Madonna defends Duchess of Windsor

London: Queen of pop Madonna, who is set to direct a new film about the Duchess of Windsor, has defended Wallis Simpson, saying that she was a victim of ``lynch mob``.

The singer says Nazi slurs about Simpson were unfair.

"People have accused Wallis of all kinds of things. They’ve said that she put a spell on Edward. They’ve said that she was a hermaphrodite and that he was gay. They’ve said they were Nazi sympathisers,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"It’s just the usual lynch mob mentality that descends upon somebody who has something that lots of other people don’t have," she added.