Lies, more lies and damned lies!
Fellow back row forward Billy Vunipola told BBC Sport this week that he and Haskell never used to talk but had bonded under the current England regime.
Yet Haskell denied his former Wasps team-mate's claim, adding: "I'm very disappointed with Billy for making up horrific lies!
I have asked him about it and he said he was bored. No doubt because there isn’t a KFC near Pennyhill Park!
"The truth of the matter is I have always talked to Billy but it was very difficult to get a word in edgeways because he was normally off-site in the nearest KFC.
"He was also quite big-time when I returned to Wasps, so he didn't really give me the time of day. He was a bit of a cult hero there. Then of course he took the cash and ran away to Saracens.”
“I would like to set the record right we have always spoken and always got on very well, so hopefully he won't get bored again and repeat the libel!"