I was giving [Stuart] gossip from the Cavern. In one letter I reported that Paul and his girlfriend Dot had split up, and so he writes back asking who dumped who? Is Dot upset or what? Was it because of Paul’s womanizing? Tell me more.
— Pauline Sutcliffe, “The Beatles’ Shadow: Stuart Sutcliffe & His Lonely Hearts Club.” This incident took place in December of 1960