband bribed the crew to row away from the sinking ship faster.

The Duff-Gordons were cleared by the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry.

In a private letter to a friend, Lady Duff-Gordon writes, “We didn’t seem to have done the right thing in being saved at all! Isn’t it disgraceful.”

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