How long before Joe and Jane Average figure it out?

That a great percentage of the world’s top politicians, VIPs and societal elites are  evil, depraved, mentally unbalanced individuals ‘with profound sociopathic / psychopathic tendencies”

over the weekend, some files called #FINCEN were leaked. They contain over 200,000 suspicious financial transactions worth over $2trillion that were facilitated by banks around the world, including UK bank HSBC. Both the US and UK Gov’t appears to have ignored them.

One of these dodgy transactions was for $8m and involved another Russian oligarch called Vladimir Chernukhin. He’s a close ally of Putin and a general bad guy. He’s been accused by US officials as “playing a key role in advancing Russia’s malign activities”.

Vladimir’s wife, Lubov Chernukhin, has donated £1.7m to the Tory party just before the Brexit vote. She’s paid £160,000 to Boris Johnson for a game of tennis too. The Chernukhin’s live in London.

Very powerful, wealthy, and loyal Russian oligarchs have set-up base in London. They own and use the British press and the UK’s generous tax avoidance network, including British banks, along with the inner sanctum of the Tory party to influence UK politics to their advantage.

Former Broadmoor psychiatrist faces investigation for role in Ecclesiastical abuse claims

16 Sep 2020
Professor Tony Maden, psychiatrist and the former head clinician of Broadmoor’s dangerous and severe personality unit, is facing two separate investigations by the General Medical Council for his role as an expert witness in Ecclesiastical insurance church abuse claims, Post has learned. One in eight claims submitted to the GMC are investigated. The possible outcomes of the investigation include: no further action, a warning, agreeing undertakings with the GMC to address a problem with their practice, or the case being referred to the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service for a substantive hearing. Maden continues to practice. In one case it is alleged Ecclesiastical is citing litigation privileges, a legal right but a decision criticised as “immoral” by the claimant, to prevent the GMC from accessing relevant documentation. Ecclesiastical declined to comment. Maden has been contacted for comment. A Church of England spokesperson told Post: ”The Church is committed to listening to and responding well to survivors and voted unanimously at its Synod in February to work towards a more fully survivor-centred approach. We have made representations to EIG on behalf of a small number of survivors who asked us to do so, and this had included cases where Tony Maden had been used.” Professor Julie Macfarlane, a dispute expert based in Canada and survivor of church abuse in Chichester, is one of the complainants. Macfarlane and her lawyer were instrumental in drafting Ecclesiastical’s 2016 guiding principles for abuse claims. She has waived her right to anonymity. In Macfarlane’s complaint, seen by Post, she alleges Maden “breached both his duty to the court to provide an informed neutral assessment (it was neither informed nor neutral) and to his profession to act with integrity”. Quotes from Maden’s report into Macfarlane for her 2015 case, seen by Post, included as evidence in the complaint, included that: “The fact that she took so long to raise this issue suggests it cannot have seemed to her like much of a problem.” Maden further argued that the reason the claimant had gone far away for university was not to escape her abuser, former vicar Meirion Griffiths who was jailed for eight years in February, but because “home was not entirely happy for her”. Because Macfarlane went on to lead a successful life, according to Maden’s report, there is “little or nothing to suggest” she had been impaired by any mental illness. Macfarlane opposed points raised by Maden, including one which she says he suggested “I could certainly have stood up to the minister because I was assertive”. Macfarlane alleged in the complaint: “Maden does not exhibit the slightest shred of genuine understanding of sexual abuse, of power dynamics, of the fear but also the necessity victims feel about taking action, nor does he show any empathy for victims. What this report does exhibit in abundance is the use of every bit of tortured logic at Dr Maden’s disposal to reinforce the legal case of his employer: the Church of England. “In producing this report – which my psychologist, a regular expert witness herself, described as ‘the most ridiculous thing I have ever read’ – Dr Maden breached both his duty to the court to provide an informed neutral assessment (it was neither informed nor neutral) and to his profession to act with integrity.” Expressing concern for other claimants, Macfarlane told Post: “He’s supposed to be appointed as a neutral expert – that’s his role.” Desktop Maden was also the desktop expert in the case of a claimant, known as Tony, who was hospitalised on suicide watch at the time. The report produced attributed just 10% of the claimant’s problems in later life to abuse (reduced to 5% as one incident of abuse was not part of the claim), a factor in Ecclesiastical offering a lower amount in a further round of settlement negotiations than previously,as shown in documents obtained via a subject access request – a move blasted as “unethical” by a leading bishop and safeguarding expert Ian Elliot. In the 2016 case a request to use a joint expert had been rejected by Ecclesiastical. Tony told Post: “Maden’s own report on me was astonishing. It was written without even meeting me. To understand the impact of abuse on an individual you need to be able to understand that person and the difficulties they have faced and are facing. I believe it is medically and ethically improper to reach any percentage causation under such circumstances, with such limited experience and material. I strongly believe that this practice of producing remote ‘desktopping’ reports should be wiped out.” Tony continued: “If their experience of the civil claims system is adversarial and negative, it would be very uncharacteristic for a victim to complain about what has happened. To do so would involve re-visiting the original trauma – again, while also experiencing fresh trauma from the additional re-abuse. It is very uncommon that someone would complain. I have spoken to a number of fellow victims who have been through the ‘mill’, felt very let down and re-abused, but felt it would be too painful to re-visit the detail of their case to the detail that would be required to submit a complaint.” Earlier this year Maden confirmed to Post he was sometimes approached by insurers to produce desktop reports on claimants he was not expected to meet. Haringey The psychiatrist acted as an expert witness for the defence in a recent failed £1.1m Haringey Council appeal spearheaded by Mercantile Indemnity, based on action originally involving RSA as the insurer. Haringey Council, which faced anger from claimants and negative publicity over how the case was handled, blamed its insurers for the legal action and arguments within. Making a diagnosis of personality disorder, Maden had testified to inconsistencies in the claimant’s accounts, picking out details such as whether or not the claimant’s parents would have gone to see him perform in a play. In his report he had argued the abuse had not made “more than a minor contribution” to the claimants mental health problems, court documents show. The expert suggested it was substance abuse and work pressure that had contributed to a worsening of his personality disorder and led to the claimant’s breakdown in 2011, rather than the sexual abuse he had endured as a teenager at the hands of his PE teacher, Andrew Adams. The judge, Mrs Justice Cutts, found: “The reason that he [the claimant] has not been able to work since 2011 and will have difficulty finding work in the future is not confined to the 2011 breakdown. It is attributable to his complex PTSD, diagnosed after that breakdown and caused, as I have found, by the abuse. The damage arises from the sexual abuse.” The appeal judges agreed with her verdict – though flagged concerns about the acceptance of the diagnosis as an “error of law” because complex PTSD was not yet a published diagnosis. Lady Justice Nicola Davies noted: “Professor Maden conceded that if the court accepted the respondent’s account that he was groomed in the manner alleged, his opinion as to the contribution of the abuse to the respondent’s personality disorder would be different. Professor Maden’s evidence on causation was dependent on the findings of primary fact relating to the abuse with which I do not take issue. It follows that Professor Maden’s opinion upon causation is undermined by the court’s findings on those facts.” Consultant Using documents from publicly available court judgment archive Baili, Post found one instance of Maden acting on behalf of child sexual abuse claimants from 2016 onwards, compared to 16 appearances or examinations for defendants. Most historic child abuse cases are settled before they make it before a judge. This means there is no public record of many settlements and how they were reached. It is, therefore, not possible to say exactly how many cases an expert has been involved in. Consultant psychiatrists in CSA claims will generally sit with patients for upwards of an hour before supplying a report, with claimant lawyers suggesting experts will generally earn a fee of between £2500 to £4000 for each case. IICSA noted in 2019 it is less traumatic for claimants to use one joint expert, while it is specified in Ecclesiastical’s 2016 guiding principles that a joint expert should be used. Phil Johnson, the chair of survivor group Macsas, was assessed by Maden when he initiated his 2010 claim against Ecclesiastical. The insurer hired Maden to assess Johnson based on medical records, a previous report by another expert and a one page resume from a psychotherapist. The two met face-to-face once for “about 45 minutes” according to Johnson. After sending a letter pointing out 34 examples of alleged “inaccuracies, supposition, speculation and in places fabrication” in Maden’s 2010 assessment of him, seen by Post, Johnson alleges the psychiatric profile provided arguing he was “genetically predisposed” to mental health problems and, therefore, the abuse was not responsible for his difficulties was quietly dropped by the insurer’s lawyers. Many survivors will begin to make a claim because they have started on a course of therapy and are seeking to recoup the costs, according to Johnson. He has been involved with survivor groups for over 20 years, describing the claims process as like “horse trading” with very few cases ever making it to court. He accused insurers of using a “very hostile medical examination to undermine the victims”. “The purpose of it is really to minimise the damages,” Johnson criticised. Background Maden has acted as an expert witness in at least 30 court cases since 2010, including in compensation claims from victims of black cab serial rapist John Worboys and the case of teacher Shaiira Alexis whose student spiked her water with cleaning fluid after the educator allegedly called her a “white prostitute”. The psychiatrist is perhaps best known for his work at high-security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor, which has housed notorious individuals such as Ronnie Kray, Peter Sutcliffe and Ian Brady. Maden served as former lead clinician of Bracknell-based Broadmoor’s Paddock Centre, a dangerous and severe personality disorder unit shuttered by the government in 2012. He has appeared on television documentaries including Channel 5 show Meet the Psychopaths and Inside Holloway and features in journalist Jon Ronson’s book The Psychopath Test. The emeritus professor of forensic psychiatry at Imperial College London has written or contributed to at least 36 publications, with a focus on violent offenders and substance misuse. He does not appear to have contributed to literature around child abuse.

Kevin Spacey sued for alleged sexual assault of two teenagers in 1980s

Actor Anthony Rapp and another man file suit against Hollywood star at Manhattan court

Sept 10, 2020

Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teenagers.

Rapp, who starred in Rent on Broadway and in Star Trek: Discovery on TV, had first spoken out against the Oscar-winning Spacey in 2017, a decision that led to others speaking up and Spacey’s celebrated career coming to an abrupt end.

In the lawsuit, filed at the state supreme court in Manhattan, Rapp detailed what he has said publicly about Spacey: that the older actor made a sexual advance to him when Rapp attended a party as a teenager.

When Rapp first made the accusation, Spacey issued a statement saying he didn’t remember the encounter but apologised.

The other plaintiff, who goes by the initials CD, said that he met Spacey as a teenager while taking an acting class, and that Spacey invited him to his apartment on multiple occasions and engaged in sexual acts with him. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said Spacey attempted to assault him sexually on his final visit.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

An email seeking comment was sent to Spacey‘s attorney.

Since the allegations started emerging, Spacey has been embroiled in other legal cases. Last October, prosecutors in Los Angeles rejected a sexual battery case because the accuser had died.

In July, prosecutors in Massachusetts dropped a case after the 18-year-old man who accused Spacey of groping him refused to testify.

The Associated Press does not normally name people alleging sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Rapp has done.

Horror at Kensington Palace: Corpse is found in the ornamental lake outside William and Kate’s London home

  • A body had been retrieved from the pond outside Kensington Palace last week
  • Endellion Lycett Green, 51, had been missing for a week, police confirmed
  • Her family’s grief turned to relief after corpse turned out to be another woman 

Overlooking one of London’s most beautiful parks has many advantages for the residents of Kensington Palace, who include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, as well as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

But there was horror last weekend when word got round that a body had been retrieved from the ornamental lake in front of the palace.

For the family of artist Endellion Lycett Green, granddaughter of much-loved former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman, the discovery was heart-breaking because they were told that the body was hers.

Endellion, 51, who is known to her friends and family as Delli, had been missing for a week and the Metropolitan Police had made public appeals for help in finding her.

However, the family’s grief turned to deep relief when Delli was found alive this week and the corpse turned out to be that of another woman. It had been a case of mistaken identity.

‘My sister Endellion is alive, safe and well,’ her brother John Lycett Green said in a message shared with grateful friends. ‘Thank you all for the support and love you showed for Delli and her family.

‘Sorry to all of you that, like us, were grieving for the wonder that is Delli. We were told a body was found and was her. It was not, and Delli was found last night.’

He added: ‘RIP the soul that was found in Kensington Round Pond on Saturday morning.’

Endellion is a distinguished artist and good friend of David Cameron’s wife, Samantha, and The Wire actor Dominic West.

She lives in Wiltshire with her film editor husband Rob Nagel and their two children.

A friend of the family tells me: ‘Delli went through a bad patch, but it’s a huge relief to everyone that she is safe and well. It’s been a traumatic week.’

The body found in the pond remains unidentified. A Scotland Yard spokesman tells me: ‘The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, but is not thought to be suspicious. Inquiries are ongoing.’

The spokesman says Endellion’s family were contacted ‘as part of inquiries to establish the identity of the deceased’.

Former Fettes College pupil sues for alleged abuse during swimming lessons

A former pupil of Fettes College is suing the prestigious Edinburgh school following allegations she was sexually abused during swimming lessons.

30th August 2020

According to a report in the Mail on Sunday, the woman claims she was groped by a member of staff in the early 1990s.

The article states concerns were raised at the time but the teacher was not sacked.

Fettes College in Edinburgh.

The former pupil – who is due to give evidence later this year to the long-running Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry – said: “What happened to me and the way the school reacted has affected my whole life. The inappropriate touching in the pool and the way I was humiliated and bullied made me want some remedy.

“As a child I felt powerless, but I have a voice now.”

The law firm representing her, Thompsons, has more than 1000 sexual abuse survivors on its files.

The inquiry has been suspended amid the pandemic, but the woman has launched legal action seeking an apology and damages for the lack of care she claims she received in the junior school.

She added: “I remember tickles, being lifted from the water, having my ears nibbled. I hated it all.”

It is understood the teacher was banned from entering the pool after a colleague heard pupils talking about swimming lessons.

The colleague reported the member of staff to school management.

The former pupil added: “Next time we had swimming, he was furious, shouting that because of us he could not even enter his own pool.

“But he still had power over us. Before he was banned, he had worked out ways to touch us without being seen. It was frightening and humiliating.”

Laura Connor, head of Thompsons’ historic abuse unit, said: “What our client experienced while a child at Fettes is the stuff of nightmares. The effects of the abuse still live with her today and I am determined that Fettes will be held accountable for the appalling conduct of their employee.”

Years after the alleged abuse, the school reported the matter to police following complaints from parents.

A spokesperson for Fettes said: “The college co-operated fully with the police investigation in 1998. As was widely reported at the time, the case did not proceed.

QC John Watt facing child sex abuse charges to be extradited

August 24 2020

A Scottish lawyer is set to be extradited from America to face charges of child sexual abuse.

John Watt, QC, a former prosecutor, is accused of sexual assaults on four children in the 1970s and 1980s.

One of them is Susie Henderson, now 53, whose claims of a paedophile ring in the Scottish legal establishment led to a six-year police investigation. Among those she accused of sexual offences against children was Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, QC, the late Tory MP.

Mr Watt, 70, could be in Scotland by October after a US judge approved his removal despite his claims that his extradition should be stopped for “humanitarian” reasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A federal court judge in Oklahoma rejected the request from Mr Watt, who faces one charge of rape and four charges of lewd and libidinous practices. Mr Watt has not yet entered a plea in relation to the charges.

His case will now go before Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, who will have 60 days to approve extradition, which in most cases is a formality.

Mr Watt could file a writ of habeas corpus, a legal action which could delay the extradition. He was arrested at his home in Oklahoma on July 8 and has been held in custody since.

He appeared at federal court in Muskogee in a prison-issue top and trousers for a 20-minute hearing last week. The judge signed an order stating that the extradition should go ahead. He disregarded Mr Watt’s coronavirus plea as it was not among the extradition criteria.

The Police Scotland investigation started when Ms Henderson made allegations against some of the country’s leading lawyers. She said that her late father, Robert Henderson, QC, had repeatedly raped her and made similar allegations about a number of his friends.

Steve Bannon Indicted for Alleged Fraud and Money Laundering with Trump Border Wall Scheme


Bannon is the sixth person from the inner circle of Trump’s 2016 campaign to be criminally charged by the Trump-era Justice Department.

Steve Bannon, the chief executive officer of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York. Bannon, who also served as chief White House strategist and senior counselor to the president, is accused, with three others, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was arrested by agents with the U.S. Postal Service and was expected to appear in court Thursday.

Prosecutors say Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato, and Timothy Shea defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors with We Build the Wall, a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $25 million amid promises to erect a barrier on the southern border. The campaign initially announced a $1 billion goal. According to We Build the Wall’s website, a number of high-profile figures in Trump’s orbit have sat on the group’s board, including anti-immigration activist Kris Kobach, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, baseball player turned right-wing blowhard Curt Schilling, former Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, and anti-immigration zealot Tom Tancredo.

A former butler to dead sex offender Jeffrey Epstein spoke to a French news channel and said that Epstein courted some famous guests at his Paris apartment, including former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, Prince Andrew and Bill and Melinda Gates.

The butler, identified by France Info only as Gabriel, said he “served crowned heads, diplomats, businessmen and politicians,” some of whom we just named above.

According to Gabriel, Bannon visited Epstein in Paris in the fall of 2018. This is what article, which was in French, said:

High-flying Paul Randle worked on security for the Royal family, saw action in Afghanistan, and was commended by Nato for his service. A judge described him as a “shameless paedophile“.

14 AUG 2020

A former RAF serviceman with a distinguished career in uniform has been exposed as a “shameless paedophile” addicted to looking at pictures of child abuse.

Paul Randle was found with more than 2,000 indecent images, some showing a newborn baby being sexually abused.

Swansea Crown Court heard there were another 118,000 pictures and videos on his computers which police had not examined or categorised.

Tom Scapens, prosecuting, said Randle was arrested after police raided his Ammanford house on the morning of November 6 last year.

Officers seized a number of devices including a Samsung tablet from the property, and a subsequent forensic examination found more than 2,000 indecent images of children – from categories A, the most serious kind, as well as B and C – along with software for accessing the dark web, open links to known paedophile sites, and a link to an online photo storage facility.

The prosecutor said among the images found was one of a naked newborn baby being sexually abused by a woman.

Another 118,000 images were located on various devices but not examined.

Officers also found 50-year-old Randle had been involved in extensive online chats about the sexual abuse of children using a number of platforms including Skype and Kik.

In his police interviews the defendant denied downloading indecent images, saying much of the computer equipment had been bought second hand. He said he had spent more than 20 years with the RAF police working IT, counter-intelligence, and security.

Randle later claimed to have been trying to expose paedophiles online, then said the images were part of his work, and then changed his story yet again to claim he was being blackmailed.

Randle, of Saron Road, Ammanford, had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children and three counts of distributing indecent images when he appeared in the dock for sentencing.

The court heard he has no previous convictions.

Nicholas Wragg, for Randle, said his client had been working with a therapist since his arrest and was making a “dedicated effort” to address the issues he had.

He said Newport-born Randle had applied to join Gwent Police as a young man – but was rejected for being “a fraction too short” – and instead joined the Royal Air Force.

The barrister said during his career with the RAF he had worked in counter-intelligence, in security for the Royal family, had served in conflict zones including Afghanistan and Iraq – where he had conducted armed patrols, come under fire, and seen children blow-up by roadside bombs – and been commended by NATO.

He said: “The defendant says he is haunted by his past but does not talk about it.”

Mr Wragg added that there was nothing to indicate the 118,000 images not checked by police were indecent, and said they could merely be normal family snapshots and the like.

Judge Geraint Walters said some of the images the defendant had downloaded were “among the most appalling imaginable”.

He said it was “beyond the comprehension of human beings” how someone could get sexual gratification from looking at pictures of newborn babies being abused, and he described Randle as a “shameless paedophile who is addicted to child pornography”.

Giving the defendant a one-third discount for his guilty pleas the judge sentenced him to a total of two years and four months in prison. Randle will serve up to a half of that period in custody before being released on licence to serve the remainder in the community.

The defendant will be on the sex offenders register for the next 10 years, and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for the same length of time to control his access to the internet.


Essex police officers face action after investigator finds ‘inexcusable’ failures in paedophile ring case

10 August 2020

An investigation into a historic paedophile ring with Havering links is set to be reopened for the third time in five years, after a report found a series of failures by Essex Police.

The force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) was asked to investigate after a victim of the ring made a lengthy complaint to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over the way his case had been handled.

The year-long review of Essex Police’s behaviour concluded just in time for the final episode of Archant’s true crime podcast – Unfinished: Shoebury’s Lost Boys – which has been examining failures in successive police investigations into the so-called “Shoebury Sex Ring”.

Essex PSD upheld nine of the man’s 15 complaints and three officers now face management action.

PSD’s findings included:

The Essex PSD report, sparked by an IOPC complaint, was received just as the final episode of the Unfinished Shoebury podcast was being prepared. The episode had to be rewritten and re-recorded to incorporate the breaking news. Picture: Charles Thomson.

-The force gave a historic paedophile ring investigation to an inexperienced officer, who was then not properly supervised.

-There were “inexcusable” delays in the man’s case – with more than a year elapsing between him coming forward and police completing his interview.

-The man’s allegations against a retired police officer, who he was able to identify, were never logged as a crime and lines of enquiry about him were never investigated.

-This was despite the fact that a year earlier, unbeknownst to the complainant, another male had made similar allegations to another organisation about the same retired officer.

-The man’s allegations against other abusers were also not properly investigated.

In 1989, Southend children’s charities discovered dozens of local children had been groomed and abused. Charity workers have come forward in recent years to say there were suspicious failures in the police investigation.

Children were transported to addresses along the Thames corridor to be abused – including a property in Havering where they were filmed and photographed.

But the two ringleaders – Dennis King and Brian Tanner, both now dead – were given extremely generous plea bargains at the last minute and no other abusers were pursued.

Last year, Essex newspaper the Yellow Advertiser revealed King had been a registered police informant.

The man behind the complaint was approached by police in 2017 as part of a reinvestigation of the case. His name appeared in documents compiled by Social Services in 1990/91 as a suspected victim. It is believed he was named to professionals by other victims.

He initially declined to co-operate but changed his mind in October 2017, when he learned the case was being closed down without any charges.

After he agreed to co-operate in October, no police officers contacted him until two months later, after he rang police to ask what was going on. The PSD investigator said they were never given any explanation by police as to why he had not been contacted.

His case was then handed to a Pc who told him it was her first case since joining the child abuse team.

The investigator’s report stated: “There is no rationale as to why this was not allocated to a more experienced officer. This is clearly a complicated investigation… This is an organised abuse allegation involving multiple suspects and victims.”

He was not given his first on-camera interview until July 2018 and follow-ups were spaced weeks apart, the longest gap being more than 40 days.

The final interview concluded in November 2018. Days later, Dennis King died. The case had been dragged out for so long that the prime suspect could not now be questioned.

In the report, the investigator wrote: “This is an unjustified amount of time, which the investigating officer believes may be due to the lack of a supervisor’s footprint, and the investigation was allowed to slip.”

They continued: “There are many enquiries that have not been completed. These enquiries may have uncovered new witnesses, who may have been willing to give evidence to the police.

“His mother was not spoken to. His medical records were not obtained, despite having a signed consent form. Social Service records were not obtained. He was not taken on a drive around to identify addresses.

“No attempts seem to have been made to locate the people he talks about in interview, whether they may be suspects, victims or witnesses.”

As a result, the case has been referred for reinvestigation by Operation Quest, a taskforce set up to handle complex, historic cases.

The PSD report is included in the final episode of Unfinished, which was released on Friday.

The eight-episode series included interviews with whistleblowers and victims, telling the story of how the ring was uncovered, what went wrong in the police investigation and how the case came to be reopened more than 25 years later.

Search for victims of multi-millionaire paedophile priest believed to have abused children in Wales

Victims of Michael Studdert could be able to claim against his estate after a judge said he was ‘satisfied Studdert had committed historic sexual assault in England and Wales’

Aug 1, 2020

Michael Studdert

Authorities are searching for victims of a multi-millionaire paedophile priest who may be entitled to part of his estate.

Former Anglican minister Michael Studdert is believed to have abused children in Wales, England, Poland, Denmark, and Italy.

Studdert, who died aged 78 in August 2017, was convicted on three occasions of various charges relating to the possession, importing, making or distribution of indecent images of children between 1988 and 2006.

His £4.7m estate – most of which he left to a charity he set up to support families of clergy of the Church of England – cannot be spent while potential victims are found, the High Court has ruled.

A judge has also ordered the executors of Studdert’s estate to set up a website to try and find those who may have been abused by him.

He was jailed alongside Paedophile Information Exchange founder Thomas O’Carroll in December 2006 after more than 100,000 indecent images were found at his home in Surrey.

Studdert was banned from exercising any priestly function within the Church of England for the rest of his life shortly after that conviction.

He is not known to have ever been convicted of the sexual assault of a child but a judge has said he is “satisfied Studdert had committed historic sexual assault in England and Wales” as well as in Poland, Denmark and Italy.

Evidence compiled by a firm of solicitors appointed to manage his £4.7m estate found Studdert was “likely” to have had sexual contact with children in Poland, where he had “strong connections”, and had also travelled with O’Carroll “extensively” in eastern Europe.

The executors also received two letters sent to Studdert after his death by disgraced former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning, who is currently “serving a 13-year sentence for sexual offences committed against boys” and “has a history of sexual offences committed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia”.

Studdert left most of his millions to the EAC Educational Trust, a registered charity he set up in 1985 to “relieve poverty and to advance education for the benefit of the public and particularly amongst the families of clergy of the Church of England, single-parent families, and other poor families”.

But his executors applied to the High Court “because they were rightly concerned that the estate might be subject to claims from survivors of historic abuse”, Chief Master Marsh said in a ruling on Friday.

Following a series of hearings between January 2019 and this April the court found “there is a real prospect that the deceased may have committed historic sexual assault both within the jurisdiction of England and Wales and outside the said jurisdiction in eastern Europe and in particular within Poland”.

The court also found that these historic assaults “may have given rise to personal injury claims against the deceased and hence his estate” although “no claims have been intimated and the (executors) are not aware of the identity of any possible claimants”.

Chief Master Marsh previously ordered the executors to pay the “relatively small” amounts Studdert had left to his “Polish friends” and also to contact the police and the Church of England to find out if they had any further information about potential abuse by Studdert.

By April the judge said he was “satisfied Studdert had committed historic sexual assault” in England and Wales and Poland, Denmark and Italy, and ordered Studdert’s executors not to distribute any of the rest of his estate.

He also ordered them to “create dedicated websites” in English, Polish, Danish and Italian with details of Studdert’s date of death and criminal convictions as well as advertising the website on Twitter, Facebook, and Wikipedia.

The judge concluded: “It remains to be seen what emerges from the steps that are taken by the (executors).

“It is clear, however, that a complete bar on the distribution of the estate should not remain in place indefinitely.”

Chief Master Marsh added: “Consideration may be given to setting up a compensation scheme if one is warranted.”

The website set up by Studdert’s executors is available at

The E A C Educational Trust

Julian Martin Bewick- Monkton Bluefriars Charitable Trust
Fergus William Murison (Chair)
Daniel Valentine –  The Nancy Bateman Charitable Trust
Christopher Stafford


Inquiry Chair, Prof Alexis Jay, says it is “hard to avoid the conclusion” that the most vulnerable children in residential care were never a priority of #LambethCouncil or of a succession of directors of social services over decades. Ms Hudson: “I think that’s absolutely clear”



New BBC boss Tim Davie reassures paedophile Jonathan King they still play his music

NEW BBC boss Tim Davie has written a bizarre letter to paedophile Jonathan King to reassure him the corporation still plays his music.

King, 75, jailed for seven years in 2001 for abusing teenage boys, has shown it off online.

The Beeb’s next Director- General, who takes over in September, tells him: “There is no ban on your music being played or you appearing on the BBC.

“The use of any material will be judged on a case-by-case basis by our editorial teams. Best wishes, Tim Davie.”

Pop mogul King sold an estimated 40million records using various names and discovered the rock group Genesis before he was convicted of sex assaults on five boys aged 14 and 15 in the 1980s.

Tim Davie will take over as the 17th BBC Director-General from Tony Hall on September 1.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios.

A BBC Studios spokesman said: “The BBC receives hundreds of letters every day and we always respond to them.

“The BBC’s policy has always been that we don’t ban individuals but make judgements about content on a case by case basis; and anyone watching and listening, will know that those judgements have clearly been in one direction – no one should expect any change on that. This is simply a statement of the BBC’s long term position.”

During his time as acting director-general Davie oversaw the investigations into BBC management and conduct following revelations the broadcaster had known about sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and then made false accusations against Alistair McAlpine.[5]

Davie stood as a councillor for the Conservative Party in Hammersmith in 1993 and 1994[9] and was deputy chairman of the Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative party in the 1990s.[10][11]

Davie stood as a councillor for the Conservative Party in Hammersmith in 1993 and 1994[9] and was deputy chairman of the Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative party in the 1990s.[10][11]

He was Director-General Mark Thompson’s first senior external appointment.

Davie is Chairman of Comic Relief, Trustee of the Tate and the Royal Television Society (Patron is Prince Charles), and in 2018 was appointed as Chairman of the Creative Industries Council.[21][22][23]

Previously, he has been on the boards of Freesat, Digital UK and Children in Need.[24]

BBC chief Tim Davie defends failure to sack executives over Savile scandal

Tim Davie, the head of the BBC, has defended its failure to dismiss a single executive over the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, saying: “Success for me is not necessarily how many people I dismiss.”

Senior council figures ‘lobbied for convicted paedophile to be allowed to foster’, inquiry hears

JULY 8, 2020

Senior figures at Lambeth Council lobbied for a convicted paedophile to be allowed to foster children in an angry showdown with a neighbouring local authority, an inquiry has heard.

Care home boss John Carroll’s bid to foster two boys in the late 1980s was blocked when Southwark Council discovered he had been convicted of sexually abusing a child in the past.

Southwark had been asked to provide an independent assessment of Carroll’s application to Lambeth Council, and was told not to be “too rigorous” as he was already in a trusted position running a care home.

Clive Walsh, a senior officer in social services at Southwark who blocked the fostering bid, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on Tuesday he also made a recommendation that Carroll should no longer run a children’s home in Lambeth.

He was called to a showdown meeting between Lambeth and Southwark, and said an official who had overseen a discplinary hearing involving Carroll was “angry” that he had interfered in the council’s business.

“As it related to my decision, the preference was that that be overturned by instruction to me from Southwark, and that was clearly their preference”, he said.

“Their demand was that the record of my view of the inappropriateness of Mr Carroll working as a head of home be expunged from the record.”

He said Southwark politicians at the meeting were initial sympathetic to the view that “Lambeth’s business was Lambeth’s business”, until they realised that Carroll had committed a serious sexual offence against a child.

“They then became angry”, he told the inquiry. “They were outraged that there was a man running a children’s home in Lambeth who had a conviction as an adult for sexually assaulting a younger – a significantly younger – child.

“They were very angry about that, and they were also angry about the failure to disclose that to us.”

Mr Walsh insisted that Lady Janet Boateng, the former chair of Lambeth social services, was at the showdown meeting – believed to be in 1987.

However she told the inquiry yesterday she had left the council in 1986 and it was “absurd” to suggest she would have been involved in the application.

Carroll was later sacked for fiddling his expenses, and was jailed in 1998 for a slew of child sex offences.

The inquiry continues.

Jeffrey Epstein victims cheer arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell

July 2, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein’s reputed longtime madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by federal authorities and is in the custody of federal authorities. She was detained at 8:30 Thursday morning in a residence in the small town of Bradford, New Hampshire.

The British socialite allegedly helped procure girls for the financier, who died in August 2019 in a jail cell after being arrested himself a month earlier on federal charges of sex trafficking.

Maxwell has been charged with four counts of sex trafficking a minor and two counts of perjury, according to the federal indictment.

The charges involve three girls who were under the age of 18 when Maxwell allegedly recruited them to engage in sexual acts with Epstein from the years of 1994 through 1997. According to the charges, Maxwell “groomed” the three girls for Epstein and, in one case, took part in the sexual activity. The girls were allegedly abused at multiple locations, including Epstein’s New York mansion, his estate in Palm Beach, his ranch in New Mexico and Maxwell’s personal residence in London.

“Maxwell’s presence as an adult woman helped put the victims at ease as Maxwell and Epstein intended,” said Audrey Strauss, the acting U.S. attorney, in announcing the charges against Maxwell at a Thursday news conference.

Speaking about the perjury charges brought against Maxwell, based on statements Maxwell made in 2016 in a civil suit brought by one of Epstein and Maxwell’s alleged victims, Strauss said, “Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable.”

Federal prosecutors asked that Maxwell be held without bail, saying she “poses an extreme risk of flight.”

“Maxwell has three passports, large sums of money, extensive international connections, and absolutely no reason to stay in the United States and face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence,” prosecutors wrote in a filing Thursday.Maxwell made an appearance by video before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone in New Hampshire Thursday afternoon and is being transferred by the U.S. Marshals Service to New York, where she will face a hearing on the government’s request to deny her bail.

Before the call started, a woman with her British accent could be heard sobbing on the line saying, “I don’t understand, I don’t understand.”

“Maxwell has three passports, large sums of money, extensive international connections, and absolutely no reason to stay in the United States and face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence,” prosecutors wrote in a filing Thursday.

Maxwell made an appearance by video before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone in New Hampshire Thursday afternoon and is being transferred by the U.S. Marshals Service to New York, where she will face a hearing on the government’s request to deny her bail.

Before the call started, a woman with her British accent could be heard sobbing on the line saying, “I don’t understand, I don’t understand.”

Maxwell is the daughter of the late British media mogul Robert Maxwell, who himself died under mysterious circumstances in 1991.

Maxwell’s whereabouts have been a subject of much interest since the new charges were filed against Epstein. Her lawyer claimed last year that Maxwell’s e-mail server had been hacked.

At times she appeared to play a cat-and-mouse game with the public, such as when she was photographed at a Los Angeles area In-N-Out Burger sitting at a table while holding a spy book — a photo published in the New York Post last August.

Rumors have linked both Maxwell and Epstein to intelligence agencies.

Federal authorities were monitoring Maxwell’s movements throughout the course of the investigation, said William Sweeney, the assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York office.

“We had been discretely keeping tabs on Maxwell’s whereabouts as we worked this investigation and more recently we learned that she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago,” Sweeney said.

Lawyers representing alleged victims of Epstein and Maxwell said that their clients were relieved to see the charges.

“Today is a long time coming for many victims,” said Bradley Edwards, an attorney who represents more than 20 alleged victims. “I have talked with many of my clients this morning who are relieved that justice is being served. They are so thankful for the dedicated work of the New York prosecutors.”

Spencer Kuvin, an attorney representing a number of other alleged victims, said his clients hope the charges against Maxwell are the first of many against other Epstein associates alleged to have taken part in the sexual abuse of underage women.“With the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, this welcomed news will hopefully be the first of many co-conspirators to face the consequences of this horrific crimes,” Kuvin said in a statement.

One of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, stated in a defamation suit against Maxwell that Maxwell had recruited her in 2000 to be a personal masseuse for Epstein. Maxwell had seen Giuffre around the time of Giuffre’s 17th birthday reading at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, where Giuffre had been working at the time as a spa assistant, Giuffre said.

Giuffre said in court documents that she had been directed by Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with a number of prominent men, including Prince Andrew, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell and Hyatt Hotels magnate Tom Pritzker, among others. The men have denied her accusations. The suit was settled in 2017. Dershowitz and Giuffre, meantime, have sued each other for defamation.Epstein’s many prominent friends over the years have included President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton. Giuffre said she was not directed to have sex with either of those men and had no knowledge of them having sex with any of the other girls allegedly recruited by Epstein and Maxwell.

Strauss said Thursday that the investigation into Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators is ongoing and encouraged anyone who believes they were victimized or has information about abuse to come forward.

She didn’t rule out trying to seek cooperation from Maxwell, despite the perjury charges.

David Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor, said that Maxwell could be looking at 10 to 20 years in federal prison, adding the fact that federal prosecutors are seeking her cooperation suggests there could be high-profile targets on their radar.

“They will use all of this to pressure her into cooperating against other known and unknown conspirators,’’ said Weinstein who is now in private practice. “Those co-conspirators would have to be high-profile individuals to warrant accepting her cooperation.’’

The fact that the case is being handled by the office’s public corruption unit, which typically handles investigations into misdeeds by public officials, has raised questions among some legal observers about the scope of the current federal investigation.

“If I was Alexander Acosta today, I would be having a very lousy weekend,’’ said Frank Figliuzzi, a former FBI assistant director.

“This case is not over. I’ve supervised these kinds of cases in big cities and I’ve never seen public corruption prosecutors involved and if they are still in it, there is a reason for it.’’

Acosta, who resigned last year shortly after Epstein’s arrest, would be someone that public corruption prosecutors would be looking at, he said.

“Because of the lenient posture that Acosta took with Epstein, it begs the question as to why he chose to go lightly on Epstein, and that question, and at what level and for whom he was doing this for — is likely the subject matter of investigation.’’

Lambeth child abuse inquiry: Paedophiles ‘filmed attacks at town hall’

Politicians ‘traded children for abuse’ in council scandal


Prominent politicians and businessmen in Lambeth are accused of trading children for sexual abuse and filming some of the attacks in the town hall, an inquiry has heard.

Lawyers for victims of the Lambeth child sexual abuse scandal say paedophiles “infiltrated” the borough’s children’s homes in the Sixties and senior figures including councillors and police officers “turned a blind eye”.

Barrister Iain O’Donnell told the inquiry yesterday victims believed Lambeth was “corrupt to its core” and accused the council of being “nothing less than grossly negligent”.

He said: “You will hear allegations of the deliberate withholding of documentary evidence from police and inquiries, of other interference into investigations of complaints of sexual abuse from children in Lambeth’s care.”

He added that “of all the investigations heard by this inquiry this is the one where senior authority figures appear to have colluded to ensure that paedophiles were not investigated. As a result of which children continued to be sexually abused rather than protected.”

Stephen Simblet, representing a group of victims, said claims will be made that children were filmed while being abused, and were used as currency. “There are allegations that council contractors had corrupt relationships with council officers, of secret societies, secret paedophile rings, the production and distribution of filmed sexual assaults on Lambeth children in care, with some … being filmed in council buildings, even it being said the town hall,” he said

“These were said to involve prominent politicians, councillors, businessmen and police officers. Sometimes trafficking children from Lambeth care homes and they were also used in blackmail to secure contracts and influence.”

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, headed by Professor Alexis Jay OBE, will hear how care home boss John Carroll was a convicted paedophile who was allowed to continue working with children and was later jailed for 10 years for a litany of sexual abuse.

Aswini Weereratne, representing ex- Lambeth councillor Anna Tapsell, said claims will be heard that a Scotland Yard detective was sacked while investigating Carroll, which some believe part of a cover-up. Samantha Leek, for the Met, said the officer had made “unfounded allegations”. The inquiry continues.


IICSA Lambeth Council Investigation

Inquiry to hold virtual public hearing in the Lambeth Council investigation

23 June 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding a four week virtual public hearing in the Children in the Care of Lambeth Council investigation from 29 June – 10 July and 20 July – 31 July.

Ms Langdale QC explains that the cases will illustrate why the investigation of Lambeth matters. She states: “It would be an injustice to treat this investigation as though it is somehow of historical significance.

“The cases we will examine continue to affect adults now, and it is the culture which allowed this state of affairs to exist over such a long period of time that must be scrutinised

George Carey: Former archbishop suspended over abuse inquiry

June 16 2020

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has had his permission to officiate as a priest revoked.

The Church of England said new evidence linking Lord Carey, 84, to a review into allegations of abuse against the late John Smyth, had emerged.

There are no claims of abuse against him, and in a statement he said he was “dismayed” by the revocation.

Mr Smyth was accused of attacking boys whom he had met at a Dorset Christian camp in the 1970s and 1980s.

The independent inquiry was launched into the Church’s handling of allegations against Mr Smyth, a barrister who died aged 77 last year.

Permission to Officiate (PTO) is required for any Church of England priest to preach or minister.

In a statement Lord Carey said: “I am bewildered and dismayed to receive the news a short time ago that due to ‘concerns’ being raised during the review of John Smyth QC I have had my PTO revoked.

“I have been given no information on the nature of these ‘concerns’ and have no memory of meeting Mr Smyth.”

Lord Carey previously had his PTO revoked after a damning independent report found he had “colluded [with the convicted abuser Peter Ball] rather than seeking to help those harmed”.

He resigned from his post as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Oxford in 2017.

He was later granted a PTO by the diocese in 2018, allowing him to preach at the church where he worships, conditional on no further concerns coming to light.

A spokesman for the diocese said: “A planned independent review into the Church of England’s handling of allegations against the late John Smyth QC is currently under way.

“In the course of that review, new information has come to light regarding Lord Carey, which has been passed to the National Safeguarding Team for immediate attention as per the agreed terms of reference set for the review.”

Lord Carey’s PTO has been withdrawn while the matter is being investigated and he is unauthorised to “undertake any form of ministry in the Diocese until further notice.”

The spokesman added: “However, for the avoidance of doubt, we wish to make clear that the new information received relates only to the review currently underway, and that there has not been an allegation of abuse made against Lord Carey.”

“Lord Janner’s daughter has been accused at a public inquiry of misusing her position as a rabbi to discredit child abuse allegations against her father. Rabbi Janner-Klausner’s campaign has made some of her congregation feel they would be unable to report their own experiences”


Harvard Gave Jeffrey Epstein His Own Office on Campus


A new report published this week details the extensive ties between Harvard University and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who mysteriously died in a Manhattan prison last fall. Harvard reportedly gave Epstein his own office on campus in exchange for almost $10 million in donations he gifted to the university between 1998 and 2007.

According to a report by the Boston Globe, Harvard University gave Jeffrey Epstein an office on campus that he continued to visit after he was convicted of underage sex crimes in 2008. In fact, Epstein reportedly visited the campus more than 40 times after been released from jail in 2010. The office was reportedly equipped with Epstein’s personal keepsakes and a dedicated Harvard phone line.

Breitbart News reported in September 2019 that Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow said that the Ivy League institution feels “regret” accepting nearly $10 million in gifts from Jeffrey Epstein. The university blocked Epstein from donating in 2008 when Epstein was convicted on child sex charges.

However, individual professors at Harvard continued to solicit private donations from Epstein after 2008. Martin Nowak, Director of Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, used a $6.5 million donation from Epstein in 2003 to establish the program. Nowak reportedly rewarded Epstein with private office space on campus for his donation.

The controversy surrounding Epstein forced Bacow to address these private gifts in a letter to the Harvard community. “The report issued today describes principled decision-making but also reveals institutional and individual shortcomings that must be addressed — not only for the sake of the University but also in recognition of the courageous individuals who sought to bring Epstein to justice,” Bacow wrote.

Harvard announced on Friday that Nowak has been placed on paid administrative leave for a potential violation of the university’s grant funding policies.

Claudine Gay, Harvard’s dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, argued that faculty at elite universities should be held to a high moral standard. “We are reminded on a near daily basis what a privilege it is to be a member of this academic community,” Gay wrote. “With that privilege comes a responsibility to hold one another accountable and to make sure, as an institution, we align our practices with the highest ethical standards.”

Breitbart News reported in September 2019 that the Director of MIT’s Media Lab was forced to step down over his ties to Epstein. The decision came after the New Yorker published a report revealing Epstein’s extensive financial ties to the MIT program.

Harvard got $9.1 million from Jeffrey Epstein. Belatedly, it gave $200,000 to charity.

May 01, 2020

Harvard University joined its cross-town rival MIT in belatedly acknowledging deeper-than-disclosed, extensive ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

In a letter to alumni on Friday, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow detailed an internal review of the Ivy League school’s relationship with the late Epstein, concluding that the $9.1 million in gifts he gave directly came to a halt following his sex-crimes conviction in 2008. His relationship with the school continued, however, with gifts through surrogates and more than 40 visits to a program that he had given money to before his conviction for soliciting prostitution from a minor.

He even maintained until 2017 what came to be “Jeffrey’s Office” on campus.

“The report issued today describes principled decision-making but also reveals institutional and individual shortcomings that must be addressed — not only for the sake of the university but also in recognition of the courageous individuals who sought to bring Epstein to justice,” Bacow said in concluding his letter to alumni.

Harvard launched an internal review last Sept. 12, barely a month after Epstein’s reported death by suicide on Aug. 10 in the Metropolitan Correctional Center amid circumstances still under investigation. At the time of Harvard’s review, the university had already determined he had given $9.1 million between 1998 and 2008. The giving ended when he was convicted of sex crimes and given a remarkably lax deal that became the basis for the Miami Herald’s Perversion of Justice series in November 2018 and later led to the resignation of Alexander Acosta, the Trump administration’s labor secretary who was a South Florida federal prosecutor involved in the deal.The revelations by Harvard follow a similar mea culpa by MIT earlier this year. MIT released a report on Jan. 10, spelling out nine visits to the campus by Epstein and donations of $850,000, many of which occurred when Epstein was already a notorious Level Three sex offender. For both elite schools, a relationship with Epstein has proven a profound embarrassment.

Results of the deeper Harvard review released Friday — led by Vice President and General Counsel Diane Lopez and covering more than 250,000 pages of documents — show that school administrators became aware of Epstein’s predatory sexual behavior only after his 2008 conviction.

“During the years before Epstein’s criminal activity became known to the public, various Harvard faculty and administrators pursued donations from him, knowing he was a wealthy individual interested in science and philanthropy,” Lopez wrote. “Some members of the Harvard community continued their relationships with Epstein even after his conviction, but these relationships in and of themselves did not violate Harvard policies.”

But in 2008, Harvard’s new president, Drew G. Faust, had to weigh a gift from Epstein. She learned of the allegations against him and ruled against any more gifts from the financier. In 2013, several faculty members sought to overturn that, requesting reconsideration by the then-dean of faculty of arts and sciences, Michael D. Smith. He too said no.

Presumably looking to restore his tattered reputation, Epstein persistently stayed involved with the prestigious higher-learning institution. Two faculty members, the Lopez report concluded, continued to receive funding from donors they were introduced to by Epstein, although the money was not apparently from him.

“Our review did not reveal information that would establish anything to the contrary. Nevertheless, development officers at Harvard knew about Epstein’s continued involvement in encouraging others to donate to Harvard and did not take steps to discourage these efforts despite knowing that gifts would not be welcome from him,” Lopez wrote Friday. “No one violated any Harvard policy in this regard, as there is none; a matter we recommend be rectified.”

Then there is the matter of repeated visits by Epstein to campus to visit the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. Evolutionary dynamics involves study of the principles of mathematics that researchers think guided evolution, and Epstein initially funded the program in 2003 with his biggest gift — $6.5 million.

“Epstein maintained a relationship with the director of the PED, Professor Martin Nowak, over the next 15 years, including after Epstein’s release from prison,” Lopez wrote. “While we have not been able to determine the precise number of campus visits, we understand that Epstein visited the offices of PED in Harvard Square more than 40 times between 2010 and 2018.”

There was no evidence Epstein interacted with undergraduate students, she said, and the financier appeared to use the visits to speak to academics in the Cambridge area, covering both Harvard and MIT.

Lopez added that “aspects of his relationship to the PED, such as his access to the program’s offices, treatment on the PED’s website and interactions concerning one grant application do implicate Harvard policies and our findings and recommendations address these issues.”

Her comments, which accompanied the president’s letter to alumni, don’t do justice to what was actually in her 27-page report. For example, it detailed how Epstein retained a visitors keycard until at least 2017, and his own office, a premium in the cutthroat world of academics.

“But others who worked at PED, where office space was often scarce, generally did not view it as interchangeable with other offices, and believed it was reserved for Epstein’s use when he came. (Epstein did in fact use the office when he visited.) Until 2017, PED maintained a Harvard telephone line in that office identified as Epstein’s.”

The report recommended the school consider disciplinary action against Nowak, alleging he effectively allowed Epstein to launder his dirty image.

“When Professor Nowak agreed to devote a page of PED’s website to Epstein, and agreed to link Epstein’s own websites (containing false claims about Epstein’s donations to Harvard) to the PED website, it appears that Professor Nowak failed adequately to consider Harvard’s interest in seeing that its name is well used,” the report said..

Epstein’s rise from a poor kid in the New York suburbs to a high-flying financier with an estate valued at more than half a billion dollars at the time of his death is a story full of holes yet to be filled in. He never finished college and enjoyed none of the trappings associated with arriving at an Ivy League school. All that adds to the intrigue on how a college dropout later in life became a visiting fellow at Harvard, something Lopez addressed in more detail as well.

This screenshot of an internal investigation by Harvard University into its ties to Jeffrey Epstein describes how the disgraced financier maintained an office there long after his conviction for soliciting prostitution from a minor.

The position then and now is one of an independent research and registered through Harvard’s Graduate School of the Arts and Science as a graduate research student. Lopez said Epstein’s name was submitted by Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, who between 1998 and 2002 had received $200,000 in donations for his work and did not disclose it in the submission for Epstein to become a visiting fellow. The timeline of the fellowship overlaps with the timeline of Epstein’s eventual arrest and conviction — the first complaint to child sex abuse coming to Palm Beach police in late 2005 and investigation that dragged into a June 2007 indictment.

“After reviewing these records, we conclude, and no one argues to the contrary, that Epstein lacked the academic qualifications Visiting Fellows typically possess and his application proposed a course of study Epstein was unqualified to pursue,” Lopez wrote. “Epstein’s application was, nevertheless, approved, having been supported by a department chair.”

As a visiting fellow, Epstein paid the necessary tuition and showed up for registration, but Lopez said he appeared to do little coursework. Epstein applied to be readmitted for the 2006-2007 academic year and was renewed but withdrew from that appointment later following his indictment.

Harvard said Friday it had donated nearly $201,000 of unused Epstein donation money to two Boston-area charities that combat sex trafficking.

Children subjected to ‘extreme violence and sadism’ during decades of hidden abuse in detention centres, inquiry finds

Children faced repercussions for reporting abuse while perpetrators ‘acted with impunity’ in 1970s and 1980s, report says

23 Apr 2020

Children detained for minor misdemeanours were subjected to “extreme violence and sadism” over decades of hidden abuse, a report has revealed.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) found that some victims tried to kill themselves in youth detention centres, while the perpetrators “acted with impunity”.

A report released on Thursday said the abuse left survivors with a “life sentence” of mental health issues and struggles with substance abuse and unemployment.

IICSA’s Truth Project heard evidence from the 1950s to the modern day, but the majority of people who said they were sexually abused by staff members were detained in the 1970s and 1980s.

Numerous men who were jailed as children during the period previously told The Independent of beatings, humiliation and sexual assault, with one man comparing his experience to a “sadistic, brutal concentration camp”.

‘Abusive’ vicar who continued to practice after ban keeps Holy Orders despite addition to infamous ‘Lambeth List’

Jonathan Fletcher was banned from his role in the church following accusations that he ‘spiritually abused’ vulnerable men

19 April 2020

An ‘abusive’ vicar who was banned from preaching – yet continued to hold religious ceremonies – has had his name added to the infamous ‘Lambeth List’.

Jonathan Fletcher, 77, a leading evangelical minister was banned from his role in the church following accusations that he “spiritually abused” vulnerable men.

He was unmasked by The Telegraph last year and since then his victims have come forward on condition of anonymity to speak out about how the former vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon, south-west London, left them feeling “like a neglected and abused dog”.

They claim they were subjected to repeated sexually inappropriate comments and questions about masturbation, naked massages, beatings on their bare backsides, ice baths, bullying, intimidation and psychological manipulation over a number of years.

A complaint had been lodged against Mr Fletcher under the Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM) in 2017. Only now has it finally been processed.

It can now be revealed that the former vicar has had his name added to the ‘Lambeth List’, also known as ‘the Archbishops’ List’.

The list records information on activities of alleged wrongdoing for “all clerks in Holy Orders” and is kept in Lambeth Palace, home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby. It has never been published.

Church authorities have concluded, however, that Rev’d Fletcher has the right to keep his Holy Orders and still be referred to as ‘Rev’d Fletcher’ despite his inclusion on the list, but he is not allowed to minister within the Church of England.

This is despite him admitting to administering massages and beatings as part of “lighthearted forefeits” in a bid to maintain “healthy and holy living”.

Responding to the long-awaited results of the CDM, one of Rev’d Fletcher’s alleged victims said that the punishment is “a small step in the right direction that Jonathan Fletcher has at long last admitted to offences that have attracted a 10-year penalty”.

However, he criticised this as “a deal done behind closed doors, without due reference to victims and survivors, allowing Fletcher to retain (and continue to misuse) a prestigious title for a job he neither has nor is fit for”.

“A cultural change is needed where wrongdoing in public ministry is brought into broad daylight and dealt with in such a way that all might see justice has been served and those who have suffered are given hope, help and healing,” he added.

The former vicar has previously told The Telegraph that he is “deeply, deeply sorry for the people I’ve harmed” but has denied allegations that he humiliated people and made derogatory comments about their appearances.

Rev’d Fletcher has also said that massages and beatings were consensual and that he never gave ice baths, but did “very, very, very rarely” give “a cold bath”.

“Anything that happened was totally consensual and non-sexual,” he added. “The punishments were a) consensual, and b) mutual.”

In 2017, the Bishop of Southwark stripped the Rev’d Fletcher of his Permission to Officiate (PTO). Yet he continued to hold religious ceremonies.

Not only did he preside at communion administering the elements to two people at their bedside, he also led a committal during a cremation.

The CDM process was introduced in 2003 and is supposed to deal “efficiently and fairly with formal complaints of serious misconduct against members of the clergy”, however the system is currently under review after coming under criticism for “operating largely in the dark”.

The Telegraph understands that Rev’d Fletcher’s CDM was concluded in March. As part of this, he agreed with the Bishop of Southwark to a “10-year prohibition as a penalty by consent” and his name has been added to the ‘Archbishops’ List’.

However this means that Rev’d Fletcher still has his Holy Orders and is a Rev’d, but he is not allowed to minister within the Church of England.

Responding to the conclusion of his CDM, Rev’d Fletcher told The Telegraph: “I have apologised unreservedly to anybody I have hurt and I don’t know what else to say… I have done exactly what the Diocese have asked me to do.”

A spokeswoman for the Diocese of Southwark confirmed that following a complaint made under the CDM the Rev’d Jonathan Fletcher accepted a penalty by consent of prohibition from ministry for 10 years.

She added: “This means that his name is added to the Archbishop’s List which includes details of those who are not allowed to minister within the Church of England. After the period of prohibition, there is no automatic return to ministry.’


Judges call Jeffrey Epstein case a ‘national disgrace,’ but reject bid to undo deal

George Pell faces fresh child abuse allegations from new accuser just days after cardinal’s convictions were quashed by the High Court and he said he ‘wouldn’t be entirely surprised’ if police came after him again

  • George Pell reportedly under investigation over allegations by new accuser
  • He was released from prison just last week after child sex convictions quashed
  • New accusations – which police have not contacted Pell about – date to 1970s 
  • Man who now works in a professional role understood to have made accusation


Archbishop Wesolowski found dead. He had more than 100,000 child abuse images.


A public hearing into the investigation into institutional responses to allegations of Child Sexual Abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone Q.C, will be held later this year for three weeks.

Cardinal George Pell freed from prison after High Court overturns sex abuse conviction

5 Apr 2020
The High Court “…did not ask whether Pell committed the offences. It asked whether…the Victorian Court of Appeal… made an error about the nature of the correct legal principles, or their application.”

Investigative journalist Harry Vox back in 2014 exposed the globalists plans for the pandemic we’re all experiencing right now.

Bill Gates’ Microsoft Cancel Marina Abramovic Campaign After People Flood Video Calling Her Out As a Satanist

Apr 15 2020

Bosses at Microsoft decided to scrap a new commercial featuring artist Marina Abramovic after conspiracy theories suggested she was affiliated with Satanism.

Abramovic had been featured in the advertisement for a Microsoft headset called the Hololens 2, which allows the user to see digital imagery with the outside world, where she discussed her new mixed reality project and interviewed the CEO of Christie’s auction house.

However, the clip was met with backlash, amassing 24,000 dislikes amid an online outcry over alleged Satanism.


we need to talk about why this unelected, unaccountable billionaire is ALLOWED to be the WHOs second biggest donor, and whether that brings at best, a conflict of interest, at worse, corruption and a leading of the priorities of the WHO & other global agencies

Bill Gates Met With Jeffrey Epstein Many Times, Despite His Past


Why is a personality disordered software nerd with a eugenicist father, who hangs out with eugenicist paedophiles, telling us what to do? Why are governments paying him any attention?


Hey guys, billionaire Bill Gates just wants you to stay healthy, it’s not like he also pours tons of money into injectable biometric ID systems and super creepy global surveillance systems…….oooo wait

Bill Gates REFUSES to reveal why he flew on Lolita Express with Jeffrey Epstein four years AFTER his release from prison while the billionaire was still chairman of Microsoft

  • Bill Gates and his spokespeople refuse to explain why he flew from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach on March 1, 2013 with Jeffrey Epstein 
  • Epstein told people in the past that he was a financial adviser to Gates, who was still the chairman of Microsoft at the time
  • A rep for Gates’ humanitarian foundation denied that Epstein ever worked for billionaire founder of Microsoft, but would not comment on the 2013 flight
  • Gates’ spokesperson also stated that there were no financial or charitable ties between the two men 
  • Epstein had just been released from prison four years prior after pleading guilty to two counts of soliciting a minor


Bill Gates has been working w/gov agencies 2 gain control over everyone on the planet.

Covid has accelerated the process.

ID 2020 is on the way+we are going to be stamped like cattle.

Dean Koontz – The Eyes of darkness. Published 1981


#Vaccines, for #BillGates, are a strategic philanthropy that feed his many vaccine-related businesses (including #Microsoft’s ambition to control a global vac ID enterprise) and give him dictatorial control over global health policy—the spear tip of corporate neo-imperialism.

Gates’ obsession with vaccines seems fueled by a messianic conviction that he is ordained to save the world with technology and a god-like willingness to experiment with the lives of lesser humans.

Promising to eradicate Polio with $1.2 billion, Gates took control of India ‘s National Advisory Board (NAB) and mandated 50 polio vaccines (up from 5) to every child before age 5. Indian doctors blame the Gates campaign for a devastating vaccine-strain polio epidemic that paralyzed 496,000 children between 2000 and 2017.

In 2017, the Indian Government dialed back Gates’ vaccine regimen and evicted Gates and his cronies from the NAB. Polio paralysis rates dropped precipitously. In 2017, the World Health Organization reluctantly admitted that the global polio explosion is predominantly vaccine strain, meaning it is coming from Gates’ Vaccine Program. The most frightening epidemics in Congo, the Philippines, and Afghanistan are all linked to Gates’ vaccines. By 2018, ¾ of global polio cases were from Gates’ vaccines.

In 2014, the #GatesFoundation funded tests of experimental HPV vaccines, developed by GSK and Merck, on 23,000 young girls in remote Indian provinces. Approximately 1,200 suffered severe side effects, including autoimmune and fertility disorders. Seven died. Indian government investigations charged that Gates funded researchers committed pervasive ethical violations: pressuring vulnerable village girls into the trial, bullying parents, forging consent forms, and refusing medical care to the injured girls. The case is now in the country’s Supreme Court.

In 2010, the Gates Foundation funded a trial of a GSK’s experimental malaria vaccine, killing 151 African infants and causing serious adverse effects including paralysis, seizure, and febrile convulsions to 1,048 of the 5,049 children.

During Gates 2002 MenAfriVac Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, Gates operatives forcibly vaccinated thousands of African children against meningitis. Between 50-500 children developed paralysis. South African newspapers complained, “We are guinea pigs for drug makers”

Nelson Mandela’s former Senior Economist, Professor Patrick Bond, describes Gates’ philantropic practices as “ruthless” and “immoral”.

In 2010, Gates committed $10 billion to the WHO promising to reduce population, in part, through new vaccines. A month later Gates told a Ted Talk that new vaccines “could reduce population”. In 2014, Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Association accused the WHO of chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling Kenyan women with a phony “tetanus” vaccine campaign.

Independent labs found the sterility formula in every vaccine tested.

After denying the charges, WHO finally admitted it had been developing the sterility vaccines for over a decade.

Similar accusations came from Tanzania, Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines.

A 2017 study (Morgensen et.Al.2017) showed that WHO’s popular DTP is killing more African than the disease it pretends to prevent. Vaccinated girls suffered 10x the death rate of unvaccinated children.

Gates and the WHO refused to recall the lethal vaccine which WHO forces upon millions of African children annually.

Global public health advocates around the world accuse Gates of – hijacking WHO’s agenda away from the projects that are proven to curb infectious diseases; clean water, hygiene, nutrition and economic development.

They say he has diverted agency resources to serve his personal fetish – that good health only comes in a syringe.

In addition to using his philanthropy to control WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and PATH, Gates funds private pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines, and a massive network of pharmaceutical industry front groups that broadcast deceptive propaganda, develop fraudulent studies, conduct surveillance and psychological operations against vaccine hesitancy and use Gates’ power and money to silence dissent and coerce compliance.

In this recent nonstop Pharmedia appearances, Gates appears gleeful that the Covid-19 crisis will give him the opportunity to force his third-world vaccine programs on American children.


Oxford academic Peter J King jailed for child abuse images

19 March 2020

An Oxford University academic found with 3,000 child abuse images compared himself to “someone who starts a sticker collection and wants the whole set”, a court heard.

Philosophy lecturer Peter J King, 63, taught at several Oxford colleges from the 1980s until last month.

Girls as young as five were pictured in the indecent images found on his computer equipment.

He was jailed for seven months at Oxford Crown Court.

The court heard King was cautioned in 2008 after police found child abuse images on his equipment.

King, of Churchill, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, claimed he used them as research for a paper later published on the ethics of child pornography.

He was then arrested at his home in August 2018, where police found indecent images and also discovered that he had visited a Russian file-sharing website.

James Mulholland, representing King, said the defendant had admitted an “addiction or compulsion” to “repeatedly but intermittently” look at indecent images of children.

‘Rather late’

King most recently taught students at Pembroke College, Oxford.

It said it had suspended him on 19 February, when he informed them he was due to appear in court the next day.

King had admitted three counts of making indecent images of a child and another of possessing prohibited images of a child.

Judge Maria Lamb said two “no comment” interviews with police in 2018 and 2019 appeared to show King had accepted his guilt “rather late”.

She said he had compared having the pictures to a “sticker collection” to a probation officer who was preparing his pre-sentence report.

As well as the prison sentence, King will be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.

Paula Appiah, from the CPS, said: “King held an esteemed position at a prestigious university, but his actions fell far short of the law.

Oxford University

Faculty of Philosophy
DPhil, 1995
CURRICULUM VITÆ PETER J. KING Address: Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, U.K. Telephone: (01608-) 659174 e-mail: Date of Birth: 27 iii 56 Place of Birth: Boston, Lincolnshire Nationality: English Marital status: Single Academic qualifications: B.A. (1st hons) Humanities (Middx) B.Phil. (Oxon.) D.Phil. (Oxon.) Formal Teaching Posts 2007 to present College Lecturer: St Edmund Hall, Oxford 2003 to present College Lecturer: Pembroke College, Oxford 1999 to present Course Tutor: University of Georgia at Athens, Oxford programme 1998–2003 Part-time Lecturer: University of Reading 1992–2003 Visiting Lecturer: the University of North London 2000–2001 College Lecturer: Christ Church and Somerville College, Oxford 1998–1999 College Lecturer: Brasenose College, Oxford 1994–1996 College Lecturer: St Hilda’s College, Oxford 1993–1994 College Lecturer: St Anne’s College, Oxford 1991 College Lecturer: New College, Oxford 1989–1991 Course Tutor (Certificate & Diploma in Philosophy): University of London Extra-Mural Department 1989–1990 College Lecturer and Organising Tutor in Philosophy: St Edmund Hall, Oxford (I have also taught on a casual basis for all the Oxford Colleges, for King’s College and Birkbeck College, London, and for the Sarah Lawrence Oxford programme.) Teaching experience Philosophers Topics Aristotle (Ethics: in translation) African Philosophy*† Descartes Epistemology Hume* Ethics (incl. practical ethics)* Leibniz (incl. Leibniz–Clarke correspondence) Formal logic Locke Metaphysics* Malebranche Philosophy of logic* Mill Philosophy of mind Plato (Euthyphro, Meno, Theætetus, & Republic: in Philosophy of parapsychology * translation) Philosophy of religion*† Spinoza Philosophy of science* (Philosophy of physics; Science & the human viewpoint [incl. social science]; (Undergraduate tutorials & seminars, plus: Philosophy of biology) *lectures Political Philosophy* †graduate teaching.) Realism, anti-realism, & idealism* PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH Publications: Books & Papers P One Hundred Philosophers (Barron’s, Apple, ABC 2004; foreign-language editions, 2005) • ‘Lycan on Lewis and Meinong’ (Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, XCIII, 2; 1993) • ‘Other times’ (Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 73; 1995) • ‘The problem of evil’ (Philosophical Writings, 9; 1998) • ‘Hereafter, in a later world than this’ (Sorites, 10; 1999) • ‘Parapsychology without the ‘para’ (or the psychology)’ (Think, 3; 2003) • ‘One man’s meat is another man’s person’ (in Mind and Its Place in the World, edd Alexander Batthyany & Avshalom Elitzur; Ontos Verlag, 2006) • ‘Petitionary prayer’ (Richmond Journal of Philosophy, 12; 2006) • ‘The ontological argument’ (Richmond Journal of Philosophy, 14; 2007) • ‘No plaything’ (Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 11, 3; 2008) Publications: Short Articles • ‘Against tolerance’ (Philosophy Now, 11; 1995) • ‘R.M. Hare’ (Encarta Encyclopædia 1998) • ‘Mediæval philosophy’ (Encarta Encyclopædia 1998) • ‘Evil’ (Encyclopædia of Anthropology; SAGE Publications, 2006) • ‘Gods’ (Encyclopædia of Anthropology; SAGE Publications, 2006) • ‘Time’ (Encyclopædia of Anthropology; SAGE Publications, 2006) • ‘God and time’ (Encyclopædia of Time; SAGE Publications, 2009) • ‘Evil and time’ (Encyclopædia of Time; SAGE Publications, 2009) • ‘Theodicy’ (Encyclopædia of Time; SAGE Publications, 2009) • ‘Philosophy in the modern world’ (UNESCO Courier 2007) Publications: Reviews • African Philosophy: The Essential Readings, ed. Serequeberhan (Philosophical Books) • Classical Indian Philosophy, J.N. Mohanty (Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques) • Faith in Theory and Practice, edd Elizabeth S. Radcliffe and Carol J. White (Philosophical Books) • Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals, Frans de Waal (Human Nature Review) • Metaphysics, Peter van Inwagen (International Journal of Philosophical Studies) • The Problem of Pornography, Susan M. Easton (Philosophy Today) • Readings in African Philosophy, ed. Safro Kwame (Canadian Philosophical Review) • Scepticism: Inter-Disciplinary Approaches (Philosophical Books) • The Uses of Philosophy, Mary Warnock (Mind) • What Spacetime Explains, Graham Nerlich (Canadian Philosophical Review) Work in progress or with editors P An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion — A set of dialogues (three of which – ‘The problem of evil’, ‘Petitionary prayer’, and ‘The ontological argument’ – have been published separately, see above). With Macmillan’s readers. • ‘Heaven’s first law’ — I look at the notion, central to most design arguments for the existence of god, that it is surprising that the world be ordered. [I read a version of this paper to the Joseph Butler Society, University of Oxford, in Trinity Term 1995.] • ‘The truth of the imagination’ — I discuss and defend Descartes’ rule that whatever can be clearly and distinctly perceived is certain. In doing so, I discuss the connection between conceivability and possibility, and develop a notion of conceiving that is strong enough to rule out the conception of the logically impossible while still serving Descartes’ purpose. • ‘And they that dwell therein: worlds, properties, and god’ — An examination of Alvin Plantinga’s use of world-indexed properties in his version of the ontological argument and in his discussion of the problem of evil. • ‘The probability of order’ — I argue that the claim underpinning most modern versions of the design argument for the existence of god – that the fact that the universe is ordered is surprising – is false, and that order is not only to be expected but is a necessary feature of the world. • ‘Hume, miracles, and the paranormal’ — I examine the way in which Hume’s argument against belief in miracles has been used against belief in the paranormal, argue that such a use is flawed, and then show that this flaw also applies to Hume’s own use. Memberships and Editorships Associate Editor of Sorites (from December 1996). Member of the Humanist Philosophers’ Group (from 2002). Referee for Philosophical Writings (from 2004). Member of the Society of Authors (from 2006). Member of Editorial Board for the SAGE Encyclopædia of Time (2006) Other details D.Phil thesis title: The Ontology of Possible Worlds. B.Phil. papers taken: The Rationalists; Philosophical Logic; The Philosophy of Science; thesis title: The Ontology of Possible Worlds. Secretary of the Ockham Society 1989–1990 Member of the London University Panel For Extra-Mural Studies 1988–1991 Member of the Oxford University Graduate Joint Consultative Committee for Philosophy 1988–1990 Captain of Brasenose College Bridge Team 1985–1989 President of Brasenose Hulme Common Room 1984–1985 Secretary of Brasenose Hulme Common Room 1986–1987 Secretary of the Brasenose College Philosophy Society 1984–1985 Member of the Executive Committee of the Oxford University Graduate Representative Council 1983–1984 Received Edna Fuller Memorial Prize 1983 Middlesex Polytechnic Student Representative 1982–1983 Founder-President of the Middlesex Polytechnic Philosophy Society 1981–1983 Other interests I maintain my own World-Wide Web site, primarily concerned with Philosophy on the Internet, though offering a wide variety of other material, serious and recreational. With Andrea Christofidou I translate Modern Greek poetry into English, especially that of K.P. Kavafis and K.G. Karyotakis. I occasionally publish poetry and translations in journals and anthologies. I have performed with Akouste! — a small group of musicians, performing music from many times and cultures, as well as my own compositions. We also did work in (mostly primary) schools. I’ve also played and performed with the Oxford Gamelan.

Kincora files destroyed as institutional abuse inquiry was set in motion

Mar 20, 2020

Files relating to the Kincora Boys’ Home were destroyed between 2010 and 2015, the Northern Ireland Office has said.

Six files relating to the east Belfast boys’ home that were created between 1981 and 1983 were disposed of.

The NIO confirmed the details in documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Lawyers acting for former Kincora resident Richard Kerr, who is suing police and a number of government bodies over claims he was abused at Kincora and other institutions, say there “must be an explanation” – or victims of abuse will continue to doubt the state.

Kincora Boys’ Home was subject to investigation by the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) between May and July 2016.

The HIA Inquiry was announced in 2010, and was legislated for the following year, with its terms agreed in 2012. The inquiry began its work in 2014.

In a statement KRW Law said: “It is unclear why the NIO would have files destroyed which would have been subject to scrutiny by the HIA.”

According to information shared by the NIO in response to the FoI request, which was submitted by historian and biographer Andrew Lownie, three files relating to Kincora were destroyed between October and December 2010.

December 2010 was the month in which the HIA was announced following the publication of the Ryan Commission Report into historic institutional sexual abuse in the Irish Republic in 2009. It was the publication of the Ryan Report that prompted politicians at Stormont to announce the HIA.

Information shared in response to Mr Lownie’s FoI request revealed files were also destroyed in August 2014, June 2015 and October 2015 ­as the HIA was conducting its investigations.

The files all relate to Kincora and include the Terry Report, a report compiled by Sir George Terry, Chief Constable of Sussex to Sir John Hermon, Chief Constable of the RUC.

The Terry Report was available to the HIA through RUC records.

Kevin Winters, senior partner at KRW Law, said: “There remain far too many questions around The Kincora Boys’ Home. Our client Richard Kerr is seeking information by way of a civil action.

“It now transpires that documents – including the Terry Report – were destroyed by the British Government even as the HIA was being established and working.

“There must be an explanation for this. Otherwise, victims of abuse in Northern Ireland will continue to doubt the integrity of state agencies in confronting this particular aspect of the Legacy of the Past.”

A UK Government spokesperson said: “The NIO handles its records in line with guidance from the National Archive.

“Records are only destroyed in line with this guidance, generally because they consist of publicly available information such as press cuttings, or they are duplicate copies of records available elsewhere in the public domain.”

Last September this newspaper reported how 19 files on the Kincora scandal had been “closed” to the public.

In one case, the order remains in place until 2085 at the earliest. Around a dozen more of the files are closed – either fully or partially – until the mid-2060s and beyond.

Others which were scheduled to be declassified in recent years remain at least partly shut.

The department responsible for the records said they contained “sensitive personal data”.

The Kincora scandal shocked Northern Ireland when it emerged in 1980.

At least 29 boys were sexually abused at the care home.

Three senior staff members – William McGrath, Joseph Mains and William Semple – were jailed in 1981 for the abuse. However, claims persist of a cover-up.

Child sex abuser given ‘preferential treatment’, says damning report

14 Mar 2020

Inquiry criticises top civil servant and courtier over slowness to act and lag in response to victim

A top civil servant and a senior member of the royal household have both been criticised in an official report examining attempts by a victim of child sex abuse to have his abuser stripped of an honour.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse recently found that Hubert Chesshyre – an acclaimed heraldry expert and a member of the Queen’s household – had been shown “preferential or exceptional treatment … because of their status and contacts, regardless of the known involvement of child victims”. Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith enjoyed similar leniency.

Chesshyre was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2014, the year before he was charged and tried on a charge of sexual offences against a child.

He was by then suffering from dementia and found unfit to plead, but at a trial of the facts a jury agreed unanimously that he had committed two specimen counts of indecent assault against a child. A third charge was ordered to lie on file. Because Chesshyre had been found unfit to plead, no conviction ensued and he was granted an absolute discharge.

In October 2015, the victim, who provided a detailed witness statement to the inquiry about how Chesshyre groomed and abused him between the ages of 12 and 16, approached the honours and appointments secretariat at the Cabinet Office to ask how his honour could be rescinded.

He was told to contact Sir Alan Reid, keeper of the privy purse, as a CVO is the personal gift of the sovereign. But Reid, who has now retired, said that because Chesshyre was given an absolute discharge, “it would be wrong to submit a recommendation to the Queen”. Documents handed to the inquiry by Sir Jonathan Stephens, a senior civil servant who chairs the honours forfeiture committee, reveal that Reid received help in drafting his response from Thomas Woodcock, who is the Garter Principal King of Arms, the senior officer of the College of Arms, of which Chesshyre was a member for 40 years.

Reid asked Woodcock for some “suitable wording” to use in his response to the victim. On 4 November 2015, Woodcock wrote back to Reid enclosing a copy of a letter from Chesshyre’s solicitors containing their advice on the outcome of the trial of the facts. Reid thanked Woodcock “for providing the precise wording which I can use to answer [the victim’s] letter, and I have written to him today to this effect”. The inquiry judged that Reid’s response was “flawed and not impartial”.

A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said it did not comment on individual members of staff. “During an earlier review on the case, based on the facts that were presented, forfeiture was not recommended,” she said. “After this initial decision, we reviewed our processes, and changes were made to reflect lessons learned.”

After an intervention from the victim’s MP, Jim Dowd, the forfeiture committee recommended the Queen approve the removal of the honour. But the victim did not learn of this until five months after the decision. Stephens explained to the inquiry that this was because the forfeiture committee was considering “representations and new information provided to it by Chesshyre’s brother on his behalf”. The inquiry said that it was “regrettable that the Cabinet Office did not write to the victim during this period, at least to inform him that the process remained ongoing”.

The committee took the almost unprecedented decision not to publish the forfeiture in official journal of record the London Gazette. Stephens told the inquiry “that this was a reflection of how the case had been handled and, to a lesser degree, in light of Mr Chesshyre’s ill-health”.

The inquiry said neither reason was satisfactory. It also noted that Stephens had acknowledged that the failure to publish confirmation of the forfeiture had made it difficult for the victim to bring Chesshyre’s abuse to the attention of prestigious organisations of which he continued to be a member. “Most of those organisations have chosen not to cease their association with Chesshyre,” the inquiry said.

Chesshyre’s victim told the Observer: “I think that it is important that the IICSA has been able to consider evidence of the ways in which Mr Chesshyre used his position within the royal household to enable grooming and abuse. In light of the inquiry’s finding that there was not ‘a satisfactory explanation as to why an exception was made to the usual rule that forfeitures are published’, will the forfeiture now be published in the London Gazette?”

A government spokesman said: “The forfeiture process is confidential and it would be inappropriate to comment on individual cases.”

The former Eton College teacher, 48, charged with sexually assaulting three boys after being dismissed from the more than £40,000-a-year school attended by Boris Johnson

  • Matthew Mowbray, 48, was dismissed from leading public school in Berkshire
  • He appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with 11 offences
  • Former teacher also accused of voyeurism and three counts of indecent photos
  • Mowbray was granted bail and will appear at Reading Crown Court on March

Matthew Mowbray, a senior Eton master, has been charged with sexual assault against three pupils. The 48-year-old Geography teacher will face trial next month.

He was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in May last year and suspended from his job while police trawled through his computer and cameras. He has since been dismissed from his post.

The South African-born teacher appeared before Slough magistrates on Tuesday charged with 11 offences, including seven counts of sexual assault relating to three victims.

He is also charged with three counts of making indecent photographs or images of children, some of which are in the most serious category, and one count of voyeurism.

Judge Heather Norton yesterday lifted reporting restrictions on identifying Mowbray. He will face trial next month, according to a letter from Eton headmaster Simon Henderson to parents.

The college has deleted all mention of Mowbray from its website.

Mowbray, who lives in the village of Locks Heath near Southampton, was granted bail and will next appear at Reading Crown Court for a hearing on March 31.

Mr Mowbray has also been charged with three offences of making indecent photographs, or pseudo-photographs, of a child and one of voyeurism.

The long-serving teacher, who is married, appeared at Slough magistrates’ court on Tuesday. He was granted bail and the case has been sent to the crown court, where a hearing will be held next month.

Magistrates imposed reporting restrictions to prevent his identification and other details but these were successfully challenged by The Times. Eton, which charges £42,000 a year, did not request the restrictions.

The prospect of a trial could be hugely damaging for the reputation of the school, renowned for educating 20 prime ministers, including Boris Johnson and David Cameron. Prince William, Prince Harry and some foreign royal children have attended the school, as well as leading figures in the world of business and the media.

Mr Mowbray was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on May 17 last year. He was suspended from the school on the day of his arrest and has now been dismissed. Simon Henderson, the headmaster, has invited parents to several emergency meetings.

He said in a letter that he understood news of the charges was “desperately difficult to process”.

“I appreciate that many of you were very close to Mr Mowbray. I know that you and your sons will be shocked and upset by this news and we wish to do all we can to support you,” he said.

The 1,300 boys at the school have been told of the charges. Mr Henderson told parents to encourage their sons to talk and, if they wanted to go home, to feel free to collect them.

Eton has engaged counselling through the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the child sexual abuse charity, to offer support to boys and staff. It has also arranged a dedicated NSPCC helpline.

One parent said: “I feel very sorry for the school but it has been as open as it can be so there is no sense of us being kept in the dark.”

The school is also contacting former pupils and their parents. Eton issued a statement confirming the charges.

It said: “As a result of information passed by the school to the local authority designated officer and to the police, a member of staff was arrested in May, 2019, suspended from work and subsequently dismissed. He has been charged with a number of criminal offences and given the ongoing proceedings, we cannot comment further.”

He is also accused of voyeurism and three counts of making indecent photographs.

Matthew Guy Howard Mowbray

5 March 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced that the public hearing into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC will commence on 12 October 2020.  

Issues relating to the anonymity of a witness mean that much of the hearing will be held in closed session.

Eton teacher (Matthew Mowbray) accused of sexual assault and making indecent photographs of children

The married teacher at the £40,000-a-year Eton near Windsor, whose former pupils include Prince William, Prince Harry and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, appeared in court this week

5 Mar 2020

A senior master at Eton has been charged with sexual assault, voyeurism and making indecent photographs of children.

The married teacher at the £40,000-a-year private school near Windsor was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in May last year.

He was suspended from his role on the day of his arrest and has since been dismissed, Mail Online reports.

Former pupils at the prestigious school include Prince William, Prince Harry and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The master is charged seven counts of sexual assault relating to three victims, three counts of making indecent photographs of children and one count of voyeurism.

Simon Henderson, Eton headmaster, sent a letter to parents of boys at the school stating the teacher will face trial next month.

The teacher will face trial next month

Radio 1 DJ found with 500 child abuse images on his yacht

26 Feb 2020


Michael Willis aka DJ Steve Mireke, has been jailed for 18 months

A former BBC Radio 1 DJ has been jailed after police found 500 child abuse images on a yacht that he lived on. Michael Willis, 74, who went by the stage name Steve Merike , was jailed for 18 months for the stash of abusive images kept on a computer, laptop and memory stick. It is his second conviction for the possession of indecent images of children. They were discovered during a police raid on his boat at Plymouth Yacht Haven in 2017, the Plymouth Herald reports. Willis was a BBC Radio 1 DJ in the 1970s before working at Radio Trent in the 1980s. He was previously handed a suspended sentence at Leicester Crown Court in 2015 after admitting nine counts of downloading indecent images and videos of children between 2006 and 2013.

Jurors heard he was in possession of those images while standing as a parliamentary candidate for the Lib Dems in Loughborough at the 2010 general election. The former DJ denied possession of 238 of the most serious Category A indecent images of children, showing them being sexually abused by adults. He also denied having 226 Category B images on his computer. Willis pleaded guilty to having 10 pictures in the least severe class, Category C, on a memory stick. Giving evidence at Plymouth Crown Court, he said he found some of the more severe images ‘absolutely disgusting’ and claimed he had no idea how they appeared on his laptop, desk top and memory stick. He claimed some of the images had appeared because his computer had been hacked. Jurors dismissed his claims and found him guilty by unanimous verdict after a two-day trial. Judge James Townsend sentenced him to an 18 month prison term.


Star solicitor helped VIP avoid paedophilia prosecution

26 February 2020


Prominent defence solicitor Sir David Napley played a role in helping a public figure escape prosecution for paedophilia offences in the 1970s, it emerged today. In a vignette of a bygone age of deference, a report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse reveals how Napley was able to go directly to the director of public prosecutors on behalf of his client, a diplomat who was a member of the discredited Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

Sir David Napley, founder of London firm Kingsley Napley, was one of the most celebrated legal figures of the 1970s, acting in cases including the Thorpe trial and the Steve Biko inquest. He served as Law Society president from 1976 to 1977. In 1978, he acted for Sir Peter Hayman, a high-ranking diplomat and MI6 officer who was arrested after his briefcase containing child sexual images was found on a bus.

According to the inquiry report, Sir David contacted the police to ask who was dealing with Hayman’s case at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. The officer knew it was a solicitor named Jeremy Naunton, but ‘did not wish to land Mr Naunton with a call from Sir David Napley and so he told Sir David he would find out and get back to him’. To that, Sir David replied: ‘Don’t bother. I’ll talk to Hetherington’.

Sir Thomas Hetherington was director of public prosecutions at the time. A decision was subsequently taken only to caution Hayman.

Today’s report … describes the Hayman case as ‘the best example’ of a culture of deference existing in the 1970s. ‘There is no question but that Hayman was the beneficiary of preferential, differential and unduly deferential treatment as a person of public prominence.’

Sir David Napley died in 1994.



“The political establishment in Westminster repeatedly failed to deal with allegations of child sexual abuse, covering up claims & protecting high-profile MPs including Sir Cyril Smith & Sir Peter Morrison, the damning report says.”

Yet, the Dailymail headline says this?

£118m child sex abuse inquiry finds no evidence of Westminster paedophile network at the heart of government despite Tom Watson’s 2012 claims from Nick the Fantasist


Our WestminsterReport finds clear evidence of deference towards people of public prominence by parties, police and prosecutors for many years

A culture was fostered which prioritised political status over safeguarding for too long.

Read it here –

From the just released Westminster Report –

Christopher Chataway – friend of Chris Brasher

(Chris Brasher is the grandfather of Andrew Sabisky)

In 1973, the Cabinet Office informed MI5 of rumours that Christopher Chataway engaged in Sexual activities with children.

Sir Chris Chataway (centre), Sir Roger Bannister (left) and Chris Brasher (right) come together 40 years after Bannister became the first to break the four-minute mile, Chataway and Brasher acting as his pacemakers that day in 1954. Chataway died Sunday aged 82.
Chris Chataway supported his friend Chris Brasher when he established the London Marathon and was President of the Commonwealth Games Council for England, 1990-09. He was knighted in 1995 for services to aviation.
Christopher Chataway knew Roger Bannister, the Top Doctor famous for running the first sub-four minute miles and one of the many who helped keep the lid on Dafydd’s activities.

Sir Christopher Chataway, was known as an athlete and TV broadcaster as well as a Tory politician. Chataway was born in Chelsea and spent his childhood in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan; his father was a member of the Sudan Political Service. Chataway was educated at Sherborne School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a successful long-distance runner.

After leaving university, Chataway took an executive job with Guinness. It was Chataway who suggested to Sir Hugh Beaver of Guinness – who came up with the idea for the Guinness Book of Records – that his old university friends Norris and Ross McWhirter should be Editors.

After competing in the 1956 Olympics, Chataway retired from international athletics.

It wasn’t long after leaving Oxford that Chataway decided to aim for a political career and he thought that a suitable job in TV might help.

In Aug 1955 Chataway secured a job with ITN. Chataway and Robin Day were ITN’s first two newscasters. Robin Day was a good friend of Ronnie Waterhouse and it is Waterhouse who is credited with being responsible for Day’s TV broadcasting career.

After six months, when loss-making ITV cut back on its news output, Chataway switched to the BBC and was for three and a half years one of ‘Panorama’s’ team of reporters. Christopher Chataway was the ‘Panorama’ journo who took part in an experiment which involved Chataway taking psychedelics and then being filmed. Ronnie Waterhouse was one of those who raised concerns that the allegations of abuse by former kids in care in north Wales could not be believed because the people making the allegations had been involved in the drug scene.

Chataway had been elected as a Tory to the London County Council in 1958 in Lewisham North and was then selected to stand for Parliament in the same seat. Chataway was the Tory MP for Lewisham North, 1959-66. He served as a PPS before being appointed as a junior Education Minister in Macmillan’s Gov’t in July 1962. In 1966 Chataway lost his seat.

“Youth Call” sponsored by David Steel, Sir Peter Parker, Chris Chataway…Chairman Nick Stacey

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Operation Ore Part 2: The Bryn Alyn Scandal and the Abuse of Care Homes by an Elite Paedophile Ring.

In the early 90’s, Scallywag magazine’s Angus James published the shocking revelations that the magazine was in possession of documentary evidence implicating Lord McAlpine, Derek Laud and Alan Beck, all prominent government members, of underage sex with young boys, specifically involving the abuse of children in the care of state care homes. The homes, collectively termed the ‘Bryn Alyn’ network, operated underage brothels out of care homes in Wrexham, Holyhead, Gwynedd, Shropshire and London and were accused of crimes with boys as young as 4 being used for prostitution. Turning over in excess of £12m a year, the homes were taking around £1,000 – 1,200 a week in public money, much of which went missing (440,000 alone in one month in 1987, according to Supt. Ackerly who was heading up the investigation) this money was spent on luxury apartments and flats in London and elsewhere.

At the time of the Scallywag article, a suspect only named as Mr. X was on trial for heading the paedophile ring. Mr. X was linked to Mcalpine, Lord Kenyon, Wyn Roberts MP, Adam Mars-Jones (son of Justice Jones) and 6 police officers, one of which being “prominent Freemason” and former supt. Gordon Angelsea, all of whom were charged with raping a minor.Angelsea went on to sue Private Eye for the allegations, but they were reported in the Independent, HTV and the Observer. Scallywag notes, even in the early 90’s, that:

“No one has dared mention the name of Lord Mcalpine in connection with sex with an underage boy, even though there is in existence a sworn affidavit from the victim and a sworn police statement, and despite the fact that the police in the case against Mr X seem to take the victim seriously enough to use him as a chief witness for the prosecution”
Angus Young, Scallywag Magazine

Mr X, up until 1989 had operated with impunity and the Bryn Alyn network seemed to be immune from prosecution. The physical abuse at the homes in north Wales had been covered up by the police and despite the rumours ‘gushing’ out of these homes, rumours that the investigation showed the police were fully aware of, nothing was done to investigate them. The 146 allegations spanning a decade that came out of one home in Clwyd alone, caused Malcolm King, chairman of Clwyd’s social services at the time, to label it “the biggest failure to protect children in the history of Britain”.

A former North Wales Police Authority Chairman claimed his call for an enquiry 6 years before the scandal were stifled, the Welsh coordinator for the National Association of Young People in Care, Alex Saddington, was beaten and had chemicals sprayed in his eyes, a local BBC journalist working on the case was burgled and in a shadowy prediction of modern times the most public of the abused boys, Steven Messham and Mark Humphries, were subject to intimidation and Messham in particular, was beaten up on more than one occasion. The allegations centred mostly on the aforementioned ‘prominent freemason’ George Angelsea and Mr X, and the investigation ended with Mr X prosecuted on 10 counts of sexual abuse.

The files on Angelsea, and 5 other officers under suspicion, Sgt Mike Roach, Sgt Geraint Morgan, PC David Rogers, PC Peter Sharman and DC Gary Probert, were sent to the Crown Prosecution service. Their answer? As printed in Scallywag: “It is not in the pubic interest to prosecute these police officers” All of them were ‘early retired’, with commutations and pensions of course. It is worth noting that Angus Jones pointed out all of them were active freemasons, with the prominence of Angelsea being alluded to many times.

In a strange twist, the tale of Mr X turned out to be decades older than first thought. His empire of child pornography and prostitution was run in a business-like fashion, his favourites being lavished with gifts and shopped around his brothels in London for his VIP clientele. Former Big Brother contestant Derek Laud was shown to be one of the men setting up private viewings of Mr X’s material in Winchester St., Pimlico. Under the nickname ‘Golly’, Laud had accompanied Michael Portillo and his wife with his boyfriend Michael Brown MP on their holidays, and as the nephew of Lord Pitt, Laud had reached such political heights as being the “black face pictured at the window” whist Thatcher was peeping through the curtains on the day she quit, as Angus Young puts it.

He was alleged to have introduced the young Justin Fashanu to the seedier side of Westminster, before Fashanu began denying his own testimony in the scandal following the death of MP Steven Milligan, of which he claimed to have knowledge. Laud had holidayed with Peter Lilley,Chris Chataway and Jeffrey Archer, and was seen in fashionable spots entertaining people with known ties to Royalty. Laud appeared to be active in the paedophile network due to his ties to the infamous Dolphin square restaurant, where the Portillo’s dined frequently and which for a time, was under scrutiny by HM customs in relation to ‘intercepted paedophile material’.

John Gorst MP, who supported George Ward throughout the Grunwick strike has an interesting background
John Gorst involved with radio: – He was secretary of the Local Radio Association – a pressure group
In 1972 Wilfred Proudfoot forced through, with John Gorst and Ray Mawby, an amendment preventing London’s news radio station from supplying stations elsewhere. The trio also managed to bar newspapers from taking a stake in their local station, only for the sponsoring minister, Chris Chataway, to overrule them, saying that otherwise papers’ advertising revenues would be threatened.

The death on Sunday of Sir Chris Chataway at the age of 82 will bring sadness around the world because of the impact he had on athletics – and beyond.

European Athletics joins so many in passing its condolences on to Chataway’s family and friends at this sad time.

And as Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic 1500m champion, said: “He was a ‘Renaissance Man’ and although his international career was relatively short, he packed an enormous amount in it.

Bannister led the tributes to Chataway, telling the BBC: “He was gallant to the end. Our friendship dated back over more than half a century.

In 1995 he was knighted for his services to aviation, four years after becoming chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority.

But athletics was always in his blood and his enthusiasm showed at the Great North Run a few years ago, when he ran the race deep into his 70s.

European Athletics – Sir Chris Chataway remembered


Named in documents found by an MI5 witness relating to child abuse:

Maurice Oldfield

Peter Hayman

Tom Driberg

Peter Morrison

Leon Brittan (an MP associate rumour)

Christopher Chataway

Charles Irving

Anthony Lambton

Colin Peters

William van Staubenzee



Janner inquiry stalled by last-minute anonymity request

Feb 21, 2020

Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse was due to hear evidence but one witness didn’t want to be named, so hearing can no longer be public

In the wake of the Jimmy Savile revelations, the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the file on Janner and finally decided to charge him with 22 counts of sexual assault in 2015, when he had advanced dementia. He died later that year. A civil case was also later avoided.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) had been due to hear evidence from alleged victims – their last chance to do so – but this week one witness claimed their legal right to complete anonymity, meaning the hearing can no longer be held in public. It has now adjourned proceedings.

Chris Jacobs, a lawyer representing the alleged victims, said they had “been involved in this process for a number of years and are entitled to a legitimate expectation that the investigation will proceed”.

He added: “Aside from the trauma and distress that such a decision would visit on my clients… the waste of public funds in stopping their process now would be substantial and disproportionate.”

Brian Altman QC, a lawyer working for the inquiry, said the witness’s request for full anonymity “will have a major impact on how much of any hearings in this investigation can take place in public”.

If the process continued to hear evidence on matters relating police and prosecutors’ response to allegations, he said “a very substantial part of it would have to be held in closed session”. Only “peripheral issues” could be heard in public.

He added that there were no good options, because discontinuing the process “would have a devastating effect” on the alleged victims “and would mean that important matters of public concern remain un-investigated by this Inquiry”.

A barrister representing Janner’s family said their father was “a law-abiding person,” adding: “The inability to report on the evidence that lies at the heart of this case undermines its fairness and any investigations can only be advanced at a disproportionate case.”

He added that reputations were being “interfered with, as is the grief and family name of his children,” before arguing that the public interest in continuing “is sorely diminished because there can be no public enquiry into the central allegations”.


Margaret Thatcher knighted Scottish Conservative MP Nicholas Fairbairn despite warning he ‘attacked Fife schoolgirl’

MARGARET Thatcher knighted a Scottish MP despite a warning that he had attacked a schoolgirl.

Nicholas Fairbairn was made a sir by the then-PM in 1988 – weeks after the Tory chief received a letter from the girl’s mother detailing the assault in Fife.

The QC, who had been solicitor-general for Scotland, was knighted in recognition of his “political service” to the nation.

But it has been revealed that Thatcher had been contacted by the mum shortly before his award with the claim that Fairbairn had physically – but not sexually – attacked her daughter.

In a letter sent directly to the PM, it was written that the drunken MP had hit the schoolgirl “across the face and chest” near his home at Fordell Castle in 1986 – with witnesses confirming the attack.

The mum, a life-long Tory voter, also claimed a local police sergeant feared arresting Fairbairn would damage his career.

The letter was submitted to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which is chaired by Edinburgh academic Alexis Jay.

Jay is set to publish her findings next week. According to The Times, the previously unseen letter from June 1988 was held in a government chief whip’s file entitled “MP’s unparliamentary conduct”.

The letter, sent after the mum found out Fairbairn was to be honoured, details the attack.

It reads: “Mr Fairbairn approached her, shouted and repeatedly swore at her and struck her across the face and chest.

““The police were called and they interviewed six witnesses who confirmed her story.

““The sergeant from Dalgety Bay station would not go to Mr Fairbairn’s home on the Saturday evening. He said he preferred to wait until the Sunday when Mr Fairbairn would have sobered up.

“The sergeant said he did not want to remain a ‘tea boy’ for the rest of his working life.

“Since the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List I feel I must write to ask you why Fairbairn should get away with assault and then receive a knighthood.

“Mr Fairbairn approached her, shouted and repeatedly swore at her and struck her across the face and chest.”

Letter from Scottish mother to Margaret Thatcher

“We are now wondering if there is one law for MPs and another for members of the public.”

Thatcher’s principal private secretary replied to the mother, claiming the attack was not for the consideration of the PM.

It read: “The prime minister’s practice is not to comment on names which appear in the honours lists.

“As regards the allegations made in your letter, these are not matters for the prime minister.”

Fairbairn was an MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire from 1974-1983, when the constituency was abolished.

He then served the new Perth and Kinross constituency until his death in 1995, aged 61.

Journalist Dame Ann Leslie claimed in 2017 that Fairbairn groped her during a live recording on TV.

She shared the Any Questions? panel with the Tory MP and, in an interview with Channel 4 News, said: “I suddenly realised, that he had his hand up my crotch. I was so furious, but also scared.

“If I said what I would say to him two or three years later; ‘if you do that again I will tell Jonathan Dimbleby [the show’s host] that I can’t answer any questions until Sir Nicholas takes his hand out of my crotch.’

“I didn’t say it, but I always wished I had done.”

The Scottish Sun Online has approached the Conservatives for comment.

Liberal Democrats ‘to expel ex-leader David Steel’ over his failure to pass on suspicions about paedophile MP Cyril Smith

  • Lord Steel set to be first politician expelled by national child sex abuse inquiry

19 Feb 2020

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel faces expulsion from his party over his failure to pass on his suspicions about paedophile MP Cyril Smith.

He is set to be the first politician singled out for censure by the national child sex abuse inquiry, it was reported last night.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is set to publish its conclusions next week.

Last night the Liberal Democrats declined to comment – but it is understood a committee of senior MPs and peers is being convened to discuss Lord Steel’s future.

Close colleagues, including former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Campbell, are considering quitting if Lord Steel is expelled.

The inquiry will also criticise Lord Steel for his decision to recommend Smith for a knighthood.

Smith, who died in 2010, is accused of sexually abusing scores of boys. He was never charged in his lifetime.

The report is understood, according to sources close to the inquiry, to be highly critical of his failure to notify authorities after an admission by Smith that claims about him in Private Eye magazine were true.

Under questioning, Lord Steel told IICSA of a conversation he had with Smith in 1979, in which the then MP admitted his behaviour was investigated a decade earlier.

The Private Eye article accused Smith of spanking boys and conducting intimate ‘medical examinations’ at a Rochdale hostel, but Smith had insisted police took no further action.

Lord Steel told IICSA last March that he ‘assumed’ Smith had actually committed the offences.

Bernard Kerik accepted a “loan” of $250k from Israel billionaire when meeting with Israel to discuss counter-terrorism 2 weeks before 9/11. And he was the police commissioner that oversaw 9/11, was pardoned today.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Bernard Kerik, the former New York police commissioner who rose to national fame in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was later sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges including tax fraud and lying to White House officials.

The White House announced Tuesday that Trump had granted a full pardon to Kerik, as well as a commutation for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Today Trump has granted clemency or pardoned 11 people all convicted of corruption. But the one that bothers me the most is Kerik.

He accepted a $250,000 interest-free “loan” from Israeli billionaire Eitan Wertheimer and failed to report it. Kerik first met the billionaire, whose vast holdings include major defense contractors, when Kerik took a four-day trip to Israel less than two weeks before September 11, 2001 to discuss counter-terrorism with Israeli officials.

Giuliani had appointed Kerik the 40th Police Commissioner of New York City on August 21, 2000 and oversaw 9/11 and made it to the WTC three minutes after the first plane hit.

After 16 months of working under Giuliani he left his position when Giuliani’s term ended December 2001.


Women’s wear mogul Peter Nygard accused as vile sexual predator, hosted ‘pamper parties’ to rape and abuse aspiring models and underage girls, according to Manhattan lawsuit

Feb 13, 2020

Peter Nygard seen at Fame and Philanthropy’s Celebrates the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at The Vineyard Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, CA.

Rags-to-riches garment business legend Peter Nygard was accused of sex trafficking paid underage “girlfriends” to both satisfy his perverse sexual peccadilloes and lure new victims to drug-fueled “pamper parties” at his beachfront Bahamas home, a stunning new lawsuit alleged Thursday.

The Manhattan Federal Court filing claimed the 76-year-old Nygard raped seven teenage girls, ages 14 to 16, at his private Nygard Cay getaway in the Bahamas — with some of the terrified teens drugged before they were sexually assaulted.

Among the guests at Nygard’s luxury property over the years was Prince Andrew, who came under scrutiny for his close ties to Jeffrey Epstein before the accused sex fiend committed suicide last year.

Nygard, 76, amassed a decades-old database of more than 7,500 women and underaged girls, dating back to 1987 and maintained by the Nygard Companies’ IT department, according to the class action suit that identified 10 “Jane Does” as plaintiffs.

The victims were often recruited through regular company events known as “pamper parties,” where women promised interviews for high-end modeling jobs were instead used for sex at wild parties featuring cocaine and alcohol inside the Bahamas residence, the federal court paperwork charged.

“Nygard used his considerable influence in the fashion industry, his power through corruption of officials, and a network of company employees under his direction to groom and entice underage girls and women,” the lawsuit alleged.

“Nygard would use means of alcohol, drugs, force fraud and/or other forms of coercion to engage in commercial sex acts with these children and women … in many cases, with knowledge that they were less than eighteen years old.”

An email to Nygard’s business for comment on the salacious allegations was not returned Thursday.

Two years ago, the company — with its Times Square global headquarters — marked its 50th anniversary, the culmination of its founder’s unlikely ascension from Finnish immigrant to worldwide success and head of his eponymous clothing empire. The self-made man, who borrowed $8,000 to launch his women’s clothing business, once lived in a Manhattan apartment near his flagship Midtown store.

A Daily News reporter was escorted from the building after asking about Nygard and the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, some of the girlfriends were placed on the Nygard Companies payroll and paid monthly for “modeling and promotional services” rather than their duties as full-time sex workers.

Designer Peter Nygard arrives for Norby Walters’ 24nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2014. It’s unknown if the unidentified women pictured with Nygard here are part of the lawsuit.

Nygard, known for a flowing mane of hair spilling down to his shoulders and a buff physique belying his age, launched his business in 1968. He has steered clear of the Bahamas property since he was sentenced last year to 90 days in jail and a $150,000 in fines for alleged environmental violations at Nygard Cay.

Back in 1987, Nygard designed and built the luxurious property that, according to the lawsuit, was turned into a den of torture where underaged girls were routinely assaulted.

The new lawsuit alleged that local Bahamian police were paid by Nygard to harass or threaten any sexual abuse victims considering legal action against their accused tormentor.

“Due to his power and influence in the Bahamas and worldwide, Nygard’s victims reasonably believe that he can have them killed if they pursue their claims,” the lawsuit alleged.

“…been a part of what was essentially a “sex trafficking ring”.

‘The prince and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson stayed at Nygard Cay, near Nassau, with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie (pictured with Nygard)’


Prince Andrew’s visit to second tycoon facing child rape claims as fashion boss Peter Nygard accused of abusing 10 teens

14 Feb 2020

PRINCE Andrew visited a billionaire tycoon accused of raping 10 teens at a Bahamas mansion.

Peter Nygard, 77, is the second of the Duke’s associates to be accused of sex offences, following his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Fashion mogul Nygard is alleged to have invited ten girls to his lavish estate under the guise that he would help them with their modelling careers.

Prince Andrew reportedly stayed with Nygard’s mansion in the Bahamas with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 2000.

A lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York claimed that Nygard plied his subjects with alcohol and drugs before they were violently assaulted, raped and sodomised.

Nygard, worth a reported £1.3bn and runs women’s clothing company Nygard International, has strongly denied the allegations.

There is no suggestion he knew of Nygard’s alleged criminality.

In the case against Nygard, the teenagers, some as young as 14, launched a class action lawsuit in Manhattan – claiming to have been a part of what was essentially a “sex trafficking ring”.

The suit alleges the girls would be entertained at so-called “pamper parties” where Nygard would have bartenders at his Mayan-themed vacation home spike their drinks with Rohypnol.

The lawsuit details how one of the victims who was 15-years-old at the time had been taken to Lyford Cay, Nygard’s estate.

During the evening, Nygard allegedly tried to anally sodomise her before raping her and then asking her to defecate and urinate in his mouth in a bizarre sexual fetish known as Coprophilia.

Another of complainants tells how her encounter with Nygard began with him showing her pornography.


Nygard then asked her to use a sex toy on him and when it ended, he raped her “causing her extraordinary trauma and pain”.

A press release about the lawsuit stated: “This horrific episode is just one of many like it detailed in the complaint against Nygard and his business entities by 10 brave women.

“The class action lawsuit accuses Nygard of sex trafficking and rape – all financed and facilitated by his family of corporations and their employees.”

Ten women in total, now aged between 18 to 36, have detailed their alleged encounters.

Nine of the women are from the Bahamas while one is from the US, although none have had their names revealed in the suit.

Three of the women were 14-years-old at the time of the alleged rapes which took place between 2008 and 2015, while three others were 15.

Phillip Schofield came out to the British nation saying that he is gay. Schofield, 57, has been married for 27 years and has two children. The presenter interviewing him said that it was important to make clear that his hand wasn’t forced in coming out. In other cases of British celebrities coming out as gay that isn’t even mentioned.

Questions began to rise after this coming out, like from Joan Collins who asked the question why now? The days have been going by and the information coming out points to a sinister reality behind this.

Schofield appears to have first met Matthew McGreevy back when he was 10-years-old at the 2 faced theater academy. The former is a patron of the theater company and suspiciously shut down their website.

At the age of 15 Phillip Schofield followed the 15-year-old McGreevy on Twitter. In McGreevy’s bio it says “A 15 year old cheeky chap , performer and twin :).” To this very day Schofield follows this account of Matthew McGreevy.

In 2015 the two were spotted out on some kind of date at a restaurant after many years of what strongly appears to be grooming.

One of Britain’s top paparazzis George Bamby-Salvador on Facebook posted some very powerful claims against the host. He said that Matthew McGreevy had a deal in place with the Sunday papers to sell his story so he could tell what happened to him at the hands of Schofield. This paparazzi has worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5 in his career.

According to a show insider, Matthew McGreevy was furious that Phillip Schofield “f*cked him over” and that he was going to go to the press to tell what happened to him.

There are many crucial questions that need to be answered as this information comes out. Phillip Schofield lied about when he first met Matthew McGreevy. Why did Phillip Schofield lie about something that the powers that be want us to believe is innocent? They met when he was 10-years-old at the 2 faced theater academy and that group deleted its website after that picture came out. Why did they do that if? What else were they hiding? Who there benefits from that? Phillip Schofield followed Matthew McGreevy on Twitter when he was 15. Why did Phillip Schofield follow 15-year-old Matthew McGreevy on Twitter espeically if he didn’t know him? Those two were out on a date. What was going on there? If all these people like George Bamby-Salvador, Perez Hilton, Joan Collins and others who either hint that something sinister is happening are lying wouldn’t you think Phillip Schofield would sue them? Libel laws in Britian are much tougher than in America. Probably the most important question in this is, where on earth is Matthew McGreevy? Is he alive or dead, safe or in danger, in the UK or elsewhere, and what does he have to say about all of this?



So, in 2011 Philip Schofield knew & was in contact with Matthew McGreevy…. NINE years ago…


matthew mcgreevy
Replying to @Schofe
@Schofe hey phillip, thanks for following me , how are you?



Why did Phillip Schofield follow a 15-year-old boy on Twitter when he was 48? Why did Schofield later invite him to the ITV studios? Why did he (Matthew Mcgreevy) later get a job working for ITV?

Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield

Radio Plymouth
Mr Phillip Bryan Schofield   
  01 Feb  2004 10 Nov 2005
Commander Charles Arthur Howeson
  1 May 2004        10 November 2005      
  19 Mar 2008      24 Oct 2012

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Phillip Schofield surprises charity with £20,000 donation

A HENLEY charity has received a surprise £20,000 donation thanks to Chris Evans and Phillip Schofield.

The Chiltern Centre, which offers support to young adults with learning or physical disabilities, only learned about the money when the donation was made on live television.

Schofield, who lives in Fawley, was interviewing Evans on ITV’s This Morning show about Carfest, an annual family music and motoring festival that was founded by the radio presenter in 2011 and raises funds for children’s charities.

Evans revealed he had two cheques for £20,000 each from the funds raised at the event, which he was giving to Schofield and his co-presenter Holly Willoughy to donate to the charities of their choice.

Schofield chose the Chiltern Centre, of which he has been patron since 2009. Later, he posted on Instagram, where he has 2.6 million followers, said: “Thank you, Chris Evans and Carfest, for the £20,000 you have so generously donated to the Chiltern Centre.

Carfest, which is held in Cheshire and Hampshire, gave half of the money it raised this year, to the BBC’s Children in Need appeal, while the other beneficiaries included the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Willoughby chose to donate her £20,000 to Short Lives, a children’s charity of which she has been patron since 2008.

McAlpine agrees settlement with ITV | Financial Times

Nov 22, 2012 – “ITV and Phillip Schofield apologise unreservedly to Lord Alistair McAlpine, have agreed the terms of a statement to be made in open court and have .
Chiltern Centre – Freemasons

All aboard for a fun day

Masons from Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire raised over £42,000 at the Chiltern Centre Diamond Jubilee Family Day at Fawley Hill, near Henley, in Oxfordshire. Held at the Fawley Hill Railway and Museum, thanks to the generosity of Sir William and Lady McAlpine, the event was in aid of the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children, which has lost significant government funding.

Chiltern Centre Chair of Trustees, Paul Barrett, said the day ‘exceeded expectations with more than 3,000 people attending’. The masonic team was led by John Clark (Buckinghamshire), Roger Hampshire (Oxfordshire) and Gerry Hann (Berkshire)

Phillip Schofield’s daughter Ruby Schofield: charity work
Ruby Schofield has also been involved in charity work over the years, raising £15,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust as well as volunteering at The Chiltern Centre – a charity for disabled children

The Patrons of The Chiltern Centre

We are very grateful for the continued support of our Patrons


  • Alex Haigh

  • Lady McAlpine – (wife of Sir William Mcalpine/ sister-in-law of Lord Alistair McAlpine)


  • Phillip Schofield


  • Gaie Scouller


  • Jane Wates OBE

Lord Alistair McAlpine and ITV near settlement over Phillip Schofield blunder

Former Tory party treasurer understood to be negotiating six-figure sum with broadcaster following child abuse allegations
Lord Alistair McAlpine is listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book
Both William McAlpine and Charles Howeson were part of the Fairbridge Trust and the RAILWAY HERITAGE TRUST


RHT People | Railway Heritage Trust

30 March 2018

A NUMBER of well-known names attended the funeral of Sir William McAlpine at Fawley Church on Saturday.

They included Lord Camoys, BBC director-general Lord Hall, Sir John Madejski, Stanley Johnson, Phillip Schofield and Mike Read.

Fitting farewell to Bill the railway enthusiast


Phillip Schofield and Charles Howeson –  co-directors (different times) at Radio Plymouth Ltd
Radio Plymouth
Mr Phillip Bryan Schofield                                                01 Feb  2004 10 Nov 2005
Commander Charles Arthur Howeson                           19 Mar 2008 24 Oct 2012

Charles Howeson and Phillip Schofield – both part of a campaign in Plymouth for a Life Centre
Evening Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Phillip Schofield worked on Hospital radio in Plymouth from the age of 15.


12 September 2011
Not much chance of avoiding his fans last week, when Phillip Schofield took a short holiday on Cunard’s newest cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth (above),which was making its maiden round-Britain voyage.
Back on our TV screens last week after a summer break, he was soon off again, travelling to Liverpool to board the ship, sailing to Dublin for a taste of the black stuff and then on to Cork where he disembarked to fly home.
While on board, he shaved and put on a smart jacket and crisp white shirt to be shown around the bridge by Captain Chris Wells (below).
^ So Phillip Schofield was also on the maiden cruise in 2011, as was Savile


What did Phil do that Savile thanked him for ???

Savile following on 4 people on twitter – Phillip Schofield, Russell Brand, Jonathan Ross, Chris Moyles

Savile sailed with Cunard on a number of occasions. Notably, he travelled onboard the Queen Elizabeth on its first voyage around Britain in September 2011, the month before he died, and attended the ceremony when the Queen named the ship in 2010.

In January 2011, when plans were made for the memorial tribute, a Cunard spokeswoman described Savile as “a true friend of Cunard,” according to the BBC.

Savile enjoyed complimentary cruises onboard both Cunard and P&O Cruises for many years. It has been claimed he was kicked off P&O’s Canberra in Gibraltar by the captain who heard claims he abused a 14-year-old girl, according to a report in the Mirror.


Hiding in plain sight: Well, for a start there was Paul Trotter who slipped through Cunard’s oh so strict vetting procedure to become a pianist and youth counsellor, supervising kids in the on-board children’s PlayZone. But there were more …

Hiding in plain sight: Well, for a start there was Paul Trotter who slipped through Cunard’s oh so strict vetting procedure to become a pianist and youth counsellor, supervising kids in the on-board children’s PlayZone. But there were more …

Oct 29 2011

Phillip Schofield

@Schofe  Deeply saddened by the death of Sir Jimmy Savile. He was so generous with his time and advice to me when I was starting out. So long Jim 😦


The BBC on Thursday appointed Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall as Entwistle’s replacement, charged with pulling the broadcaster out of crisis in the wake of the McAlpine row and a separate child sex scandal over its late star Jimmy Savile.

Allegations that Savile abused hundreds of children over four decades have sparked three internal BBC probes and a major police investigation.

30 March 2018

A NUMBER of well-known names attended the funeral of Sir William McAlpine at Fawley Church on Saturday.

They included Lord Camoys, BBC director-general Lord Hall, Sir John Madejski, Stanley Johnson, Phillip Schofield and Mike Read.

Fitting farewell to Bill the railway enthusiast

Four days earlier, the BBC had broadcast an investigation wrongly implicating him in allegations of child sex abuse at a Welsh children’s home in the 1970s.

While the report by the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme “Newsnight” did not identify McAlpine, he was widely named on social networking sites.

The botched report forced BBC director-general George Entwistle to resign on November 10 and the BBC has paid out $295,056 in damages to McAlpine.


The BBC on Thursday appointed Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall as Entwistle’s replacement, charged with pulling the broadcaster out of crisis in the wake of the McAlpine row and a separate child sex scandal over its late star Jimmy Savile.

Allegations that Savile abused hundreds of children over four decades have sparked three internal BBC probes and a major police investigation.

30 March 2018

A NUMBER of well-known names attended the funeral of Sir William McAlpine at Fawley Church on Saturday.

They included Lord Camoys, BBC director-general Lord Hall, Sir John Madejski, Stanley Johnson, Phillip Schofield and Mike Read.

Fitting farewell to Bill the railway enthusiast

Phillip Schofield to remain on This Morning following list incident

ITV’s director of television Peter Fincham says the presenter has been disciplined but will remain with the daytime magazine programme

Fincham said that Schofield had been subjected to “appropriate disciplinary action” but refused to divulge what he meant by the phrase.


When Boris resigned as MP for Henley in 2008, having been elected Mayor of London, the Tory hierarchy apparently made it clear elder Johnsons need not apply. I was not deterred.

When, a few months later, the Wycombe seat became free, I started sniffing around – and found myself plunged into a Conservative controversy.

To explain: Sir William McAlpine, president of the Wycombe Conservatives, and his wife Judy had invited potential candidates to drinks at their house, including me. When I arrived, Judy was on the phone and clearly in the middle of a row with Central Office.

‘If I believe members of the local association should be offered an informal drink with potential candidates, I will invite them,’ she was saying. The drinks went ahead. But the following Tuesday, Bill McAlpine rang me:

‘Central Office has cancelled the selection process.’ He sounded furious.

Judy later explained. ‘A young man began screaming at me that he must speak to Sir William, saying they must STOP the selection process immediately.’

Judy later sent me a copy of the letter she had written to David Cameron. As Private Eye used to put it, ‘Phew, what a scorcher!’ Realistically, Wycombe was probably my last best chance to catch the eye of the selectors.

The beautiful woman from downstairs and how Pope got her to be my wife

Mr Cameron, who did not look at the list, said he was “worried” that speculation about unproven allegations could lead to a “witch-hunt particularly against people who are gay” and advised anyone with evidence of abuse should go to the police.

After the show, Mr Schofield was forced to apologise amid suggestions that the names on the card could be seen by viewers because of a “misjudged camera angle”.

The TV presenter insisted he had not been accusing anyone of anything and “it is essential that it is understood that I would never be part of any kind of witch-hunt”.

Asked about the exchange on Friday during a visit to Cumbria, Mr Cameron said it was “not sensible nor right to hand over a piece of paper with a few names you have just quickly scrubbed off the internet.

“Effectively you are casting aspersions about lots of people without any evidence…I don’t think it was the right approach and I am sure that ITV agree with that.

“I don’t want to get into a great shouting match with anybody but I don’t think it is the right way to approach this extremely serious matter.”

‘No evidence’

In other reaction, Mayor of London Boris Johnson said “it was a pretty rum piece of journalism” and “a very curious thing for the producers to allow to happen”.

Speaking on BBC London 94.9, he said the presenter had produced a list “without any real substantiation or proper journalistic efforts to get to the bottom of whatever allegations were made about the individuals who might have been named on that bit of paper.”

Mr Cameron, a former senior executive with ITV company Carlton, had behaved in “a very dignified way and dealt with it very calmly”, Mr Johnson added.

Gay rights campaigners have criticised Mr Cameron’s use of language during the interview.

“There is no reason why he should link the current scandals with gay people or warn of an anti-gay witch-hunt,” long-standing campaigner Peter Tatchell said.

Boris Johnson commenting on the Phillip Schofield’s child abuse list
…Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley Johnson attended the funeral of Sir William McAlpine, brother of Alistair McAlpine.
Boris Johnson was MP for Henley-on-Thames – where the Chiltern Centre is located and where William McAlpine had a home.

McAlpine family’s Fawley Hill residence near Henley-on-Thames


British commercial television network ITV on Thursday said it had paid out $199,362 to a senior politician who was wrongly linked to child sex abuse by one of its programmes and the BBC.

ITV apologised “unreservedly” to Lord Alistair McAlpine, who is at the centre of a row that felled the BBC’s director-general, and said they had agreed to pay his legal costs on top of the $199,362 settlement.

The presenter of chat show “This Morning”, Phillip Schofield, had ambushed Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month with a list of Conservative politicians that were being named in Internet gossip as paedophiles.

Lawyers for McAlpine, who was Conservative treasurer under former premier Margaret Thatcher, said the stunt sparked an avalanche of libellous Internet posts falsely linking him to paedophilia in the wake of a BBC report that did the same.

Four days earlier, the BBC had broadcast an investigation wrongly implicating him in allegations of child sex abuse at a Welsh children’s home in the 1970s.

While the report by the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme “Newsnight” did not identify McAlpine, he was widely named on social networking sites.

The botched report forced BBC director-general George Entwistle to resign on November 10 and the BBC has paid out $295,056 in damages to McAlpine.


ITV said in a statement: “ITV and Phillip Schofield have now reached agreement with Lord McAlpine to settle his libel claim, made in relation to the This Morning programme broadcast on 8 November 2012.

“ITV and Phillip Schofield apologise unreservedly to Lord McAlpine, have agreed the terms of a statement to be made in open court, and have agreed to pay him damages of $199,362 and his legal costs.”

The BBC on Thursday appointed Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall as Entwistle’s replacement, charged with pulling the broadcaster out of crisis in the wake of the McAlpine row and a separate child sex scandal over its late star Jimmy Savile.

Allegations that Savile abused hundreds of children over four decades have sparked three internal BBC probes and a major police investigation.

^ Tony Hall attended Sir William McAlpine’s funeral too

Actress Joan Collins:

“Everybody in showbiz knew he was gay, so why did he feel the need to make an announcement?”

‘We were abused every day.’ Decades on, children’s homes victims wait for justice

This week an all-party report will demand a reckoning for the epidemic of institutional child abuse in the 1970s and 1980s

Feb 8 2020

A man has been charged with further non-recent sex offences against children during his time as a choirmaster in West Sussex.

Mark Burgess, who lives in Portsmouth, was initially charged on 3 February this year with 58 counts of offences including indecent assault, gross indecency with a child, inciting sexual activity with a child, and sexual touching.

This week (April 27th – 30th), detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Marmion team charged him with a further 15 offences against an additional two victims, bringing the total up to 73 offences.

The offences relate to 13 children in total, who were under the age of 16, during Burgess’s time as a choirmaster for the All Saints church choir in Portsmouth, and Westbourne Choir in West Sussex between 1975 and 2009.

Mr Burgess was bailed to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on 23 July.

Ex-choirmaster charged with child sex offences

4 February 2020

A former choirmaster has been charged with dozens of sex offences against children in Hampshire and West Sussex.

Mark Burgess, 66, from Hilsea, Portsmouth, is accused of abusing 11 children under the age of 16 between 1976 and 2009.

He faces 58 counts relating to his time as choirmaster at All Saints’ Church in Portsmouth and Westbourne Choir, near Emsworth, Hampshire Constabulary said.

Charges include indecent assault and gross indecency.

He will appear before Portsmouth magistrates on 3 March.

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Marmion team have charged a man with non-recent sex offences against children

5 Feb 2020

In 1971 Burgess won a place at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied organ with the world famous teacher Nicholas Danby. He was the first organ student at St Paul’s Cathedral, London and helped out in his third year alongside Christopher Dearnley, gaining FRCO in later years.

For many years Mark has been involved with RSCM local events and nationally-run residential courses and has worked with Gerald Knight and Martin How and latterly John Wardle.

He has been Director of Music at many local schools and was DoM at All Saints Portsea for 21 years and then at Westbourne Parish Church for 16 years.

Currently Mark plays for St Colman’s Cosham and is DoM at St Agatha’s church whilst currently being an assistant at St John’s Cathedral. He also directs the Portsmouth Chorus formerly the Portsmouth Glee Club.

The Choir at Westbourne is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

Operation Marmion

Hampshire Constabulary

Former Southampton Football Coach Convicted of Non-recent Child Sex Abuse

May 23, 2019

A former Southampton youth football coach who abused young boys for a quarter of a century between 1971 and 1996 has today (Thursday 23 May) been convicted.

Robert ‘Bob’ Higgins, 66, was branded a ‘predatory paedophile’ in court as he faced 51 counts of indecent assault relating to 24 boys, most of whom were youth football players at the time of the offences.

Today, Higgins was convicted of 45 offences following a trial by jury.

Higgins had already been convicted of indecently assaulting another boy at a previous trial which began in May 2018.

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Marmion team, who specialise in investigating non-recent child sex abuse, first started making enquiries in November 2016.

What followed was a lengthy and complex investigation spanning two trials which has now concluded with today’s verdicts.


  • About Us –

    Mark Burgess – Musical director – Portsmouth Chorus

    Musical Director



    Mark was born in 1953 in Rustington East Sussex, at a nursing home in a village which has the name of a very well known hymn tune composed by C. H. H. Parry. Adopted and educated at Portsmouth Technical high school, his main influence was Reginald Wassell. His first organ teacher was Ernie Hines and then Russell Shepherd at St Mark’s North End. In 1971 he won a place at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied organ with the world famous teacher Nicholas Danby. He was the first organ student at St Paul’s Cathedral, London and helped out in his third year alongside Christopher Dearnley, gaining FRCO in later years.

    For many years Mark has been involved with RSCM local events and nationally-run residential courses and has worked with Gerald Knight and Martin How and latterly John Wardle. He has been Director of Music at many local schools and was DoM at All Saints Portsea for 21 years and then at Westbourne Parish Church for 16 years.

    Currently Mark plays for St Colman’s Cosham and is DoM at St Agatha’s church whilst currently being an assistant at St John’s Cathedral. He also directs the Portsmouth Chorus formerly the Portsmouth Glee Club.


    Christopher Dearnley, who has died in Australia aged 70, served the cause of cathedral music in two hemispheres with great distinction for half a century. As organist and director of music at St Paul’s cathedral from 1968-90, he masterminded the music for many state occasions: the thanksgiving service for the Queen’s silver jubilee in 1977, the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981 and the Falklands war thanksgiving service in 1982.

    Dearnley and his wife emigrated to Australia in 1990, ostensibly to live quieter lives as naturists (nudists)


Jonathan Clayton: Primary school supply teacher guilty of sexual abuse

4 February 2020

Jonathan Clayton carried out sexual assaults on primary school pupils as young as seven

A primary school supply teacher has been convicted of sexually assaulting six pupils at his place of work.

Jonathan Clayton, 27, from Stockton, was found guilty of 13 sex assault charges on girls aged between seven and 11 in North Yorkshire.

He had faced a similar allegation involving a pupil at a previous school he was teaching at in 2017, although charges were dropped.

He was remanded in custody for sentence at Teesside Crown Court on 26 February.

Clayton had said there was nothing sexual about his behaviour but admitted he hugged children, helped them get dressed – even though they were old enough to dress themselves – and let them sit on his knee.

‘Suitable to work’

The head of the school told the court they had no idea about the original claims in 2017.

Supply teacher firm Vision for Education said information about the first allegation was “withheld” and claimed that the first school, where Clayton worked between 2016 to 2017, recommended him.

A spokeswoman said: “In this instance, all of the statutory checks relating to the candidate were clear but information relating to the previous allegations was withheld from us and, instead, the school where the first allegations were made expressly confirmed that the candidate was suitable to work with children and that they would recommend the candidate for employment.”

The spokeswoman added they suspended Clayton immediately after they were informed about the latest accusations, made at the second school last year.

Richard Crane, Durham County Council’s head of education and skills, said that after the first allegation was made “appropriate steps were taken by the school and relevant agencies were informed”.

Det Con Gillian Gowling from North Yorkshire Police said: “Clayton had abused the trust of young girls in his care and took advantage of his position as their primary school teacher.”

Judge Howard Crowson remanded Clayton in custody 26 after learning he had tried to find work in China after he was barred from working in the UK following the latest allegations.

David Mitchell, with the London mayor Sadiq Khan, is taking one of the most influential roles in the capital’s Jewish community

Rabbi accused of bullying gets senior job at synagogue

January 13 2020

David Mitchell, 40, will become senior rabbi at the West London Synagogue, which describes itself as “the UK’s flagship Reform Synagogue” when Baroness Neuberger steps down in March. The role is one of the most influential in the community. Members of the congregation include the historians Sir Simon Schama and Simon Sebag-Montefiore, the actress Maureen Lipman and Marie van der Zyl, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

The appointment has concerned former staff who complained in 2016 that Mr Mitchell, who ran the synagogue’s education department, bullied staff, reduced colleagues to tears, used obscene language and made derogatory comments about colleagues.

His promotion to senior rabbi has created tension in the Jewish community. The issue made the front page of The Jewish Chronicle and was debated on social media. The synagogue’s management board met last week to discuss the situation.

The Charity Commission has demanded to know why the synagogue, which is a registered charity, did not tell it about the allegations against Mr Mitchell. A spokeswoman for the commission said: “We would expect trustees to report allegations of this nature to us. We are assessing the issues and will make contact with the trustees imminently.”

Senior community figures told The Times that although the allegations dated from 2016 they continued to have concerns about Mr Mitchell’s suitability to lead the congregation.

Rabbi David Mitchell has been suspended by West London Synagogue “Allegations from former staff include hearing him joking and laughing about seeing kids’ genitalia and running programmes with young people unsupervised with the intent of getting them into their ‘dark place'”

Rabbi David Mitchell agrees ‘to take time away’ from West London Synagogue

Jan 30 2020

Leading Reform rabbi accused of bullying and inappropriate behaviour is set to become the shul’s senior rabbi

“One employee said examples of inappropriate, unprofessional behaviour included hearing Rabbi Mitchell make references to ‘kike cock’, ‘lesbian cock doctor’ and ‘eating muff’ in a professional environment.” “Westminster child protection services has investigated Rabbi Mitchell.”
Rabbi Mitchell is married to Ian Kirsh, who apparently works for Caudwell Children provides the “practical and emotional support disabled children need to lead happy, active, independent lives.”
The charity’s annual fundraiser, the Butterfly Ball, is attended by many celebrities famously devoted to children. Butterfly Ball guests have included Esther Rantzen, Simon Cowell, Lionel Blair, Max Clifford, Elton John, and the Duchess of York, all doing their bit for children.

Neuberger and Greville Janner

COLD CASE PROBE  Michael Barrymore pool death cop says victim ‘WAS raped and murdered’ as fresh investigation launched
*Michael Barrymore is of course named on the RAINS list as having attended satanic rituals where children were abused*
(Ritual Abuse Information Network & Support)

In order to be placed on the list, each person had to be named to Dr Coleman by at least two independent witnesses.


Michael Barrymore documentary: ‘Arrogance’ of discredited pathologist who missed evidence in Stuart Lubbock’s death

6 FEB 2020

Dr Michael Heath’s post-mortem after the death of Stuart Lubbock in Michael Barrymore’s swimming pool may have played a part in hampering the police’s murder investigation

Dr Michael Heath, pictured in 2002, was the first expert to examine Stuart’s body. He was later criticised by a government disciplinary panel for his involvement in a separate investigation

A report by a since-discredited pathologist who was the first to examine Stuart Lubbock’s body may have played a part in hampering the police investigation into what happened at Michael Barrymore’s £2million Essex home.

Dr Michael Heath, a Home Office pathologist, conducted the first autopsy after Stuart, 31, was pronounced dead in hospital on March 31, 2001 – hours after he was found unconscious in Barrymore’s swimming pool.

But the experienced medical expert missed evidence that other pathologists have said could indicate Stuart was asphyxiated during an all-night party, just hours after meeting Barrymore at a nightclub.

Initially, police believed Stuart had accidentally drowned in the pool without the eight other guests at the party noticing.

But Dr Heath failed to note evidence that that could suggest a darker theory.

It was only when three other pathologists challenged Dr Heath’s findings that clues were finally picked up.

But that came weeks after Stuart’s death, meaning police didn’t return to Barrymore’s property for a thorough search for a long time.

During the delay, two pieces of evidence are believed to have gone missing.

A pool thermometer that had been lying on the side of Barrymore’s hot tub vanished, as did a broken shed handle – and police told a press conference one or both of the items could have been used to sexually assault the victim.

The delay prompted an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation off the back of 36 complaints by Stuart’s father Terry Lubbock. The IPCC upheld six of them in 2009, including that the force missed evidence, and failed to ensure crucial forensic tests were completed until six years after the death.

Other evidence on Stuart’s body were not connected to the sexual assault theory by Dr Heath.

Marks on the victim’s forehead known as petechiae – small haemorrhages from the bursting of blood capillaries – weren’t noted by Dr Heath, but were picked up by the three other experts.

In their reports, they said the marks could be a sign of asphyxia, possibly as a result of having an arm clamped around his throat during a violent attack.

The Lubbock family’s barrister, Matthew Gowen, said in 2002 that the police investigation could have gone a different way entirely had all the facts been presented at the initial autopsy.

Dr Heath continued to stand by his findings in the wake of the other three pathologist reports, telling The Independent On Sunday in 2002: “It is not unusual for pathologists to disagree with one another. It happens all the time, but it is only in high-profile cases that it is noticed. It would be wrong for me to say that Mr Lubbock died from asphyxiation because he didn’t.”

During cross-examination at the five-day inquest, Dr Heath said he saw no sign of the petechiae and told the coroner the likelihood was that Stuart had drowned.

The coroner recorded an open verdict but criticised the fact she had not got the full story.



Michael Barrymore pool death cop says victim ‘WAS raped and murdered’ as fresh investigation launched

DCI Jennings told Channel 4: “I believe very much that Stuart Lubbock was raped and murdered that night.”

An inquiry was launched into the original investigation in 2007 by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and confirmed police permission was given to tidy up some of the house.

DCI Jennings said: “After we’d managed to photograph the scene, items have gone ­missing and we’ve never seized them.”


He said he believes the missing items – a handle from a cupboard and a pool thermometer – could have been taken to hide evidence.

A postmortem revealed Lubbock suffered severe internal injuries.

The cause of death was never ­established, and a coroner recorded an open verdict following four conflicting pathologist’s reports.

Barrymore invited Lubbock back to his home for a private party after meeting him at the Millennium Nightclub in March 2001.

Barrymore was arrested on suspicion of rape and serious sexual assault in 2007 along with two others, but he was never charged.


Trump impeachment defense lawyers Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz share disturbing problem

While the president still stands accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women, two of his lawyers are embroiled in their own sexual misconduct and assault scandals.
Jan. 23, 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about President Donald Trump’s choice of Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr as lawyers participating in his Senate impeachment trial defense. Most of this has rightly focused on the arguments both men presented at President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1999, which stand in almost laughable contradiction to the arguments they now seek to present. But when these two hired guns are examined alongside their latest famous client, another more troubling thread emerges, one that has been all too common for those in Trump’s orbit. These guys really don’t like women.

While the president still stands accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, by more than 20 women, both of these lawyers are deeply embroiled in their own sexual misconduct and assault scandals.

You don’t have to go back very far to find skeletons in this legal odd couple’s closets. The two famous Fox News faces teamed up to help billionaire Jeffrey Epstein — a man Trump called a “terrific guy” who enjoyed “younger” women. Starr has come under fire for assisting in Epstein’s defense in 2007. That effort resulted in an egregiously lenient 2008 plea deal.

Dershowitz’s involvement with Epstein goes considerably further. Not only did Dershowitz help negotiate the part of the plea deal that granted total immunity for named Epstein co-conspirators and unnamed “potential co-conspirators,” but the lawyer himself stands accused of participating in the abuse, a charge he vehemently denies.

Here’s some of what we know about Dershowitz. Although Dershowitz prides himself on being a tenacious defender of civil liberties and a staunch advocate of everyone’s constitutional right to a defense, he has a long record of defending a certain type of client: prominent men accused of committing violence against women. He chose to help O.J. Simpson when the former NFL star was accused of murdering his wife; he crafted a defense for Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret doctor convicted of killing his wife and two daughters; he led the appeal for British socialite Claus von Bulow, who was accused of attempting to murder his wife; and he represented boxer Mike Tyson, who had been convicted of raping an 18-year-old Miss Black America contestant. He also joined the team defending former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein from a civil suit (that case has reached a tentative settlement).

There’s nothing wrong with a constitutional lawyer coming to the aid of well-known men accused of horrible crimes; everyone deserves the best defense possible. But Dershowitz has also admitted to getting massages at Epstein’s home — going so far as to note he kept on his underwear — hardly standard lawyer/client behavior, and certainly not the kind of high-minded ideals to which our system aspires.

Many of the most disturbing things about Dershowitz are things he himself has said. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed on May 7, 1997, titled, “Statutory Rape Is an Outdated Concept,” Dershowitz challenged the laws that criminalize sex with underage girls. In that piece, the former Harvard University law professor argues that the age of consent “certainly should not be as high 17 or 16. Reasonable people can disagree over whether it should be as low as 14.”

The prominent professor’s views on statutory rape and the age of consent become even more creepy when viewed through the lens of his most current personal predicament. In 2014, Virginia Roberts Guiffre, an alleged underage victim of Jeffrey Epstein, said in her court filing that Epstein let his friends borrow her for sex — friends including Dershowitz. Dershowitz denies the allegations and calls Epstein’s victim a liar. After Guiffre sued Dershowitz for defamation, the lawyer filed a countersuit against his accuser.

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Some of Dershowitz’s views, while no less disturbing, are of a more typical attempted woman-shaming variety. In his defense of Tyson, Dershowitz attacked the victim by asserting she was a “sexually active young woman” who “hung out in nightclubs.” Dershowitz also seems to hold the view that women should be blamed for prostitution. In a 1985 article in the Gainesville Sun of Florida, Dershowitz proposed that a john “who occasionally seeks to taste the forbidden fruit of sex for hire” should not be arrested.

It would seem Starr holds similarly eyebrow-raising views on sex crimes and punishment. The former Clinton independent counsel was fired from his job as president of Baylor University in 2016 in the wake of accusations he ignored sexual assault issues on campus.

“It seems very clear that he governed over a policy that was, at best, indifferent to what was happening to Baylor women,” a lawyer representing 15 women in an ongoing case against Baylor recently told NPR.

The Baylor scandal began after one of the Division I school’s football players was convicted of rape. (In July, an appeals court ordered a new trial.) During the trial it was revealed that while Baylor investigated the allegations against the player, the university took no punitive action against him. After the conviction, numerous female students came forward with additional sexual assault allegations and additional convictions eventually followed. An investigation by an outside law firm found a “fundamental failure” in the university’s handling of sexual assault cases under Starr.

There have been many lawsuits against Baylor from women who said their allegations of assault by football players were mishandled or ignored. During one such case, lawyers alleged that Starr and other university officials helped a student they knew to be accused of sexual harassment. The university eventually settled with several accusers.

But, like Dershowitz, Starr’s role wasn’t the result of simple incompetence. Starr has admitted to hosting a fundraiser at his home for one of the football players accused of rape. “I did not want another injustice to be done,” Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald.

There is also the matter of Starr’s most famous case, the Clinton impeachment. Many found the Starr Report, with its detailed descriptions of sex acts, perhaps needlessly prurient. In a 2018 Vanity Fair essay, Monica Lewinsky described meeting with Starr. “His demeanor, almost pastoral, was somewhere between avuncular and creepy. He kept touching my arm and elbow, which made me uncomfortable.” Lewinsky could have been speaking for many when she weighed in on Starr’s appointment last week on Twitter.

What does all this have to do with Trump? Depending on who’s counting, about two dozen women accuse the president of sexual assault or misconduct from the 1980s through the 2000s. Many of these alleged victims have provided detailed accounts, corroborating records and evidence that they shared about the nonconsensual encounters with others. Trump categorically denies each of these accusations, as he does the stories of infidelity with and hush money payments to an adult film actress and a Playboy centerfold model. But we need only listen to the president’s own words for the most revealing insight into how Trump views and treats women, from the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape to his Howard Stern appearance, when he talked about getting away with “inspecting” beauty pageant contestants.

In a new book, “A Very Stable Genius,” written by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig, Trump is described as “verbally and emotionally abusive” toward then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. According to the book, the president mocked Nielsen’s height and believed “she was not physically intimidating.”

Robert Porter, who served as White House staff secretary for over a year, resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse by both his former wives. These allegations were no secret to the White House. Porter’s security clearance was delayed because the FBI shared the claims with decision-makers at the White House.

And who was sitting behind Starr in one of the clips now circulating from his Clinton impeachment testimony? None other than Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee whose confirmation amid sexual misconduct allegations remains an unhealed wound.

There is a theorem that “creeps of a feather flock together.” But there’s more to it than the affinity bad men share for each other. The commonality between Trump’s approach to life and the posture of the people he’s selected to defend him echoes the “Access Hollywood” tape: “When you’re a star, they let you do it.”

Except now they — Trump, Starr and Dershowitz — are trying to collectively assault us all by defiling our Constitution. That should have every one of us, men and women alike, equally outraged.

Two former staff members at St Paul’s school still being investigated over historic sexual abuse

Jan 17 2020

Two former staff members at St Paul’s school are still being investigated over historic sexual abuse.

The Met Police on Thursday (January 16) confirmed that “on October 23 2017, police received an allegation of non-recent sexual abuse said to have taken place in the Barnes area between 2000 and 2002.

Later, on February 15, 2018, they received an allegation of “non-recent sexual abuse said to have taken place in the Barnes area between 1988 and 1989.”

Officers from the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Command are investigating

They said they were “aware” of the Serious Case Review report published by Kingston and Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board, but due to ongoing investigations they were not in a position to comment further.

This week (January 13) a review was published into systemic abuse over five decades at St Paul’s School in Barnes that demanded the school make an “unambiguous statement” that it accepts full responsibility for the abuse experienced by pupils at the school.

In recent years, five former staff have been convicted of sexual offences, while one former staff member stood trial and was found not guilty.

But how was it uncovered and who was convicted?


Analysis by The Times newspaper showed that teachers at 130 independent schools had been implicated in sex crimes against hundreds of children.

This prompted ex-pupils and survivors to contact the newspaper and the police to tell their stories, resulting in arrests.

The police launched a criminal inquiry into decades of alleged sexual abuse at St Paul’s School and Colet’s Court (a junior division of St Paul’s Preparatory School), principally focussing on the period between the 1960s and 1990s.

A former head of history at St Paul’s received a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, for possessing indecent images of boys.

Alan Doggett, director of music at Colet Court, is named as a teacher accused of historic sexual abuse. It is revealed he was allowed to resign from the school after suspected serial abuse of a young pupil was exposed, but was then allowed to teach at the City of London School. He died by suicide in 1978 shortly after being charged with indecently assaulting a boy at another school.

It is revealed that another teacher, Paul Topham, was said to have committed offences against a boy in the late 1960s and was part of an inquiry held in 2000. However, he denied any impropriety and was not prosecuted. He died in 2012 aged 80.


An ex-Classics teacher was given a four-month sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting possession of thousands of indecent images of boys on his school computer.

Operation Winthorpe, which was was initially run by the Metropolitan police’s child abuse unit, becomes part of Operation Winter Key.

This is led by Detective Superintendent Ang Scott, of Scotland Yard’s homicide and major crime command.


Former PE teacher, Michael Ellis, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years for indecently assaulting two teenage boys.

David Sansom-Mallett received 14 years and nine months in jail for a catalogue of abuse at Colet Court.

Another teacher who was accused of buggery and indecent assaults involving three boys was formally found not guilty after the Crown offered no evidence against him.

Court orders prevented reporting of their convictions until 2017, at the end of Patrick Marshall’s trial.


Geography teacher and rowing coach Patrick Marshall is jailed for 18 years at Southwark Crown Court after being found guilty of 24 counts of indecent assault on 10 former pupils at St Paul’s and another school during the 1970s and 80s.

A serious case review into decades of alleged abuse is commissioned by Richmond Safeguarding Children Board.


The serious case review notes that a science teacher who had previously taught at the school for 17 years was arrested in the Thames Valley Police area. He was tracked by the police having ‘sexualised’ online communication with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.


The serious case review is published and demands the school make an “unambiguous statement” that it accepts full responsibility for the abuse experienced by pupils at the school.

By this point, 16 teachers alleged to have abused boys are deceased.

The report makes 28 recommendations to improve safeguarding of children, nine of which related specifically to the school.

A spokesperson from St Paul’s School, said the school accepts its recommendations.

They add: “We accept full responsibility for the past abuse experienced by pupils at the school and have previously apologised to survivors and our wider school community. Today, we repeat that apology unreservedly to those who have come forward and to those who have not felt able to. Our modern safeguarding regime is of a very high standard and we are determined to ensure, through continuous improvement of practice, that we never forget the lessons of our past.”



Dead cat strategy, or Deadcatting, refers to the introduction of a dramatic, shocking, or sensationalist topic to divert discourse away from a more damaging topic.[1][2]

The strategy, or at least the “dead cat” metaphor to describe it, is particularly associated with Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby.[3][4]

Friendship with Prince Charles made paedophile bishop Peter Ball ‘impregnable’

BBC2 documentary shows how establishment figures rallied round cleric

14 JAN 2020

The disgraced paedophile bishop Peter Ball made himself apparently “impregnable” by cultivating friendships with Prince Charles and other senior establishment figures who later rushed to support him when he was accused of sexual abuse, according to a BBC documentary.

Ball, the former bishop of both Lewes and Gloucester who died last year, boasted of his role as “counsellor to royalty”, Cliff James, one of his victims, says in the programme. He cultivated friendships with Margaret Thatcher, peers of the realm, senior judges and headmasters of leading public schools.

The former bishop was investigated by police in the early 1990s, which resulted in a police caution. In 2015, he was convicted of sexual offences against 17 teenagers and young men and jailed for 32 months. He was released in February 2017 after serving half his sentence.

The second episode of the BBC’s two-part documentary, to be broadcast on Tuesday evening, draws on the testimonies of survivors and material and evidence given to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), which conducted a case study into how the Church of England handled allegations against Ball.

James said Ball boasted of his connections. “He kept mentioning his friendship with Prince Charles in a flippant way, [as] anyone would talk about a friend – but he’s talking about Prince Charles,” he said.

“Here he was having a friendship with someone as low down as me … The next minute he’s dropping into the conversation, ‘oh, he’s counsellor to royalty’. It just reinforced his specialness and the idea he was impregnable.”

The family of Neil Todd, who made the first allegation of abuse in 1993 and killed himself in 2012, said he had been portrayed as a liar and a “mischief-maker” by Ball’s friends in high places.

At a hearing last year, the independent inquiry heard how members of the establishment, including the heir to the throne, the then archbishop of Canterbury and a senior member of the judiciary, rallied to support Ball.

“The story of Peter Ball is the story of the establishment at work in modern times,” William Chapman, representing survivors, told the inquiry. “It is the story of how the establishment minimised the nature of Peter Ball’s misdeeds … and silenced and harassed those who tried to complain.”

Prince Charles told Ball in a letter in February 1995, two years after the bishop had accepted the police caution, which was read to the inquiry: “I wish I could do more. I feel so desperately strongly about the monstrous wrongs that have been done to you and the way you have been treated.”

Charles later arranged for the Duchy of Cornwall to buy a house to be rented by Ball and his identical twin, Michael, also a bishop.

In a six-page statement to the inquiry, Charles said he had been deceived over a long period of time “about the true nature” of Ball’s activities, but denied he had sought to influence the outcome of police investigations. He said he was unsure whether he was told about Ball’s caution until 2009.

In its report published last year, the IICSA concluded that the church had put its own reputation above the needs of victims of sexual abuse, and that Charles and other members of the establishment were misguided in their expressions of support for Ball.

Review reveals scale of abuse scandal at London private school

More than 80 complaints made against 32 members of staff at St Paul’s school in Barnes

13 Jan 2020

An inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at a leading private school for boys has revealed that more than 80 complaints have been made by former pupils against 32 members of staff covering a period spanning six decades.

An independent serious case review was set up almost three years ago to look into a proliferating number of abuse allegations at St Paul’s school in Barnes, south-west London, after five former members of staff were convicted of sexual offences.

The findings of the review, published on Monday, reveal for the first time the full scale of the allegations. In total, 59 former pupils or their families were interviewed as part of the inquiry and a number of new claims have been passed on to the police for investigation.

The majority of complaints date from the 1960s to the 1990s, but some of the staff implicated were working at the school up until 2017. While the review focused on St Paul’s, its 28 recommendations are intended to inform practice more broadly and address what it describes as gaps in the national safeguarding system.

“St Paul’s is unlikely to be different from many other institutions of its time,” the report states. “We should not judge response of the school in the past by today’s standards, but equally we should not forget that for some ex-pupils, the abuse that took place affected their school life and has continued to haunt them through adulthood.”

St Paul’s is one of the most high-profile independent schools in the country and has been attended by the likes of the former chancellor George Osborne, the fertility expert Robert Winston, the foreign correspondent John Simpson and the historian Dan Snow. Termly fees are £8,636 and boarding costs £12,997.

According to the 112-page review, at times sexual abuse appears to have been “known and tolerated by staff” at the school. The report includes details of allegations from the 1960s of boys being made to swim naked in the school pool and pupils having to remove their trousers for private caning.

The regime was described as “sadistic” and “brutal”, with physical violence when boys were struggling academically. Pupils were most at risk of sexual abuse from teachers who were friendly and seen as “cool” and who portrayed themselves as the “good guy”. One convicted abuser socialised with the rowing team in the pub; another invited boys for sherry in his study on Sundays.

The report describes grooming behaviours and “blurred boundaries” in the 1970s and 80s, with teachers buying alcohol for pupils and inviting them to their homes. One former pupil who was abused over an 18-month period said: “Once you have been groomed, when the individual strikes it is too late to get away either physically or emotionally.”

Ex-pupils told the inquiry there was a protective culture among staff and a fear that if you spoke out it would be held against you. One parent went further, saying that speaking out was impossible if you wanted to remain at the school.

The report details further physical violence in the 80s and 90s, including a teacher dragging a pupil around the classroom and throwing him out of the door and another dangling boys out of windows by their ankles.

Questions were also raised in the review about the rigorousness of recruitment practices at the school. One member of the PE team was found during the course of police investigations to have a previous conviction for gross indecency against a 15-year-old boy.

The report also details some of the consequences of the abuse. One pupil who was emotionally abused and humiliated between 2003 and 2005 experienced mental ill-health as an adult and killed himself while at university.

Since 2000 there have been four allegations of sexual abuse. Pupils and parents have become increasingly confident about speaking about abuse and the school has become increasingly aware of its responsibilities.

“We accept full responsibility for the past abuse experienced by pupils at the school and have previously apologised to survivors and our wider school community,” a spokesman for St Paul’s said.

“Today we repeat that apology unreservedly to those who have come forward and to those who have not felt able to. Our modern safeguarding regime is of a very high standard and we are determined to ensure, through continuous improvement of practice, that we never forget the lessons of our past.”

Chris Robson, the chair of the Richmond safeguarding children’s board, said: “I am grateful to the independent reviewers, professionals that worked with them and most importantly those who contributed, often giving very personal and difficult accounts. Through this process we have been able to understand what happened, why it happened and what it means for safeguarding practice going forward.”

Police won’t say where Prince Andrew’s guards were on night he’s accused of sex with teen

Jan 14 2020

EXCLUSIVE: The Met Police have come under fire after refusing to reveal where the royal’s protection team was on the day Virginia Giuffre – who was trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – claimed to have had sex with Andrew when she was 17. The Duke of York said he was at Pizza Express in Woking.

Police have come under fire for refusing to release details about Prince Andrew’s bodyguards’ movements on the night he allegedly had sex with a teenage girl.

Prince Andrew infamously claimed he was at Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey, on March 10, 2001 – the day he’s accused of having sex with Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, in London.

Virginia, who was 17 at the time, says she was trafficked by the prince’s paedophile billionaire pal, Jeffrey Epstein.

Mirror Online submitted a Freedom of Information Act request asking for details of his police bodyguards’ movements on that day – but the Met has knocked it back, claiming the information could put national security at risk and aid criminals.

“In my opinion the police are keen not to risk embarrassing the royals and are misusing legitimate exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to let themselves off the hook”?

And he continued: “The police are tasked with protecting the royals from physical harm, not from legitimate inquiry, criminal investigation or embarrassment.

“I hope this decision will be challenged as far it needs to go.”


BBC to air two-part documentary about Bishop Ball’s abuse

A NEW BBC documentary detailing the case of the serial abuser Peter Ball, a former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, and the decades-long battle of survivors to bring him to justice, is to be screened next week.

Ball was sentenced in 2015 to 32 months in prison for a series of offences, including misconduct in public office and indecent assault, more than 20 years after the first allegations against him were made (News, 7 October 2015). He served 16 months of his sentence. Further charges were allowed to lie on file. He died last year aged 87 (News, 24 June).

The two-part programme, Exposed: The Church’s dark secret, is to air on BBC2 on Monday and Tuesday nights after the watershed. It is expected to include testimonies from victims, police, and church officers, as well as dramatic reconstructions.

Darren Kemp, the programme’s executive producer, said on Friday: “Exposed: The Church’s darkest secret details the years of abuse faced by teenagers and young people at the hands of Peter Ball, and their campaign for justice, told primarily through the honest, unflinching testimony from survivors of his abuse, some of which is previously unheard.

“We wanted to make the programme to allow survivors to have a platform to tell their stories. We gained so much insight from them, not least about how systemic the abuse truly was and the long-lasting impact it still has on people to this day.”

The first hour-long episode will cover the Ball’s rise in the Church, his character, and how his power and influence allowed him to abuse young men unchallenged.

The second episode will focus on the battle survivors had to expose Ball. One of the stories will be that of the late Neil Todd. His disclosure of allegations against Ball in 1992 eventually led to the Bishop’s first arrest in 1992. Ball accepted a police caution and resigned. Mr Todd had been repeatedly abused by Ball during the 1980s and ’90s, and later took his own life.

It is understood that the C of E’s National Safeguarding Team has offered support to survivors and worked with the producers of the programme. A statement on Tuesday said: “We have supported a number of people, at their request, who have given interviews to the programme, but no official comment has been requested from the Church.”

The statement goes on to describe Ball’s actions as “a grievous abuse of trust”, and points out that the Archbishop of Canterbury had commissioned a review by Dame Moira Gibb into the Church’s handling of the case.

The documentary is expected to be heavily influenced by the Gibb report, An Abuse of Faith, which was published in 2017, and detailed the events and circumstances that eventually led to Ball’s imprisonment (News, 30 June 2017). The report strongly criticised the conduct of senior church leaders, including a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, for failing to respond to repeated expressions of concern and allegations against Ball.

The case was also the subject of a public hearing carried out by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in July 2018. The Inquiry, which has been investigating the extent to which the Anglican Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse, is due to produce its final report in the summer (News, 19 July 2018).

Twitter accused of aiding child abuse by allowing ‘explosion’ of online paedophile communities

9 Jan 2020


Twitter has been accused of aiding child abuse by allowing paedophiles to openly organise and form associations on its service.

The social network lets users discuss their “attraction towards minors” and talk about child abuse as a phenomenon as long as they do not “promote or glorify” actual child abuse “in any way”.

The result has been to create an online home for self-declared “non-offending” paedophiles, who often call themselves “minor-attracted persons” (MAPs) and declare their “age of attraction” in their user profiles.

‘Wicked’ ex-care home boss John Allen jailed over further historical child sex offences

The 78-year-old, already serving a life sentence sentence, has been convicted of eight further offences against boys

8 Jan 2020

Allen ran several Bryn Alyn community children’s homes based in the Wrexham area denied all 16 charges of indecent assault, two of illegal sex acts and two of trying to carry out other illegal sexual acts.

The jury found guilty him guilty of seven counts of indecent assault and one of a serious sexual offence against children who at the time had been placed in his care.

Letter sent to about secretive masonic-style clubs connected to and whether they should have register of members & interests. Also sent to and all bishops in House of Lords. Emails redacted.

MI5/Cabinet Office material related to Straubenzee – former President of Nobody’s which dines and hosts congratulatory speeches during the mint thins. One of the most exclusive and powerful dinner clubs in Britain.

Straubenzee in Nobody’s.
Sir Michael Havers also member. As Attorney General, he made sure the Hughes Inquiry into Kincora had a ludicrously restricted TOR. Armstrong received the MI5 files and passed them to Thatcher. All 3 men were Nobody’s.

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Peter Ball and Jonathan Fletcher. A toxic legacy?

…David Greenwood’s chronicle of the Peter Ball affair in a privately published book,Basically Innocent.  This appeared a day or two before Christmas.  It contains a factual and yet horrifying account of Ball’s abuses and the subsequent establishment cover-up of his behaviour.   Then on the 27th/28th came the extensive further Telegraph coverage of the Jonathan Fletcher affair.  The newspaper and the journalist Gabriella Swerling have evidently been working hard on the story since they published their first exposé about Fletcher back in June.  What they have produced is fascinating, not merely for the details of alleged abuses, but for the way that the paper has made many connections between individuals and institutions.

The stories about Ball and Fletcher have proved to be as much about institutional behaviour and misbehaviour as that of individuals.  Each man offended in the context of having a senior institutional role.  In neither case did the institutions involved seems capable of checking the behaviour of their senior representatives.  Nor did they show much remorse after the nefarious deeds had been exposed. These institutional failures will probably be what is remembered by history.   Individuals have been seriously harmed, not only by the actions of evil men, but by the subsequent failure of institutions that should have protected them and helped them to heal.

…the deceitful tricks used by Ball’s allies to harass and undermine those who accused him of wrongdoing. The then Bishop of Chichester, Dr Eric Kemp, oversaw a policy of non-cooperation and obstruction of the police in their legitimate enquiries. Questions of truth and falsehood and good and bad seemed not to play any part in his calculations. All that seemed to matter was a determination to protect ‘one of us’, Peter Ball, together with the good name of the institution that he had done so much to dishonour. Obstructing the pursuit of justice by a considerable number of distinguished Ball supporters is a key part of the Greenwood account.

…consistent pattern of spiritually exploitative manipulative behaviour that seemed designed merely to satisfy the narcissistic and sexual needs of the abuser.  But, once again the story is remarkable, not just for these actions but for the way that countless other people have been involved as bystanders or protectors.  Back in October I wrote a blog piece on Fletcher commenting on the fact that no fresh news since the Telegraph stories of June had emerged into the public domain on the scandal.  That said to me that large numbers of people in the Iwerne/ReNew/Church Society group had been ordered to keep quiet on the topic.

As far as I can determine, almost everybody in the ReNew/REFORM/Iwerne network knew Fletcher and this is particularly true of the leaders in that group. The leaders cannot have been ignorant of Fletcher’s style of ministry and his reputation for spiritually abusive behaviour. If they were surprised at the revelations and the 2017 withdrawal of his Permission to Officiate, why has there been no protestation to this effect? It was also extraordinary that an individual with a very high profile should suddenly almost disappear from any mention on the net. Someone with the authority to do so must have spent hours searching for online references to Fletcher and removing them one by one.

That piece of work has now been rendered void by the Telegraph reporting.  The publicity machines at both Church House and wherever the centre of ReNew is to be found will be working very hard this week-end to try and undo the enormous damage to the reputation of the Church that has been incurred by the Telegraph stories.

‘False Memory Syndrome’


29 Dec 2019

The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is officially dissolved tomorrow. It was launched 27 years ago, claiming that adults disclosing child sexual abuse were suffering from a “syndrome” of vivid false memories of abuse.

No such “syndrome” exists – it is, ironically enough, a false syndrome. The organization arose to contest law reform in the United States that expanded opportunities for sexual abuse survivors to pursue civil or criminal charges, and then quickly spread to other countries.

@jennykitzinger published a fantastic book in 2004 examining media sympathy and journalistic advocacy for the “false memory” movement throughout the 1990s.

Almost every CSA survivor that I’ve ever interviewed has discussed the destructive impact of widespread media coverage of “false memories” on their lives.

Abusive minister writing intimidating letters to victims telling them he is ‘praying for them’, it is revealed

CBE for Stephen Slack, recently-retired Chief Legal Advisor to the Church of England. In 2007 Slack advised bishops “not to apologise too fully to sex abuse victims”.

Jonathan Fletcher: son of a cabinet minister, village vicar, ‘gifted preacher’ and ‘acquaintance’ of abusive QC

Details have emerged of the allegations against the Revd Jonathan Fletcher, who was Minister of Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, from 1982 to 2012, and an influential figure among Evangelicals in the Church of England.


Born in 1942 to Lord Eric Fletcher, a Labour politician who served in Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s first government, Jonathan Fletcher was well-accustomed to mixing with the upper echelons of society. 

However it was not just the political elite which was familiar to Mr Fletcher, he was also revered

for his ferocious intelligence, “magnetic” personality and charisma. Such attributes were bolstered by his prestigious education at Repton School, which was also attended by Roald Dahl, and which has current annual boarding fees of around £35,000. All this, combined with his enthusiasm in mentoring young trainee ministers, ensured his reputation as a “gifted preacher”.

As a young man, Mr Fletcher went on to study at Hertford College at the University of Oxford where he received a BA in 1966. He later returned to the university to continue his studies at Wycliffe Hall, an Anglican theological training college.

In subsequent years he would serve in a governor-like role on the council for Wycliffe Hall, helping to ensure it ran smoothly in selecting staff and managing budgets. Until 2013 he was a director of Stowe School, a selective independent school with more than a dozen boarding houses.

Following his graduation, Fletcher continued to mix in privileged circles throughout his adult life. In 1983 he became a member of ‘Nobody’s Friends’ – the High Church private dining club for senior clerical and lay leaders which meets at Lambeth Palace, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

The club was founded in 1800 and over the years its membership has been comprised of many bishops, archbishops, headmasters of top schools, church lawyers, Tory peers, Admiralty and judicial figures as well as leaders of the House of Lords.

Nobody’s Friends has been criticised for facilitating a powerful ‘old-boys’’ network. Peter Ball, a former Anglican Bishop who was feted by Margaret Thatcher and friends with Prince Charles, was rumoured to be a member. 

Peter Ball with Prince Charles in 1992. The former Bishop’s victims, many of them teenage boys, described approaching him for spiritual guidance and being asked to strip naked, take cold showers while he watched, masturbate him, submit to beatings, or sleep naked with him.

His victims, many of them teenage boys, described approaching him for spiritual guidance and being asked to strip naked, take cold showers while he watched, masturbate him, submit to beatings, or sleep naked with him.

Last year the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) turned its attention to the diocese of Chichester, where abuse had been widespread. Due to the disgraced bishop’s influential and powerful connections, Ball’s case has been accused of being dealt special treatment and required the presence of multiple witnesses to answer the charge of a cover-up at the IICSA hearings.

Fletcher was the vicar at Emmanuel church in Wimbledon, southwest London, for 30 years from 1982 until 2012, which is where current allegations of spiritual abuse were levelled against him.

Prior to that he had also ministered at other high-profile churches including St Helens Bishopsgate and at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, which is more commonly known as The Round Church and is the city’s second oldest building. Today, as when Rev’d Fletcher served there, it is a church that attracts many young students.

However, Fletcher also held a myriad of other responsibilities and links in conservative evangelical circles in the UK, such as that with the Iwerne camps (the ministry of which was taken over, in 1997, by its successor organisation ‘The Titus Trust’).

Mr Fletcher attended the camps from the age of 14, in 1956 – and went on to become a regular speaker and dorm leader. Iwerne was led by his brother David, who was also the minister of St. Ebbes’ Church, Oxford.

One of the most powerful conservative groups within the Church of England is ‘ReNew’ – the brainchild of Rev. William Taylor of St. Helens, Bishopsgate.

ReNew grew out of a merger of ‘Church Society’ and ‘Reform’

The former society is an evangelical Anglican organisation aiming “to reform and renew the Church of England in biblical faith” and regularly published materials promoting Mr Fletcher’s vision for the Church. The latter held Mr Fletcher as a trustee and senior leader.

Mr Fletcher was also a co-founder of the Proclamation Trust, a charity which has trained many ministers now serving within the Church and has hosted lectures and apprenticeships for students. The former vicar often had the young apprentices living with him while serving at his church.

The conservative movement has led the opposition to the ministry of women and homosexuals within the Church. For decades, Mr Fletcher has been at the heart of its senior leadership.

Yet it is the Iwerne Christian summer camps where it is claimed that he first met some of his alleged victims. Both Fletcher brothers were well known to participants and would regularly frequent the religious camps.


Jonathan Smyth QC was chair of the Iwerne Trust, which ran the summer camps, during the 1970s and 80s. Smyth was later accused of subjecting young boys to vicious sadomasochistic beatings. However, he died of a heart attack aged 77 in August 2018.

The part-time judge and Church of England lay reader was due to be extradited to the UK from his home in Cape Town to be interviewed by Hampshire police about the allegations that he had administered beatings to boys at his home. The force opened an investigation in 2017 into the claims following an exposé by Channel 4 News.

The Iwerne Trust invited boys and young men from public schools and top universities to attend holiday camps, which aimed to ensure that future generations of the establishment were committed Christians.

A then unpublished report commissioned by the Iwerne Trust in 1982 described Smyth’s “horrific” beatings of teenage boys. However, even then, he was not reported to the police. The report was commissioned by Jonathan Fletcher’s brother, Rev’d David Fletcher.

Smyth moved to Zimbabwe in 1984, after allegations emerged that he had beaten 22 young men in his garden shed in Winchester, having persuaded them it would help purge them of their sins. The anti-gay campaigner had handed out up to 800 lashes to numerous males, some so severe the victims were left bleeding.

It was not until 2017 when the allegations of abuse emerged.

Smyth later relocated to Cape Town. Six months before his death, he was removed as a leader of his local church following claims of inappropriate behaviour and a “heavy-handed style of leadership”.

Also present at the Iwerne Camps was the current Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, who worked as a ‘dormitory officer’.

After the allegations against Smyth emerged, at the time, the Archbishop said he had been “completely unaware” of any abuse by Smyth when he worked at the camps, and that he first knew of the allegations in 2013.

He recalled Smyth as “a charming, delightful, very clever, brilliant speaker”, but said he “wasn’t in his inner circle”. He also issued an “unreserved and unequivocal” apology on behalf of the Church of England, admitting that it had “failed terribly” to tackle institutional abuse.

Another abuser at the Iwerne camps is known to have been the deceased Simon Doggart. He went on to be headmaster of Caldicott preparatory school in Buckinghamshire. Mr Fletcher attended his funeral.


This summer The Telegraph unmasked Jonathan Fletcher as the leading Church minister who had been banned from preaching following allegations of abuse.

In 2017 he was stripped of his Church preaching powers by the Bishop of Southwark after complaints were made to Emmanuel Church. Rev’d Vaughan Roberts, director of the Proclamation Trust, responded by sharing some information about Mr Fletcher’s activities, at the organisation’s annual conference for ministers. Mr Roberts was himself a leader on the Iwerne/Titus Trust camps, and leads the church previously run by Rev’d David Fletcher.

However despite having his permission to officiate (PTO) – a Church licence to practice – revoked two-years-ago, this newspaper revealed that Mr Fletcher had continued to travel around the world giving sermons.

He had repeatedly flouted his preaching ban to speak around the world and travelled throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand giving talks.

Southwark Diocese confirmed that the allegations centred around a “risk of him behaving towards vulnerable adults who may be seeking his spiritual guidance in a manner which may be harmful”.

He later admitted subjecting a prayer group to naked beatings as “light-hearted forfeits” if they failed to maintain “healthy and holy living”in a “system of mutual encouragement”.

Mr Fletcher’s alleged victims claim that such beatings are reminiscent of those which Smyth administered to his young victims. Following The Telegraph’s revelations in June that Jonathan Fletcher had been spiritually abusing vulnerable adults, he told this newspaper that Smyth was “an acquaintance”.

Yet now he faces allegations of “similarities” with this acquaintance; not only did he abuse his position of trust, but also engaged in beatings and spiritual abuse.

Mr Fletcher retired as a minister before allegations were lodged against him five years later, triggering a police investigation.

Since complaints were made in 2017, the Church has received further allegations against Mr Fletcher in September 2018. Again officers concluded that a police investigation was not required.

After the allegations emerged, Mr Fletcher was asked and agreed to withdraw from all aspects of his ministry and urged to not attend his former church.

Today The Telegraph has published the first interviews with his alleged victims who claim they were subjected to repeated sexually inappropriate comments and questions about masturbation, intimate massages, beatings, ice baths, bullying and intimidation over a number of years. Mr Fletcher has said he is “deeply, deeply sorry for anybody that I have hurt or harmed in any way,” adding that “anything that happened was totally consensual and non-sexual”


Earlier this month, Thirtyone: eight, the UK’s only independent Christian safeguarding charity, announced a review concerning Jonathan Fletcher and Emmanuel Church.

The church commissioned the independent project, which is expected to report findings by May 2020.

“The review will enable the voices of those impacted by the behaviour of Jonathan Fletcher to be expressed, heard and considered alongside other contextual information and concerns from other relevant sources,” a spokesman said.

After the allegations against Mr Fletcher emerged this summer, the church asked victims to come forward and share their testimonies. It is understood that these will now be passed to the charity for inclusion in its review. It is expected to be published by May 2020.

‘Victims’ of Church of England preacher reveal allegations of naked beatings, ice baths and massages

26 Dec 2019

One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical figures could face a criminal investigation, as victims of his abuse spoke out for the first time about being subjected to naked ice baths, beatings and massages.

Rev Jonathan Fletcher, 77, was banned from preaching after it emerged that he had “spiritually abused” vulnerable adults at the London church where he used to minister, the Daily Telegraph revealed in June.

Now five alleged victims – all men who wish to remain anonymous – have come forwards to detail the spiritual, psychological and physical abuse they claim to have suffered.

A number of Mr Fletcher’s alleged victims are also seeking legal advice to explore grounds for a criminal investigation amid claims that Mr Fletcher abused his power.

This is the same charge faced by the late disgraced bishop Peter Ball – a friend of Prince Charles who was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing 18 young men over three decades. He admitted charges of indecent assault and misconduct in a public office.

Fletcher was a leading evangelical figurehead within the Church of England as well as vicar of Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, south-west London, from 1982 until his retirement in 2012.

Despite being stripped of his Church powers by the Bishop of Southwark in 2017 after allegations against him emerged, the former vicar repeatedly flouted the ban and travelled throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand giving talks.

Mr Fletcher has since admitted to subjecting a prayer group to naked beatings as “light-hearted forfeits” if they failed to maintain “healthy and holy living”.

Victims have now told The Telegraph they were subjected to repeated sexually inappropriate comments and questions about masturbation, intimate massages, beatings, ice baths, bullying and intimidation over a number of years.

Some claimed they were beaten in what was referred to as “six of the best with a gym shoe on a bare backside”. Mr Fletcher also allegedly asked to be beaten in mutual punishment for watching pornography or masturbating.

He allegedly told one victim: ‘I’m afraid I have not fulfilled promises [about not masturbating] weeks ago, it happened on this occasion,’ before asking to be beaten.

All alleged victims told The Telegraph that despite reporting their concerns to Emmanuel Church, where he was something of a “benign dictator”, their concerns were neither taken seriously nor acted upon.

The five men described their former vicar as “charming” and a “magnetic” “gifted preacher” “with a good sense of humour”.

Yet they also believe he was “manipulative and controlling” and sat “as judge, jury and executioner on whether you were fit for ministry” – a combination of characteristics which resulted in, they allege, an abuse of his power.

Some of the five men also claimed that Fletcher performed oil-based naked or partially-clothed massages on them – or requested them to massage him – and insisted that they join him in a naked sauna which made them feel “uncomfortable”.

They also alleged that he would “humiliate” and make derogatory comments about peoples’ bodies, and that staff meetings at Emmauel Church were intimidating and “laden with homoerotic” nicknames for the former vicar.

One man said that the former minister’s actions left him “feeling dirty, ashamed” and “mistrustful” of others.

Another said the abuse left him feeling like “a neglected and abused dog”. “The bullying and damage it did to my confidence was the hardest part,” another added.

“While you’re there you see the influence and the power Jonathan has and he has all his connections, up and down the country…

“We don’t feel that we can go anywhere, basically,” he added. “There’s no one high up that we trust, basically…

“We desperately want the truth to be told. We want the truth to come out so that victims can feel free to tell their story as well.”

Another added: “As much as we don’t want to wash our dirty laundry in public, sometimes it is necessary to speak openly about wrongdoing in order to comfort victims in their distress and to encourage others to come forward so that the full extent of what’s happened can be addressed.”

The claims surrounding Fletcher have previously triggered a police investigation, but the Diocese of Southwark said that officers concluded there were no grounds for further action.

One alleged victim said last night: “There should be a criminal investigation into not only Jonathan’s activities but also how witnesses have been silenced.”

Richard Scorer, specialist abuse lawyer at Slater & Gordon, who acts for many victims of abuse by clergy, as well as one alleged victim of Mr Fletcher, said: “Fletcher’s behaviour over many years has been profoundly abusive and harmful.

“I believe that those who have been harmed by him are likely to have legal claims against the church which harboured and promoted him. I urge all who have been affected to come forward and tell their stories including to the review process”.

A spokeswoman for Emmanuel Church said that it has commissioned an independent review concerning Fletcher and the church to be undertaken by the safeguarding organisation, .

Alleged victims are being encouraged to participate in the review, and the findings are expected to be published by May.

“The review will enable the voices of those impacted by Jonathan Fletcher to be expressed, heard and considered alongside other contextual information and concerns from other relevant sources,” the spokeswoman added.

Fletcher denied allegations that he humiliated people and made derogatory comments about their appearances.

However he said that massages and beatings were consensual and that he never gave ice baths, but did “very, very, very rarely” give “a cold bath”. “Anything that happened was totally consensual and non-sexual,” he added. “The punishments were a) consensual, and b) mutual.”

Jonathan Fletcher Timeline

1956: Fletcher attends his first Iwerne Christian summer camp, aged 14

1968: Fletcher’s brother, Rev David Fletcher, takes over leadership of the Iwerne camps

1968-72: Fletcher becomes curate at Christ Church, Enfield

1972-76: Fletcher becomes Curate at the Round Church, Cambridge

1974: John Smyth QC began chairing the Iwerne Trust

1976: Fletcher left the Round Church for St. Helens, Bishopsgate

1982: The Ruston Report written by David Fletcher reveals Smyth’s abuse. This was an internal report circulated among Iwerne Trustees.

1982: Fletcher and Smyth spoke together on a Iwerne camp

1982: Fletcher becomes vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon

1983: Fletcher elected to Nobody’s Friends, a private dining club at Lambeth Palace

1984: Smyth moves to Zimbabwe

1997: Iwerne Trust becomes Titus Trust. Rev David Fletcher becomes its trustee.

2002: Smyth moves to South Africa

2012: Fletcher retires as vicar of Emmanuel Church

October 2015: Peter Ball, the disgraced former Anglican bishop who was sent to prison for sexual offences against 18 young men, was jailed. He served 16 months of his 32 month sentence. He is the first cleric to be convicted of misconduct in public office and indecent assault.

February 2017: Fletcher stripped of his Permission to Officiate (PTO). Channel 4 reveals abuse by Smyth.

August 2018: Smyth dies

June 2019: The Telegraph unmasks Fletcher as the leading Church of England preacher stripped of his PTO amid allegations that he spiritually abused vulnerable adults

December 2019: The independent Christian charity, Thirtyone:eight, is commissioned by Emmanuel Church to undertake an independent lessons learnt review concerning Jonathan Fletcher and Emmanuel Church. The findings will be published by May 2020.



Fifth coach accused of child sex abuse at Celtic Boys Club

Dec 23, 2019

A fifth coach at Celtic FC’s feeder club has been accused of child sex abuse, The Times can disclose.

Four senior figures at Celtic Boys Club have been convicted of molesting dozens of young players over four decades.

Now Lyness Malley, a former coach and official with the boys’ club, has been accused of repeatedly abusing a young player at Barrowfield, a Glasgow training ground owned by the senior club.

Mr Malley, 81, strongly denies the claims, insisting that they are malicious and motivated by a desire for revenge after he dropped his accuser from his team. He accepted that he had regularly massaged the thighs of his players with oil but said there was no sexual motivation behind it. He said that he had never touched boys inappropriately.

Civil action is being prepared against Celtic FC over its alleged failure to protect the boy from abuse, said to have taken place in 1969 and 1970.

A number of further court summonses are due to be served against Celtic FC by Thompsons solicitors, which is representing about 20 abuse survivors, early next year.

Mr Malley, who served over decades as a coach, treasurer and minutes secretary with the boys’ club, was interviewed by police in connection with the allegations but the case did not proceed because of a lack of corroboration — an essential requirement in Scots law.

Thompsons alleges that Celtic FC failed to carry out “suitable and sufficient checks” on youth coaches and did not monitor them appropriately.

While expressing “regret and sorrow” for the victims, Celtic FC has refused to accept responsibility for abuse, where found, within the boys’ club — insisting it was an entirely separate organisation.

Mr Malley said he had always acted appropriately with the children. “I’m not that type of person,” he told The Times. “I have done nothing wrong.”

Mr Malley, who also held a senior position with the Scottish Youth Club Association, added that he had no memory of his accuser.

In February Frank Cairney, 83, former manager of the boys’ club, was convicted of sexually abusing young footballers and was jailed. He had his sentence reduced last month.

In May Jim McCafferty, 73, a former Celtic FC kit man and boys’ club coach, admitted 12 child sexual abuse charges and was jailed for six years.

Last year Gerald King, 66, one-time chairman of the boys’ club was convicted of abusing four boys and a girl. Jim Torbett, 71, who helped to found it, was jailed for six years.

Mr Malley, who was involved with the feeder club from 1969 until the late 1980s, said he had no inkling that systematic abuse had been taking place.

Thompsons solicitors urged abuse victims to come forward. Celtic FC did not respond to a request for comment.

Clare Bronfman, Nxivm financier, has sentencing postponed

December 19, 2019

A Brooklyn federal judge informed Seagram heiress and Nxivm financier Clare Bronfman Thursday that he’s considering giving her more prison time than recommended under federal guidelines — and postponed her scheduled Jan. 8 sentencing date.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis on Thursday pushed Bronfman’s sentencing date to Feb. 14 after informing her attorneys that he might put her behind bars for longer than the recommended 21 to 27 months.

Bronfman pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to harbor immigrants for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification.

Garaufis did not provide an explanation as to why he is considering a harsher sentence for Bronfman, although he has discretion under the law to give her up to 25 years in prison.

Her attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Bronfman copped to a guilty plea days before Nxivm cult founder Keith Raniere went on trial for racketeering, sex-trafficking and other charges.

She did not testify against Raniere, who will face a minimum of 15 years in prison when he appears for sentencing on Jan. 17, 2020.

Raniere co-founded Nxivm in the 1990s as a self-help organization. But in 2015, he formed DOS, a secret society within the group intended to exalt Raniere’s teachings — and to provide him with sex slaves.

On Thursday, prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn requested that victims be allowed to provide impact statements during sentencing proceedings for Raniere, Bronfman, Nxivm bookkeeper Kathy Russell and Nxivm members Allison Mack — the former “Smallville” actress — Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman.

Bronfman, 40, is the youngest daughter of Seagram liquor chairman and billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr.

Clare Bronfman, who never earned a high-school degree, had a previous career as an elite equestrian show jumper and is partial owner of an island in Fiji.

Richard Branson with Sara Bronfman – Sex cult Nxivm ‘partied on Richard Branson’s private island .

She and her sister, Sara, fell in with Raniere — who went by the moniker “Vanguard” within the organization — through the group’s “Executive Success Program” workshops.

Clare Bronfman eventually used her family fortune to bankroll the group, prosecutors alleged, and aided Raniere by paying off his credit-card debt and helping him get an illegal immigrant into the US.

All defendants except Raniere have consented to allowing the victims to address the court without disclosing their identities.

Raniere’s attorneys did not immediately respond to a request to comment on why he has objected to the request.

Filed under cults nxivm sentencing sexual abuse


Controversial barrister suspended for two years over ‘obscene’ tweets

Barbara Hewson banned from practice over foul-mouthed social media posts

A controversial barrister has been suspended for two years for “obscene” and “abusive” language on social media.

Barbara Hewson, formerly of 1 Gray’s Inn Square, was found by a disciplinary tribunal to have breached professional misconduct rules in her tweeting and blogging.

A Bar Standards Board (BSB) spokesperson said that the decision “demonstrates the serious consequences that can arise from such offensive and abusive behaviour online”.

Hewson, a civil liberties and public law specialist, has long courted controversy with her views on child sexual abuse and confrontational manner in expressing them. In a 2013 blog post, she called the Operation Yewtree investigation into historic sex offences “a far graver threat to society than anything Jimmy Savile ever did”.

Her social media activity has drawn attention for many years. In 2015, Legal Cheek reported several examples of tweets sent from Hewson’s Twitter account telling people to “grow up you cunt” and “get off my tits, you cunts”.

Hewson has engaged in a particularly heated online dispute with family barrister Sarah Phillimore, initially about child protection issues but which quickly turned personal. Phillimore went to the police in 2017 and lodged several complaints with the BSB.

The police subsequently issued Hewson with a Prevention of Harassment Letter, which she unsuccessfully challenged by way of judicial review. However, she did secure libel damages from the Mail Online after the website accepted that it had incorrectly reported the allegations about her.

Phillimore has said that Hewson’s past behaviour included telling her “fuck off” and calling her a “nasty C**t” and “continually making references to my daughter when she knows full well that her tweets are ‘liked’ and ‘retweeted’ by at least one convicted and unrepentant paedophile”.

The BSB has not published any details of what exactly led to the suspension, referring only to “a series of tweets between 2017 and 2019” and a recent blog post. These, it said, were:

“Seriously offensive, abusive and publicly disparaging towards another barrister, including some which were directed at that barrister’s competence and reputation; obscene or seriously offensive in terms of the language used; and disparaging of the BSB’s regulatory process thereby undermining public trust and confidence in that process and thus in the profession.”

Phillimore tweeted: “I hope she uses the time to reflect and can return to practice and do some good. She’s done precious little these last four years”.

A BSB spokesperson said:

“As the tribunal found, and Ms Hewson accepted, a barrister’s actions on social media can diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in individual barristers and the profession. The tribunal’s decision to suspend her from practice for two years demonstrates the serious consequences that can arise from such offensive and abusive behaviour online.”

The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.


Barbara Hewson was today sentenced to a 2-year suspension based on only a fraction of the accusations made against her. Had @barstandards taken into account her evil treatment of the family of Katrice Lee, I’m sure it would have been disbarment.

Hewson and contained and reduced this to what they could sell to the public as a spat between two barristers whilst at the same time providing her and her counsel with a platform to disparage and slander those who she has has traduced over the years.

Thread on Barbara Hewson’s Bar Standards Board Tribunal


Barrister brands mum of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne as ‘brain damaged’ in online rant

Human rights lawyer Barbara Hewson has been referred to the Bar Standards Board over the trolling of anti-paedophile crusader who suffered a stroke

A BARRISTER branded child abuse campaigner Sara Payne “brain damaged” in an online rant.

Human rights lawyer Barbara Hewson trolled the mum of murdered schoolgirl Sarah on Twitter.

Ms Hewson, 56, who prides herself on her controversial online presence, was accused of trolling a number of child sex abuse victims earlier this year.

And she got a police harassment warning last March after a complaint by fellow lawyer Sarah Phillimore.

“…are you the Barbara Hewson that’s stated that CSA survivors are “mucho whingers”??

Barbara Hewson: that I have done honey


12 Dec 2019

“Barbara Hewson has been suspended from practice for two years. Her tweets & blog were found to be seriously offensive, abusive & publicly disparaging towards another barrister, obscene or seriously offensive in terms of the language used, and disparaging of the BSB’s processes”.

Tribunal chairman says that Barbara Hewson’s online comments about a 14-year-old girl [Sarah Phillimore’s daughter] was “an extremely worrying aspect of this case.”

He adds: “There has been no satisfactory explanation.

Tribunal chairman puts it to Barbara Hewson’s counsel that her tweets about a 14-year-old girl would inevitably have triggered fear in the girl.

Dec 15 2019

A senior officer at the police watchdog which oversaw a probe into Nick’s claims about a VIP paedophile ring has been suspended.

Jonathan Green is alleged to have had an extra-marital affair with a junior colleague.

He headed up an inquiry that cleared five detectives of misconduct after Scotland Yard’s botched investigation into claims made by Carl Beech.


Sir Ron Brierley reportedly arrested at Sydney airport, charged with possession of child pornography

17 December 2019

Sir Ron Brierley in 1998, left, and in 1988, right.

One of New Zealand’s wealthiest and most respected businessmen, Sir Ron Brierley, has reportedly been arrested at Sydney Airport and charged with possession of child pornography.

The 82 year old corporate raider – who founded R A Brierley Investments, New Zealand’s largest listed company until the 1987 crash – has sat on numerous company boards in his home country, in Australia and the UK.

When in Sydney, he resides in Australia’s most expensive street, Point Piper’s Wolseley Road.

According to NSW Police, detectives from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the possession of child abuse material in the local area in August.

Laptop searched

On Tuesday, an 82 year old was stopped by Australian Border Force officers at Mascot airport about 6.30 am while trying to board a plane for Fiji, police said.

“The man’s carry-on luggage was searched before the contents of his laptop and electronic storage devices were reviewed, which are alleged to have contained large amounts of child abuse material,” the police statement said.

“The Point Piper man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with six counts of possess child abuse material.”



“Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ rule in sex abuse cases” – so will the Pope now give @InquiryCSA the information it asked for? I suspect not

Abuse headteacher left estate to ex-council leader and priest to clear his name after death

16 December 2019

A paedophile headmaster gave half his estate to an ex-leader of Islington Council in the hope it could be used to clear his name, the Gazette can reveal.

Derek Slade died in March 2016 while serving a 21-year sentence at Norwich Prison for the physical and sexual abuse of boys.

Slade admitted to more than 50 charges including sexual assault, beatings and child pornography at private schools in Norfolk and Suffolk, between 1978 and 1983, at Ipswich Crown Court in February 2010.

Derek Sawyer, a former Islington Council leader and Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency agent until March 2010, had helped set up one of the schools with Slade.

Slade later led Sawyer to believe that he had assumed a new identity legitimately. Mr Sawyer later helped Slade find work in schools abroad under his new identity, after Slade’s earlier conviction for physically assaulting boys in 1986.

After the 2010 conviction, Mr Sawyer said in 2011 that the pair had had only “intermittent” contact over 40 years and he had been “taken in and used”.

Islington Council leader, Derek Sawyer, and then-chair of social services Sandy Marks at a 1993 press conference on the first report into child abuse in the Islington’s care homes. Picture: Evening Standard

Documents that have now been seen by the Gazette show he inherited half the convicted paedophile’s money, possessions and belongings after he died.

When asked for comment, Derek Sawyer told the Gazette: “I have always made it clear that I utterly condemn Derek Slade’s behaviour and the crimes for which he was convicted, which I find abhorrent.

“I had no involvement with the drawing up of the will. I had not seen it before Slade’s death and did not know its contents. The will was handed to a firm of solicitors to deal with.”

Most of the money went towards legal costs, Mr Sawyer said – and, as Slade had instructed, looking into the possibility of an appeal.

The two executors in Slade’s willwere Mr Sawyer, whose signature is on the 2012 document, and the Rev Robin Sanders, a former deputy head at the Suffolk boarding school who went on to become a Catholic priest.

A 2012 report by the Prison Ombudsman into Slade’s death noted that one of them, described as a “friend” named as Slade’s next of kin, also regularly visited him in prison.

The Rev Sanders confirmed this was him. In 2010, he said, “I was very shocked by what was revealed about Mr Slade, condemn utterly his behaviour and deplore what his victims suffered.”

But he added: “Especially in view of the long time he faced in prison I did not consider it right to break contact with him.”

In his hand-written will, Slade had written: “Whereas my blood and familial relatives have renounced contact and ties with me… I hereby instruct my executors to ensure that none of my relatives benefit in any way whatsoever from my estate.”

He asked them to sell his house in Burton-on-Trent, with leftover cash to be used to try to clear his name. The property sold for £95,000 in late 2017.

Slade wrote: “…if my appeal to have some of my convictions quashed have not been completed successfully… the monies shall be utilised to pursue my case”.

The paedophile asked to be cremated and for his ashes to be scattered in international waters.

He also directed for £1,000 to be given to an organisation only named as “the 1996 Society” and be spent within 12 months “solely for good living”.

When asked what this referred to, Mr Sawyer said: “The 1996 Society does not exist.”

Derek Sawyer, now 70, was the leader of Islington Council between 1992 and 1994, when inquiries into the child sex abuse scandal at Islington’s care homes were first taking place.

He went on to become chairman of the London Courts Board and was a founding member of Islington’s local policing board, a trustee of charity Crime Concern and director of youth offending charity Catch-22.

He also set up a book publishing company with Slade, Oriflamme Publishing Limited, which is still operating from Mr Sawyer’s house in Finsbury Park.

It is understood that despite still co-owning the company, Mr Sawyer is not profiting from it and Slade did not receive royalties in prison.

Mr Sawyer also wrote a job reference for Slade under his false name, Edward Marsh, which helped him gain a senior position at a school in Swaziland.

Dr Liz Davies, who heads the 200-strong Islington Survivors’ Network, said she had contacted Islington Council’s head of safeguarding and local authority designated officer with concerns about Mr Sawyer and Slade’s relationship in 2016.

She said: “ISN raised the issue when we became aware of the reference. They had sight of this but there was no interest whatsoever.”

Boris Johnson parties with girlfriend Carrie Symonds as he celebrates historic election victory alongside A-list celebrities Mick Jagger, Anna Friel, Princess Beatrice… and even ex-PM David Cameron and wife Samantha

The Prime Minister, 55, walked side by side with his 31-year-old girlfriend as he arrived at a private London residence for a Christmas party held by Russian tycoon and owner of the Evening Standard Evgeny Lebedev.

Wearing the same suit he was seen in while addressing the country from the steps of 10 Downing Street, Mr Johnson was joined by a host of other famous faces including Sir Bob Geldof, David Hasselhoff and Jemima Goldsmith.

Last night’s London party was packed with notable guests from the worlds of showbusiness and politics including actress Sadie Frost, model Lily Cole and journalist Rachel Johnson, the PM’s sister – who yesterday admitted to never having met Ms Symonds.

Princess Beatrice and her husband to be Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were also at the event, along with Princess Eugenie

Former Labour MP Peter Mandelson who masterminded Tony Blair’s landslide election win in 1997, was also there

Last night’s star-studded Christmas party line-up included: Daisy Lowe, Matt Smith, Jemima Goldsmith and Sadie Frost with boyfriend Darren Strowger, Anna Friel, artist Tracey Emin,and author and comedian David Walliams, Lord Freddie Windsor and wife Sophie Winkleman attended the Christmas party, along with model Lily Cole, comedian Eddie Izzard, who joined Labour candidates on the campaign trail during the election campaign,


Epstein friend Peter Mandelson:

Peter Mandelson lobbied Tony Blair for alleged paedophile Lord Janner to receive a peerage.”

Janner was “elevated to the House of Lords 6yrs after being publicly accused of child sex abuse in a high-profile court case.


Hang on, isn’t that guest speaker at Arcuri’s InnoTech Summit with BoJo our dear friend Alexander ‘Lord’ Carlile? The man who rushed to the defence of the paedophile Greville Janner and shared an office with Cyril Smith?

Paul Boateng with Michael Jackson (in Epstein’s black book), Mossad’s Uri Geller, Greville Janner and David Blaine (in Epstein’s black book)

Fraudster Gerald Ronson and his wife Gail had several listings in Epstein’s black book, although Gail denies having met him. Gerald – VP of NSPCC and friend of Greville Janner – is related to Leon Brittan of Barnes Common and Malcolm Cash-for-Access Rifkind of Dunblane.

One family Together charity
Honorary Patrons:
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks,
Lord Janner of Braunstone,
Professor Alan Dershowitz (Epstein friend and alleged abuser)
Dame Gail & Gerald Ronson (in Epstein’s black book)
Board Members: 
Gerald Ronson’s father Henry Ronson/Immanuel College
JMI Jewish Music Institute


Jarvis Astaire OBE,
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (he & wife Lynn de Forrester Rothschild closely linked to Jeffrey Epstein)
Leopold de Rothschild CBE
Lord and Lady Brittan of Spennithorne (accused of child abuse)
Lord Janner of Braunstone (accused of child abuse)



Peter Morris Oppenheimer

24 Nov 1992 15 Dec 2001

Lord Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild

24 Nov 1992 15 Dec 2001

Lord Daniel William Finkelstein

18 Jan 2005 06 Mar 2006

Edgar Miles Bronfman (family linked to Jeffrey Epstein and Rothschilds)

31 Dec 1991 25 Jan 1996

Lord Greville Ewan Janner

31 Dec 1991 30 Dec 1994

Epstein shows how Israel runs child abuse rings: 40 Friends of Israel who made the unthinkable real

Following the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, Barrister Barbara Hewson has suggested lowering the age of consent to 13 and waiving anonymity for complainants in an effort to stop the “persecution of old men” in a May 8th article for the online publication Spiked.


Barrister son Daniel Janner

@Barbara Hewson pleased to be following your important tweets. Daniel Janner


Daniel Janner: Looking forward to Boris splaffing IICSA up the wall.


Boris Johnson has said that spending police budgets on historical child abuse is “spaffing money up the wall”.


Anyone who can use the term for “ejaculating up” in the same sentence as Child Sexual Abuse has no morality or decency. Obviously they have never listened to – & heard – a survivor who, as a child, was raped by a man. Or if they have, they live in sympathy with the man


Boris Johnson has said that spending police budgets on historical child abuse is “spaffing money up the wall”.


Silver spoon: The power and privilege of Britain’s private schools


On Johnsons’ education at Pederasty Towers “It was a textbook case of a child who had been ruptured from her family, neglected and all the rest of it… [but] we rationalise it by saying ‘it never did me any harm’ – right until we actually decide it did.”

We tumbled to it quite late that actually we’d been in an institution that was rife with abuse,” says Rachel Johnson.We’d normalised it in our heads for so long.”

Johnson, a journalist and author, daughter of a politician and an artist, and younger sister of the UK foreign secretary Boris, went (for complicated and eccentric Johnson-family reasons) to a boys’ prep school, Ashdown, the same as her brother.


Downside boarding school monk ‘ignored abuse of pupil’

  • 12 December 2019

A former pupil of a catholic boarding school said the “terrible” bullying he suffered from other pupils was ignored by a monk at the nearby abbey.

Downside School in Stratton-on-the-Fosse in Somerset was until recently closely affiliated with Downside Abbey, and some of the teachers were monks.

The ex-pupil, identified only as Jason, said the monk failed to protect him from the mental and physical “abuse”.

Downside apologised for the past and said it was committed to safeguarding.

The abuse took place within the past 30 years.

‘Zero friends’

The abbey said Jason’s allegations were taken seriously and that staff did address any risk to children.

Jason said: “I was subject to a game called the jungle game where they would tie you [up]. Someone would shout the name of an animal, eg an elephant, they would punch you as hard as an elephant on your chest.”

“[The monk] saw nine times out of 10 what I was going through. He would never help, would never talk to me.

“No-one I could go to for help. I had zero friends.

“To me the safeguarding protection of a child under him never existed in my time at the school but I wasn’t going to let him win.”

‘Very concerning’

The BBC wanted to name the monk, who remained at the abbey, but the abbey fought hard to prevent this.

Jason said he thought the monk should have been removed straight away to protect other children.

Child protection consultant Joanna Nicolas said regulation of private schools was “not nearly as strict or rigorous as that which regulates the state sector and that is very concerning”.

“Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of the school to take action,” she said.

“What we know, with independent schools is you have a much greater consideration of reputation.

“You also have many parents who are extremely powerful individuals and wealthy individuals and all of that affects our response to protecting those children, which it absolutely shouldn’t.”

‘Predatory’ ex-care home boss John Allen found guilty of more child sex offences

10 DEC 2019

The offences were said to have taken place in North Wales care homes between 1976 and 1984, and the court heard one of the complainants died of a drug overdose in 2016.

Allen was managing director of Bryn Alyn Community Care Homes, which operated 11 facilities for boys in the Wrexham area between 1968 and 1990.

In Prince Andrew Scandal, Prince Charles Emerges as Monarch-in-Waiting

After a public-relations debacle stirred questions about the role of Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales is asserting a newfound authority in British royal affairs.

Prince Charles, moves aggressively to assert his control, most conspicuously in trying to mop up the recent scandal that engulfed his younger brother, Prince Andrew.

In an editorial under the headline “Shadow King,” the Times argued that the monarchy “needs a firmer grip at the center.” “This can only come from Prince Charles,” it said. “Although he has faced his own set of scandals, he has already taken on a greater role and can do more, in effect acting as king-in-waiting.”

“They’ve moved swiftly to sort it out in the coldblooded and ruthless way they have,” Mr. Low said.

“The monarchy is beyond reproach,” said Mr. Johnson, who has faced questions about his own peccadilloes.

In Prince Andrew Scandal, Prince Charles Emerges as Monarch-in-Waiting

Jennifer Arcuri claims Boris Johnson was angry when he became foreign secretary because he could no longer visit her home

Prime minister’s ‘friend’ says it is always the woman who is criticised ‘when you have an affair with an older man’


Jennifer Arcuri says Boris Johnson was “pissed [off]” when he was made foreign secretary because tougher security meant he could not visit her home.

In a frank interview, the model-turned-entrepreneur says their relationship continued after he stepped down as mayor of London and became a cabinet minister – and that they were in touch as recently as July.

Ms Arcuri also comes closer than before to confirming a sexual relationship, saying it is always the woman who is criticised “when you have an affair with an older man”.

The revelation that the relationship continued until 2016 is significant because the prime minister has to provide a timeline of his contact with Ms Arcuri.

An inquiry into whether rules were broken because it amounted to a conflict of interest – after she received £126,000 of public money – appears to have been delayed until after the general election, prompting anger.

Ms Arcuri, 34, speaking to The Times, said the pair would recite Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29, together “like a weird sense of foreplay”. It begins: “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes.”

She revealed she visited Mr Johnson’s family home while he was married to his ex-wife, Marina Wheeler, saying: “I admire Marina. I don’t know how she put up with it for as long as she did.

“But from my understanding they were two separate people living in a house. Whatever was between them had long gone and it wasn’t because of me.

“It wasn’t that I was putting him in a position where it’s either me or her, because I recognised he had a family, a life.”

The pair met in 2011, when Ms Arcuri says she joked with him that David Cameron, then prime minister, was stealing a march by making technology announcements affecting London.

I didn’t know the extent of the competitiveness between a boy named Boris and a boy named Dave,” she told The Times.

When, in 2012, Mr Johnson asked how they could keep in touch, Ms Arcuri says she said: “Why don’t you just call me?” He later sent her a text saying, “Boris calling Jennifer.”

She said: “A friend said, ‘You can’t have Boris on your phone. Call him Alex the Great.’ I didn’t even know then his name was Alexander.”

During their first encounter alone, in a hotel bar, he asked her: “Were you a model? You are absolutely beautiful. I can see you being a model and actress.”

She said: “He had complimented me but it was not sleazy in any way,” adding: “I knew where he was going with wanting to pursue me. I am not stupid.

“People had mentioned he wants to sleep with you and I said, ‘No, he doesn’t. He is just so enthralled with my mind.’”

Mountbatten book author seeks more transparency over child sex allegations

November 28 2019

The author of a book on Lord Mountbatten has hit out at the secrecy that continues to surround allegations about the murdered royal and child sex abuse at a time when the public is demanding greater openness over such claims.

Andrew Lownie lashed out at both the British and Irish states for refusing to publish files which he claims tell the truth about the exploitation of young, vulnerable boys in Kincora House by the powerful and mighty in society in the 1970s.

He contrasted demands for transparency and the public interest in recent allegations about Prince Andrew and the wall of official silence that surrounds persistent claims about Mountbatten.

He said: “Why do we never hear the same demands for disclosure about the cover-up of Lord Mountbatten’s death and the involvement of the state in suppressing the trafficking and sexual exploitation of young boys from London and Kincora House?”

Earlier this year Mr Lownie published a best-selling book on Lord Mountbatten in which he interviewed several men who claimed to have been trafficked from Belfast – including from Kincora House – as young boys to the royal’s Classiebawn Castle in Co Sligo in August 1977.

So far the Garda has refused to disclose its traffic logs for Northern Ireland-registered cars visiting Classiebawn on the grounds such files remain part of an active murder investigation.

Mr Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue enquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys to provide sexual services to Mountbatten in the 1970s while on his annual August holiday.

Mr Lownie said that his request refers only to the month of August 1977, a year when it is already publicly acknowledged that there was no murder attempt on Lord Mountbatten, who was killed by an IRA bomb on his boat in August 1979.

The royal was killed along with Paul Maxwell, a 15-year-old helping crew the boat; Nicholas Knatchbull (14), Mountbatten’s grandson, and Dorothy Brabourne, Nicholas’s grandmother.

Prince Andrew has stood down from all public duties after he was criticised for showing little sympathy with the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein and no remorse for his friendship with the disgraced US financier in a major TV interview.

Virginia Giuffre, an alleged Epstein victim, claims that she was forced to have sex with Andrew on three occasions, including when she was 17 – allegations he strenuously denies.

Mr Lownie said the duke’s recent retirement from public life in the wake of the scandal has been described as “an event unprecedented in modern times”.

He added: “Yet Mountbatten and many, many others in Northern Ireland and the UK in the past had sex with young boys and girls going right back to the 1970s and earlier. That was all swept under the carpet while the rich and powerful sheltered under the protection of the state.

“Surely the Mountbatten affair should be ruled by exactly the same decisions on disclosure?”

Mr Lownie warned that there must be deep concerns about the real reason Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for outgoing Secretary of State Julian Smith to question the official secrecy and non-disclosure of all the files, not just those on the trafficking of young boys in Northern Ireland, but the very detailed and specific intelligence files held by both British and Irish states,” he said.

Many of the State’s Kincora files will not be published until January 1, 2085 at the earliest. That is despite the fact that allegations about Kincora and the abuse and trafficking of young boys were first known to the intelligence services in 1967.

Colin Wallace, the Co Antrim-born former Army intelligence officer in Northern Ireland until 1975, also believes that it is time for the state to come clean.

He said: “Given the fact that the British intelligence services were well aware of what was going on in Kincora, there are major questions to be asked over why there were no prosecutions.

“Lord Mountbatten’s homosexuality and his penchant for sex with underage boys was an open secret at the same time.

“And when you take in the fact that the IRA was heavily infiltrated by the state well before 1978, is it not odd that the attack on Mountbatten, which was sanctioned by the Army Council under the leadership of Martin McGuinness as chief of staff, was not known to them?”


Five Gordonstoun School pupils charged with sexually assaulting fellow student at Prince Charles’ institution

FIVE boys at Prince Charles’ old school have been charged with a sex attack on a fellow pupil.

The teenagers are accused of assaulting the alleged victim at £40,000-a-year Gordonstoun in Elgin, Moray, this month.

Cops are now preparing a report for prosecutors.

A source said: “This has shocked the entire school community. It’s now in the hands of the authorities.”

The youngster at the centre of the allegations did not need hospital treatment.

Gordonstoun has around 600 boys and girls aged eight to 18, with one term’s boarding fees costing over £13,000.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed: “Five teenage boys have been charged in relation to an alleged assault in the Moray area on November 11.

“A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal and children’s reporter.”

Prince Charles followed in the footsteps of his dad the Duke of Edinburgh to study at Gordonstoun in the 1960s.

Charles famously hailed it as “Colditz in kilts”.

Gordonstoun is one of seven boarding schools set to be looked at as part of the ongoing Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

No mention in article that Prince Andrew attended Gordonstoun as well:

In September 1973, Prince Andrew  entered Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, which his father and elder brother had also attended.[8] While there, he spent six months—from January to June 1977—participating in an exchange programme to Lakefield College School in Canada.[7][9] He left Gordonstoun in July two years later.


Society of Antiquaries in turmoil after vote to back sex abuser

Educational charity’s leaders dismayed after bid to expel Hubert Chesshyre is defeated
Hubert Chesshyre was found by a court to have committed abuse of a minor over three years in the 1990s.
23 Nov 2019

One of the country’s most venerable educational charities faces a backlash after it declined to sever its links with a sex abuser, a decision that has bewildered his victim.

It has emerged that, following a vote, the Society of Antiquaries, which describes itself as “Britain’s oldest learned society concerned with the study and understanding of the material past”, is to allow Hubert Chesshyre to remain a fellow.

The move has dismayed the society’s council, which said the decision showed it needed to modernise.

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard evidence that in 2015 Chesshyre was found to have sexually abused a teenage chorister over the course of three years in the 1990s. Earlier this year the Observer reported the revelation had put pressure on several renowned institutions with links to Chesshyre to sever their ties with him. These included the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, whose trustees promptly removed him as vice-president.

But others, including the Society of Antiquaries, have stood by him.

Chesshyre, an expert on heraldry and genealogy who held a number of senior positions within the royal household, was subject to a “trial of facts”, which are held when the accused is deemed unfit to plead. Such trials do not result in a criminal conviction but the jury can find whether a person committed the acts of which they have been accused.

The court recognised Chesshyre had suffered a stroke and it was also suggested that he had dementia. As a result, despite being found to have committed the abuse, he was given an absolute discharge.

Following the finding, the Honours and Appointments Secretariat – which is overseen by the Cabinet Office – recommended forfeiture of his honours as a result of the IICSA’s revelation. But a majority of the society’s fellows who were present for the vote backed him.

Chesshyre’s victim, who has remained anonymous, told the Observer: “Following the Jimmy Savile revelations, and scandals involving public figures that came to light, organisations have quickly distanced themselves from people tainted by even a suggestion of wrongdoing.

“I therefore find it baffling that the fellows voted by a substantial majority to continue the fellowship of somebody who was found to have committed these acts. It makes me wonder whether Britain’s establishment has really learned anything at all.”

In a statement the society, which was founded in 1707, confirmed its fellows had considered a resolution from its council to remove Chesshyre from the fellowship. It noted that in “March 2019 the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published proceedings confirming Chesshyre was found to have committed two acts of gross indecency with a male minor” and said this had prompted a number of fellows to write to the society, a registered charity which received a royal charter in 1751, requesting Chesshyre’s removal.

It said the council “regrets that a majority of those present did not see fit to support the resolution” and said it would “consider further the implications of fellows’ decision to reject the resolution to remove Mr Chesshyre and recognises this case has shown the need to modernise the society’s statutes and governance procedures.”

The society said it would “continue to fulfil its charitable objectives, including by encouraging young people to become involved in its activities, in environments that are safe for them.” But it conceded that the scandal around Chesshyre made this remit more difficult, adding: “This makes the acts which Mr Chesshyre was found by the court to have committed particularly harmful.”

Dog walker finds dossier of paedophiles and victims ‘dumped by police officer by public skip’

Sergeant Martin Skirving-Chehab facing misconduct hearing following watchdog investigation

21 Nov 2019

A dog walker found pages of a dossier detailing at least 15 different criminal cases in a street in Hartlepool in June.

“I saw the pages with ‘sex offender’ on and then a police logo and traced them back to an overflowing skip where this blue book was lying on the ground,” the man told The Sun.

“I looked inside and there were all these details. I was shocked.”

The documents contained the names, addresses, bank details and family information on convicted sex offenders, as well as details of victims who are granted lifetime anonymity under the law.

Cleveland Police launched an investigation into the “clearly unacceptable” discovery and contacted the people named.

The force, which was found to be failing in all areas by the policing inspectorate earlier this year, referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

“We carried out the investigation concerning the removal and disposal of sensitive material from police premises,” an IOPC spokesperson said.

“The material, relating

to investigations of a highly sensitive nature dating back to 2016, was found near a skip in Hartlepool by a member of the public in June 2018.

“The member of the public contacted a national newspaper and a reporter handed the materials to Cleveland Police, who referred this matter to us for consideration.”

The IOPC said evidence suggested Sergeant Martin Skirving-Chehab had been in possession of the documents.

“We found he may have breached the police standards of professional behaviour and concluded that he had a case to answer for gross misconduct,” a statement added.

The force disciplinary hearing is due to start on Monday and is expected to last four days.

Garda rejects Kincora probe author’s request for Mountbatten files

Nov 13 2019

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has refused an author’s request to view Garda security logs of Northern Ireland-registered cars which travelled between Belfast and Classiebawn Castle in Co Sligo, the late Earl Mountbatten’s summer home.

Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence.

Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from London and Belfast, especially from Kincora House, to provide sexual services to Lord Mountbatten in the 1970s when on his annual August holiday.

Earlier this year Lownie revealed recently-released FBI files, which alleged it had information that Lord Mountbatten was a paedophile with a taste for young boys.

Last night Lownie told the Belfast Telegraph that he had written to ask for the Garda logs relating to the period 1969-78 to be released.


Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election

10 Nov 2019

Labour’s Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the Commons after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others, will not be standing for re-election.

Mr Vaz, who has been MP for Leicester East for 32 years, said in a statement he was retiring from Parliament.

He said it had been “an honour and a privilege” to serve his constituency.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he had “made a substantial and significant contribution to public life”.


Monk accused of Scottish child abuse loses extradition appeal

7 November 2019

A former Catholic monk who taught at the Fort Augustus Abbey school has failed in a bid to halt his extradition from Australia.

Fr Denis “Chrysostom” Alexander, 83, had challenged a decision by the Australian Government to surrender him to face trial in Scotland.

But the federal court has now dismissed his case against the attorney general.

Fr Alexander, who featured in a BBC Scotland investigation, denies the allegations.

The 13-page federal court ruling includes a summary of the charges the ex-monk faces.

It is alleged that between 1970 and 1976 he “engaged in acts of physical and sexual abuse” against six complainants, aged between 11 and 15.

The Crown Office launched extradition proceedings against Fr Alexander in December 2016 but since then he has contested the move on health grounds.

A letter from his solicitors in November 2017 stated that he suffers from “several chronic and ongoing health problems” and that travel to the UK “presents a real risk of serious injury and further significant ongoing deterioration of Mr Alexander’s health, including death.”

Fr Alexander, who turns 84 next month, was arrested in Sydney almost three years ago and has been in custody ever since.

It is understood he has 28 days to appeal the federal court’s decision.

The Crown Office said extradition proceedings are “ongoing”.


July 2013: BBC airs Sins of Our Fathers, revealing decades of sexual and physical abuse at the Fort Augustus Abbey School and Carlkemp preparatory school, and confronts Fr Alexander in Sydney

December 2015: The Crown announces plans to extradite Fr Alexander back to Scotland

January 2017: Fr Alexander is arrested in Sydney and remanded in custody

May 2017: Fr Alexander is found eligible for extradition by an Australian court. He appeals, claiming he is too ill to travel

March 2019: The attorney general of Australia determines that Fr Alexander be surrendered to the UK. Fr Alexander seeks a judicial review

November 2019: The federal court of Australia dismisses Fr Alexander’s application for a judicial review.

Run by Catholic Benedictine monks, Fort Augustus Abbey school in the Highlands closed its doors to the public in 1993.

Allegations of decades of child sexual and physical abuse at the exclusive boarding school were finally made public by BBC Scotland Investigations Correspondent Mark Daly in June 2013.

He spoke to former pupils who claimed they were abused by monks or teaching staff over five decades.

Many of those then reported their allegations to the police, sparking a major historical abuse police inquiry.

Fury as decision on police inquiry into PM shelved until after election

Labour ‘shocked’ as police watchdog freezes investigation into Jennifer Arcuri scandal

9 Nov 2019

The scandal over Boris Johnson’s friendship with technology entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri was reignited on Saturday after the Observer revealed that the independent police watchdog has delayed its announcement on whether the PM should face an investigation into possible criminal misconduct until after the election.

The decision prompted fury from Westminster politicians and London assembly members who said it appeared that a ruling had been “suppressed” in order to protect Johnson from potentially damaging headlines at a crucial stage of the election campaign.

In a private meeting held before parliament was dissolved last week, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) officials agreed not to announce whether they were going to investigate “possible criminality” over allegations about a conflict of interest in Johnson’s dealings while mayor of London with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri until after the election.

Sources close to the IOPC investigation said the watchdog was on the verge of announcing its decision on whether it was proceeding with a criminal investigation.

The IOPC was tasked by the Greater London Authority with assessing whether criminal charges should be brought because of the then-mayor’s responsibility for London’s policing.

It is alleged Arcuri received favourable treatment due to her friendship with Johnson, including receiving large sums of public money for her technology firms.

The offence of misconduct in public office carries a maximum term of life imprisonment. Johnson has denied any impropriety.

Priests will not report child abuse confessions

November 8 2019

The Roman Catholic Church will oppose calls for priests to break the seal of the confessional to report admissions of child abuse, a public inquiry was told yesterday.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, said the church could not accept any recommendation from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to require priests to disclose matters admitted to them during the sacrament.

Cardinal Nichols said that maintaining the confidentiality of the confessional was “an essential part of the exercise of priesthood”.

Former prestigious boarding school housemaster sentenced for child sex offences

The historic assaults took place at Westminster Cathedral Choir School in central London

4 NOV 2019

A former housemaster at a prestigious Catholic boarding school “stole the innocence” of two underage boys, a court has heard.

David Lowe, 66, abused the boys, aged eight and 10 respectively, as part of a series of attacks which he carried out in the 70s and 80s.

Southwark Crown Court heard on Monday that the historic assaults took place at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, in Victoria, central London, where Lowe was working as a music teacher.

Lowe was jailed for 10 years in 2015 after he was found guilty of multiple counts of sexually assaulting pupils and appeared at Southwark via videolink from HMP Ashfield, near Bristol.

The attacks took place at both Westminster Cathedral Choir School and the Benedictine monk-run Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire between 1978 and 1982.


Labour MP Keith Vaz facing six-month Commons suspension

28 Oct 2019

Labour MP Keith Vaz is facing suspension from the Commons for six months after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others.

Recommending suspension, the Commons Standards Committee said the finding represented a “very serious breach” of the House code of conduct for MPs.

It said that by failing to co-operate fully with the Commons inquiry process, Mr Vaz had shown “disrespect for the House’s standards system” and caused “significant damage” to the reputation and integrity of the Commons as a whole.


The Standards Committee has published its first Report of the 2019-20 parliamentary session, entitled “Keith Vaz”.

Read it here:


Children abused for decades at ‘sadistic’ London school, inquiry finds

IICSA report lays bare culture of cover-up and denial that facilitated 30 years of abuse

24 Oct 2019

Senior figures at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s school carried out abuse, the report found.

A “sadistic and predatory” atmosphere and a culture of cover-up and denial in a Catholic school allowed sexual abusers to commit crimes against children for decades, an independent inquiry has found.

Senior figures at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s school in west London, part of the English Benedictine Congregation, were perpetrators of abuse over a 30-year period. Staff members failed to raise concerns because of a “mafia-like” atmosphere and the fear of losing their jobs.

Inquiry publishes report into Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School

24 October 2019

The Inquiry has today (24 October) published its report into the Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School public hearings.

This is part of the English Benedictine Congregation case study and is within the wider investigation into the Roman Catholic Church. The report contains an update of the Ampleforth and Downside case studies, also part of the English Benedictine Congregation.

During five days of public hearings in February 2019, the Inquiry heard evidence from those who had been sexually abused as children at St Benedict’s School.

The report describes the atmosphere at St Benedict’s as sadistic and predatory with a culture of excessive corporal punishment. In many cases, physical abuse was used as a platform for sexual gratification and a means by which to instigate sexual abuse.

The report considers the evidence heard by the Inquiry of extensive sexual abuse against children in Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School and highlights the flawed responses to allegations, from both the Church and external institutions.

It considers how very senior figures at the school or abbey were perpetrators of abuse, with staff members warned to say nothing, leaving victims feeling they had nowhere to turn.

This led to a culture of abuse spanning over 30 years. Since 2003, four members of staff connected to St Benedict’s have been convicted of multiple offences for the sexual abuse of over 20 children. Another teacher was convicted of offences relating to the possession of indecent images of children in 2016. The total scale of abuse can never be known, but it is likely to be much greater.

“I often wonder what my life would have been like if I hadn’t been abused … I feel like I am still in a black hole and just can’t climb out of it. I don’t think I can ever put down in words fully what [Soper] has done to me. He has damaged me for life and I am afraid that that damage will never go away.”  – RC-A622, Pen Portraits, page 8

The Inquiry received evidence of at least 18 further allegations against the men convicted and eight other monks and teachers. This ranged from corporal punishment to grooming, fondling of genitalia, masturbation, and oral and anal rape.

The report found that whilst there were significant opportunities to stop abusers in the school, these were not acted upon. Instead, a culture of cover-up and denial at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s meant the abuse went on for decades.

The leadership failure of Abbot Martin Shipperlee is also highlighted in the report. It found serious shortcomings in his response to allegations and handling of child protection concerns, concluding that any action he did take was often inadequate and ill-judged.

During the Inquiry’s investigation into Ealing Abbey, Abbot Shipperlee resigned. He told the press:

 “As the IICSA hearings have shown, there has been a series of serious failings in safeguarding and some of those failings have been mine. Much has been achieved to correct this in recent years and I have confidence in the present structures and policies. However this does not take away from the seriousness of what went before. In order for the Abbey to look forward with confidence new leadership is now needed and so I have resigned as Abbot so that this may be possible.” (Page 14)

The responses of external institutions are described as defective, resulting in children being left at risk of abuse or further abuse.

The Chair and Panel conclude that it remains to be seen whether Ealing Abbey proves itself capable of ensuring proper safeguarding of children at risk in future.

The report’s publication comes before the Inquiry’s final public hearing into the Roman Catholic Church, which will begin on the 28 October and will run for two weeks.

Professor Alexis Jay, Chair of the Inquiry, said: 

“For years, a culture of cover-up and denial meant children at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School suffered appalling sexual and physical abuse.

“A reluctance to properly respond to safeguarding concerns meant significant opportunities to stop abusers were missed. When action was taken, the responses of senior staff, headmasters and external institutions were often poorly judged or flawed. As a result, children were left at risk of abuse which could have been stopped decades earlier.”

Executive Summary

Laurence Soper and David Pearce

A particularly startling aspect of the sexual abuse perpetrated at the school was that very senior figures at the school or Abbey were abusers. David Pearce was the head of the junior school and then bursar; Laurence Soper was head of the middle school, bursar, Prior then Abbot. This created particular problems for those who wished to report sexual abuse – not only the victims, but also others, such as members of staff who heard rumours or observed behaviour that caused concern. Reporting such matters was therefore made more difficult by the seniority of those against whom the complaint would have been made. Staff members have described the atmosphere as feeling “like the mafia” and chose not to risk their jobs.[3]

Pearce was a serial abuser of boys. At least 14 pupils have complained to the statutory authorities of being sexually abused by him. Their allegations span a 32-year period from 1976 to 2008. In October 2009, Pearce was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment (reduced to five years on appeal in May 2010) for various sexual offences against five of these pupils. That was not the end of the matter, however, and in 2011 Pearce faced a further trial relating to indecent assaults against another pupil but was acquitted. In relation to the eight other boys, there was either no complaint made to the police or a decision made by the police/Crown Prosecution Service not to proceed.

It appears that many in the school and Abbey – teachers and monks alike – were aware of Pearce’s behaviour but were seemingly powerless to do anything about it. Gossip amongst the boys and staff was rife and complaints, including from parents, failed to trigger any action by the school or, in the rare event that information was communicated externally, by the statutory authorities. Staff were afraid that by speaking up they would lose their jobs. Pearce may well have been emboldened by this inertia as his abuse became less secretive, filming the boys at the swimming pool, lining them up naked and committing sexual assaults with apparent impunity. Unsurprisingly, Pearce was protected by Soper, but other Abbots and headmasters throughout this period also failed to act to protect children under their care.

Soper is known to have abused at least 10 children at St Benedict’s between 1972 and 1983, including multiple rapes. Many of the assaults were committed during acts of corporal punishment apparently inflicted on the slightest of pretexts. Soper’s predilection for caning boys was well known amongst the boys and staff at the school. He was told to stop by a previous headmaster at some point in the late 1970s or early 1980s. This had no effect, and he continued to cane and sexually assault boys on many occasions.

His campaign of sexual abuse was allowed to continue because of the inaction of those who had the power to do something to stop it or bring him to justice. By 2002 – two years after he had resigned as Abbot – Soper had been appointed general treasurer for the International Benedictine Conference in Rome, residing in Sant’Anselmo. Whilst on police bail in 2011, he left Sant’Anselmo, purportedly returning to London. He absconded and a European Arrest Warrant was issued. Some five years later he was located in Kosovo and extradited. In 2017, he was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment – over 40 years had elapsed since his offending began.

The role of Abbots

There were significant opportunities to stop abusers in the school which were not acted upon. When Abbot Martin Shipperlee took over as Abbot from Soper in 2000, many were hopeful that a “new broom[4] had arrived. Indeed, some improvements to child protection were made. He commissioned a number of independent reports from experts.

David Tregaskis, a clinical criminologist with extensive experience of providing risk assessments, provided a report about the risk Pearce posed to children. He concluded that there was a “major concern” and “clear boundaries” should be placed upon him.[5] Although restrictions were placed upon Pearce, they were not monitored properly. In 2006, the sexual abuse committed by Pearce was established in a civil trial brought by one of his victims. Mr Justice Field said he found Pearce’s account “extremely unconvincing[6] and the allegations were found proven. There were no changes to the restrictions already placed upon Pearce, although there could have been no doubt about the risk he posed. In the same year as the civil trial, Pearce started to sexually abuse a 16-year-old boy who was working in the monastery.

There were also limitations to the advice Abbot Shipperlee received from the Diocese of Westminster Child Protection Team. In particular, the advice provided in respect of imposing restrictions upon Pearce and others failed to give any guidance on how compliance with those restrictions should be enforced and monitored. The Child Protection Officer failed to keep the risk posed by Pearce and the restrictions in place under review, particularly following the successful civil claim. Pearce should have been required to leave Ealing Abbey – particularly given its proximity to the school.

When Pearce was convicted in 2009, Abbot Shipperlee commissioned a further review by Philip Wright, the safeguarding coordinator for the diocese of Brighton and Arundel and John Nixson, an independent child protection specialist. Despite the mounting child protection concerns against Soper and another monk, the review was confined to Pearce. There was no consideration of the underlying material. The whole exercise was limited to two days’ work. John Nixson in his written evidence to the Inquiry stated: “with the benefit of further reflection, it is now evident to me that Abbot Martin presented the existing concerns and findings about individual members of the religious community in a minimal manner”.[7]

The Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation in the period from 2001 to 2017, Dom Richard Yeo, did not significantly contribute to the response of Ealing Abbey to the allegations of child sexual abuse made in that period. During his 2007 Visitation he did not inquire into the restrictions upon Pearce and gave no consideration to issues of risk management. In his report to the monastic community, there was no express recognition of the fact that the judge in the civil proceedings in 2006 had found Pearce to be an unconvincing witness. He conceded that, in retrospect:

“I should probably have suggested at the 2007 Visitation that it was too serious a risk to allow … Pearce to continue to live in the monastery”.[8]

Throughout this time, public pressure was mounting. A series of articles appeared in The Times, the Charity Commission published a critical report, public disquiet gained momentum through Jonathan West’s blog, the Independent Schools Inspectorate had published a follow-up report which was critical of Trustees, and the Minister of State for Schools was seeking “assurance that all ISI’s recommendations will be implemented”.[9]

In the light of these pressures, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC was commissioned in 2010 to prepare a report. Abbot Shipperlee submitted five principles for reform which Lord Carlile accepted. He firmly stated, however, that reforms could not take place under the auspices of a single trust and recommended the creation of two separate charitable trusts – in effect separating the school from the Abbey. St Benedict’s School became truly independent of Ealing Abbey on 1 September 2012.

During the Inquiry’s investigation into Ealing Abbey, Abbot Shipperlee resigned. He admitted to the Inquiry “as has been serially revealed, my administration of safeguarding is of insufficient standard”.[10]

The role of headmasters

Headmasters as well as Abbots played a significant role in managing child protection issues. Christopher Cleugh, during his time as headmaster of the school between 2002 and 2016, repeatedly minimised questions of child sexual abuse to teachers and to external institutions and parents, to the point of materially misrepresenting significant facts. Although he told the Independent Schools Inspectorate that one of the monks had been charged with an assault on a pupil doing work experience in the monastery, he did not tell them that Pearce had been under restrictions at the time, nor did he tell them about the successful civil action against Pearce. He did not address safeguarding issues openly and proactively; when answers were given, he was defensive. One former teacher, Peter Halsall, said the previous culture of cover-up and denial at the school was “followed … by passing the buck”.[11]

Andrew Johnson, who was appointed headmaster in 2016, described a number of improvements to safeguarding, including record-keeping and vetting, compulsory reporting to Ealing Social Services, safeguarding training for staff, information for students and parents, and the operation of the safeguarding sub-committee. He also outlined that he had commissioned an audit report from Philip Threlfall, an independent safeguarding consultant, who concluded that the school was committed to safeguarding and that the “right things are in place”.[12] In order for these changes to have a long-term impact, it will now be for those in responsibility at the school to remain vigilant so as to ensure that safeguarding remains a priority.

The role of external agencies

The Metropolitan Police made mistakes in how some of the early allegations against Pearce and Soper were investigated. For example, in 2001, one of the victims told the police that Pearce had forcibly grabbed his trousers and pants and looked down into his pants, and that Pearce had put his hands down the swimming trunks of another boy, “for a couple of seconds having a feel around”.[13] In July 2002, the police decided to take that case no further, the investigating officer concluding “I have been unable to find evidence of any criminal offences”.[14] This approach was unreasonable. Commander Neil Jerome, in his evidence to us, agreed. There were also failures in respect of the investigation into the allegations against Pearce in respect of another boy, including a failure to provide all relevant information to the Crown Prosecution Service when a prosecution decision was sought.

The Crown Prosecution Service shares some responsibility for the fact that neither Pearce nor Soper were prosecuted in 2004, when serious allegations were made by two victims against them. It was not until 2009 and 2017 that Pearce and Soper were convicted of the abuse. In the Crown Prosecution Service decision regarding one victim’s allegations against Pearce, the reviewing lawyer wrongly adopted a requirement for corroboration. Likewise, in the decision concerning another victim’s allegations against Soper, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer took the view that a victim’s word against a perpetrator was insufficient to found a prosecution instead of considering whether the victim’s account could be supported by other evidence or whether Soper’s account could be undermined.

There were also deficiencies in the consideration of the situation at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School by those external bodies charged with regulating the management of charities (the Charity Commission) and inspecting independent schools (the Independent Schools Inspectorate). The Charity Commission was undertaking a statutory inquiry into Ealing Abbey’s handling of Pearce at the very time when he was committing further child sexual abuse. The Commission’s conclusion at the time, that appropriate steps were being taken, was based on assurances given by Ealing Abbey, which were not scrutinised or tested. Likewise, the Independent Schools Inspectorate oversaw an inspection in 2009 which concluded that the child protection policy was compliant with statutory guidance, and that an independent review into Pearce’s offending had been conducted and its advice fully implemented: both conclusions were wrong. The 2009 report was withdrawn in April 2010 and an unannounced, non-routine further inspection was carried out, resulting in a critical report of August 2010. But for the fact that members of the public drew the deficiencies of the 2009 report to the Commission’s attention, there may have been no such rectification of the position.

It is notable that in 2010 the Department for Education did not have the statutory power to enforce a recommendation made by the Independent Schools Inspectorate to the effect that monks who had been the subject of allegations should not reside at Ealing Abbey. As a result, the Minister for Schools wrote to the Charity Commission in October 2010 to see if the Charity Commission might be able to use its powers to enforce compliance in this regard. The position is now different. From January 2015 changes to the statutory standards by which independent schools are judged have rectified this gap in the Department’s powers.

The role of the Holy See

Prior to the hearing, the Inquiry sought a witness statement and documentation from the Holy See, initially through a voluntary request to its diplomatic representative in the United Kingdom, the Apostolic Nuncio, who is covered by diplomatic immunity. The request included asking what steps were taken after Soper’s disappearance that might have assisted in locating him. The Holy See has confirmed that it does not intend to provide a witness statement but has provided some documentation which is being reviewed and may be considered further, if necessary, during the hearings we are holding in October and November 2019.



Why would Scots Marists take a boy to Sligo ..why Sligo ?

Sligo – where paedophile Mountbatten had a holiday home.

 IRA bombing that killed Lord Mountbatten and Sligo teen Paul Maxwell

Paul Maxwell was a student of Portora School at the time of his death.


St Columba’s in Largs, North Ayrshire

Inquiry heard boy, seven, died at Catholic-run school in Largs

A BOY aged seven died at St Columba’s College in Largs after being on the receiving end of a ‘vicious beating’, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has heard.

The horrifying incident is said to have taken place in 1980 at the Catholic-run school in the north side of Largs.

The inquiry in Edinburgh was told that Aldo Moroni was punished for taking too long to use the toilet.

A former pupil, only named as Edward, said that the boy died after a beating by religious brother called Brother Germanus – real name David McKell.

The 64-year-old revealed to the inquiry that he was at the school in the 1960s and said he was sexually abused on dozens of occasions.

In 2014, Edward’s nephew, also a former pupil, told him he was at St Columba’s when Aldo had been ‘killed’, telling him: ‘It haunts me to this day.’

Edward said: “Aldo Moroni was getting a vicious beating on the landing outside the toilet for supposedly being in the toilet too long.

“My nephew said there was screaming and holy murder going on; it got worse, and the next thing we knew, there was an ambulance there, and then we were at a funeral in Dunoon – Aldo was dead’.

The family relative of Edward’s drew a link between the beating happening and the death according to Edward’s testimony, senior counsel Colin McAulay QC stated.

Children were informed at the time that Aldo had suffered a heart attack, the inquiry was told.

Edward described how he had feelings of cowardice for not reporting McKell years before Aldo’s death, saying: “I thought, could I have stopped that boy from being killed?”

As an adult, Edward told the Marist Brothers, who ran the college, about the abuse, but claimed the order had told him not to inform police.

He told the inquiry he was only seven when McKell targeted him on about ‘two dozen’ occasions.

He recalled being hauled out of bed in the middle of the night and ordered to climb up to a loft to retrieve a bag.

McKell would then tell him he was ‘dirty’ and instruct him to take off his pyjamas, and get into a bath before sexually abusing him – then hitting him if he reacted.

Labelling the boarding school a ‘cesspit’, Edward said he had attempted to run away from the school in the mid-60s.

During the torment, Edward said: “I was crying and you would get an extra slap for crying.

‘I would describe myself as being zombified… I wasn’t able to speak.’

McKell would injure him so hard that when he struck his head his nose would bleed, and would then take him back to his bed.

Edward told the hearing that McKell broke the news that his brother had died in 1965, saying: ‘Your brother had gone to heaven.’

Edward described the brothers at the school as ‘godlike’, and said McKell told him: ‘If you ever utter a word of our little secret, you will never see him (Edward’s brother) again.’

As an adult, Edward said he had contacted the Maris Brothers telling them about his experiences. McKell died in 1998.

Despite assurances given at the meeting that the matter would be passed on police, they were never told.

Monk who raped me may be my father, witness tells abuse inquiry

The man was speaking to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry about his time at St Columba’s boarding school in North Ayrshire.

October 17 2019

The witness also spoke of being told about the death of schoolboy Aldo Moroni, after hearing wailing from a pupil in the building.

He said: “There was a boy screaming upstairs, like he was in pain.

“Some of us started to go upstairs, a lad started shouting at the boys to get back down the stairs.

“Within a number of days, we were told he was dead.”


Prince Andrew faces questions over £57 million fortune and lavish lifestyle as it’s revealed he’s third richest royal

PRINCE Andrew is facing questions about his luxurious lifestyle after his staggering £57million fortune was revealed.

Norman Baker, a former Lib Dem MP, is demanding answers as to how the Duke of York was able to rake in huge sums of cash to build an astonishing private wealth which makes him the third richest royal.

Baker, who has written a book scrutinising the royal family’s private wealth, found that only the Queen (on £1.6billion) and Prince Charles (£100million) are richer than Prince Andrew.

Now Baker has urgent questions as to how the second son of Queen Elizabeth made so much money.

Baker wrote in the Mail on Sunday: “Unless he has come up trumps in the National Lottery, he is clearly gathering in significant sums that we do not know about.

“People do not generally hand over large sums to other people out of the goodness of their heart.

“They generally want something in return.

“We are entitled to be told where Andrew’s hidden wealth has come from, and what he has given in return.”

Baker concluded his article saying that he thinks the Duke of York should be removed from all royal duties and become a private citizen if he doesn’t disclose where his wealth has come from.


Prince Andrew, who is known to have made extravagant luxury purchases, retired from the Armed Forces in 2001.

He was then immediately handed the job of UK Special Representative for Trade and Investment.

But instead of being diplomatic, Baker claims a former royal aide alleged that Prince Andrew’s approach to the job was “the worst combination of arrogance and stupidity”.

Every year, he is given a tax-free payment from the Queen of £249,000 to fund his private office and he reportedly receives an additional £20,000 naval pension.

But his spendthrift splurging suggests he has much more cash than that, with Baker citing a £13million Swiss ski chalet that Prince Andrew bought with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 2014.

Baker also claims the Duke was spending £7.5million refurbishing Royal Lodge, his home in Windsor Great Park, at the same time.

And the ex-MP additionally pointed out that, in early 2015, Andrew was apparently spotted wearing a £12,000 18-carat gold Apple Watch.


How Jeffrey Epstein ‘set up meeting between ‘Petie’ Mandelson and US billionaire banker from his prison cell’

  • Channel 4 Dispatches will claim Prince Andrew met Epstein ‘at least ten times’
  • Peter Mandelson ‘asked Jeffrey Epstein to set up meeting’ with JP Morgan chair
  • Mr Mandelson was de facto Deputy Prime Minister to PM Gordon Brown in 2009

Peter Mandelson phoned Jeffrey Epstein to seek a personal favour while the disgraced US financier was serving a sentence for child sex offences, according to a TV documentary.

As de facto Deputy Prime Minister to Gordon Brown in 2009, Lord Mandelson asked Epstein – who was then on day release – to arrange a meeting with a billionaire New York banker.

Channel 4’s Dispatches allege Epstein agreed instantly. A friend of Epstein said the financier ‘sorted’ a meeting between Lord Mandelson – whom he called ‘Petie’ – and Jamie Dimon, the billionaire chairman of US investment bank JP Morgan.

Lord Mandelson asked Epstein – who was then on day release – to arrange a meeting with a billionaire New York banker. Channel 4’s Dispatches allege Epstein agreed instantly

At the time, Epstein, who killed himself in August, was serving an 18-month sentence after pleading guilty to procuring a 14-year-old girl for prostitution.

The financier’s friend, who requested anonymity, said: ‘I was astonished that a British Cabinet Minister… probably the most powerful man other than the Prime Minister, was calling Jeffrey in jail to make an appointment… with a very powerful banker in New York.’

In 2005 Lord Mandelson was photographed shopping with Epstein in the US Virgin Islands. 

He also featured in the financier’s ‘little black book’ of contacts encompassing every sphere of influence, from politics to royalty.

Lord Mandelson’s entry included ten numbers, including home numbers and mobile details for his partner.

The friend, who has never spoken before, said the exchange with the politician ‘demonstrated that as far as Jeffrey was concerned… life was carrying on as if nothing had happened’.

Asked if the phone call had worked, the friend replied: ‘Yep, it was sorted out.’

He added: ‘You don’t call Peter Mandelson ‘Petie’ if you’re not a close friend.’ 

Lawyers for Lord Mandelson said he ‘has no recollection of a telephone conversation with Mr Epstein in January 2009… in which he allegedly requested Mr Epstein set up a meeting with Jamie Dimon’.

They added: ‘Our client would have no need to make such a request… As Business Secretary… he met or talked on the phone to bank CEOs on a regular basis, including Mr Dimon.’

Court documents show Epstein unsuccessfully applied to a judge in late 2009 to leave his Florida home, where he was under house arrest, for a meeting in New York with an unnamed British Minister to discuss British universities. 

The Minister was described as an ‘under-secretary to the Prime Minister of Great Britain’.

Lord Mandelson has denied being the Minister and his spokesman said he was in London during those dates.

In The Prince And The Paedophile, to be broadcast at 10pm tomorrow, Dispatches also explores Epstein’s friendship with Prince Andrew and claims the men met at least ten times.

Buckingham Palace has said ‘any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue’.

Lawyers for Lord Mandelson said he ‘has no recollection of a telephone conversation with Mr Epstein in January 2009… in which he allegedly requested Mr Epstein set up a meeting with Jamie Dimon’. Mr Dimon is pictured above


Boris Johnson, Jennifer Arcuri, and the mysterious Annie Tacker

There are many unanswered questions surrounding Boris Johnson’s friendship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri.

For the past two days I’ve been investigating one of the more bizarre of them: who is her UK-based media manager and is she even real?


Boris Johnson, Jennifer Arcuri, and the mysterious Annie Tacker … #HackerHouse I think @phill_kemp is being trolled a bit.

“Annie Tacker” = “an attacker”. It’s an #infosec joke.


Replying to

Hah that’s great, I’ll share that one with our marketing executive Annie Tacker 😉

Medomsley Detention Centre scandal: National child abuse inquiry set to drop investigation into crimes at County Durham youth facility

The chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) says it is ‘neither proportionate nor necessary’ to include Medomsley

17 OCT 2019

So far More than 1,800 men have now come forward to police to make allegations they were either physically or sexually abused while being held at the County Durham youth facility during the 1970s and 1980s.

Five former employees have now been jailed after being convicted of their roles in the abuse, following an investigation by Durham Constabulary, and two more men were summonsed to court last month.

Medomsley had been named as one of the institutions that would be looked at as part of IICSA’s investigation into the abuse of Children in Custodial Investigations (CICI).

IICSA’s decision has angered campaigners and victims who have been fighting for answers.

The decision has angered victims and campaigners who have been fighting for answers.

And Jonny Hall, a consultant for local legal firm, Ben Hoare Bell, which represents a large number of former Medomsley trainees, said the firm had written to Prof Jay about the decision.

Claim ‘gang of criminals’ prostituted children at Fermanagh care home

October 10 2019

A gang of criminals allegedly drugged and prostituted children from a Co Fermanagh home, it has been alleged.

The allegations are the latest claims from Impartial Reporter journalist Rodney Edwards’ investigation into sexual abuse in the Fermanagh area.

Criminals allegedly prostituted teenagers from a children’s home in Killadeas almost 20 years go.

The paper claims that the children were taken to other parts of Northern Ireland where they were drugged and repeatedly raped.

Brindley House was a home catering for young people with emotional and psychological needs.

It opened in 2000 despite protests from local residents and closed just six years later.

The home was managed by private company Care (NI) Ltd.

According to “well-placed sources” staff members who tried to intervene to stop the abuse where threatened by the criminals involved.

The Western Health and Social Services Board said the home was closed as it was “no longer commercially viable to continue operations”.

An alleged victim of the abuse spoke to the Impartial Reporter and said that she and up to 12 other young girls were raped by up to 13 men.

She said that the authorities knew about the abuse “but were too scared to do anything because of the men involved”.

Laura (not her real name) said she was 13 when the abuse began.

“It was child prostitution. You were being prostituted out,” she said.

“You were in a relationship with this person who’s portraying to be this person, but you were being prostituted out to all their friends and all their contacts….at 13.”

Laura said she was prepared to speak with specialist detectives investigating historical child sex abuse cases in Fermanagh.

She had been called in by police for an interview in connection with the abuse at the time, but opted out of pursuing it due to fears for her safety.

Paula Kane, owner of the now defunct Care (NI) Ltd. told the Impartial Reporter that “every single incident of concern and of a child protection nature was recorded and reported to the Western Board”.

“We had no power to investigate,” she said.

The company reported their concerns to the Children’s Commissioner after being unsatisfied with the response to the issues at Brindley House.

Ms Kane said staff “went over and above the call of duty and some of the staff even put themselves at huge risk while trying to protect the children”.

A Department of Health spokesman said that the issues at Brindley House were brought to the department’s attention by the NI Children’s Commissioner in March 2005.

The spokesman said an inspection of child protection services was initiated by the department in early 2006.

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People Koulla Yiasouma said the Children’s Commissioner became aware of potential breaches in child protection procedures at Brindley House in 2005.

She said the issues were raised with the relevant authorities and that the Commissioner was “assured by the Department of Health, social services and public safety that they would take the appropriate action”.

A PSNI spokeswoman said that in early 2007 detectives launched an investigation into the allegations of organised child abuse at the former Brindley House children’s home between 2000 and 2005.

She said that in 2008 a number of properties were searched and 11 people were arrested in counties Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh and interviewed for child abuse offences, as part of a long and protracted investigation.

A “comprehensive file” was prepared and submitted to the Public Prosecution Service who concluded there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

The PSNI spokeswoman said if anyone had a complaint about actions of police during the investigation they could contact the Police Ombudsman’s office.

Paula Kane and Terry Harris – Brindley House
Fermanagh Herald January 05, 2000

The company was jointly established by brother and sister, Dr Edna McVeigh and Mrs Darine Donnelly, a social worker.  Mrs Kane, their sister has managed a 4-unit home for children since 1995.

Professor Enda McVeigh, a leading specialist in fertility treatment

The company was jointly established by brother and sister, Dr Enda McVeigh and Mrs Darine Donnelly, a social worker.
Paula Kane of Brindley House
Enda mcVeigh
1983-1988, Undergraduate at Queen’s University, Belfast. 1994-1997, Research Fellow to Professor Lord Robert Winston at the Hammersmith Hospital, London.

KANE, Paula

Correspondence address
Ashdale House, Armaghloughey Road, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone, BT70 2LG
Role Active
Date of birth
April 1969
Appointed on
12 December 2017
Country of residence
Northern Ireland
Social Worker


I was an undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast. After obtaining my MRCOG I joined the Reproductive Medicine Team at Imperial College London. I came to Oxford in 1997 as a Sub-Specialist trainee in Reproductive Medicine and upon completion joined the academic staff of NDOG as a Senior Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. From 1999 until 2012 I was Director of the Sub-Specialist training program in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford. I was Medical Director and Lead Consultant in the Oxford Fertility Unit from 1999 until 2012. In 2011 I initiated and was one of the Foundering Partners of an IVF clinic network (Reproductive Partnership) which is now the largest in the UK. Working with Stephen Kennedy I facilitated the development of the now very successful MSC course in Reproductive Medicine which is closely linked to the IVF facility. From 1999 building on collaboration with Leuven University I developed the Endometriosis surgical service in Oxford to eventually become a national referral centre. I was appointed Associated Professor in 2014.

Other activities have included:

  • 1997-2000: USAID / WHO Women and Children programme in Ukraine and Russia.
  • HFEA Appeal Committee Member ( 2009 – 2012)
David Cameron’s China delegation in full The complete list of people accompanying the prime minister on his trade trip to China
Oxford Fertility Enda McVeigh


After general training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Professor McVeigh spent three years as a clinical Research Fellow with Professor Lord Winston at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. His clinical research at the time was around the effect of Stress on Fertility.

After this research post Professor McVeigh completed the Sub Speciality Training program in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford and on completion was appointed to staff at University of Oxford.

As a Senior Fellow in the University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology he developed and lead on the surgical endometriosis service and was also Medical Directors and Person Responsible for the IVF centre (Oxford Fertility Unit).

Professor McVeigh has been a Director of The Fertility Partnerships (the largest IVF group in the UK) and been CEO of IVI UK.

Professor McVeigh specialises in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, assisted conception and fertility preservation.

By Lord Robert Winston
Lord Robert WInston colleague – Dr Enda McVeigh

In a debate in the House of Lords on Thursday, Lord Dale Campbell-Savours said the Inquiry continuing a dedicated investigative strand into Lord Janner, when he was not able to answer any claims against him, was an “affront to natural justice.”

Campbell-Savours: My noble friend Lord Winston drew our attention to false memory. He will probably know about the British False Memory Society; I hope that it can pick up his comments in our debate and perhaps make direct contact with him.

During the debate, the Conservative Peer Lord Finkelstein said it was “very odd onethat the Inquiry would have a dedicated strand investigating Lord Janner.

Lord David Hunt also expressed concern.

 Blair’s mate Lord Robert Winston  – “another safe pair of hands”…

The Ivf Revolution

Lord Winston aka Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.[6] He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Garrick Club, the MCC, and the Athenaeum Club in London.[5]

He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.[16]

Dr Sally Baker on Lord Winston – high profile fertility expert:

Robert Winston is a Fellow of the RSA and a member of the Garrick, the MCC and the Athenaeum. Savile was a member of the Athenaeum and Dafydd’s umbrella’s Sir Ronnie Waterhouse and Sir William Mars-Jones were members of the Garrick.

The UK’s most high profile fertility expert, Lord Robert Winston, was a friend and colleague of Geoffrey Chamberlain…

Lord Bob is media friendly but Lord Bob knew about the trafficking gang that was being facilitated by Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain et al at St George’s and the rest of the wrongdoing by Chamberlain et al

…some of what I knew about about Lord Bob’s colleagues, including the sex with research assistants in the lab during working hours, the constant sexual harassment of other staff, the research fraud and the colluding with Dafydd and associated trafficking gangs…


Professor Enda McVeigh

Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Professor McVeigh’s research has been mostly based in reproductive medicine and endometriosis. His current areas of  interest are in ovarian tissue cryopreservation for pre-pubertal and adolescent girls.

He was formerly medical director and lead consultant in the Oxford Fertility Unit and is one of the founding partners of the IVF clinic network Reproductive Partnership, the largest such network in the UK. He has also served as a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)’s Appeal Committee.

Controversial: Gynaecologist and adviser Enda McVeigh, above left, at the IVF clinic in Shanghai, which he has visited several times

Fertility doctor paid £630,000 to treat his own NHS backlog sets up clinic… in China
30th January 2011

An eminent fertility doctor whose private company was paid £630,000 to treat a backlog of his own NHS patients is at the centre of a fresh row over his role with a controversial Chinese IVF clinic.

Gynaecologist and government adviser Enda McVeigh, of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, has regularly travelled to Shanghai over the past 12 months to help set up the state-of-the-art unit 6,000 miles away.

The four trips, each lasting a fortnight, took place despite objections by a hospital director, who argued that Mr McVeigh’s visits would take him away from NHS patients.

Since last April, Mr McVeigh and his colleague Timothy Child have between them spent almost three months visiting the Tongji Reproductive Medicine Center, which offers fertility treatments that are beyond the reach of all but the elite in China.

A single cycle of IVF costs almost £3,000 – more than the average annual salary and 50 per cent more expensive than other Chinese clinics.

Economic growth in the vast nation – particularly in Shanghai – means demand for IVF is now booming despite China’s one-child policy. However, the issue of fertility treatment has proved controversial in the staunchly traditional country.

Last week, a reporter from this newspaper visited the clinic, where the walls were lined with -photographs of Oxford’s historic city centre. Dr Ji Yazhong, the clinic’s leading fertility expert, said: ‘Mr McVeigh brought the pictures for us when he came in October.’

Dr Ji said Mr McVeigh or members of his team came to the clinic ‘regularly’ and added that the progress of every patient was supervised by Mr McVeigh or his colleagues via video conferences.

Aside from IVF, other treatments offered include artificial insemination, which costs 8,000 yuan (£770) per course, again significantly higher than many other private clinics in the country.

Enda McVeigh

Mr McVeigh also features prominently on the website of a rival Chinese fertility chain, the Congramaria Hospital Group.

When Mr McVeigh first informed John Radcliffe Hospital about plans for the trips, then clinical director Dr Anne Edwards told her superiors she feared the regular absences would delay patient care and drive up waiting lists.

However, the trips were sanctioned by Stephen Kennedy, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at the hospital.

Companies House documents reveal that Mr Kennedy is a former business partner of Mr McVeigh. And Mr Kennedy’s position is funded by the Oxford Fertility Unit (OFU), which is run by Mr McVeigh and Mr Child.

One leading doctor said: ‘Dr Edwards did express concern to her line manager that these trips to China would cause waiting lists to grow. Later on, when there was a backlog of hundreds of patients, she suggested that throwing taxpayer cash at the problem was not the right way to go. But managers went along with it. It’s yet another example of a huge conflict of interests.’

The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this month that John Radcliffe Hospital paid the OFU £629,030 to clear the backlog in November and December. A number of those patients were due to be treated by Mr McVeigh and Mr Child. The deal was approved by Mr Kennedy.

The money paid for 25 consultant gynaecologists and anaesthetists to carry out the procedures during their non-NHS time.

Enquiries by this newspaper have established that senior anaesthetists at John Radcliffe Hospital complained about the quality of the anaesthetists contracted.

In a letter to medical director Professor Edward Baker dated November 11, 2010, Dr Jane -Quinlan, chairman of the hospital’s Department of Anaesthetics, labelled the decision to take on ‘locum anaesthetists who fulfil none of the Trust’s clinical governance measures’ as ‘bizarre’.

Another consultant anaesthetist, Dr Nicholas Crabtree, warned in a letter to Ashok Handa, clinical director of theatres, anaesthetics and clinical care, dated December 17, 2010, of the ‘significant potential’ for patients ‘to suffer harm’.–China.html#ixzz61wuzigcP

Russell Howard-Tricker jailed for 14 years for abusing two teenage boys

4 Oct 2019

Pervert former teacher jailed for 14 years for abusing two teenage boys

A PERVERT former teacher and Scout master has been jailed for 14 years for abusing two teenage boys.

Russell Howard-Tricker, 77, groomed and abused a boy for several years when he worked as a teacher at Colchester school in the 1960s.

He also took pictures of a teenager he knew through the scouts naked in a caravan in St Osyth and abused him during the same time period.

Howard-Tricker, of no fixed abode in the UK, admitted two counts of indecent assault but was convicted of two more and committing buggery after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Judge Christopher Morgan said the offences would have been treated as rape if they happened today before jailing the paedophile.

“In both cases you have contributed significantly to the difficulties they have experienced during the course of their lives as teenagers and throughout their adult life.”

Speaking after the hearing, the first victim said: “I was groomed and sexually abused from the age of 13.

“In the years since, I have felt shame, self-doubt, isolation and depression.

“I was encouraged by seeing other cases in the media to finally face up to getting the help I needed, and from that came a successful prosecution.

“This has given me a sense of closure.

“I am grateful that a dangerous paedophile has been prevented from harming others in the way he harmed me.”

The second victim became dependent on alcohol and suffered depression after being abused by Howard-Tricker.

He said: “I would drink up to ten pints a day at the worst points and my dependency went on for decades.

“It led to me getting a drink drive conviction, to losing my job after that, to eventually my first wife leaving me.

“I felt degraded by what Tricker did to me and felt I could never tell anyone so I just locked all my feelings away.”

During the police investigation, officers found out Howard-Tricker was living in Prague.

He was arrested at Birmingham Airport on December 21, 2018 and later charged.

Investigating officer DC Rachel Evemy, of the North Child Abuse Investigation Team, said: “I want to commend the victims for their bravery in coming forward after suffering the trauma of Howard-Tricker’s abuse all those decades ago.

“He was someone they trusted and who had a duty of care for them, and he abused that trust in the most horrendous way.

“This case highlights the long lasting impact that child sexual abuse has on its survivors.

“But it also shows how justice can still be achieved and I hope today’s sentence will help his victims move forward.

“I urge anyone who has been sexually abused to please report it, no matter how long ago it took place.

“We will take your report seriously, investigate and help ensure you receive the right support.

Music school pupil abused by violin teacher at 15

Oct 1 2019

A former pupil at Chetham’s School of Music has described being sexually assaulted by her violin tutor, Chris Ling, at the age of 15.

The abuse started during a half-term course while all the other pupils were out, the witness told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Former Chetham’s head teacher John Vallins said he was unaware of concerns about Ling’s conduct at the time.

Ling’s abuse emerged in 1990 after he left the school, the inquiry heard.

The former pupil, known as A2, said Chris Ling told her to keep the abuse a secret.

He told her she would have no chance of succeeding as a soloist if she disclosed to anyone what had happened, said the witness who gave evidence anonymously.

Chetham’s School in Manchester is one of the UK’s leading music schools.

The witness said the first sexual assault took place during the autumn half-term in 1989 when Ling organised a special course for pupils in a house in Manchester.

She said he assaulted her again at Easter in 1990 before he left his job at the end of the summer term, taking some pupils with him.

She said she felt “devastated” at not being among them.

“He had brainwashed us into thinking he was our only means of success,” she told the inquiry.

Police interview

Later that year, evidence began to emerge of sexual assaults by Ling on up to 12 other female pupils which led to a police investigation.

A2 told the inquiry the school gave her very little support when she was interviewed by police and failed to tell her parents what was going on.

Her new violin teacher was a man who had a reputation for having affairs with pupils and when he made inappropriate comments and stood too close to her during lessons, she complained but the school failed to support her, A2 told the inquiry.

Ling’s abuse “affected me emotionally and physically”, she told the inquiry.

“I’ve not played classical music since leaving there.

“I find it hard to listen to and I’ve burned most of my music.

“It has had an effect on my relationships.

“I seem to attract father-figure type men who end up having control issues over me and I end up becoming withdrawn and detached… my marriage has broken down.”

‘Very violent’

Another former pupil, referred to as A1, described a violent sexual assault by Ling when she was staying overnight at his home after a concert.

“It was very violent… I couldn’t breathe,” she told the inquiry.

She said Ling had spent months grooming her ahead of the initial assault.

The abuse occurred again on several occasions and she was one of the pupils Ling took with him to the US where she had a “horrible” time, she told the inquiry.

When she returned to the school a few months later, she was interviewed by police but, otherwise, pupils were told not to mention Ling.

“The silence just made it so much worse,” A1 told the inquiry.

She said the abuse left her “generally hostile and wary towards males” and believes the competitive culture within schools like Chetham’s can allow sexual predators to thrive.

Mr Vallins, head teacher of Chetham’s from 1974 to 1992, said he personally had no part in appointing Ling who was hired directly by the music department.

He said he was unaware of extra-curricular courses run by Ling.

He told the inquiry that at the time the school had no written child protection policies: “It was a different world then to the world we live in now. It would be wrong to think that Chetham’s, in not having those practices, was unusual.”

He added: “It would be idle of me to deny that it is evident from the subject of this inquiry that there were bad things happening which I did not know about, and I should have done, and I can’t say how bitterly I regret that.”

The inquiry heard that seven individuals have been either convicted, were likely to have been convicted if alive, or have admitted to sexual relationships with pupils while Mr Vallins was head teacher.

A former pupil, Ian Pace, told the inquiry the music department run by Michael Brewer, and the academic part of the school were completely separate.

“It was almost like two schools and the teachers didn’t really talk to each other either,” Mr Pace told the inquiry.

He said there should be an official regulatory body specifically for music education.

The evidence is part of the residential schools phase of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, one of 14 separate investigations it is holding.

Ling moved to the US in the 1990s where he ran a talent agency. He shot himself dead in 2015 after police arrived at his home to arrest him for extradition to the UK. Greater Manchester Police had been planning to charge him with 77 offences.

Inquiry to hold public hearing in Residential Schools investigation

25 September 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the Residential Schools investigation from 30 September – 11 October.

This hearing will examine child sexual abuse in residential music and special schools, as well as institutional responses and safeguarding procedures.

Children in residential special schools are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse as a result of their isolation from their families and carers, as well as the involvement of staff in their personal care.

Witnesses in this first phase of the investigation include victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in residential schools, teachers and safeguarding experts.

The first week will focus on residential music schools, with Chetham’s School of Music, Wells Cathedral School, Yehudi Menuhin School and Purcell School set to be examined.

The Inquiry chose to investigate these schools because of the issues arising from their specialist nature, including one-to-one tuition, an intimate atmosphere and an imbalance of power in teacher/pupil relationships.

Residential special schools will be examined in the second week of the hearing, including Appletree School, Southlands School, Stony Dean, Stanbridge Earls and Royal School Manchester.

The Inquiry chose to focus on these schools because the children who attend them are among the most vulnerable in our society and the Inquiry seeks to examine if more action is  needed to safeguard them.

On the first day, a written narrative of child sexual abuse at eight institutions which have since closed will be submitted. This document, referred to as the closed schools narrative, includes accounts from 50 victims and survivors and will provide a historical background to child sexual abuse and institutional failures across the school sector.

The hearing will take place from 10am to 4.15pm at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.

The timetable for the first week is available on the Inquiry’s website here.

Public hearings are streamed ‘live’ (subject to a three minute delay) on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel and website The transcripts will be available on the website a few hours after the end of each hearing day.

American model Jennifer Arcuri ‘told friends she was having a sexual affair with Boris Johnson’:

US journalist David Enrich said he spoke to friends who confirmed the affair

Among those who she confided in were university classmates and a Conservative Party activist who said: ‘She told me they were sleeping together,’ according to the Sunday Times.

The paper claimed she told four friends that the pair had been engaged in an affair during his time in City Hall.

David Enrich, the financial editor of the New York Times, said that Ms Arcuri had confided to close university peers she was sleeping with Mr Johnson.

He said: ‘Two friends from her business class said they had been told by Arcuri that she was sleeping with Boris.’

In 2013, Mr Enrich spoke to the businesswoman and several of her tight-knit friendship group for an article he was writing.

Referring to notes which he has kept from those conversations, he alleges that Ms Arcuri said that Mr Johnson warned her to steer clear of speaking to the press.

And Mr Enrich said that her classmates at London’s Hult International Business School repeatedly stated that the entrepreneur had confided to them of her affair with Mr Johnson.

His account was said by the Sunday Times to corroborate that of other sources who had spoken to Ms Arcuri.

His reports are backed up by the account of a Conservative Party activist who alleges that Ms Arcuri told him during the 2015 general election campaign of her sexual relationship with the now Premier.


Former chief of Army communications at Mar-a-Lago gets probation for lying during child pornography investigation

28 Sept 2019

President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida,

A US serviceman who oversaw Army communications at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was sentenced to three years of probation for lying during a child pornography investigation, according to court documents.

Richard Ciccarella told federal agents that he was the “Non-commissioned Officer in Charge” of White House communications at Mar-a-Lago, the documents state.
He headed the Army’s communication detail at the resort from August 2017 to March 2018, The Palm Beach Post reported.
In July, about two months after his arrest, Ciccarella pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a federal agent during the child pornography investigation.
He had uploaded photos of a female relative to a Russian website under the username RICH25N and also saved images in other folders accessible online, the documents state.
In one of his folders, Ciccarella posted a photograph of a young relative wearing only underwear and standing next to a Christmas tree, with the comment: “Dirty comment’s welcome,” according to the documents.
While the photos didn’t constitute child pornography, his lies were troubling, Assistant US Attorney Gregory Schiller said, according to the newspaper.
When asked by federal agents, Ciccarella denied ever using the Yahoo email that was connected to that username.
He admitted to posting photos of the girl online but said people began posting comments on the pictures of which he did not approve, the documents state.
Authorities tracked down the username’s IP address to Ciccarella’s home.
A previous iPhone that agents seized from the residence showed a history of visiting the Russian website and Ciccarella admitted to agents that he lied about the email address because he was scared, according to court documents.
As part of his probation, a federal judge ruled Ciccarella not be allowed unsupervised personal, mail, telephone or computer contact with children under 18, including the alleged victim, and that he participates in a sex offender treatment program.
CNN has reached out to Ciccarella ‘s attorney for comment. According to The Palm Beach Post, Ciccarella is now stationed in Virginia.

Boris Johnson’s friendship with businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri ‘was open secret among staff’

27 Sept 2019

Boris Johnson’s close friendship with a Californian entrepreneur helped by London’s tourism and promotions agency was an “open secret” among its staff, the Standard has been told.

Former officials at the agency, London & Partners (L&P), recalled how Jennifer Arcuri was given places on foreign trade trips led by Mr Johnson in his time as mayor despite her companies being regarded as “not credible” by some at the time.

Referring to Ms Arcuri, 34, a former model, another ex-staffer said: “I don’t think that anybody ever said that Boris was seeing her but it was an open secret that they were close.” Investigations have been launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan and the London Assembly into public funds given to Ms Arcuri’s firms and places she was granted on foreign trade trips.

The Standard understands the investigations are likely to focus on a L&P-run trip made by Mr Johnson to Tel Aviv in November 2015. Ms Arcuri was initially told by L&P she “did not qualify” for it but officials were later “advised by Arcuri that she had secured permission from a mayoral adviser to attend”, according to L&P.

Ms Arcuri’s firm The Innotech Network, founded in February 2013, first received funding from L&P that year with £10,000 in sponsorship for a conference at the World Islamic Economic Forum. It also received £1,500 for an event in 2014. L&P says it has “no evidence” of Mr Johnson being involved in either decision.

Ms Arcuri was among delegates taken on mayoral trips to Malaysia in November 2014 and to New York in February 2015. L&P said Innotech, a financial technology firm, was declined a place on the Malaysia trip “as it did not meet the criteria” of the trip, which focused on “creative technology”.

She applied again with another of her firms, Playbox, and was accepted. L&P said it had “no evidence” of Mr Johnson’s involvement in the decision to accept Playbox onto the mission. Playbox was dissolved in February 2016.

Ms Arcuri was told she “did not qualify” for the New York trip but L&P records “show that a senior mayoral adviser did confirm to [L&P] that she should be allowed to attend some events in New York” as she was already planning to be in the city. No financial support was given.

The Standard was told that L&P staff were aware Ms Arcuri was “connected” to Mr Johnson. On at least one occasion, she was granted a place following a request from the mayor’s office after initially being rejected by L&P.

One L&P source claimed: “It was an open secret she got to come because she was close with Boris.” Mr Johnson will comply with a London Assembly order to explain his links to Ms Arcuri but says his former colleagues are “barking up the wrong tree”. Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly had previously hinted the Prime Minister could refuse to give evidence to City Hall regarding allegations he favoured his friend for business grants and trade missions while mayor. Mr Johnson has since said:“I will co-operate with my old friends on the Assembly. But on this particular matter, I think they are barking up the wrong tree.”

Ms Arcuri studied law at Columbia University in New York in 2001 and has a number of degrees including in musical theatre. She also has an MBA in investments and securities, according to her online profile.

She began her career as an on-air radio personality for Radio DJ Razzle Dazz, part of the Walt Disney company, and spent more than 10 years on the show.

In 2008, she produced the short film La Valise, part of the short film showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.

She moved to the UK in 2011, and prior to that worked in digital technology and film production in California.

Ms Arcuri founded Innotech to run events, networking and start-up funding for technology.

London & Partners last night said it would be inappropriate to comment on the latest allegations. Allen Simpson, its director of strategy and corporate affairs, said the agency had “tightened rules relating to procurement. We are confident in these controls and in our team.”

Ms Arcuri told the Sunday Times after it first reported claims: “Any grants received by my companies and any trade mission I joined were purely in respect of my role as a legitimate businesswoman.”She did not comment on the nature of her relationship with Mr Johnson.

Her family have denied the pair had an affair.



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Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says

September 19, 2019

In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy.

On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic also based on Hubbard’s Fair Game policy aimed to destroy those labeled as enemies.

According to the complaint filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Wednesday, Scientology operatives cut the brake lines on the woman’s car, vandalized her property, followed and surveilled her, and harassed her with hundreds of spam calls.

The woman is referred to in the complaint only as Jane Doe for fear of more retaliation by the church.The lawsuit names Miscavige, Scientology’s Flag Service Organization, its Religious Technology Center, Church of Scientology International and Clearwater Academy as defendants against allegations from sexual battery to racketeering and negligence.

With no criminal charges brought upon Scientology despite years of allegations of criminal activity, a team of a dozen victims’ rights attorneys are using civil court to expose the church’s alleged institutional abuses. The team, which filed its first complaint in June, includes a constitutional scholar and a lawyer who successfully prosecuted Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges.

“Scientology may be a religious organization, and they can believe whatever they want to believe, but they can’t do whatever they want to do,” the team’s lead attorney, Brian Kent, told the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. “They will be subject to the law just as any other organization would be subject to the law.”

Scientology spokespeople Ben Shaw and Karin Pouw did not respond to a request for comment.

The first time Doe was sexually abused in Scientology’s care, the lawsuit states, was during her two kindergarten years at Clearwater Academy on Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

The lawsuit states that on multiple occasions an employee: forced Jane Doe and other young girls to perform sexual acts on each other; masturbated in front of and ejaculated on Doe; and, on at least one occasion, forced his penis into her mouth.

Doe reported this to adults at the school, but no action was taken to remove the employee or stop the abuse, according to the lawsuit.

The only answer to crimes committed by church members, including sexual assault, is Hubbard’s policy and technology, not law enforcement or the courts, the lawsuit states.

Hubbard’s policies, rolled out following the formation of the Church of Scientology in 1953, teach it is a “high crime” to report a Scientologist to law enforcement. Phones within certain church facilities are incapable of dialing 911, according to the lawsuit.

At age 11, Doe was sent by Scientology to live in Caracas, Venezuela without her parents. The next year she was assaulted by the son of a high-ranking Scientologist at the Caracas Org, a church facility, according to the complaint.

Doe immediately disclosed the assault to her auditor, a person who conducts spiritual counseling sessions. Instead of reporting the assault to law enforcement, the lawsuit alleges church officials “sentenced” Doe to three months of physical labor and issued her a “non-enturbulation” order, which warned she was at risk of losing standing in the church for “bringing in” the sexual assault.

“One who suffers sexual abuse, whether an adult or a child, is assumed to have done something to incite or invite such abuse,” as the lawsuit describes Scientology practices.

After her labor sentence, she was sent back to Clearwater at age 14 to join the Sea Org, the church’s clergy-like workforce where members sign billion-year contracts and work an average of 100 hours a week for little to no wages.

Sea Org children are separated from their parents and assigned a guardian. Doe’s guardian, then a 24-year old woman, “groomed Jane Doe to enter into a sexual relationship with her,” according to the lawsuit.

As a child, Doe could not understand the consequences of her actions and could not consent to a sexual relationship, the lawsuit states. The complaint states church officials should have known the guardian was abusing and prevented the abuse from occurring. But they did not.

Once she escaped Scientology in 2018, Jane Doe was stalked, harassed and followed by church officials – tactics that “went beyond all bounds of decency and the conduct was shocking, atrocious, and utterly intolerable in a civilized community.”

The lawsuit stresses the alleged culpability of Miscavige, Scientology’s leader who took over the organization following Hubbard’s death in 1986.

It describes the Sea Org structure as a human trafficking scheme that benefits Miscavige financially.

Church officials “have made billions off the backs of men, women and children who are trafficked and forced to work 100 hour weeks for far below the minimum wage with little to no free time or vacation under the threat of severe punishment for failure to perform their work duties,” the lawsuit states.

The complaint alleges child Sea Org members like Doe have their food rationed and are subjected to hard labor like asbestos removal and construction. Children are deprived of proper education. And any child or adult who flees or speaks negatively about the church is subject to shunning by parents, relatives and friends through Scientology’s disconnection policy.

“Personal freedoms are restricted, families are separated, and severe punishments are utilized to maintain complete control over the forced workers, including children, in the Sea Org,” the lawsuit states.

Along with Miscavige’s and the church’s liability for Doe’s abuse, the lawsuit states Clearwater Academy failed in its legal duty to protect students.

The legal team’s first lawsuit filed in June on behalf of another Jane Doe accuses the church of: child abuse related to auditing, where children are interrogated for hours about sexual questions; human trafficking the woman was a part of in the Sea Org; and Fair Game tactics she endured after escaping, including, the church publishing “a hate website” falsely stating she was an alcoholic dismissed from the sect for promiscuity.

The second lawsuit was filed in August against Scientology, Miscavige and actor Danny Masterson on behalf of four women who allege they were raped by Masterson, a parishioner. After they reported the rapes to Los Angeles Police in 2016 and 2017, the lawsuit states Scientology unleashed a campaign of terror to intimidate the accusers.

Kent said he expects his team to file “numerous” complaints this year against Scientology relating to alleged victims of child abuse, human trafficking and harassment.

“Obviously this is a very secretive organization that has policies that you are not to speak publicly about any of the abuses that are occurring,” Kent told the Times. “We want transparency and we want to expose the abuses that are happening.”

We know what happened in Kincora boys’ home and we want the files open, insists victim

A man who was abused at a notorious boys’ home in east Belfast has said the victims have every right to see secret files on Kincora rather than endure “the hell of not knowing” what’s in them.

Ron Graham (61) was speaking after this newspaper revealed that documents linked to the child sex abuse scandal will remain locked away in Northern Ireland’s official archive for decades to come.

At least 19 files directly related to the home are “closed” to the public, and in one case the order remains in place until 2085 at the earliest.

Around a dozen more of the files are closed – either fully or partially – until the mid-2060s and beyond.

The department responsible for the records said they contained “sensitive personal data” and couldn’t be opened in order to protect victims’ personal details and comply with data protection legislation.

But that’s an “excuse” Mr Graham last night said he “flatly rejects”.

“Of course it’s sensitive material – we’re the victims, we lived through this – but we’re entitled to see those files,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

Claims have persisted that senior politicians, civil servants and businessmen were complicit in a paedophile ring that operated at the home in the 1970s and that the security services were aware of it.

Mr Graham spent almost a year at the infamous boys’ home after being taken into care when his teachers realised his father had been beating him. But what happened to him in Kincora turned out to be even worse.

Having given evidence at the trial of paedophile William McGrath, a former housemaster at Kincora who was subsequently jailed for four years, Mr Graham said “at the very least” he is “entitled to see the files” after all this time.

“Seeing what’s in these files could no be worse than what I or anyone else lived through in Kincora,” he said.

“What McGrath did to me was unspeakable.

“I still have mental health problems because of it. He’s dead now but I’m still living through the hell of not knowing what’s in those secret documents.

“Questions have to be asked about why it went on for so long, and who covered it up. I think these files would open up an awful lot of history.”

He added: “Making them public won’t upset Kincora victims. Every victim I’ve talked to has said they want to see the files. For the last two days it’s all we’ve been talking about.”

The Kincora scandal shocked Northern Ireland to its core in 1980 when it emerged that at least 29 boys were sexually abused at the care home.

Three senior staff members – McGrath, Joseph Mains and William Semple – were jailed in 1981 for the abuse.

Mr Graham, a member of the group Savia (Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse), said he’s been campaigning “for nearly 10 years now” but he revealed that up until recently he was unaware of the actual number of files in existence.

“We’ve always tried to get the files, we’ve known about them – but this is the first time we’ve known how many files there are,” he said.

“They say they’re protecting the victims by not making the files public, but that’s nonsense. We know better than anyone what happened in there. We want the files open. We want to see what they say.

“I don’t see any reason to keep them closed. At the very least they should let a judge decide because this is about us, the victims, and we have every right to see them.”

Two private inquiries instigated by the then Secretary of State Jim Prior failed to provide adequate answers for victims, nor did a report published in 2017 by retired judge Sir Anthony Hart, as part of a public inquiry into historical sex abuse in Northern Ireland.

But Bangor-based Mr Graham said that, having been let down countless times in the past, he will now be pursuing the matter in the near future with Secretary of State Justin Smith.

“I won’t rest until I get proper answers,” he said.

“All we want is closure so that we can move on.

“We didn’t get it in the Hart report or in the previous inquiries so I’ll be speaking to Mr Smith when I meet him with Savia in two weeks’ time and I’ll be asking for his help.”

Solicitor Claire McKeegan from Phoenix Law, who represents the majority of the survivors of Kincora, including Mr Graham, said that with secrecy comes suspicion.

“Kincora has for decades been surrounded in controversy and allegations of the most grave and alarming nature,” she said.

“The deliberate suppression of documents by the Government which could shed light on what went on only adds to the ongoing suspicions long held by survivors about who knew what and when.”

Doug Beattie called for immediate action, saying the Kincora files “should be open for scrutiny now”.

The Ulster Unionist MLA added: “There should be no hiding place for those who abused children, or anyone else, regardless of who they are.”


Secret Kincora scandal file will not be released for 66 years

‘The suspicion is they are hiding something’ – secret Kincora Boys’ Home documents to stay locked up for another 66 years

Sept 16 2019

Highly-sensitive documents on the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal will remain locked away in Northern Ireland’s official archive for decades to come.

At least 19 files directly related to the notorious east Belfast care home are “closed” to the public.

In one case, the order remains in place until 2085 at the earliest. Around a dozen more of the files are closed – either fully or partially – until the mid-2060s and beyond.

Others which were scheduled to be declassified in recent years remain at least partly shut.

The department responsible for the records said they contained “sensitive personal data” and could not be opened in order to protect victims’ personal details and to comply with data protection legislation.

On Friday the Belfast Telegraph reported that confidential Government files on Kincora held in Dublin, that were due to be released this summer, have been kept under wraps yet again.

The secrecy in Belfast has prompted Andrew Lownie, the author of a royal biography on the Mountbattens, to write to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. He wants access to Irish files on Lord Mountbatten that could shed light on abuse at Kincora.

Mr Lownie has uncovered evidence linking Mountbatten to the abuse of children from the Kincora boys’ home in Belfast, while a secret FBI dossier uncovered by Lownie in the course of his research indicates that Mountbatten’s sexual activities were known by the authorities.

The book, ‘The Mountbattens: their Lives and Loves’, contains interviews with two unnamed men who describe being brought from Kincora in the summer of 1977 to Mullaghmore, where Mountbatten was on holiday at his Co Sligo holiday residence, Classiebawn Castle.

The interviewees, who were 16 at the time, both claim they were then abused by the earl.

The Kincora files had been due to be made public under the 20-year disclosure rule but Mr Lownie has been told they “need to be reviewed” before that is likely.

READ MORE: Have fresh claims of abuse coloured our views of Mountbatten’s murder?

However, Ulster Unionist MLA Mike Nesbitt said the secrecy would only lead to more questions.

“The suspicion is they are hiding something. Is that legitimate? We can’t make that judgment when we don’t know what is in there,” he said.

The Kincora scandal shocked Ireland when it emerged in 1980.

At least 29 boys were sexually abused at the care home.

Three senior staff members – William McGrath, Joseph Mains and William Semple – were jailed in 1981 for the abuse.

However, allegations have persisted of a cover-up by MI5, which was rumoured to be protecting high-ranking paedophiles in the military, Civil Service and politics. It was claimed the RUC had been informed of the abuse years earlier, but failed to act.

A “private inquiry” was set up in 1982 by the then Secretary of State Jim Prior to investigate the scandal, but it fell apart after three members resigned, claiming the RUC hadn’t carried out an effective probe.

Mr Prior established another inquiry under Judge William Hughes, but most of his recommendations were about the operation of children’s homes and care for young people generally.

READ MORE: Social workers told about sex abuse claims at former Irish boys home ‘as early as 1967’

In 2017 retired judge Anthony Hart published a report after a long-running inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland. His report dismissed claims that senior figures were complicit in a paedophile ring, and that the UK security services knew what was going on.

However, questions have been raised over the inaccessibility of many official papers. The papers are held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the region’s official archive.

Files on Kincora were conspicuously absent when government papers from 1982 were declassified in December 2012.

A list of closed files held by PRONI show at least 19 are directly linked to Kincora.

Four, which were listed for review in 2013, remain closed. Three more are listed for review between 2020 and 2026. The other 12 have review dates ranging from 2067 to 2085, meaning they are not due to be declassified until these dates at the earliest.

In some cases part of the file has been made public, with its other contents redacted, or blanked out.

The file closed until 2085 contains “transcripts of proceedings of (the) committee of inquiry into children’s homes and hostels”, and “evidence of witnesses”. Two other files, closed until 2080, contain similar material.

Mr Nesbitt said he was “surprised and concerned” by the revelation. He said one option was to open the files to independent scrutiny.

“If you lock away files for that length of time then people will think there is something really serious to hide,” he added. “A compromise position might be to allow a senior, respected figure like a retired High Court judge – someone who knows what they are doing – to inspect the files and make a general statement, at least to dispel any suspicion.”

Alliance leader Naomi Long said Kincora’s victims deserved answers. She said: “This lack of transparency and repeated refusal to open the files relating to this case fuels the perception there was, at best, more knowledge of what was happening at Kincora Boys’ Home at the time than has been admitted, and, at worst, Government cover-up of or collusion in the abuse itself.

“These papers need to be released so that abuse can be investigated properly and in a way which will bring truth and justice to the victims and survivors of Kincora.”

PRONI falls under the remit of the Department for Communities. A spokesperson said: “The files are closed because they contain sensitive personal data. It is an extended closure period to protect the names and other personal details of victims and to comply with data protection legislation.”

Murdered journalist Lyra McKee wrote a book about the 1981 murder of MP Robert Bradford.

Angels With Blue Faces follows an investigation by Ms McKee into the murder of the Ulster Unionist MP, and examines speculation that he had been about to expose details of people involved with the abuse of children at the east Belfast boys’ home Kincora.

Ms McKee was was shot dead by dissident republicans in April, just weeks before her book was due to be published.


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Easy as PIE – the rebranding of paedophilia

12 Sepy 2019

Trauma expert Dr JACQUI DILLON reports how she was intimidated and had her Twitter account suspended for raising questions about ‘minor-attracted persons’ amid a worrying trend of dangerous child abusers becoming organised online

CURRENTLY, there is a growing movement to rebrand paedophilia — a word which in itself is problematic — although it is currently synonymous with people who sexually abuse children.

As a survivor of organised childhood sexual exploitation (CSE), I can attest that the sexual abuse of children is the antithesis of love, unlike the denotion of the etymology of the word.

Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to legitimise paedophilia. The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), was a British-based pro-paedophile activist group, founded in 1974.

The group campaigned for the age of consent to be lowered to the age of four, while receiving significant funding from the Home Office and was affiliated with the National Council for Civil Liberties.

Such groups still exist internationally. In a letter to the Guardian in 1997, Peter Tatchell stated that friends as young as nine had sexual experiences which gave them “great joy.”

Tatchell inferred that while he was unable to condone paedophilia, he claimed that not all sex involving children was “unwanted, abusive or harmful.”

The current attempts to legitimise paedophilia have become apparent on Twitter, with a growing number of people describing themselves as “Maps,” an acronym for “minor-attracted person,” a term used by individuals who are sexually attracted to those below the age of consent, including: nepiophilia or infantophilia (attraction to babies and toddlers); paedophilia (attraction to pre-pubescent children); hebephilia (attraction to pubescent children/early adolescents); and ephebophilia (attraction to late adolescents).

Twitter currently has a policy which explicitly states that “discussions related to child exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction to minors are permitted, provided they don’t glorify CSE in any way.”

This change in policy was achieved by a renowned expert in the treatment of paedophilia and “Map” advocate lobbying Twitter’s director of trust and safety, stating that it would “help reduce the stigma associated with pedophilia [sic].”

Anyone who is 13 or older can access Twitter where they are now exposed to content where adults openly discuss their attractions to children with impunity.

I began disseminating this information on Twitter and questioning the motivations of “Maps” and their advocates.

I have been trolled on numerous occasions, including a time when Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aslo known as Tommy Robinson) and his followers Twitter mobbed me and told me that I deserved to be gang raped because I objected to their cynical hijacking of CSE for their fascist agenda.

They dismissed the fact that the perpetrators who abused me were all white and British, displayed zero interest in CSE perpetrated by white offenders, who are by far the vast majority of all sexual offenders, or expressed outrage at such offences being committed within their own ranks.

However, my experiences with the lengths that “Maps” are willing to go to is on another level.

I have been viciously and relentlessly trolled for weeks, an obsessive and libellous blog, clearly written by a highly disturbed individual, has been circulated about me, attempting to discredit me.

I have been bombarded with Photoshopped images of my face grafted onto graphic, pornographic images. And other things I will not share due to safety issues.

I have been advised by those speaking from personal experience that “Maps” have a history of doxxing people and their children. And worse.

Consequently, a group of “Maps” mass reported me to Twitter for objecting to their attempts to normalise their predilections and their attempts to legitimise sexual attraction to children as being innate and immutable, which based on current research is highly contestable.

For example, many advocate adding a P to LGBT. Naturally, many of us within the LGBT community find this idea abhorrent.

“Maps” and their professional allies advocate child sex dolls, arguing that there is no evidence that they increase the likelihood of offending.

Equally, there is no evidence that they reduce the risk of offending — a child sex doll is just another form of objectifying a child for sexual gratification.

I was then notified by Twitter that my account had been permanently suspended for “abuse and harassment.” Despite appealing my permanent suspension it was upheld.

It was only when I and others directly lobbied the vice-president of Twitter Europe, stating that my suspension was a travesty that suddenly, without explanation, my suspension was lifted.

Clearly Twitter, with its vast profits, needs to employ people to monitor activity on its platform rather than relying on algorithms to maintain safety and integrity.

Crucially, it urgently needs to review its CSE policy which is currently not fit for purpose.

As soon as my permanent suspension was lifted, I was flooded with new reports from Twitter.

Those who had conspired to get my account suspended, openly gloating about it when they thought they had succeeded, were the same people scrutinising my timeline on @jacquidillon @beckrdalliance, an alliance I founded for survivors of CSE, looking for tweets to report.

Again, they openly discussed their intention to silence me. For the first time ever, I locked both accounts over the summer break.

Professor Jennifer Freyd coined the acronym “Darvo” to describe a set of tactics perpetrators often employ to avoid being held accountable for their actions.

Perpetrators frequently Deny their behaviour, Attack the individual who is holding them to account and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender, so that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the victim into the alleged perpetrator.

The behaviour of these “Maps” is entirely consistent with perpetrator behaviour.

There is a small but significant number of people who want to sexually abuse children. Bearing in mind that one perpetrator can wreak havoc on numerous children’s lives, as a society, we have to address this unpalatable truth in order to stop the epidemic of child abuse and its devastating consequences.

However, constructing one’s identity around a predilection to sexually abusing children, creating a community with a dubious agenda, rather than seeking help in more appropriate settings, is highly suspect.

The notion of “non-offending” offers little reassurance. Child abusers are notoriously deceitful. Perhaps the opportunity to access a child has not yet arisen or they have simply not been detected.

Therefore anyone with an unhealthy interest in children must be deemed a risk to children. Additionally, this distinction between contact and non-contact is meaningless in a space where identities and claims cannot be verified.

I have been sent evidence that some of the most vociferous “Maps” have committed extremely serious crimes against children and are currently grooming children.

Authorities have been notified. These people are organised, using multiple identities, groups, platforms and are linked internationally. Their methods are insidious yet blatant — hidden in plain sight.

As a survivor of CSE who is directly challenging “Maps,” I am seen as a real and present threat.

One of the things that I have learned through surviving the horrors of my childhood is that is essential to defy such intimidation tactics.

I have always been outspoken. It is an entirely strategic position I take as a working-class woman, survivor and activist.

As the great Audre Lorde said: “Your silence will not protect you.” I refuse to be silenced by a group of paedophiles ever again. I look forward to making my Twitter account public again today.

Jimmy Savile photographed in the library at Fort Augustus Catholic school

Jimmy Savile was allowed to roam freely around the boys’ dormitories of a Catholic school at the centre of child abuse allegations, an inquiry was told.

12 Sept 2019

The DJ, television presenter and paedophile is said to have driven to Fort Augustus Abbey School in his Rolls-Royce on several occasions.

Children at the boarding school on the banks of Loch Ness felt “uncomfortable” around him and were not told why he was there.

Details of Savile’s visits emerged at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, which heard separate claims that a child was raped by monks who had drugged him. In a written statement, a man given the pseudonym “Rory” said that his brother “Doug”, who was born in 1951 but has since died, told him that Savile was given access to the school in the 1960s when he was a DJ with Radio Luxembourg. He said that no one knew why he kept coming to the school.

“Savile would park his Rolls-Royce car outside the school. Doug said Savile was allowed to roam freely at the school, even the boys’ dormitories,” the statement said. “Doug said the boys didn’t like Savile. Even although he was a big star, they felt uncomfortable.”Savile was photographed at the school in 1970 and later bought a cottage at Glencoe in the Highlands.

The statement claimed that Doug had told his brother he was sexually assaulted by a staff member at the school while in the sick bay.

Earlier in the hearing Hugh Kennedy, 56, who was at Fort Augustus between 1974 and 1976, said that a monk sexually abused him in a yoga class before apologising.

Mr Kennedy said that when he reported the attack his story was dismissed. He later learnt that the monk was sent to Australia for a retreat to “cleanse him of his sin”.

The former pupil said he was then abused by a teacher who took children to a cottage where he showed them photographs of naked boys, some of whom he recognised as fellow pupils. He claimed he was sexually assaulted and ordered to strip for pictures.

Another witness, using the name James, who was born in 1956, said he was abused by Fort Augustus monks on a visit from another Catholic school. He said that he was locked in a room and raped by two monks. He believes that they drugged him.

The school was closed in 1993 and the last monks left in 1998.

The inquiry, before Lady Smith, continues.

The PIE Manifesto

This document was written by Keith Hose, and sets out the Paedophile Information Exchange’s proposals for changes to the law on sex offences involving children. It was sent to the Home Office, and also sold at the Campaign for Homosexual Equality’s conferences.

This document would have been read by members of all organistaions that were affiliated to PIE, including the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL). This means that Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey, Patricia Hewitt, Henry Hodge and others at the NCCL would have been fully aware of PIE’s evil intentions, and chose to affiliate themselves with them anyway.

It’s essentially a paedophile’s charter, taking the police out of the equation and allowing paedophiles to abuse children as young as 4 years old, unless the abuse “resulted in clinically demonstrable mental or physical harm”.

Harriet Harman to run for Commons Speaker

Sept 10 2019

Apologists for paedophiles: How Labour Deputy Harriet Harman, her shadow minister husband and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt were all linked to a group lobbying for the right to have sex with children

  • Magpie magazine distributed in the late Seventies to members of PIE
  • PIE is Paedophile Information Exchange – the name of a far-Left lobby group
  • Called for legalisation of child sex and age of consent to be lowered to four
  • Emerged this week Labour government of the time may helped finance the organisation and The Magpie
  • Home Office now ordered a ‘thorough, independent investigation’ into claims
  • Hewitt, Harman and husband Dromey encountered the PIE as young officials in the National Council for Civil Liberties

Abuse survivors blocked from school records for 100 years

9 Aug 2019

Boys were sent to Forde Park School by the courts and social services until it closed in 1985

Survivors of abuse at a former approved school have demanded to know why records are missing from its archives or have been marked as secret.

Victims of violence and sex attacks at Forde Park School, Newton Abbot, Devon say the lack of access is obstructing their campaign for justice.

They are querying why information is being kept secret for up to 100 years.

It comes as claims have resurfaced about paedophiles at the school and dubious medical treatment of pupils.

Eight men were convicted of crimes at the school committed in the 1960s and 1970s, after a major police inquiry was launched by Devon and Cornwall Police in 1999.

Members of a survivors’ group have also found documents at the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter are restricted or missing, said the Local Democracy Reporting Service .

South West Heritage Trust said an individual can request access to their own records through a subject access request, in the case of county council owned records.

It said it followed guidance from the National Archives for third party access to documents, which withholds records that contain personal information on living people which may cause distress or harm.

A spokesman for the survivors’ group said: “They have got something in those files that they don’t want us, or anybody else, to find.”

“We can only think that these restrictions have been put on for so long because they don’t even want our children investigating what happened to us.”

One survivor said he was regularly picked up from the school in an expensive car with a staff member and taken to the woods where he was sexually assaulted by several different men.

He said he was regularly drugged and given electric shock therapy while at the school.

The approved school was run by the Home Office before it was taken over by Devon County Council in 1973, when it became a community home for education.

Former pupils have given evidence about the aftermath of their cases to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse.

The hearings were told survivors felt let down and abandoned by the civil legal system which handled compensation claims at the time.

It also heard investigations at Forde Park by the Home Office and police in 1958 and again by police in 1976 resulted in no action.

The inquiry is expected to issue its report on its investigation into accountability and reparations in the summer.

Retired school choirmaster jailed for 12 years for sexual abuse of pupils

A retired school choirmaster who sexually abused boys in the 1970s has been jailed for 12 years.

Kenneth Francis, 72, denied 17 offences but a jury found him guilty of all counts after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The court heard that he assaulted four boys, all under the age of 16, who were pupils at a school in the Chelmsford area.

Jailing him on Tuesday, Judge David Turner QC said: “Behind the facade of competency, respectability and uprightness you hid a dark paedophile inclination which was to blight the life of those boys and leave a profound legacy of psychological damage.”

The attacks happened at the school and at Francis’s then home in Borehamwood between 1972 and 1979, with Francis giving alcohol to some of his victims.

His offending came to light in 2017 when one of his victims reported that Francis had sexually assaulted him.

In a victim impact statement read to the court, one man said he “resented” being at the school.

Another said he felt he was “betraying” his parents by not telling them what had happened and “only managed to tell them a few years prior to their deaths”.

Jacqueline Carey, mitigating, said Francis touched boys’ genitals and told one of them “This is our secret”.

She said Francis later moved to Jersey and for “30 years or the best part thereof he was a highly regarded man”, adding that there was an “absence of offending” for this period.

She said he lived with his husband in Japan but that there was “great uncertainty about whether he will be able to return” following his conviction.

He has no living relatives, she added.

Francis, of Akasaka in Tokyo, was convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault and two counts of committing an act of gross indecency.

He was jailed for 12 years and will serve half in custody and the rest on licence.

He must also sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and was made subject of a 12-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, banning him from contact with any boy under 16.

New book links Lord Mountbatten to sex abuse at Kincora boys’ home

26 August, 2019

A NEW book on Lord Louis Mountbatten claims he was involved in the abuse of two teenage boys at Kincora boys’ home in Belfast in the 1970s.

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the death of the earl who died when the IRA blew up his fishing boat off the coast of Mullaghmore in Co Sligo on August 27, 1979.

The Mountbattens, written by Andrew Lownie, includes interviews with two unnamed men who describe being brought from the home in summer 1977 to Mullaghmore where Lord Mountbatten was on holiday.

The men, who were both 16 at the time, claim they were abused by the earl, an uncle of Prince Philip, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

One of them, known as Seán, recalls being driven from Kincora to the earl’s castle in Sligo where he was abused by a man.

He said he did not recognise him as Lord Mountbatten until he saw a report on the TV news two years later that the earl had been killed.

The second interviewee, referred to as Amal, claims to have met Lord Mountbatten four times that summer on day trips from the home in Belfast.

He said each encounter lasted about an hour and took place in a suite in an hotel by Mullaghmore harbour.

“He was very polite, very nice,” Amal is quoted a saying. “I knew he was someone important. He told me he liked dark-skinned people, especially Sri Lankan people as they were very friendly and good-looking.”

He also claimed that several other boys were brought to Mountbatten on other occasions.

This is not the first time Lord Mountbatten has been linked to Kincora. In 1990, writer Robin Bryans reported that the earl, Anthony Blunt and others were part of an old-boy network that held gay orgies in country houses on both sides of the border and at the boys’ home.

Two years ago, a Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry concluded that abuse at the home was limited to three staff members and there was no collusion by the state or intelligence services in covering it up.


18 Aug 2019

By Joseph de Burca


It has long been rumoured that Lord Louis Mountbatten was a paedophile. A book due to go on sale next week has dug up impressive new evidence confirming what Irish sources have known for decades about his sexual predilections. So impressive is the new evidence that mainstream media outlets such as The Mail on Sunday,   The Sunday Times  and The Sun  are covering the story. The book contains sensational new information about Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast. Curiously, while the British media is happy to report on Mountbatten’s abuse of boys generally, the sections in the book about Kincora are being ignored.

Joseph Mains, the Warden of Kincora Boys’ Home. Mains trafficked Kincora boys to Lord Louis Mountbatten at Classiebawn Castle, Co. Sligo in the Republic of Ireland.

The book is called, The Mountbattens: their Lives & Loves, by Andrew Lownie. The author is a respected and serious historian who was once a Conservative Party Westminster election candidate. He is still friendly with many Tory MPs including one recently retired Cabinet minister.

Lownie is also author of a book on Guy Burgess entitled Stalin’s Englishman which had many interesting Irish angles to it.

Lownie relies on declassified FBI files which reveal that Lord Mountbatten “was a homosexual with a lust for young boys”. The FBI dossier was compiled by American agents during WWII and the Suez Crisis. The Americans began compiling the Mountbatten file in February 1944, shortly after Mountbatten became Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia. They kept adding to it over the next three decades.

The FBI interviewed Elizabeth de la Poer Beresford, Baroness Decies, who knew about Mountbatten’s predilections. According to the FBI file: “She states that in these circles Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife are considered persons of extremely low morals”.  Also that he “was known to be a homosexual with a perversion for young boys”. Her opinion of him was that he was “an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations because of this condition”. She stated further that “his wife Lady Mountbatten was considered equally erratic”.

The entries on the file by the Baroness were signed by EE Conroy, Head of the New York field office, who wrote that she “appears to have no special motive in making the above statements”.

Agents opened more files on Mountbatten after World War II when he became NATO commander of allied forces in the Mediterranean, then admiral of the fleet, and later chief of the defence staff.

The FBI has long been known to keep compromising material on high-profile figures, most famously Martin Luther King.


The book also describes how Mountbatten’s former chauffeur Ron Perks often drove him to “an upmarket gay brothel used by senior naval officers” called the Red House near Rabat in Malta.


The Provisional IRA knew that Mountbatten was a paedophile. A plot was hatched to kill him in 1975 but it did not proceed. According to an IRA intelligence officer active at the time, “It was a better plan” than the one which went ahead in 1979. The earlier plot had been to shoot the Royal in his car when he emerged from his castle at Classiebawn, County Sligo. According to the IRA source, it would have avoided civilian casualties.

Although the IRA was aware of his paedophilia that was not the reason they chose to target him on either occasion.


The man responsible for trafficking the boys to Classiebawn was Joseph Mains, the Warden of Kincora. Two of the boys referred to in the book did not wish for their names to appear in print in connection with Mountbatten and Lownie has respected this. A third boy died in November 1977 and is also not named. Village  is fully aware of all of their names and will respect the desire of the two living boys to remain anonymous. Village  is also aware of some additional information which does not appear in the book. The most significant additional piece of information is about the boy who committed suicide. His name was Stephen Waring.

Mountbatten abused these boys during his summer vacations at Classiebawn in August of 1977. Mountbatten always visited his castle there in August. Stephen Waring was in Kincora at the time. He committed suicide within a few months of the visit to Co. Sligo. He had escaped from Kincora and made it as far as Liverpool where he was captured and put back on the Belfast-Liverpool Monarch Ferry from which he plunged into the sea in November of 1977. Waring had been put in a part of the ship which should have prevented him from gaining access to the part of the ship from where he plunged to his death. A witness – a British solider – was reputed to have said that he was very drunk at the time of his fall. His body was never recovered. No autopsy has ever taken place.

The abuse involving these two boys by Mountbatten took place in a building adjacent to Classiebawn Castle.

The boys knew they were being taken to the Republic of Ireland because Mains, who was sitting in the front of the vehicle, turned around and told them that they had crossed the Border.

While the mainstream British media is happy to report on the FBI files and the Ron Perk’s revelations, and much more besides, they have completely ignored the revelations on Kincora in the book. Equally, they have ignored the story of yet another boy who was ensnared in the wider Anglo-Irish Vice Ring of which Kincora was a part.

The section on Kincora refers to the former resident who is alive as ‘Sean. As Lownie describes it, he ‘was 16 years old when he says he was driven from the Kincora Boys Home in Belfast to Classiebawn in the summer of 1977. As the men who had brought them waited outside, ‘Sean’ remembers being taken into a darkened room where he was joined by: a man who undressed me and then gave me oral sex. I was there about an hour. He spoke quietly and tried to make me feel comfortable. He was one of those men who wanted attention, wanted you to chase him . . . I think he felt some shame. He said very sadly, ‘I hate these feelings.’ He seemed a sad and lonely person. I think the darkened room was all about denial . . . He grabbed my hand and put it on his chest . . . I only recognised who he was when I saw on the news that Lord Mountbatten had been killed’.

The other boy was 16. His name has been withheld. Lownie calls him as ‘Amal’ and describes how he ‘remembers being brought to Mullaghmore during the summer of 1977. ‘Amal’ says he met Mountbatten four times that summer on a day trip from Belfast. Each time the encounter, lasting an hour, took place in a suite at a hotel by the harbour about 15 minutes from Classiebawn. ‘Amal’ remembered: He was very polite, very nice. I knew he was someone important. He asked if I wanted a drink or candy. He told me  he liked dark-skinned people especially Sri Lankan people as they were very friendly and very good-looking. I remember he admired my smooth skin. We gave each other oral sex in a 69 position. He was very tender and I felt comfortable about it. It seemed very natural. I know that several other boys from Kincora were brought to him on other occasions.

While the other boy was taken to Belfast and may indeed have visited Kincora, and certainly mixed with at least one Kincora boy, he was not a resident – certainly not a long term one – at the home.

If Garda Intelligence, led by Larry Wren knew anything about Mountbatten’s predilections, he did nothing to thwart it.


The abuse Waring suffered in Co. Sligo was not the only abuse he suffered that summer. Village first reported the details of this trip in February 2018. The core parts of the story are repeated hereunder.

During the summer of 1977, Richard Kerr, another resident at Kincora, was summoned by Joe Mains and was told that Joss Cardwell, a senior figure in the vice ring, had called and wanted him and Waring to proceed down to Belfast Harbour.

Cardwell was Chairman of Belfast Corporation Welfare Committee and in overall charge of Kincora and other homes such as Williamson House in Belfast. He was also a key figure in the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. The boys knew exactly what Cardwell’s ominous edict entailed for them: they would be going to England to be sexually abused. On this trip, Kerr would be delivered into the grubby hands of a TV star in London.

Joss Cardwell

Kerr knew Caldwell as ‘Joseph’ Cardwell recalls how he wore a ‘funny’ hat and drove a blue minivan which he used to take boys out of Kincora. Some of these trips terminated at the Adelphi Hotel in Portrush where the boys were abused.

Stephen Waring and Richard Kerr boarded the ferry to Liverpool. In Liverpool they were met by Michael ‘A’. Kerr was familiar with him from Manchester where he had been abused at the Rembrandt Hotel. Michael ‘A’ was in the company of a man called Derek.

The group headed to a premises in Liverpool near Lime Street train station. By now it was well into the morning of the following day. The boys were ushered down a flight of steps into a basement with mattresses strewn across its floor. Approximately five others boys were being held. They were aged between 11 and 13. Kerr and Waring were kept with them for three or four hours.

Later that morning, Michael ‘A’ and Steven ‘J’ brought the two Kincora boys to the train station. The other – younger – boys did not travel with them.

Steven ‘J’ served the vice ring in a number of ways, one of which was to take salacious photographs of the boys ensnared in the vice-ring. Stephen ‘J’ also knew Joe Mains and Eric Witchell, he paedophile who ran Williamson House. Witchell was the first member of the A-IVR to have abused Kerr – while he was only 8 at Williamson House. During the 1970s Witchell resided in both Liverpool and Belfast. Witchell was later put in charge of Williamson House where Kerr resided before being sent to Kincora in 1975.

Witchell and Cardwell supplied boys from Williamson House to abusers favoured by the vice ring. Kerr was one of these boys. Village has the names of others. Some of them went on to commit suicide. (Steven Waring was not at Williamson House. These suicides of boys from Williamson House are not to be confused with his death.)

Richard Kerr

On this trip, Kerr and Waring reached Manchester with their two escorts, alighting and switching to another train. They were confined inside a first-class compartment on the final leg of the journey – which would take them to London – and were abused by Michael ‘A’ and Steven ‘J’ en route. The abuse was perpetrated in a clandestine manner and was manual.

After they reached London, the boys were separated and Kerr was brought to the Wimpy Bar in Piccadilly Circus. Piccadilly was notorious for the presence of so-called Dilly boys, unfortunate urchins who had been groomed, bullied and manipulated into becoming male prostitutes. Kerr was escorted to the upstairs floor of the Wimpy Bar and placed behind a table. There were two men inside the Wimpy Bar who were running the Dilly Boys at the time. Kerr recalls that one of them was the late Jack Murry, a well-dressed Englishman Englishman who smoked cigars and wore glasses. He does not know who the second man was.

Later, Kerr was ordered to go back downstairs and delivered to a TV star who was waiting outside for him. The man, who was much taller than Kerr, beckoned him to follow and walked approximately two feet ahead of Kerr in case anyone saw them together.

Kerr and the TV star walked up to a very well known street. The man opened a door on street level with a key. The door led immediately to a flight of stairs. He was brought upstairs. The man had a small room on the left-hand side of the stairs. It was sparsely furnished. Kerr was then abused in a degrading manner.

The adult gave Kerr £20 and he was then ushered downstairs, put back on the street and told to find his own way back to the Wimpy Bar.

What the adult did not realise was that Kerr was seething with resentment at the men who abused him and had perfected the practice of memorising detail about his abusers. He sometimes even managed to take photographs away with him as proof of their identity. Some of the photographs were of cars with their registration plates clearly visible and are now in the possession of Village. On this occasion, although the room was barely lived in, he managed to remove an item which he has described to Village.

Kerr later recognised the man from a guest appearance on the then hugely popular ‘Minder’ TV show, one of the actor’s numerous TV appearances in hugely successful BBC and ITV programmes, some of which were made for children. Richard Kerr does not wish to reveal the identity of the TV star at this point in time.

On another trip Kerr and Waring were taken to the South of England where another TV star – a household name far better known than even Jimmy Saville at the time – came into the room and chose Waring and took him away. Waring came back downcast and dejected and did not speak about what had happened. This was the characteristic way he behaved after being abused.


The IRA was not the only paramilitary organisation which knew about the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring of which Kincora was a part. The UDA had the home under surveillance. Please see ‘Her Majesty’s Hatchetman’ for a detailed analysis of this at:…-of-pat-finucane/ ‎.)

As best Village  can tell, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in London has not displayed any interest in Lord Mountbatten, Eric Witchell or the Irish part of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. While the notorious fraud Carl Beech has been granted rights at the inquiry, Richard Kerr has not.


Most notorious horrific paedophile in recent British history ? Best friend: Prince Charles.

Most notorious paedophile in recent US history ? Best friend: Prince Andrew

Monarchists argue that this family are role models. C’mon UK, grow up & get rid of this tarnished circus


Prince Charles’ mentor Lord Mountbatten was ‘a homosexual with a perversion for young boys’, FBI files claim

NEWLY unearthed FBI files describe Prince Charles’s mentor, Lord Mountbatten, as “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys”.

The 75-year-old secret dossier was obtained by British historian Andrew Lownie, using freedom of information laws.

Prince Charles and Lord Mountbatten visit Nepal to attend the coronation of King Birendra in 1975

Quotes from the files are included in his new biography of Mountbatten – Prince Philip’s uncle – and his wife Edwina.

The US dossier sheds further light on the sex life of Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, and his wife. An aristocratic source close to the couple, interviewed by the FBI in the 1940s, described them as “persons of extremely low morals”.

Another source in the FBI files claimed that Mountbatten’s private life made him “an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations.”

Mr Lownie believes US spies began compiling intelligence on Mountbatten’s private life after he was made supreme allied commander of Southeast Asia during the Second World War.

It’s not known if the material was passed to the British government.

The book, The Mountbattens – Their Lives and Loves by Andrew Lownie – will be published on August 22.

Cover-up continues
Much of Mountbatten’s FBI file remains closed. Further US intelligence files were added after the war as Mountbatten became NATO commander of allied ­forces in the Mediterranean, then admiral of the fleet, and later chief of the defence staff.
One file dated April-July 1956 was destroyed in May 2017, shortly after Lownie requested the records.

The most intriguing of the documents is from May 1968, when a renowned FBI agent by the name of John Grombach discusses­ “a number of reports pertaining to the alleged homosexuality of Anthony Eden, Earl Mountbatten and (the diplomat) Anthony Nutting”.

Not surprisingly for a man of royal birth with film-star looks, Mountbatten cultivated a large group of gay friends, including Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan, Ivor Novello and Tom Driberg, who gave him the moniker “Mountbottom”.

The book contains an interview with a man who was Mountbatten’s lover throughout the 1970s, an unnamed neighbour then in his 20s.

In the new book, to be publishe­d on Thursday, Anthony Daly, a rent boy to the rich and famou­s during the 1970s, who had a close relationship with Driberg, claims: “Tom said Mountbatten had something of a fetish for uniforms­ — handsome young men in military uniforms (with high boots) and beautiful boys in school uniform.”

Mountbatten closed files – approximately 30 closed files

Search results: %22mountbatten%22 %2B %22closed%22 | The National Archives

16 Aug 2019

 Met Police decided not to conduct full investigation into court claims of sex trafficking of girl in Prince Andrew photo

The Met Police decided not to conduct a ‘full investigation’ into allegations a 17 year old girl was trafficked as part of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘sex ring.’

Channel 4 News can reveal that the Metropolitan Police began a review of “available evidence” in 2015 after receiving a complaint over claims in court papers that a girl was “forced to have sex with Prince Andrew”.

Channel 4 News also understands that lawyers for Virginia Roberts independently contacted the Metropolitan Police in 2016.

The Metropolitan Police said it “reviewed the available evidence” and decided that the matter “would not progress to a full investigation”.

It is not clear what constituted the available evidence.

The Met Police has refused to answer detailed questions about the allegations and whether they ever spoke to Epstein, his friend Ghislaine Maxwell, Prince Andrew or anyone from the Royal Household.

Prince Andrew has always denied “any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts”.

Tonight, lawyers for Virginia Roberts told Channel 4 News she is “hopeful” that “the London authorities will view the abuse she suffered while in London … as a serious investigative matter.”

In U.S court documents released last week, Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, alleges that she was one of many girls and young women that were part of a sex trafficking network run by disgraced financier and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell earlier this month.

In the court documents, Ms Roberts alleges that in 2001, aged 17, she was trafficked to the UK by Mr Epstein, accompanied by Ghislaine Maxwell, during which time she was “forced to have sexual relations with a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew.”

A photo from early 2001, taken in a house believed to be that of Ghislane Maxwell, shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the bare waist of Virginia Roberts. Ms Maxwell is in the background of the photo.

These court documents contain various historical allegations made by Virginia Roberts, who says that she was subjected to repeated sexual abuse, sex trafficking and exploitation by Mr Epstein and his ‘sexual abuse ring’ from 1999 until 2002.

There is no suggestions that Prince Andrew was aware of any of Jeffrey Epstein’s activities.

A complaint to the police regarding the alleged sexual trafficking to the UK of Ms Roberts was received in 2015 from an unconnected third party.

Channel 4 News asked the Metropolitan Police a series of questions about Virginia Robert’s account of what she says happened to her at Maxwell’s London residence in early 2001.

The Met told Channel 4 News: “[We] can confirm that the Metropolitan Police Service [MPS] received an allegation of non-recent trafficking for sexual exploitation.

“The MPS reviewed the available evidence and the decision was made that this would not progress to a full investigation. As such, the matter was closed.”

There are of course several reasons why a full investigation would not be launched, but they have not made clear why further action was not taken on this matter.

Lawyers for Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, told Channel 4 News: “Virginia Giuffre has been and remains hopeful that, given all the factual evidence that is now in the public domain, the London authorities will view the abuse she suffered while in London …  as a serious investigative matter and they would be prepared to prosecute and hold those responsible accountable — regardless of status or power.”

In a court application filed in 2014 Virginia Giuffre alleged that she was forced to have sexual relations in three places when she was under 18.

The court ruled that “lurid” details in her application were “unnecessary” in determining if she could join the action. It ruled the details around sexual activities concerning Prince Andrew were “immaterial and impertinent” to the application, and should be stricken.


Ghislaine Maxwell has previously denied any wrongdoing – including the allegations now in the public domain from court filings in the United States.

Buckingham Palace released a statement in relation to these allegations on behalf of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

“This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”

“It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”

An independent review is to be carried out into the Church of England’s handling of allegations against the John Smyth QC.

Smyth, who died last year at the age of 77, was accused of severely beating boys at his home in Winchester who had been groomed at Iwerne camps.

The holiday camps were designed to instil an evangelical ethos into young Christians with the aim of raising up future leaders in the Church of England.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby worked as a dormitory officer at the camps as a young man but has said he did not know of Smyth’s abuse. He is expected to give evidence during the review.

The allegations against Smyth were publicly exposed in February 2017 following a Channel 4 News investigation.

Mr Smyth was first confronted about the allegations in 1982 after an internal report commissioned by Rev Mark Ruston and Rev David Fletcher. The report was not passed on to the police.

Mr Smyth then left England for Zimbabwe and had been in the process of being extradited back to the UK at the time of his death.

Fletcher and his brother Jonathan were both part of the Iwerne leadership.  Earlier this year, it emerged that Jonathan Fletcher had been barred from preaching by the Church of England as a result of accusations that he had engaged in “physical discipline” that amounted to spiritual abuse.

The allegations were passed on to the police who did not take any further action and in a statement, Fletcher denied any wrongdoing.

The independent review is to be overseen by Keith Makin, a former director of social services, and will consider the response of the Church of England to the allegations.

In addition to considering the actions of officials within the Church of England, it will also hear testimonies of those who have come forward to say they are victims of Smyth.

Commenting on the review, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop, Peter Hancock said: “I know for survivors of John Smyth this review into the Church’s response – and the response of others – is vital to them.

“It was their bravery in coming forward that finally brought the abuse perpetrated by Smyth to the attention of the police and wider Church.

“We commend their actions and I pray that with cooperation from the other organisations the review will be comprehensive and that lessons will be learnt both by the Church and all those involved. We recognise that the process of a review can be a very difficult one, and our thoughts remain with the victims and survivors of John Smyth.

“We remain aware that there are others who were victims of Smyth that have not come forward to the Church and we urge them to make contact if they would like support.”


Child sex abuse police to learn whether they will face criminal charges after 3 year inquiry

The Independent Office for Police Conduct carried out the inquiry

15 Aug 2019

An official watchdog has concluded its three-year investigation into the police’s historic handling of child sexual abuse allegations against the late Leicester Labour politician Greville Janner.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has told LeicestershireLive it is now preparing to hand its findings to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

It is understood up to 12 individuals of various ranks, who have since retired from Leicestershire Police, have been investigated by the IOPC.

Once its findings have been handed over, the CPS will decide whether any of the ex-officers should face criminal charges.

Previously, the IOPC has said it had uncovered a number of historic examples of Leicestershire Police failing to investigate concerns raised about the former Leicester West MP and peer, who died aged 87 in December 2015.

The IOPC’s findings released so far mirror those of former High Court Judge Sir Richard Henriques, who carried out an official review of the case.

In January 2016, Sir Richard said three chances to put the politician on trial for alleged child abuse were missed because of mistakes by Leicestershire Police or the CPS in 1991, 2000 and 2006.

The CPS had wanted to charge the Labour peer with child sexual offences in 2015 but did not do so because of his deteriorating physical and mental health.

Lord Janner’s family has repeatedly asserted none of the allegations are true.

The Government’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is due to hold a three-week hearing into the case next year.

It has been asked to look at whether efforts to try the former Labour MP for alleged child abuse when he was alive and well were “hindered or prevented” by public authorities.

Seven organisations, including Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire County Council and the Labour Party, will be asked to give accounts of what they knew of Lord Janner’s alleged sexual interest in young boys.

The hearing is expected to take testimonies from up to 33 men, many of them former children’s home residents, of alleged abuse at the hands of the politician.

The Janner investigation is one of a number of strands of the IICSA’s inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse by significant public figures, including those within children’s homes and the Catholic and Anglican churches and in the Houses of Parliament.

An IOPC spokesman said: “We have completed our investigation report into the manner in which Leicestershire Police dealt with allegations of child sexual abuse against former MP Greville Janner between 1990 and 2007.

“We are making decisions as to whether any of the individuals we investigated should be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, to consider any potential criminal offences.

“We have updated the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, (IICSA), as to the current position.

“None of the individuals we investigated are serving police officers.”

The IOPC was formerly known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).



FERGIE & GHISLAINE Both mates with Epstein

Both took money from Epstein

Both knew what their ‘other halves’ were doing with minors Both linked to Street Child

(Fergie founded it, Ghislaine’s spokesman supports it)

Both linked to Cantor Fitzgerald

Both linked to Stowe School


STOWE SCHOOL Linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, Sarah Ferguson, 9/11, Carl Beech, Harvey Proctor, Lord McAlpine, Richard Branson, Michael Grade, John Sainsbury, Sir Peter Hayman, John Henniker-Major WADDESDON MANOR & ASCOTT HOUSE Rothschilds CLIVEDEN Astors

LORD JOHN HENNIKER-MAJOR attended Stowe and was governor of Stowe 1982-1990

LORD JOHN HENNIKER-MAJOR provided a sanctuary on his Thornham Magna estate to Peter Righton, who supplied boys to paedophile VIPs at DOLPHIN SQUARE etc. In 1992 Righton rented a cottage on Henniker’s estate. Righton had already been charged with having obscene images of kids.

Above, we see Ghislaine Maxwell at the 2003 summer ball at STOWE SCHOOL.

It was called the La Dolce Vita party, and its ostensible purpose was to fund-raise for the CANTOR FITZGERALD FUND.

CANTOR FITZGERALD is financial services firm which does an awful lot for ‘charity’.

Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored summer parties at Stowe School in 2002, 2003, and 2004 (there may have been other Cantor Fitzgerald-linked ‘charity’ parties at Stowe School in other years, too).

During 9/11, Cantor Fitzgerald occupied the 101st to the 105th floors of One World Trade Center.”

Lutnick and Trump

Cantor Fitzgerald (BGC Partners) is 60% owned by its CEO, HOWARD LUTNICK, a Jewish American billionaire.

“Howard Lutnick did not lose his life on Sept. 11, 2001 because he took his son to school.”

Jeffrey Epstein lived at 9 East 71st Street in New York City.

Howard Lutnick lived at 11 East 71st Street in New York City.

“An investigation found that Epstein’s history at the address is entangled with the adjacent property, 11 E. 71st St., now home to billionaire Howard Lutnick.”

Amaitis and Charles, just after 9 11.

LEE AMAITIS was formerly the head of Cantor Fitzgerald’s London office.

Amaitis is the founder, president and chief executive officer of CG Technology, a gambling subsidiary based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cantor Fitzgerald affiliate pays $22.5 million to end US gambling probe

Aid workers rape and sexually exploit children

Amaitis has fundraised for ‘Children in Crisis’.

Stowe School’s headmaster, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, is a Trustee of  ‘Children in Crisis’.



Sarah, Duchess of York, and her daughters have supported the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund in the past, which distributes money to ‘victims of terrorism, emergencies and natural disasters’.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew also have personal links to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.

Stowe School – A pupil said of Stowe: “There was a game known as the Temple Challenge, where couples would compete to have sex at all of the 40 tiny neo-classical buildings in the school’s 750 acres.”  ‘Pupils had competition to have sex everywhere’

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Mossad father, Robert Maxwell, was the MP for Stowe, where Stowe School is located.

Could there be links –

Stowe School, Cantor Fitzgerald, Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell.

An ‘Israel/Mossad sponsored’ international child trafficking empire.

9/11 and the subsequent reordering of the Middle East.

A pupil said of Stowe: “There was a game known as the Temple Challenge, where couples would compete to have sex at all of the 40 tiny neo-classical buildings in the school’s 750 acres.”  ‘Pupils had competition to have sex everywhere’

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Mossad father, Robert Maxwell, was the MP for Stowe, where Stowe School is located.

Could there be links –

Stowe School, Cantor Fitzgerald, Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell.

An ‘Israel/Mossad sponsored’ international child trafficking empire.

9/11 and the subsequent reordering of the Middle East.

Stowe School spawned Richard Branson, Peter Hayman, John Henniker-Major, Charles Manners, Alistair McAlpine and John Sainsbury.

A Stowe director: Ethne Bannister, the cousin of Roger Bannister whose son Clive is on Epstein’s list. 

Ethne’s son Nicholas, a banker like Clive, moved out of the Twin Towers shortly before 9/11 … and wasn’t the only one with links to Stowe!

Jonathan James Molyneux Fletcher, a Stowe School director, is the brother of David Fletcher, head of Iwerne camps and Titus Trust Trustee, which spawned John Smyth QC. J Fletcher was a frequent visitor at Iwerne, along with Archbishop Justin Welby.

Ghislaine Maxwell attends the “LaDolce Vita” party in aid of the “Cantor Fitzgerald Fund” held at the notorious Stowe School

Cantor Fitzgerald of 9/11 Twin Towers

Sarah Ferguson and 9/11...

Sarah Ferguson had offices on the 101st Fl of the Twin Towers, as did Cantor Fitzgerald…

SARAH Ferguson has revealed her Chances for Children’s mascot, a doll named Little Red, was miraculously found at ground zero following the horrific 9/11 catastrophe that shook America in 2001.

The Duchess of York said the item was discovered by a volunteer, Brian Van Flandern, who found the rag doll amongst the rubble following the September 11 terror attacks that killed 2, 996 people.

Little Red was in charity’s office located on the 101st floor of the World Trade Centre’s North Tower,when a group of extremists hijacked and crashed two planes into the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks.

Sarah told the BBC: “Because our office is on the 101st floor, Little Red always sat on the window looking over New York and over the United States as I imagine she did because she is a little red rag doll, standing at about 12 inches.

“On the day of the terrible disaster, she was found in the rubble by a fireman who put her in his helmet and carried her out.

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was in New York City on September 11, 2001. She was in NBC studios being interviewed by Matt Lauer when the first plane hit. Lauer later recalled he was told by his director that a plane had just hit the WTC, and they would be cutting away from the interview with Ferguson. Ferguson’s charity, “Chances for Children,” was located on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center. She was scheduled to be in the building with the charity but she was running late. None of the charity’s employees were trapped in the building, but nearly 700 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm providing free office space to the duchess’ charity, were killed in the aftermath of the attack.
Stowe School spawned Richard Branson, Peter Hayman, John Henniker-Major, Charles Manners, Alistair McAlpine and John Sainsbury.

A Stowe director: Ethne Bannister, the cousin of Roger Bannister whose son Clive is on Epstein’s list. 

Ethne’s son Nicholas, a banker like Clive, moved out of the Twin Towers shortly before 9/11 … and wasn’t the only one with links to Stowe!

Ghislaine Maxwell attends the “LaDolce Vita” party in aid of the “Cantor Fitzgerald Fund” held at the notorious Stowe School

Cantor Fitzgerald of 9/11 Twin Towers

Sarah Ferguson and 9/11...

Sarah Ferguson had offices on the 101st Fl of the Twin Towers, as did Cantor Fitzgerald…

SARAH Ferguson has revealed her Chances for Children’s mascot, a doll named Little Red, was miraculously found at ground zero following the horrific 9/11 catastrophe that shook America in 2001.

The Duchess of York said the item was discovered by a volunteer, Brian Van Flandern, who found the rag doll amongst the rubble following the September 11 terror attacks that killed 2, 996 people.

Little Red was in charity’s office located on the 101st floor of the World Trade Centre’s North Tower,when a group of extremists hijacked and crashed two planes into the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks.

Sarah told the BBC: “Because our office is on the 101st floor, Little Red always sat on the window looking over New York and over the United States as I imagine she did because she is a little red rag doll, standing at about 12 inches.

“On the day of the terrible disaster, she was found in the rubble by a fireman who put her in his helmet and carried her out.

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was in New York City on September 11, 2001. She was in NBC studios being interviewed by Matt Lauer when the first plane hit. Lauer later recalled he was told by his director that a plane had just hit the WTC, and they would be cutting away from the interview with Ferguson. Ferguson’s charity, “Chances for Children,” was located on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center. She was scheduled to be in the building with the charity but she was running late. None of the charity’s employees were trapped in the building, but nearly 700 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm providing free office space to the duchess’ charity, were killed in the aftermath of the attack.

Danish PM apologises for historical abuse in children’s homes

13 Aug 2019

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has officially said sorry to hundreds of victims of historical abuse in state-run homes.

From 1945-76, children were sexually abused, beaten and drugged, an inquiry into what happened at the homes found.

The abuse took place across Denmark and campaigners have for years appealed to the state to accept it was at fault.

Details about the homes first hit the headlines in 2005, when a Danish TV documentary featured shocking allegations of abuse and mistreatment from victims of the state-run Godhavn Boys’ Home, in north-eastern Denmark.

The documentary also uncovered evidence that a psychiatrist had tested drugs on some of the children. Bjorn Elmquist, then an MP who had already been working on the abuse cases, said the drug LSD had been used to counter bed-wetting, leading to many of the children later becoming drug addicts.

Soon after the programme, the National Association of the Godhavn’s Boys was formed and an independent inquiry was conducted in 2010.

The report, published in 2011, investigated allegations of abuse and neglect at 19 homes for both boys and girls, interviewing children, staff and state inspectors.

Despite its limited scope, it documented “alarming physical, sexual and psychological abuse” and researchers found blood traces on a gymnastic horse, indicating children had been beaten on it.

Mr Elmquist, now a lawyer, said many of the victims felt great shame over what had happened. “Some of them contacted me and begged me not to have their names mentioned publicly.”

He spoke of boys working in fields who were punished by adults using metal tools and of the overweight master at Godhavn having his own special form of punishment. “He pushed them with his big stomach and they fell down the staircase. He put them on a sofa and sat on top of them and jumped on them,” he told the BBC.

Arne Roel Jorgensen found out three years ago that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of what had happened to him so many years ago.

“Many of us have had failed marriages and we didn’t learn how to act in society because nobody told us. I’m 68 now and definitely still living with the effects.”

Nobody was ever prosecuted for what took place at the homes and successive governments decided the case was too old to be pursued

Princes William and Harry may have visited paedo billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion when they were children, court documents suggest

12 Aug 2019

During testimony relating to “celebrities” he had personally met while working for Epstein, Mr Alessi reeled off a list of names, but no other context was given in the court papers.

His full quote said: “I then listed Senator Mitchell, Prince Andrew, Princess Sarah Ferguson, Miss Yugoslavia, Miss Germany, Alan Dershowitz, Princess Diana’s secretary with her children, Mr Trump, Mr Robert Kennedy Jr, Frederik Fekkai, and a couple Noble prize winners as celebrities that I had seen while working for Mr Epstein.”

A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedophile Island’

12 Aug 2019

Many members of the community believe that Epstein hid young girls he allegedly enslaved in underground rooms below the temple and other parts of the island.

New York Times: “The medical examiner is confident the cause of death [of Jeffrey Epstein] is suicide by hanging, but she wants more information from law enforcement before releasing her determination, a city official said”

Alan Dershowitz with O J Simpson

Dr Michael Baden worked with Jeffrey Epstein client Alan Dershowitz on the O J Simpson trial.

Epstein’s lawyers hired Dr Michael Baden to observe the autopsy.  Dr Michael baden was part of OJ Simpson’s “Dream Team” which included Jeffrey Epstein client, Alan Dershowitz


Dr Michael Baden

Dr Michael Baden – a key defense expert in O.J. Simpson’s double-murder trial

But Simpson was unlike other defendants. He was rich. And he began using some of his resources to hire the best legal defense team ever assembled in the United States—a group with so many legal stars that the news media dubbed in the “Dream Team.” The new lead counsel, Robert Shapiro, and his colleagues, Johnnie Cochran, F Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz, and several others, quickly realized the role that forensic evidence would play in the case, and they in turn brought in several of the nation’s premier forensic expert to assist in the defense. They included: Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, two New York-based lawyers specializing in DNA; Dr. Michael Baden of New York, regarded as the top pathologist and medical examiner

Jeffrey Epstein Documents: ‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Allegedly Received Foot Massage From 16-Year-Old Girl

At this point, it is not clear if this alleged massage is the extent of Groening’s interactions with Epstein. In a sworn affidavit, Juan P. Alessi, an employee at Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, says that he was asked earlier by an attorney about Groening, however his answer to that question remains behind sealed court records.

The Simpsons was acquired by The Walt Disney Company as part of its recent purchase of 21st Century Fox assets.

Royals rally round Prince Andrew as he is joined at church by The Queen, Charles and Beatrice a day after his past came back to haunt him with suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

The Queen sat next to her son on their way to church on the grounds of Balmoral this morning, as Prince Andrew faces renewed scrutiny over his friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein who was found dead in his jail cell yesterday.

The Prince shared a car with his mother and daughter, Princess Beatrice, to Kirk on the Scottish estate this morning, while Charles and Camilla drove themselves.

Epstein was accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York and Florida, but had denied two counts of sex trafficking.

His body was discovered at 6.30am US time yesterday at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan, hours after a court in New York released 2,000 pages of previously sealed legal documents.

One document repeated the allegation, which the Prince has always denied, that Andrew had sex with a 17 year old girl.

As the FBI launched an investigation into Epstein’s death, it emerged that:

A legal source said: ‘Ghislaine is the key to all this now that Epstein will no longer face justice himself. The victims deserve answers and she was the person closest to Epstein.

‘Far from being the end to Prince Andrew’s problems, Epstein’s suicide could put him under renewed scrutiny because of his close friendship with Ghislaine.’


I have direct experience of providing medical care to prison inmates held on suicide watch. The inmates are monitored on videotape and have each 15 minutes one-to-one check is documented. It’s virtually *impossible* for inmates on suicide watch to successfully achieve a suicide.

The death of Jeffrey Epstein is awfully convenient for a lot of awfully important people in high places.


Isn’t it telling that even Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide watch guard looked the other way at just the right moment ….?


The Bureau of Prisons is part of DOJ. This should prompt an immediate and comprehensive DOJ Inspector General investigation to determine who is responsible for Epstein’s death.

So let’s have a look who is in charge over there …

Oh, I see. Forget it!

William Barr checks with DOJ ethics officials, decides not to recuse himself from Epstein case

4:48am PDT – July 9th, 2019    epstein – The Washington Times

Attorney General William P. Barr will not recuse himself from new charges filed against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York, a senior Justice Department said Tuesday.



Jeffrey Epstein was hired as a teacher at exclusive prep school Dalton, despite not having a college degree. The headmaster following Donald Barr at Dalton was accused of sexually assaulting a teenager.

People involved with Dalton School…

While #Epstein was teaching at Dalton, Donald Barr’s son, William was working for the CIA. William later served as GHW Bush’s Attorney General during the CIA Iran-Contra Affair & refused to allow the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate. #Trump brought Barr back as AG.

Donald Barr gave his resignation in February but he did not leave until June 7th, which was after Epstein had been hired. See the NYT archive to confirm:

Donald Barr (August 8, 1921 – February 5, 2004) was an American educator and writer. He taught English at Columbia University, was headmaster at the Dalton School in New York City (1 964–74) and the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York (both members of the ) Ivy Preparatory School League.

He and his wife, Mary Margaret (née Ahern), had four children including William P. Barr, who served as the 77th U.S. Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush Administration and currently serves as the 85th U.S. Attorney General in the Donald Trump Administration.[3][4]

Barr served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.[4] He was teaching English at Columbia in 1955.[6] He initiated the Columbia University Science Honors Program in 1958 and was its director until 1964.[4] He worked as an educator in and around New York City from the 1950s to 1980s and reviewed books for The New York Times.[4][6]

William Pelham Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American attorney serving as the 85th United States Attorney General in the Donald Trump administration since February 14, 2019. He also served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993, in the George H. W. Bush administration.

Before becoming Attorney General in 1991, Barr held numerous other posts within the Department of Justice, including serving as Deputy Attorney General. Barr is a longtime proponent of the unitary executive theory of nearly unfettered presidential authority

Phone surveillance program

In 1992, Barr launched a surveillance program to gather records of innocent Americans’ international phone calls.[41] The DOJ Inspector General concluded that this program was launched without a review of the legality of the program.[41] According to USA Today, the program “provided a blueprint for far broader phone-data surveillance the government launched after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”[41]


In late 1992, Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh, who had been chosen to investigate the Iran–Contra affair, found documents in the possession of Reagan’s former defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, which Walsh said was “evidence of a conspiracy among the highest-ranking Reagan Administration officials to lie to Congress and the American public.”[42][43] Weinberger was set to stand trial on felony charges on January 5, 1993.[42][44] His “indictment said Mr. Weinberger’s notes contradicted Mr. Bush’s assertions that he had only a fragmentary knowledge of the arms secretly sold to Iran in 1985 and 1986 in exchange for American hostages in Lebanon.”[44][43][45] According to Walsh, then-president Bush might have been called as a witness.[46]

On December 24, 1992, during his final month in office, Bush, on the advice of Barr, pardoned Weinberger,[10][47] along with five other administration officials who had been found guilty on charges relating to the Iran–Contra affair.[10][48][49][42] Barr was consulted extensively regarding the pardons, and especially advocated for pardoning Weinberger.[50]

Walsh complained about the move insinuating that Bush on Barr’s advice had used the pardons to avoid testifying and stating that: “The Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed.”[51] In 2003, he wrote an account of the investigation in his book, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up.

Because of this and Barr’s unwillingness to appoint an independent counsel to look into a second scandal known as Iraqgate, New York Times writer William Safire began to refer to Barr as “Coverup-General Barr.”[52] Barr, however, responded that he believed Bush had made the right decision regarding that and he felt people in the case had been treated unfairly.[53] Barr said that Walsh was a “head-hunter” who “had completely lost perspective.”[54]


Former headmaster of Dalton accused of sexually assaulting teen student

June 7, 2018

The headmaster of an elite Upper East Side private school sexually assaulted a disadvantaged teen for months when he took her into his home to help out with his new baby, an explosive new lawsuit charges.

The victim, identified as J.S., was 14 years old when Gardner Dunnan, the long-time head of the Dalton School, allegedly preyed upon her at his Manhattan apartment and in his New Jersey summer home.

The alleged attacks happened in 1986 when J.S. was living at Dunnan’s family’s Upper East Side home while attending the tony school tuition-free — in exchange for her working as a “family helper.”

She accuses Dalton of turning a blind eye to Dunnan’s alleged behavior, saying the school ” should have been aware that Dunnan was likely to engage in sexual misconduct or other harmful behavior.”

Dunnan was forced to resign from Dalton in 1997 — after his affair with a married female teacher at the school was exposed. He served as headmaster at the East 89th Street school for 23 years. (Since 1974)

Dalton School


Bill Barr also published a sci-fi novel about sex slavery before he allegedly hired Epstein at the Dalton School. Another weird coincidence…

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight in his Lower Manhattan jail cell – the federal lockup where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told News.



Virginia Giuffre claimed in a 2016 deposition that Ghislaine Maxwell directed her to have sex with former Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew, wealthy financier Glenn Dubin, former senator George Mitchell, modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, and “another prince”



Bolomberg: George Mitchell, President Barack Obama’s special Middle East troubleshooter, was chairman of a law firm that was paid about $8 million representing Dubai’s ruler in connection with a child-trafficking lawsuit.

The DLA Piper law firm did legal and lobbying work on the case, which alleged that Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al- Maktoum and another official used children kidnapped from other countries to ride as jockeys in camel races. The firm lobbied federal agencies, members of the U.S. House and about two dozen Senate offices, including those of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2006 and 2007, according to Justice Department foreign-agent disclosures.

Mitchell, 75, who isn’t a registered lobbyist, didn’t lobby either on this issue or for Dubai generally. DLA Piper partner Bill Minor said in an e-mail that Mitchell, a former Democratic senator from Maine, mainly focused on growth and management at the firm of almost 4,000 attorneys and 65 offices worldwide, and high-profile projects such as an investigation of steroid use in Major League Baseball.

Mitchell’s firm had extensive lobbying clients and offices in the Middle East ranging from the leader of Dubai to a Kuwait construction firm contracting in Iraq. The firm also has offices in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and has an affiliation with a law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mitchell traveled to Dubai and spoke to the press there about the issue.

Suit Thrown Out

The camel-jockey suit was thrown out after the U.S. Justice Department notified a Miami federal judge that it planned to intervene and argue that al-Maktoum was immune from the suit as a foreign leader.



Epstein Maxwell connections to the 8 member Israeli Genie Oil board of directors. Newly unsealed court docs now implicate former Gov. Bill Richardson (board member #4 – he is accused of having sex w/Virginia Roberts).

Ghislaine called girl her slave Q. Who did Emmy work for? A. Ghislaine. Q. Did Maxwell ever refer to Emmy by any particular term? A. She called her her slave. pdf

Second Girl testifies to sex with Prince Andrew
Ms. Sjoberg also testified about sexual acts that occurred with her, Prince Andrew, and
Ms. Giuffre, when she and Defendant were staying at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion

It is an undisputed fact that Rinaldo Rizzo testified that Defendant took the passport of a 15-year-old Swedish girl and threatened her when she refused to have sex with Epstein.

Ghislaine took my passport. And I said threatened, she says yes, I was threatened by Ghislaine not to discuss this

Ghislaine lied about being on Lolita Express flights and denied that she appeared on Epsteins flight logs

But It is an undisputed fact that Pilot David Rodgers testified that he flew Defendant and Ms. Giuffre at least 23 times on Epstein’s jet, the “Lolita Express” and that “GM” on the flight logs Stands for Ghislaine Maxwell.

Juan Alessi, Alfredo Rodriguez and Joanna Sjoberg, have
testified that she was Epstein’s procuress.
Maxwell was at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in 2004 and 2005, incidentally a time period she has denied being around the house in her deposition
Book receipts included SM 101: A Realistic Introduction, Wiseman, Jay;
SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude – Principles, Skills and Tools by Guy
Baldwin; and
Training with Miss Abernathy: A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners
It is undisputed fact that the FBI report and the Churcher emails reference Ms. Giuffre’s accounts of sexual activity with Prince Andrew that she made in 2011, contrary to argument that Ms. Giuffre never made such claims until 2014.
Virginia Giuffre told the FBI in 2011 that she had sex with Prince Andrew
In Palm Beach butler’s, Alfredo Rodriguez’s testimony he stated that he personally saw photos of naked children on Ghislaines computer. See
McCawley Dec. at Exhibit 21, Rodriguez Dep. Tr. at 150:10-17; 306:1-306:24.

Here’s all 76 pages ordered unsealed today in the Epstein case.


Jeffrey Epstein: large tranche of files released in Ghislaine Maxwell lawsuit

Files made public in case of British socialite may contain extra details of allegations against Epstein and his political connections

9 Aug 2019

Ghislaine Maxwell was alleged to have recruited Virginia Giuffre to work as a masseuse for Jeffrey Epstein when the latter was 15.

A large tranche out of 2,000 pages of potentially explosive documents in a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell – the British socialite and daughter of former media tycoon Robert Maxwell accused of acting as a recruiter of girls and women for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein – have been made public.

Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s many accusers, filed a Manhattan federal court lawsuit against Maxwell in 2015, alleging defamation. Giuffre, née Roberts, claimed Maxwell defamed her by calling her a liar over her allegations against Maxwell and Epstein.

Giuffre has alleged that Maxwell recruited her to work as a masseuse for Epstein when she was 15 and had been working as a locker-room attendant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

Giuffre had previously alleged that Epstein, who had political connections, forced her into sexual encounters with Prince Andrew. Buckingham Palace has vehemently denied Giuffre’s allegations. In 2015 it released a statement saying: “The allegations made are false and without any foundation.”

Maxwell and Giuffre settled the lawsuit in 2017 but scores of case documents – which many speculate may contain additional details of allegations against Epstein and his political connections – had remained under seal until a federal appeals court ordered their release.

The release of these documents comes in the wake of Epstein’s arrest last month on sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy charges for alleged sexual abuse of underage girls between 2002 and 2005, at his homes in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida. The Manhattan US attorney’s office, which is pursuing this case, alleges some of Epstein’s victims were just 14 years old.

Epstein, a financier whose net worth is now thought to be some $560m, also associated with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.

Trump, who was pictured partying with Epstein and women in the 1990s, has recently attempted to distance himself from the financier.

In the wake of Epstein’s arrest last month, Trump told reporters he “knew [Epstein], like everybody in Palm Beach knew him”, but added: “I had a falling out with him. I haven’t spoken to him in 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”

However, in a 2002 profile of Epstein from New York magazine, Trump was quoted as saying: “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Clinton also distanced himself from Epstein in a statement issued by his press secretary, saying he had “not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade” and “knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he had been recently charged in New York”.

Giuffre has also claimed Epstein forced her to have sex with the prominent US lawyer and law professor Alan Dershowitz, who defended Epstein in his 2008 abuse case, in which he secured a plea deal. Dershowitz has repeatedly denied the claims and called for the court documents in the Maxwell case to be released, saying he is confident they would clear his name.

After Epstein’s first appearance in court in New York following his arrestlast month, Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley, issued a statement from her client, saying it was time for Epstein “and those who participated in these sex crimes to be brought to justice”.

Epstein has pleaded not guilty and was denied bail before trial. He was reportedly found unconscious in a Manhattan jail cell with injuries to his neck on 23 July.

Maxwell is the youngest daughter of Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 after falling off his yacht, which was named the Lady Ghislaine.

More details soon …

Fermanagh child abuse: Four women claim ex-principal abused them

8 August 2019

John McElholm died in 1995

A former school principal in County Fermanagh sexually abused several young girls more than 30 years ago, it has been alleged.

Four women have told the Impartial Reporter newspaper they were attacked by John McElholm, a former principal of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, who died in 1995.

Mr McElholm was also a former chairman of the Fermanagh GAA county board.

The alleged victims said others knew the abuse was happening.

It is the latest report into historic sexual abuse in County Fermanagh carried by the newspaper in the past several months.

The Impartial Reporter’s Rodney Edwards told BBC Radio Ulster that Mr McElholm was “a highly respected member of the community”.

“For years he allegedly preyed on children by summoning them to his office, closing the blinds and sexually abusing them before sending them back to class,” he said.

“I have been investigating allegations surrounding McElholm for months now.

“The most striking is the amount of people say they knew or had heard rumours about what was going on.

“It was very much an open secret in Irvinestown but why was he allowed to get away with it?” he said.

Mr Edwards was contacted by four of his alleged victims.

‘Pillar of the community’

“They don’t know each other but their stories are similar,” he said.

The newspaper carries testimony from four woman who alleged they were sexually assaulted as children and a man who said he witnessed an attack by Mr McElholm.

One woman told the Impartial Reporter that she was in primary four when the abuse started and that it continued for four years.

She said she “thought no one would believe me as he was a pillar of the community”.

Mr McElholm was also the chairman of the Irish National Teachers Organisation and president of local St Vincent de Paul for a time, the Impartial Reporter reported.

‘Takes allegations seriously’

“By many accounts he was adored and respected by many,” said Mr Edwards.

“For the alleged victims, and for others, it is vital that someone confirms what was known back then and by whom,” he added.

The paper reports that the Public Prosecution Service are interviewing his alleged victims.

The Clogher diocese said it had never been made aware of any allegations against Mr McElholm.

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) was established after the alleged abuse took place as and therefore has no records available.

The PSNI told the paper that it does not comment on the detail of specific cases but that it “takes every allegation of child sexual abuse seriously whether it happened recently or many years ago”.

“The public protection branch continue to offer to meet with any victim of historical sexual abuse whether or not previously reported,” it added.


Top Cop DEMANDS full paedo probe into Ted Heath

Police Commissioner says ministers should fund a national inquiry to look into remaining sexual assault allegations against former prime minister and Wiltshire resident Sir Edward Heath.

Angus Macpherson, police and crime commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire, claims a statutory inquiry is the only way accusations against the Salisbury politician could be pursued.

His comments followed the conviction of former Swindon hospital manager Carl Beech, who claimed he had been sexually abused as a child by a Westminster paedophile ring made up of entertainers, army chiefs and MPs – including Sir Edward Heath.

The police commissioner was speaking after a jury found 51-year-old Beech guilty on 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud.

The former Great Western Hospital worker had initially approached the Wiltshire force in 2012, telling detectives of abuse he claimed to have suffered at the hands of Jimmy Savile and heads of the army. Wiltshire Police took no further action.

Two years later, Beech met detectives working for the Metropolitan Police and levelled accusations against Sir Edward Heath, former home secretary Lord Brittan and two former heads of the armed forces.

Mr Macpherson said: “As I have made clear, a further local review will not have the powers needed to deliver what Sir Edward Heath’s family and friends demand. It wouldn’t be appropriate for us to set the terms of reference for any review as we would, effectively, be marking our own homework.”

“A sharply-focused statutory inquiry, with powers to question witnesses and scrutinise documents, can now be the only way the small number of remaining allegations against Sir Edward can be discounted or given credence.”

“Only the government can initiate that inquiry and provide those individuals who made the allegations with closure, while also answering the calls of Sir Edward’s family and friends who seek to clear his name.”

“I have pressed successive Home Secretaries on this and believe the government should act without further delay.”

In a statement, Wiltshire Police this week said detectives on its Operation Conifer probe – a national investigation launched in 2015 into allegations of historical sex abuse allegations made against Heath – had never spoken to Beech. Instead, the man’s claims were passed to the force by the Met.

“During the investigation, the specific allegations from Carl Beech were considered, by the senior investigating officer in Op Conifer, to have undermining evidence and a decision was taken at the time that we would not pursue further inquiries into the allegations made by Beech,” a spokeswoman said.

Op Conifer was subject to criticism, with Lincoln Seligman, Sir Edward Heath’s godson, saying ahead of a report published in 2017 that it would contain “more innuendo than facts”.

A number of reviews of the operation have since found it was following correct procedures

A Home Office spokesman said there were no grounds to justify a review.

“After careful consideration, the Home Secretary has concluded that the handling of this investigation remains a matter for the local Police and Crime Commissioner, and that there are no grounds to justify a review or intervention by the Government,” he said.


Chelmsford choirmaster Kenneth Francis guilty of abusing choirboys

A former boarding school choirmaster has been found guilty of abusing four boys.

Kenneth Francis, 72, assaulted the choristers while a teacher at Widford Lodge Boarding School in Chelmsford in the 1970s.

Francis, of Pepys Court, Cambridge, was found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He will be sentenced on 27 August.

He was on trial alongside Malcolm Archer, of North Wootton, Somerset, who was cleared of two counts of indecent assault.

The 67-year-old was suspended as director of chapel music at Winchester College late in 2017 and subsequently left the school.

Abuser ‘rated performance’

Francis assaulted boys who were members of the school choir between 1972 and 1979.

He had kissed pupils during one-to-one lessons before touching their genitals, the court heard.

One of Francis’s victims said during the trial that he had been abused beneath the school stage then given reward stars by the choirmaster, which he told police were “for my performance under the stage”.

One of the men abused by Francis said it had taken many years for him to speak about what had happened.

“The psychological scarring is something that I have had to struggle with growing up, but it never heals,” he said.

“You just learn to live with it, as a dark part of yourself that you try to keep hidden away.

“Now I am able to let it rest for what it is.”

HARVEY PROCTOR – The Evidence the Mainstream Media Failed to Report


Further to my previous blog about the rather colourful life of Harvey Proctor, I felt compelled to blog an update following a number of matters that came out of the Carl Beech trial – matters that the mainstream media have chosen not to follow up.  I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions as to why.  Whatever your feelings towards Carl, it is important for the law to be seen to be fair – as the scales of justice signify.

In his book ‘Credible and True‘, Proctor expressed his thanks to a number of journalists that were applying pressure on Carl, which never sat easily with me because there seemed to be a concerted effort by a select few ‘journalists’ to discredit Carl whilst a police investigation was ongoing. It then goes without saying that the very same journalists have since written pieces following the conclusion of the trial that aren’t objective in the slightest and have failed to report all the facts, particularly the information which follows.

MARK WATTS’ STATEMENTThis update refers to information that Mark Watts (who attended each day of the trial) had issued in his statement following the conclusion of the trial.DAMNING EVIDENCE AGAINST PROCTORI want to look at the elements of Mark’s statement one by one – Elements that the mainstream media have oddly chosen to ignore.  Proctor is currently doing the rounds and talking to anyone that will listen, but not one single interviewer has asked about the following evidence:

The court heard on June 21 (without the jury) that before Harvey Proctor pleaded guilty in 1987 to four counts of gross indecency with two [underage] men aged 17 and 20, police had gathered witness statements that tended to show a sexual interest of the then MP in “young boys.”

As was noted in court, no prosecution was pursued in relation to this specific material.

So, when Proctor was arrested and charged with indecency against two males (one of whom was just 16 at the time), the police discovered he had a penchant for “young boys” but this element of the inquiry was not pursued.

David Napley was representing Proctor in court at that time – the Tory go-to man.  Is this another example of deference shown to those in positions of public prominence, as we have been shown throughout the Westminster strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse?


The court also heard that ‘Operation Midland’, when searching Harvey Proctor’s home in 2015, seized “a school uniform with a child’s underwear” – for a child of 13 to 14 – that was “blood stained”, and that Proctor – who was not arrested – refused to provide a blood sample.

Martin Allen

One of the allegations Carl made was that Proctor was involved in the murder of a boy whom he believed to be Martin Allen.  Martin disappeared on his way home from school on 5th November 1979 wearing his school uniform.  This begs the question – did Op Midland share this find with Op Malswick – the operation set up to investigate Martin’s disappearance?  If so, did they extract any forensic evidence from the blood and check it against Martin’s brother?  Even more basic – why didn’t they inform Kevin of this find and show a photograph of the uniform to Kevin so that he could either identify or dismiss it as that belonging to Martin?  Kevin says he heard nothing whatsoever from Malswick for over a year, and only then was he allowed to see 12 witness statements.

Martin’s uniform looked like this:


It’s also interesting to note that Proctor’s home that was searched was actually a grace and favour home on the Belvoir estate, given to him by the Duke and Duchess of Rutland in return for his work showing round groups of visitors – including school children.

That aside, even more interestingly, the Duke was connected rather bizarrely to the 1987 case of indecency against Proctor. Someone tried to blackmail Robert Maxwell in an attempt to gag him from exposing anything further about Proctor. A mysterious well-spoken man phoned Maxwell insisting that The People STOP printing stories about Proctor, otherwise some rather compromising details of an alleged relationship between Maxwell’s daughter Ghislaine, and the Duke of Rutland would surface. Rather than succumb to the threats, Maxwell splashed it across the front page instead.


Yes, Ghislaine Maxwell.  Yes, THAT Ghislaine Maxwell.  Ghislaine Maxwell, close associate of Jeffrey Epstein, the procurer of girls for the rich and famous, convicted paedophile and yet again, centre of another media storm after previously surpressed records regarding his farce of a prison sentence was successfully challenged in court.

Jeffrey Epstein – for those living in a cave – was convicted in 2008 of paedophilia.  A number of women came forward to allege that they were trafficked as teenagers as playthings for the rich and famous.  Epstein is extremely well connected, counting Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson as close associates, and his little black book (that I intend to cover in a separate blog post at some point in the future) was full of the most intriguing names.  Two of those names included the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

So, my question is – did the blood-stained underwear and uniform found in Proctor’s home on the Belvoir estate belong to a boy or a girl?  If it’s a boy’s uniform, then the questions I’ve highlighted above need answering.  If it’s a girl’s uniform, then maybe those investigating the Epstein case may want to look a little further afield, especially in light of the next item found.


In addition, police seized a “notepad relating to child abuse” entitled ‘Bizarre Sex’.

Why were the contents of this not allowed to be submitted as evidence in this trial?


Moreover, defence counsel told the court, evidence in both police investigations showed “someone who enjoys inflicting pain for sexual pleasure.”

We know this to be true from the 1987 trial.  Journalist, Annette Witheridge, managed to obtain Proctor’s ‘torture gym’.


Also seized in the property search, the court heard, were restraints, straps, whip, crop, cane and “indecent photographs” (there was no indication as to the seriousness of the images, and the court assumed that they were legal.)

So not only were restraints found (aside from the ones seized in 1987 that Annette Witheridge had hold of), but indecent photographs were also found.  The Sunday People discovered evidence that Proctor took indecent pictures of the boys he procured for sexual kicks.  Proctor liked to photograph them after he had beaten them.  At first he tried to deny this but when presented with a photograph which was clearly taken in his flat in Fulham, he couldn’t deny it any longer.  Terry Dwyer/Allen gave an interview to The Sunday People in which he confirmed that Proctor took photographs of ‘naked boys.’

Again, as was noted in court, no action was taken.  Indeed police returned all of the seized itemsThe judge blocked cross-examination of Proctor – and refused a disclosure order – on any of this.

The only thing I have to say on this is to state the obvious – it was not a fair trial.  The court had already decided that the items seized from Proctor’s home were legal (despite no further evidence or cross examination), and so the outcome seemed predetermined.  Even more worrying is the fact that all these items were returned to Proctor by police.  I’d be intrigued to know who gave the order for that to happen.


Weirdly, the full episode of ‘After Dark‘ that had been uploaded on to YouTube that featured Proctor has suddenly disappeared.  Why?  For those that haven’t seen it, someone has helpfully uploaded the important elements of Proctor’s contribution – namely surprise/horror to discover that his nemisis, the journalist Annette Witheridge, had hold of Harvey’s torture chamber.


So, taking all this new information into account let’s look at some of the timeline of the stuff Proctor failed to include in his book ‘Credible and True.’

  • 1982 – Proctor meets Terry Dwyer/Allen at a Tory cocktail party and they embark on a two year relationship.
  • June 1986 – Proctor’s close friend and former private secretary to Enoch Powell, Jonathan Peter Denby, is involved in a police ambush alongside two Irish men and goes on the run for a year.  Stories begin to surface about his possible involvement in paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland which was dismissed by Denby’s uncle, President of the Law Society – Sir Richard Denby.  Proctor was due to meet Denby later that day and was the first person Denby contacted via telephone after he disappeared.
  • June 1986 – Proctor is found to be living with an 18-year old male, despite the age of consent being 21 at that time and his conviction.
  • 1986The Sunday People begin publishing details of Proctor’s sexual proclivities involving the purchase of youngsters (aka ‘rent boys’) from his former boyfriend, Terry Allen.  Allen would procure young runaways and sell them for sex whilst running the Lord Fox ‘Agency’.  Proctor would meet middlemen at places like Earls Court Station to collect a ‘rent boy’.
  • December 1986The Sunday People published a front page splash exposing a blackmail attept concerning Ghislaine Maxwell and the Duke of Rutland if they continued to print stories about Proctor.
  • 1987 – Proctor was allegedly found with a naked young Arab boy in his hotel room whilst on holiday with Terry Woods in Agadir, Morocco.
  • February 1987 – Proctor’s partner, Terry Woods, was found in his underwear outside Proctor’s flat in Fulham.
  • March 1987 – Following a five month investigation, the Metropolitan Police collate a dossier of evidence against Proctor, including a number of witness statements from ‘rent boys’, and decide to arrest Proctor.
  • March 1987 – Terry Woods arrested at airport whilst boarding a flight to the US in connection with allegations of Proctor’s use of ‘rent boys’.
  • April 1987 – Crime Squad officers arrest Terry Dwyer/Allen following a raid at his second home in Hull, where they found straps attached to a sofa, whips and other paraphenalia.
  • May 1987 – A newspaper report suggested that civil servant, Paul Sturgess, had been taking youngsters into the Commons to meet Proctor, sparking a security alert.
  • May 1987 – Proctor flatly denied all allegations against him.  He quits as MP for Billericay days later.
  • May 1987 – Proctor pleads guilty in court for underage indecency as is fined just under £1,500.
  • May 1987 – Both The Bognor Cane Company and Janus Magazine announce they will club together to pay Proctor’s fine.
  • 1987 – Proctor allows two males to stay at his Fulham flat.  Apparently, they attack Proctor, beating him unconcious with an ashtray and a hammer and threaten him.  Proctor decided not to report the incident to police due to his recent trial for underage sex.
  • September 1987Private Eye claim that Proctor was seen in Tunisia ‘exploring woodland with young urchins’ and also bought them a meal in his hotel.
  • March 1988 – Following his capture, Proctor’s close friend Jonathan Peter Denby was on trial for the police ambush.
  • June 1988 – Proctor appears on After Dark.
  • 1988 – Owned by Patsy Puddles, Proctor opens a shirt shop in Richmond, funded by a number of big names from the Conservative party.
  • July 1992 – Proctor is yet again ‘attacked’ by two young males in his shirt shop in Richmond in an apparent ‘homophobic’ attack whilst in the company of Neil and Christine Hamilton.
  • 2000 – Proctor’s shops are forced into compulsory liquidation.
  • 2014 – Photographs emerge online of Proctor leading groups of young school children around Belvoir castle.
  • 2014 – Proctor is accused of being part of a ‘Westminster paedophile ring’ and alleged to have murdered a school boy – later identified as possibly being Martin Allen.
  • 2015 – During a search of his home, police find blood-stained school uniform and underwear, as well as whips, restraints, canes etc and a notebook on child abuse entitled ‘Bizarre Sex’.
  • 2019 – The judge rules that none of the above evidence seized from Proctor’s home can be disclosed to the jury in the trial of Carl Beech.  The mainstream media fail to report it also.


And finally…

I understand Proctor appeared on a BBC Victoria Derbyshire show and remarked how BBC Panorama had helped to discredit Carl, before then accusing the BBC of bias by not allowing him to speak.

This is the same Proctor who calls for anonymity for those accused of crimes until they are charged, but who took it upon himself to name a number of suspects in the investigation during a rather distasteful public speech at St Ermin’s. Those suspects had – up until that point – remained anonymous.


Prosecutors have 1 million pages of evidence against Jeffrey Epstein, his lawyer revealed in court Monday — without shedding any new light on the jailhouse incident that left the convicted pedophile with bruises on his neck.

No marks were visible on Epstein’s neck, and he never appeared to be in pain during the 15-minute hearing in Manhattan federal court.

The judge overseeing the case tentatively scheduled Epstein’s trial for June 2020 after a prosecutor said the child sex-trafficking charges against him should be resolved as “swiftly as possible.”

“We don’t think any delay in this is in the public interest,” Manhattan Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe said.

Epstein’s trial is expected to last four to six weeks, and the defense will have all the prosecution’s evidence against the multimillionaire financier by Oct. 31, she said.

Defense lawyer Martin Weinberg objected to starting the trial before September 2020, saying, “We need time to review a million pages of discovery.”

But Judge Richard Berman said he was blocking out time in June 2020 on the presumption that the defense would be ready by then.

Weinberg didn’t make any mention of the July 23 incident in which law enforcement sources have said Epstein, 66, was found sprawled on the floor of his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he’s being held without bail.

Weinberg declined to answer questions about the incident outside court.

Epstein, who wore dark blue jail scrubs over a brown T-shirt, didn’t speak during the hearing.

He’s pleaded not guilty to accusations he sexually abused dozens of underage girls — some as young as 14 — in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

Berman set a Sept. 13 deadline for defense motions in the case, and Weinberg said he planned to seek dismissal of a conspiracy charge on grounds of double jeopardy tied to allegations that underpinned a non-prosecution agreement that Epstein struck in 2008 with then-Miami US Attorney Alex Acosta.

That deal was exposed last year in an award-winning series of stories by the Miami Herald, and controversy that erupted following Epstein’s July 6 arrest forced Acosta to resign as President Trump’s labor secretary.

Messages left for Jeffrey Epstein ‘suggested his friend might be procuring two 8-year-old girls for the pedophile to sexually abuse’ state court docs filed by victims’ lawyer

  • A message pad taken from Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in 2005 reveals calls from Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and visits from Tom Ford
  • Many of the messages are from Jean-Luc Brunnel, a model agent who has been accused of sexual assault and rape by multiple women
  • There is one that appears to reference underage girls, another noting how much an 18-year-old woman ‘loves Jeffrey’ 
  • ‘He has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2 x 8 years old… Lessons are free and you can have 1st today if call me back,’ reads one 
  • ‘This message reasonably suggested… that Brunel might have been procuring two eight-year-old girls for Epstein to sexually abuse,’ stated one court filing 

31 July 2019

Messages that were left for Jeffrey Epstein around the time the Palm Beach Police first began investigating the pedophile in 2005 offer a rare glimpse into his juxtaposed worlds.

There are calls from former members of the Royal Family, details about and conic designer’s weekend visit to his Palm Beach mansion, and multiple messages from his close friend Jean-Luc Brunel.

There is one that appears to reference underage girls, another noting how much an 18-year-old woman ‘loves Jeffrey’ and another in which Brunell relays one doctor’s professional opinion on how best to treat a sexually transmitted disease.

These messages were all obtained by after filing an FOIA request for Palm Beach records related to Epstein’s legal battles in the decade since he left prison.

The message pad was first obtained by police during their search of Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in October of 2005, shortly after they were tipped off to the fact that the pedophile knew he was being investigated by police.

A message from Ghislaine Maxwell in August of that year reveals that Epstein and his age-appropriate companion were hosting Tom Ford in Palm Beach.

‘She let [Epstein’s pilot] Larry go,’ reads the note

Esptein is then told to contact Maxwell to let her know if she should just pick the designer up in the helicopter, which she was licensed to fly.

In January, a message states that ‘HRH Duchess of York’ aka ‘Sarah (Fergie)’ is ‘expecting your call.’

There are also messages from his good friend Leslie Wexner about business matters, and former Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman calls to ask what the best time would be for him to visit would be during a trip to Palm Beach.

here are also seven messages from David Copperfield or his assistant.

‘Magic David called,’ reads one note.

‘It’s jackpot,’ says another message.

These all stand in stark contrast to the frequent messages left by Brunnell.

At 8:08 am on the morning of April 1, Brunnel called Epstein and left a message, which was relayed to Epstein via a note that read: ‘He has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2 x 8 years old not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have 1st today if call me back.’

Brunnel then followed up again at 8:31am and 9:04am, asking that Epstein get in touch.

Bradley Edwards, the lawyer for a number of Epstein victims including Virginia Giuffre (née Roberts) included those three messages as evidence after Epstein filed a civil suit against him.

‘In light of these circumstances of the case, this message reasonably suggested to Edwards that Brunel might have been procuring two eight-year-old girls for Epstein to sexually abuse,’ stated one court filing submitted by Edwards and his lawyer.

‘According to widely circulated press reports reviewed by Edwards, Brunel is in his sixties and has a reputation throughout the world (and especially in the modeling industry) as a cocaine addict that has for years molested children through modeling agencies while acting as their agent — conduct that has been the subject of critical reports, books, several news articles, and a 60 Minutes documentary on Brunel’s sexual exploitation of underage models.’

That legal battle waged on for years before finally ending in December, when Epstein settled with Edwards and publicly apologized after the lawyer counter sued for defamation.

Damning sex abuse report says children were failed despite ‘decades of evidence’

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse says there are still weaknesses

31 JUL 2019

A major inquiry into the abuse of children in care has said that that both the city and county council failed to stop what was taking place despite “decades of evidence”.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has today (Wednesday, July 31) published its report into historical abuse in residential and foster care across Nottinghamshire.

It concluded that the sexual abuse of children was widespread during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and that victims were failed by Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, and Nottinghamshire Police.

The abuse included repeated rapes and sexual assaults.

Professor Alexis Jay, Chair of the Inquiry, said: “For decades, children who were in the care of the Nottinghamshire councils suffered appalling sexual and physical abuse, inflicted by those who should have nurtured and protected them.

“Those responsible for overseeing the care of children failed to question the extent of sexual abuse or what action was being taken.

“Despite decades of evidence and many reviews showing what needed to change, neither of the councils learnt from their mistakes, meaning that more children suffered unnecessarily. We hope this report and recommendations can help ensure it never happens again.”

The report stated that the 350 people who gave evidence of abuse to IICSA – which is also looking at areas like the Roman Catholic Church and Westminster – was largest number of specific allegations of child sexual abuse in a single investigation that the inquiry has considered to date.

But the actual number of victims locally is “likely to be considerably higher”, the report says.

The inquiry said both councils had failed in their statutory duty to protect children in care from sexual abuse, while police did not treat allegations seriously enough.

It also said there continues to be weaknesses in foster care at both councils; and still no process for the regular reporting of child sexual abuse allegations or the action taken in response.

And IICSA said “more needs to be done to provide support and counselling for those who have suffered sexual abuse in care.”

From the late 1970s to this year, 16 staff have been convicted of sexual abuse of children in residential care, while 10 foster carers have been convicted of sexual abuse of their foster children.

Three weeks of hearings took place in October, taking evidence from survivors of abuse, police, council officers, councillors, former children’s homes staff and managers, and the CPS.

The hearings looked at three key areas: Beechwood children’s home in Mapperley, foster care, and harmful sexual behaviour between children in care. The report decided that:

* At Beechwood, staff were threatening and violent, physical abuse was commonplace and children were frightened. Sexualised behaviour by staff was tolerated or overlooked, allowing abusers to thrive. The home should have been shut before it finally closed in 2006.

* In foster care, there was too much willingness on the part of council staff to take the side of the foster carers and to disbelieve the child. Sexual abuse was compounded by poor decison-making in cases where children had revealed what had happened to them – some known perpetrators were allowed to remain as foster carers and then went on to abuse children again.

* Neither of the councils have a satisfactory approach to addressing the issue of harmful sexual behaviour between children in care.

The report has made two recommendations around assessments of the potential risks posed by residential staff and foster carers, and the evaluation of practices concerning harmful sexual behaviour between children.

‘HRH Duchess of York is expecting your call’: Note recording a phone message from Sarah Ferguson to Jeffrey Epstein is discovered among police records along with message from another caller about ‘underage girls’

  • Notepad taken from Jeffrey Epstein’s Miami mansion by police in 2005 as they investigated him for sex crimes details his callers 
  • Include the likes of magician David Copperfield and girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell 
  • One says that ‘HRH Duchess of York Sarah (Fergie) … is expecting your call’
  • Epstein was a close friend of Sarah Ferguson’s husband Prince Andrew, the Queen’s son, and she once borrowed money from the paedophile 
  • The messages were taken before Epstein was convicted 

A note about a message from the Duchess of York has been unearthed in a pad seized by police from the Miami mansion of newly-accused paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

The note, penned by an unknown hand on January 25, 2005, at 7.15pm, is from ‘HRH Duchess of York Sarah (Fergie)’ and says ‘she is expecting your call’.

Sarah Ferguson’s former husband Prince Andrew was a close friend of Epstein and was once accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing an underage girl – claims Buckingham Palace has denied and have since been struck from the record.

The note was among dozens of messages left for the billionaire financier from the likes of magician David Copperfield, close friend Jean-Luc Brunel, and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who dated Epstein and was part of his inner circle for decades.

It was revealed in 2011 that Andrew had arranged for Epstein to pay the Duchess £15,000 to help clear a £78,000 debt she owed to her former personal assistant, Johnny O’Sullivan. It is unclear when this payment was made.

The Duchess subsequently apologised, saying: ‘I personally, on behalf of myself, deeply regret that Jeffrey Epstein became involved in any way with me.

‘I abhor paedophilia and any sexual abuse of children and know that this was a gigantic error of judgement on my behalf. I am just so contrite I cannot say.

‘Whenever I can, I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again.’

In 2005, when the note was penned, the Duchess and Prince Andrew were divorced and living separately.

Epstein used to be close friends with Prince Andrew. Andrew’s name was mentioned in a 2015 lawsuit when some of Epstein’s victims challenged a plea deal.

The court filing alleged that Epstein forced Virginia Giuffre – who was then known as Roberts – ‘to have sexual relations’ on three separate occasions with ‘a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew (a/k/a Duke of York)’. She is thought to have been 17 at the time.

The claim was categorically denied and a judge subsequently struck it from the record.

The notes, including the one the one referencing the Duchess, were in a pad that police took from Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in 2005 when they first began investigating him for sex crimes, and were obtained by the under FOIA law.

There is one that appears to reference underage girls, another noting how much an 18-year-old woman ‘loves Jeffrey’ and another in which Brunel relays a doctor’s professional opinion on how best to treat a sexually transmitted disease.

Many of the messages are from Jean-Luc Brunel (above), a model agent who has been accused of sexual assault and rape by multiple women

The notes were unveiled as Epstein sits in jail charged with operating a sex trafficking ring in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005 which involved the abuse of dozens of underage girls.

Other messages in Epstein’s notepad include one from Brunel which lawyers subsequently argued could have showed him procuring two eight-year-old girls for Epstein to abuse.

At 8:08 am on the morning of April 1, Brunel called Epstein and left a message, which was relayed to Epstein via a note that read: ‘He has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2 x 8 years old not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have 1st today if call me back.’

Brunel then followed up again at 8:31am and 9:04am, asking that Epstein get in touch.

Bradley Edwards, the lawyer for a number of Epstein victims including Virginia Giuffre (née Roberts) included those three messages as evidence after Epstein filed a civil suit against him.

‘In light of these circumstances of the case, this message reasonably suggested to Edwards that Brunel might have been procuring two eight-year-old girls for Epstein to sexually abuse,’ stated one court filing submitted by Edwards and his lawyer.

‘According to widely circulated press reports reviewed by Edwards, Brunel is in his sixties and has a reputation throughout the world (and especially in the modeling industry) as a cocaine addict that has for years molested children through modeling agencies while acting as their agent — conduct that has been the subject of critical reports, books, several news articles, and a 60 Minutes documentary on Brunel’s sexual exploitation of underage models.’

That legal battle waged on for years before finally ending in December, when Epstein settled with Edwards and publicly apologized after the lawyer counter sued for defamation.

Other messages in the pad include one from Ghislaine Maxwell in August 2005 that says that Epstein and his age-appropriate companion were hosting Tom Ford in Palm Beach.

‘She let [Epstein’s pilot] Larry go,’ reads the note

Esptein is then told to contact Maxwell to let her know if she should just pick the designer up in the helicopter, which she was licensed to fly.

There are also messages from his good friend Leslie Wexner about business matters, and former Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman calls to ask what the best time would be for him to visit would be during a trip to Palm Beach.

None of those people have been implicated in any way in Epstein’s scandals, and are believed to have been caught completely off guard when they learned about his predatory habits.

There are also seven messages from David Copperfield or his assistant.

‘Magic David called,’ reads one note.

‘It’s jackpot,’ says another message.

These all stand in stark contrast to the frequent messages left by Brunel.

Geelong College pays $1 million to sexual assault victim

30 July 2019

A 63-year-old man abused by a teacher at Geelong College more than 50 years ago has received a $1 million settlement from the exclusive school just hours before the matter was due to reach court.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he was repeatedly abused in his first year at the boarding school by housemaster Colin McPherson at the Newtown campus in 1968.

Geelong College.

In 1996 he told the school, which is now affiliated with the Uniting Church, of his sexual abuse at the hands of McPherson but was told by then principal Pauline Turner that the college would not accept any liability.

The school never referred the allegations to police, but in 2004 agreed to pay for 10 counselling sessions on the conditions the victim sign a confidentiality agreement and waive his common law rights.

After years of denials, lawyers for Geelong College made the offer about two hours before the Supreme Court trial was to begin on Monday.

The man, who now lives in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, said he felt immense relief after 50 years of torment.

“I hope my case gives strength for other victims as this was the sole reason I kept fighting for justice. It feels fantastic to have stood up for myself after being pushed around and silenced for so many years,” he said.

He urged other victims of abuse at the school to “push hard” for justice.

On Tuesday afternoon, Geelong College confirmed the case had been settled. Principal Dr Peter Miller acknowledged the suffering of former students.

“The college is truly sorry for any harm to former students. Today, we are committed to doing what we can to support survivors and to ensure such incidents do not happen again,” Dr Miller said.

The settlement on Monday is expected to trigger further legal claims from victims of sexual assault at the school that date back to the 1960s and involve up to five former teachers.

McPherson was eventually convicted of child sex offences in Queensland and has since died.

Lawyer Mark Magazanik from Rightside Legal said the school should “hang its head in shame” after coercing his client to accept a deal in 2004 that was “improper, illegal and would not hold up in court”.

“And the price tag for Geelong College’s disgraceful failures is over $1 million,” Mr Magazanik said.

He said the school knew it had paedophiles on staff, and in one case, was told that a teacher was a paedophile before it hired him.

Last week, the school notified current and former students that it had joined the National Redress Scheme, which gives sexual abuse victims access to compensation of up to $150,000.

“We have written to the college community on a number of occasions throughout this period to raise awareness of this important issue, to apologise publicly to those who have been harmed, and to demonstrate a willingness to support survivors towards redress, in all its forms,” the school wrote on July 26.

“Some matters have not been resolved using this approach. This means we are expecting a small number of cases to escalate to the court system in the coming weeks and months.”

Former Geelong College employees have previously been convicted over historic child sexual abuse during their time at the prestigious school, including ex-teachers Colin McPherson and Jeremy Longley in the 1960s and 1970s.

Former rowing coach David Whitcroft is currently serving a minimum three-year jail sentence for abuse of students in the 1980s.

Longley is from a high-profile sporting family and is the uncle of retired Olympic basketballer, Luc Longley.

Feds probe socialite’s mysterious ocean ‘charity’ over links to Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell at the Rita Hayworth Gala at the Waldorf for the Alzheimer’s Association in 2010.

A mysterious do-nothing charity founded by Jeffrey Epstein’s socialite gal pal is being investigated by the FBI for possible links to the convicted pedophile, The Post has learned.

The TerraMar Project was incorporated in London and Delaware in 2012, purportedly to raise awareness of environmental and other issues facing the oceans, and exclusively funded by hundreds of thousands in loans by heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, public filings show.

Maxwell, 57, the daughter of the late British media mogul Robert Maxwell, has been accused by three women of procuring girls to work as sex slaves for convicted pedophile Epstein, according to court filings. Two of the women said both Maxwell and Epstein sexually assaulted them. She has not been charged with a crime.

Maxwell was listed as president of TerraMar, and her Upper East Side home was its official office. She pumped $283,429 into it between 2012 and 2017. In that time, the so-called charity gave out a total of $874 in grants.

Between 2002 and 2005, Epstein used his private jets — dubbed the “Lolita Express” — to shuttle girls for sex between his estates in New York, Palm Beach, Fla., and the Virgin Islands, according to prosecutors.

One girl, aged 19 at the time — whose name appears on the manifests of two Epstein flights in February 2005 from JFK Airport to Columbus, Ohio, and Palm Beach — became a member of the founding board of directors of the Maxwell charity seven years later.

She also lived in a three-bedroom, $430,000 home in Teaneck, NJ, that is linked in public documents to Maxwell, although neighbors told The Post they never saw Maxwell at the property.

he Post is withholding her name. It is not known what she was doing on those Epstein flights. She did not return calls for comment.

An FBI source would not say if the charity probe is focused on the question of whether it served as a slush fund to pay hush money to Epstein’s young victims.

Members of TerraMar’s blue-ribbon board included Westchester businessman and UN official Amir Dossal, “Dead Poets Society” producer Steven Haft, and Calvo-Platero, Maxwell’s best friend from Oxford.

Ariadne Calvo-Platero

Katie Vaughan-Edwards and Ariadne Calvo-Platero, Maxwell’s socialite friends from London, were also listed in the original incorporation documents.

Multiple calls and e-mails to the charity’s past and current board members were not returned.

Larry Coben, a NYC-based founding director, told The Post he couldn’t remember being connected to the charity and hung up the phone.

Jeffrey Pagliuca, a Colorado-based criminal defense lawyer who is representing Maxwell, did not return The Post’s calls and e-mails.

After The Post began making inquiries this month, the charity blocked its public website and made it password-accessible. Last week, the home page included this message: “The TerraMar Project is sad to announce that it will cease operations.” No reason was given.

The nonprofit’s latest federal tax filings show only $583 in total contributions in 2017 and expenses of $18,462. They also show the charity owes Maxwell $549,093 in loan repayments.

Epstein, 66, was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing “dozens” of minor girls.

With Floella Benjamin


Floella with David Steel

Benjamin is vice-president of NCH Action for Children and Barnardo’s, and was in the NSPCC‘s Hall of Fame.


Floella Benjamin worked for the BBC before going to the Lords


Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine and his family have numerous listings in Epstein’s book. Hezza was one of several MPs who helped Harvey Proctor set up his shirt shop. He also gave porn collector Patrick Rock, Cameron’s close aide, his first break in politics.


Alexandra Williams, an art dealer, is Heseltine’s daughter – curiously, all contact numbers are blacked out in her case. Her father resigned as deputy to Thatcher in the wake of the Westland affair.


Epstein Visited Bill Clinton’s White House At Least Four Times: Report

24 July 2019

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein visited the White House during former President Bill Clinton’s administration at least four times, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday.

Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman who has been described as his “madam,” attended a Bill and Hillary Clinton-hosted donors’ reception in the White House in September 1993 after he donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association that same month, according to documents from the Clinton Presidential Library obtained by the Daily Beast.

A former executive vice president of the White House Historical Association, Bernard Meyer, sent a letter to Epstein in October 1993 thanking him for the donation, which he said would be put toward refurbishing the Oval Office and areas of the Executive Residence.

Epstein also met Clinton aide Mark Middleton at least three times in the White House around 1993 and 1994, the Daily Beast reported, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the situation.

The revelation that Epstein’s relationship with Bill Clinton began in the early 1990s casts doubt on the narrative put forth by the former president that their relationship began after he left the White House.

The former president said he “knew nothing” of the financier’s “terrible crimes” in a statement in July after authorities arrested and charged Epstein with sex trafficking.

Bill Clinton acknowledged in the statement that he had taken multiple trips on Epstein’s airplane in 2002 and 2003 for work related to the Clinton Foundation, but he neglected to acknowledge Epstein’s visits to the White House during his time in office.

Epstein said he helped conceive an arm of the Clinton Foundation in a 2007 letter to federal prosecutors designed to boost his public image during the plea negotiations that ultimately led to his highly criticized 2008 sweetheart deal where he served 13 months in prison for pleading guilty to soliciting an underage girl for sex.

Former Italian model Elisabetta Tai said Epstein’s friendship with Bill Clinton was invoked by a member of his entourage when she tried fleeing from his Manhattan mansion in 2004 after the financier stripped naked and handed her a vibrator during a business meeting. (RELATED: Epstein’s Friendship With Bill Clinton Invoked, Former Model Who Reportedly Fled His Home Says)

“She told me that I couldn’t just leave,” Tai told the New York Post a woman resembling Epstein’s alleged madam Maxwell told her as she was leaving his house. “She said that this man is important, that he is a friend of President Clinton.”

Archbishop tried to discredit BBC film on church links to abuse

Cardinal Vincent Nichols filed formal complaint over 2003 programme, documents show

24 July 2019

The most senior Catholic leader in England and Wales went to extraordinary lengths to try to discredit a BBC documentary on child sexual abuse and its cover-up by the church, the Guardian can disclose.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, publicly accused the BBC of bias and malice before the documentary was aired in 2003. Documents seen by the Guardian show he also lobbied the BBC’s director of news, wrote to all priests in his archdiocese urging them not to speak to BBC journalists, and lodged a formal complaint against the programme’s makers.

The BBC’s programme complaints unit (PCU) rejected the complaint, and the BBC governors’ programme complaints committee dismissed his appeal against that decision. Nichols refused to apologise to the programme-makers.

Last month the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) criticised Nichols for putting the church’s reputation before the welfare of abuse survivors. In a report, IICSA said Nichols’s response to the BBC programme was “misplaced and missed the point”.

The documentary, part of the investigative series Kenyon Confronts on BBC One, included interviews with survivors who claimed the church covered up cases of sexual abuse. It tracked down Father James Robinson, a Catholic priest who fled to the US after being accused of sexual abuse and who received financial support from the Catholic archdiocese of Birmingham for seven years before he was extradited, convicted and jailed.

At the time of the documentary, Nichols was archbishop of Birmingham and chair of the Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

At a press conference before the programme was broadcast, Nichols accused the BBC of “using the licence fee to pay unscrupulous reporters trying to recirculate old news and to broadcast programmes that are biased and hostile”.

He added: “That this programme has been allowed to progress this far shows either malice towards the church or a total lack of judgment or of managerial responsibility.” He demanded the BBC justify the renewal of the licence fee.

While the documentary was being made, Nichols wrote to priests in his archdiocese urging them not to speak to BBC reporters working on it. “If you are approached please remember you are not advised to be cooperative. You may, quite properly, refuse to take part in any questioning or interview. This is my advice,” he wrote.

Before broadcast, Nichols wrote to Richard Sambrook, then the BBC’s director of news, saying a re-examination of historic sexual abuse cases was not in the public interest. He claimed reporters had telephoned a priest at 2am, acted discourteously and inconsiderately to a priest who had just undergone major surgery, and “cornered” a priest in a residential care home to question him.

Sambrook told the Guardian: “My recollection of the difficult meeting and correspondence with Cardinal Nichols is that he was entirely focused on trying to discredit the BBC’s journalism in the hope of diverting criticism of the church. Fortunately the BBC’s journalism was sufficiently robust to see off such attempts. He showed little interest in wider questions about uncovering abuse or the welfare of the survivors.”

After the programme was broadcast on 15 October 2003, Nichols lodged a formal complaint with the PCU, claiming BBC reporters used underhand methods to gain access to elderly and infirm priests.

The PCU rejected Nichols’ complaint, saying there were no grounds for his claim that the Kenyon Confronts team behaved inappropriately. It said the investigation was “conducted properly and in line with BBC producers’ guidelines” and there was no evidence of serious breaches of editorial standards.

Some of the 11 sworn witness statements from nuns and priests provided by Nichols to the PCU contradicted his allegations that reporters had not properly identified themselves. Evidence from recordings of some encounters also showed his claims to be false.

Nichols claimed one priest had been left distressed by a visit from two members of the Kenyon Confronts team, who were alleged to be hectoring and intimidating. However, the priest’s statement said the pair were “well-mannered, polite and had respect for my office, although I was glad when I had finished speaking to them. They were not unpleasant or malicious in the way they spoke to me.”

Nichols appealed to the BBC governors’ programme complaints committee against the PCU’s adjudication, and in May 2005 the committee rejected the appeal.

After the decision, Paul Kenyon, the programme’s presenter, and Paul Woolwich, its executive producer, wrote to Nichols saying the archbishop had tarnished the reputation of those who worked on the documentary. “We believe an apology to set the record straight would now be appropriate.”

Nichols replied: “I see no need for me to offer an apology.”

Last month IICSA said Nichols’ response to the programme should have focused on “recognising the harm caused to the complainants and victims. Instead, [it] led many to think that the church was still more concerned with protecting itself than the protection of children.”

After the report was published, the Tablet, a respected Catholic weekly, said the inquiry’s criticisms raised questions about Nichols’s fitness for office.

In a statement to the Guardian, Nichols apologised for at the time failing to sufficiently acknowledge two positive elements of the programme: giving a platform to abuse survivors and locating Fr Robinson.

He pointed out he had offered to give a live interview to the BBC at the time of the broadcast. Woolwich said it had not been possible to broadcast a live interview immediately after the broadcast of a pre-recorded programme, and Nichols had rejected an offer to appear live on Newsnight the same night or the Today programme the following morning.

Nichols’s statement said: “I was annoyed at the approach of the programme-makers who gave a slanted presentation of the real problems we were seeking to address … I accept that my frustration at the approach of the programme-makers led me not to give sufficient attention to the suffering of the victims of abuse perpetrated by the priest in question, although I had already met with all but one of them.

“A more thorough listening to the experiences of victims and survivors has now become central to the church’s approach and we will continue to adjust our work in safeguarding in light of this victim-centred approach.”

Carl Beech has been found guilty of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud.

22 July 2019

The articles about today may lead people to think the VIP Westminster pedo ring didn’t exist. But where were the news organisations when this was happening at Iicsa in March? DCI Howard Groves and many other senior police officers stating they were told to cover it up

This absurd outcome was a foregone conclusion from the moment the security services realised these true allegations could no longer be completely ‘shut down’ absent a suitable show trial, scapegoat, and accompanying targeted propaganda exercise.

Staggeringly prejudicial reporting of the trial and Carl Beech’s allegations by the spook-infested corporate media had the intended effect.

Week after week, in article after miserable article, the corporate media demonised Carl Beech and sanctified the ‘real’ accused: Harvey Proctor, Lord Bramall, the late Greville Janner and the late Edward Heath, etc.

Those establishment figures were consistently portrayed by the newspapers and broadcasters as ‘distinguished public servants’; as ‘noble gentlemen’; as ‘elderly victims’ ‘crying out for justice’, etc. etc.

A Paedophile’s Principles

25 July 2019

David Aaronovitch sticks up for Harvey Proctor

Perhaps it’s because he works for (crime) bosses Rebekah Brooks, John Witherow, & Rupert Murdoch that David Aaronovitch propagates quite as he does.

Maybe it’s just co-incidence that he consistently pushes the same views as Rupert Murdoch.

Or could it be that Aaronovitch is a gun for hire who long ago gave up the right to deviate from the family line?

Today’s opinion piece in The Times is singularly one-sided.

Aaronovitch refers to Proctor as a “former Tory MP who bravely went public about the allegations made against him” .

But makes no mention of the fact that uber racist Proctor admitted to beating up under age rent boys. That’s why he is a former Tory MP. Proctor also boasted of holidaying in Tunisia – notorious for the availability of young boys for sex.

Aaronovitch clearly doesn’t care about the suffering of the Child Sexual Abuse survivors whose information was contained in the missing Dickinson files.

He doesn’t mention Dolphin Square or Elm Guest House which is in Zac Goldsmith’s constituency which might explain why he has a more informed view on the matter.

Keith Vaz of course worked at Richmond Council while the alleged Elm Guest House incidents were reputed to have taken place. He shut down an investigation into Keith Janner in the early 90s and was head of the Home Affairs Select Committee when Mark Sedwill answered, on behalf of Theresa May, the questions that needed to be asked about what happened to the files that were given to Brittan.

Sedwill’s comments were openly indifferent as to what had happened to the files. He said he didn’t suspect foul play. Very different to how he behaved when he arranged for Gavin Williamson to be sacked for supposedly leaking the government’s Huawei stance to the Telegraph.

Aaronovitch never mentioned Cyril Smith or David Steel’s reluctance to kick him out of the party for being a paedophile. The Aaronovitch view, like Boris Johnson, appears to be that money spent on investigating Child Sexual Abuse is money spaffed up a wall.

Does he suppose we all believe Savile acted alone? Savile, who was well connected, close to the Tory Party, and a Special Friend of Israel, like Daddy Murdoch.

Though Aaronovitch has a go at the BBC for broadcasting Beech’s allegations, no mention is made of the Head of News at that time.

It was none other than James Harding, the former editor of . . . The Times.

I smell a stitch-up.

Pick an obviously disturbed individual. Give them lots of attention. Then reveal they are lying. And everyone can forget about the original large scale, systemic establishment paedophilia. The Catholic Church have been doing this for hundreds of years. It isn’t new.

It looks to me as though the police co-operated with Murdoch and other agencies to allow a “witch-hunt” to take place to then let it die down.

Jonathan King, the pop svengali who was done for paedophilia, is having a field day. Tweeting away. His bail by the way was put up by Simon Cowell. He is spoken highly of by Rod Liddle.

The Beech case, which should never have got to court, is being used to discredit real victims. And police and health spending cuts today mean that real victims of paedophila often never get justice.

But no worries for Aaronovitch and Tom Watson. Not their problem.

They have their paymasters to please.

Establishment bandwagons to jump on or hijack.

The Krays / Boothby model seems to be the template.

They’ve done it before so they’ll do it again.

But what about Jeffrey Epstein? Things get interesting there. Robert Maxwell’s daughter Ghislaine is close to him. Prince Andrew. Trump. God knows who else. Looks like establishment paedophilia again.

They have lots of secrets. And they’re starting to come out. Everyone seems to be blackmailing each other. Things could get interesting.

Roy Cohn (see previous post) worked for Murdoch. And Trump. He died of AIDS in 1986. But they’re both still around. And it looks like they use the same methods. Jared Kushner’s dad does too.

If that means paedophilia, prostitutes, honey traps, kompromat, then that is what it is.

Old school.

And if that is what was used by the Brits in Ireland and elsewhere, then that too.

You can’t change the past. Or the bad habits of today if they’re proven to work.

But for now, we’re being told that all the allegations are false.

Yes, Beech’s allegations may be false.

But that doesn’t mean all these people are innocent.


Ministers should fund a national inquiry to look into remaining sexual assault allegations against former PM Sir Edward Heath, a police commissioner says

His comment followed the conviction of Carl Beech, the serial accuser turned Accused

24 July 2019

Police Commissioner says ministers should fund a national inquiry to look into remaining sexual assault allegations against former prime minister and Wiltshire resident Sir Edward Heath.

Angus Macpherson, police and crime commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire, claims a statutory inquiry is the only way accusations against the Salisbury politician could be pursued.

His comments followed the conviction of former Swindon hospital manager Carl Beech, who claimed he had been sexually abused as a child by a Westminster paedophile ring made up of entertainers, army chiefs and MPs – including Sir Edward Heath.

The police commissioner was speaking a day after a jury found 51-year-old Beech guilty on 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud.

The former Great Western Hospital worker had initially approached the Wiltshire force in 2012, telling detectives of abuse he claimed to have suffered at the hands of Jimmy Savile and heads of the army. Wiltshire Police took no further action.

Two years later, Beech met detectives working for the Metropolitan Police and levelled accusations against Sir Edward Heath, former home secretary Lord Brittan and two former heads of the armed forces.

Mr Macpherson said: “As I have made clear, a further local review will not have the powers needed to deliver what Sir Edward Heath’s family and friends demand. It wouldn’t be appropriate for us to set the terms of reference for any review as we would, effectively, be marking our own homework.”

Reports of child abuse are shaped by media hypocrisy

Spy Peter Hayman escaped justice

Peter Bornshin suffered sexual abuse while in the care of social services in the early 1980s. He was tormented by his experiences at the Grafton Close Children’s Home, west London.

Richmond Council paid Peter compensation for the abuse.

John Singmore, the deputy manager of Grafton Close, abused him.

He died awaiting trial for the abuse, facing a conspiracy to commit buggery charge, which was linked to taking children to Elm Guest House. His friend, Father Tony McSweeney, was jailed for three years.

Children were taken by them to Elm Guest House to be abused by the rich and powerful.

The police, politicians, prime ministers and the security services all covered up child abuse by Cyril Smith MP, Peter Morrison MP, the senior spy Peter Hayman and others.

All of this was being investigated before Carl Beech made his false allegations of a Westminster child abuse ring that he was found guilty of making up this week.

The newspapers that put the story of Beech on the front pages have constantly ignored real stories of abuse. They have ignored the genuine evidence of state cover-ups given at the ongoing institutional child abuse inquiry.

Historical child abuse cases are complex. But the verdict in the Beech case should not be used to create a climate that will stop other abuse victims coming forward.



Harvey Proctor Wikipedia article edited anonymously from [GB] Telegraph Media Group


During the search of Harvey Proctor’s house on the estate of Belvoir… “… police seized a ‘notepad relating to child abuse’ entitled: Bizarre Sex…” Why aren’t the MSM reporting this stuff? It’s disgusting.


“DC Danny Chatfield formally seized the whips, restraints, cane and ‘NOTEPAD RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE’, titled ‘Bizarre Sex’, from Harvey Proctor’s property “But judge Sir James Goss did NOT recall DC Chatfield to seek more information about the seizures”

“Harvey Proctor beat ‘young men or boys’ and took photographs of their injuries, according to court submissions. “Another witness told police that he discovered a big envelope of pictures of boys aged 11-19 ‘including lots of kids ABOUT 11-12 YEARS OLD'”

The court also heard that “Operation Midland”, when searching Harvey Proctor’s home in 2015, seized “a school uniform with a child’s underwear” – for a child of 13 to 14 – that was blood stained”, and that Proctor refused to provide a blood sample.



@ ciabaudo

So Harvey Proctor who had a stash of paraphernalia including whips, straps, blood-stained underwear and a notepads entitled ‘Bizarrre sex’ at his Belvoir estate home was allowed by the Duke to take young children on tours of the castle?

Proctor giving tours to school children at Belvoir Castle

Astonishing threats have been made to publisher Robert Maxwell following exposure of “Whacko” Harvey Proctor. I will produce a story about Ghislaine and Lord Granby (aka the Duke of Rutland) with incriminating pictures of them in compromising positions

Image result for Ghislaine Maxwell and duke of rutland


Keith Harvey Proctor – friend of  Peter Jonathan Denby’s (friend and aide to Enoch Powell)

Harvey Proctor lived and worked at the Duke of Rutland’s castle. He was the Duke’s personal secretary

Mr Proctor, 68, works for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland and lives in a house within the 16,000-acre grounds of their home Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire near Grantham.

Mr Proctor, whose home is being searched by police officers, said he knew nothing about a VIP paedophile ring alleged to have existed at Westminster during the 1970s and 1980s

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that “officers from Operation Midland are carrying out a search of an address in Grantham in connection with their inquiries”.


The Rutlands have a long relationship with Harvey Proctor. The Duke was both the subject of blackmail and gave Whacko work and a flat at Belvoir Castle. The ‘Nick’ trial utterly exposed Harvey Proctor, buddy of Jonathan Denby whose cousin Barbara Hewson attended proceedings.

Denby’s cousin is barrister Barbara Hewson


Witness statements show Proctor’s sexual interest in young boys … No prosecution was pursued … A school uniform with a child’s underwear stained in blood … Refusal to provide blood sample … Someone who enjoy inflicting pain for sexual pleasure …

Restraints, straps, whip, crop, cane … Indecent photographs … Notepad entitled ‘Bizarre sex’ …No action taken … Cross-examination of Proctor blocked … ARE YOU GETTING THE MESSAGE YET?


Loud and clear, and it is screaming COVER UP


Epstein was hired at age 20 by Headmaster Donald Barr in 1973. Donald Barr is the father of Attorney General William Barr, who just had Epstein arrested.

Around the years of Mr. Epstein’s tenure, records show the student roster included Prudence Murdoch, the daughter of the media mogul Rupert Murdoch;

Epstein, from Brooklyn, was just 21 when he joined the faculty at Dalton, arriving without a college degree. The school’s student newspaper reported in September 1974 that he was starting that year as a math and physics teacher.


While was teaching at Dalton, Donald Barr’s son, William was working for the CIA. William later served as GHW Bush’s Attorney General during the CIA Iran-Contra Affair & refused to allow the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate. brought Barr back as AG.

Donald Barr gave his resignation in February but he did not leave until June 7th, which was after Epstein had been hired. See the NYT archive to confirm:

Donald Barr’s son William Barr would intersect with Epstein’s orbit while serving as a counsel at Kirkland and Ellis in 2009. The law firm secured Epstein his obscenely lenient 2007 non-prosecution deal, which the Justice Department is now reviewing. In July, Barr the son refused to recuse himself from the ongoing Epstein investigation.

Donald Barr (August 8, 1921 – February 5, 2004) was an American educator and writer. He taught English at Columbia University, was headmaster at the Dalton School in New York City (1 964–74) and the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York (both members of the ) Ivy Preparatory School League

He and his wife, Mary Margaret (née Ahern), had four children including William P. Barr, who served as the 77th U.S. Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush Administration and currently serves as the 85th U.S. Attorney General in the Donald Trump Administration.[3][4]

Barr served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.[4] He was teaching English at Columbia in 1955.[6] He initiated the Columbia University Science Honors Program in 1958 and was its director until 1964.[4] He worked as an educator in and around New York City from the 1950s to 1980s and reviewed books for The New York Times.[4][6]

William Pelham Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American attorney serving as the 85th United States Attorney General in the Donald Trump administration since February 14, 2019. He also served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993, in the George H. W. Bush administration.

Before becoming Attorney General in 1991, Barr held numerous other posts within the Department of Justice, including serving as Deputy Attorney General. Barr is a longtime proponent of the unitary executive theory of nearly unfettered presidential authority

Phone surveillance program

In 1992, Barr launched a surveillance program to gather records of innocent Americans’ international phone calls.[41] The DOJ Inspector General concluded that this program was launched without a review of the legality of the program.[41] According to USA Today, the program “provided a blueprint for far broader phone-data surveillance the government launched after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”[41]


In late 1992, Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh, who had been chosen to investigate the Iran–Contra affair, found documents in the possession of Reagan’s former defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, which Walsh said was “evidence of a conspiracy among the highest-ranking Reagan Administration officials to lie to Congress and the American public.”[42][43] Weinberger was set to stand trial on felony charges on January 5, 1993.[42][44] His “indictment said Mr. Weinberger’s notes contradicted Mr. Bush’s assertions that he had only a fragmentary knowledge of the arms secretly sold to Iran in 1985 and 1986 in exchange for American hostages in Lebanon.”[44][43][45] According to Walsh, then-president Bush might have been called as a witness.[46]

On December 24, 1992, during his final month in office, Bush, on the advice of Barr, pardoned Weinberger,[10][47] along with five other administration officials who had been found guilty on charges relating to the Iran–Contra affair.[10][48][49][42] Barr was consulted extensively regarding the pardons, and especially advocated for pardoning Weinberger.[50]

Walsh complained about the move insinuating that Bush on Barr’s advice had used the pardons to avoid testifying and stating that: “The Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed.”[51] In 2003, he wrote an account of the investigation in his book, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up.

Because of this and Barr’s unwillingness to appoint an independent counsel to look into a second scandal known as Iraqgate, New York Times writer William Safire began to refer to Barr as “Coverup-General Barr.”[52] Barr, however, responded that he believed Bush had made the right decision regarding that and he felt people in the case had been treated unfairly.[53] Barr said that Walsh was a “head-hunter” who “had completely lost perspective.”[54]



Former headmaster of Dalton accused of sexually assaulting teen student

June 7, 2018

The headmaster of an elite Upper East Side private school sexually assaulted a disadvantaged teen for months when he took her into his home to help out with his new baby, an explosive new lawsuit charges.

The victim, identified as J.S., was 14 years old when Gardner Dunnan, the long-time head of the Dalton School, allegedly preyed upon her at his Manhattan apartment and in his New Jersey summer home.

The alleged attacks happened in 1986 when J.S. was living at Dunnan’s family’s Upper East Side home while attending the tony school tuition-free — in exchange for her working as a “family helper.”

She accuses Dalton of turning a blind eye to Dunnan’s alleged behavior, saying the school ” should have been aware that Dunnan was likely to engage in sexual misconduct or other harmful behavior.”

Dunnan was forced to resign from Dalton in 1997 — after his affair with a married female teacher at the school was exposed. He served as headmaster at the East 89th Street school for 23 years. (Since 1974)

Dalton School

A close study of his circle — social, professional, transactional — reveals a damning portrait of elite New York.

His Contacts, A to Z

A guided tour of a perverse power list.


One girl who was trafficked by Epstein at age 14 said, “I was still wearing my braces.” She was not a woman at 14 and had no comprehension of what Epstein was after. She thought these were “nice people” inviting her to a party where other kids would be. Instead, she has had years of difficulty and depression ever since Jerry Epstein and company came along and sexually assaulted her.

I so hope to hear that Ghislaine Maxwell does not skate away without consequences. She certainly seems to have loved her pimpstress work alongside Epstein, for years and years. It has been her lifework, just as Keith Raniere has been Clare Bronfman’s lifework.


Mr John Marwood Cleese  Director  Oct 1939  31 Oct 1991  15 Jan 1992
Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss  Director  Aug 1935  31 Oct 1991  15 Jan 1992

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Hosting a comedy gala for Prince Charles’s 60th birthday on Wednesday, Cleese became increasingly battered and bruised.

At the same event, Joan Rivers entertain the Royals

The Meaning of Life: Monty Python’s John Cleese and his child psychoanalyst wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger, now divorced, appear on Epstein’s list. Faye studied under Anna Freud, Sigmund’s youngest child, and has strong ties to the Hampstead clinic and the Esalen cult.
When Alyce came to England with her children, she had nothing. She studied psychotherapy at the Tavistock clinic under Anna Freud’s instruction and lived in a third-floor council flat in North London. She met Cleese when they both attended a party in London.

Hillary’ Clinton’s s teacher at Yale was Clement Freud’s close relative, aunt Anna Freud. Hillary wrote a book with Clement Freud’s aunt. 

Yale Child Study Center, 1973-1974

Upon graduating from law school, Hillary Rodham took a post-graduate year of study on children, exploring issues of early childhood development, child abuse, and medical-related matters. She also worked as a research assistant to the center’s director, Dr. Al Solnit and one of her professors Joe Goldstein for their book, co-authored with Anna Freud, entitled Beyond the Best Interests of the Child.

Alyce Cleese – After divorcing Dave Eichelberger (with whom she had two sons), she met actor John Cleese in 1990 and they married in 1992. They divorced in 2008, though details of the divorce settlement only became public knowledge in August 2009.[4]

Faye was represented by Fiona Shackleton, divorce lawyer for Prince Charles and Paul McCartney.

Fiona Sara Shackleton, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO (née Charkham; born 26 May 1956)[1] is an English solicitor and politician, who has represented members of the British royal family and celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Her charm and resoluteness earned her the nickname “Steel Magnolia”.[2]

Born Fiona Sara Charkham in London, she is the daughter of Jonathan Charkham, an economist and adviser to The Bank of England, and Moira Elizabeth Frances Salmon, daughter of Barnett Alfred and Molly Salmon.[3] Her mother’s family, the Salmon family, were co-owners of the J. Lyons & Co. cornerhouse empire.[4]
Through the Salmon family, Shackleton is a cousin to Nigella and Dominic Lawson, and George Monbiot.[5]
Shackleton qualified as a solicitor in 1980, and by 1986 she had become a partner at Farrer and Co, the firm of solicitors employed by the British royal family.

Shackleton joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2001 as a partner. Shackleton is reputed to have fallen out of royal favour in the aftermath of the Paul Burrell affair and the suggestions of a cover-up over allegations of a homosexual rape within the royal household put Shackleton, in her own words, “under pressure for a solution to be reached more speedily than I was able to achieve”. She was criticised in the Peat Report on the proceedings.[2][9]

In the 2006 New Year Honours, she was made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)[10] and remains solicitor for the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex.[11]

Shackleton is married to Ian, who runs a business called The Chatham Archive & Document Storage Company, and who is related to Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Jeremy Hunt’s campaign manager is in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

Perhaps most significantly of all, just across the border in Shropshire, the Ludlow MP Philip Dunne is managing Mr Hunt’s campaign.

Philip Dunne’s spouse is Domenica Dunne

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt paid tribute to Mr Dunne on Twitter.

He said:

I have rarely come across anyone as decent, honourable & competent as @dunne4ludlow. His wisdom and friendship have been invaluable to me @DHSCgovuk. We will miss him but no doubt he will continue to make huge contributions to public life.


He is the son of Sir Thomas Dunne KG, the former Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, who in turn is the son of Philip Russell Rendel Dunne (who briefly sat in the Commons), who in turn was the son of Edward Marten Dunne (who also sat in the Commons).
He has been a farmer since 1987, at his family’s farm just over the county boundary in Herefordshire, at Leintwardine near Ludlow, and was elected in 2001 as a councillor on the South Shropshire District Council, of which he was the Conservative leader in 2003–2005.
He was also secretary of the Ludlow Conservative Association for a year in 2001. Since 2005 Dunne has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ludlow.
During his first term in Parliament (2005–2010) he was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, and in 2006 he was appointed to the Public Accounts Committee.

In July 2016, he was appointed as Minister for State for Health.[2] In Prime Minister Theresa May‘s January 2018 reshuffle, he was dismissed from his ministerial post. Before losing his post, Dunne was accused of belittling the winter NHS bed crisis by suggesting unwell people in accident and emergency departments of hospitals without beds could instead use seats.[3][4]

Conservative leadership election 2005

Just before the Conservative leadership election of 2005, he balloted his constituents about whom he should vote for in the contest. After this ballot Dunne announced that he would be supporting David Cameron; he was also Chairman of Cameron’s campaign in Shropshire.

Philip Dunne was appointed as an unpaid assistant government whip in the House of Commons.[5] In September 2012, he was appointed Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology with responsibility for defence procurement and defence exports.[6] In this role, he was the minister responsible for, and one of the backers of, the bill which became the Defence Reform Act 2014.[7] He was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in the 2019 New Years Honours List



So there it is.

Margaret Hodge Nepotism on Islington Council

The Smith Institute funded by Geoffrey Robinson

Dolphin Square & paedo parties

Lucrative deals with Robert Maxwell

A socialite daughter who (allegedly) procures girls for rape

The Social Market Foundation & Lord Janner’s No. 1 Fan

Geoffrey Robinson funds “The Smith Institute”, which earlier this year appointed Margaret Hodge’s son-in-law, Joe Caluori, to the senior post of Deputy Director.

When he isn’t working for Geoffrey Robinson, Margaret Hodge’s son-in-law, Joe, is also a Labour Councillor on London’s notorious Islington Borough Council.

Indeed, it was only in order to take the job with Geoffrey Robinson’s “Smith Institute” that Joe Caluori resigned from his position as Islington’s “Cabinet Member for Children and Families”.

But not to worry — Caluori won’t forget the children, for whom he has already done so much while at Islington.

According to Caluori’s profile on “The Smith Institute” website:

“Joe’s policy interests include … child criminal exploitation”.

Geoffrey Robinson — a close friend of Peter Mandelson and Tony Blair with links to the Maxwells, British Intelligence and Dolphin Square — doubtless shares Joe Caluori’s altruistic interest in “child criminal exploitation”.

This shared concern for “child criminal exploitation” could explain why Caluori was hired by his “Smith Institute”.

Mummy would be proud.


Jeffrey Epstein continued to socialize with Elon Musk, Bill Gates and other elites even after being a registered sex offender

“It’s Going to Be Staggering, the Amount of Names”: As the Jeffrey Epstein Case Grows More Grotesque, Manhattan and DC Brace for Impact

17 July 2019

The Jeffrey Epstein case is an asteroid poised to strike the elite world in which he moved. No one can yet say precisely how large it is. But as the number of women who’ve accused the financier (at least, that’s what he claimed to be) of sexual assault grows to grotesque levels—there are said to be more than 50 women who are potential victims—a wave of panic is rippling through Manhattan, DC, and Palm Beach, as Epstein’s former friends and associates rush to distance themselves, while gossiping about who might be ensnared. Donald Trump’s labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, architect of the original 2007 non-prosecution agreement that let Epstein off with a wrist slap, has already been forced to resign.

The questions about Epstein are metastasizing much faster than they can be answered: Who knew what about Epstein’s alleged abuse? How, and from whom, did Epstein get his supposed $500 million fortune? Why did Acosta grant Epstein an outrageously lenient non-prosecution agreement? (And what does it mean that Acosta was reportedly told Epstein “belonged to intelligence”?) But among the most pressing queries is which other famous people might be exposed for committing sex crimes. “There were other business associates of Mr. Epstein’s who engaged in improper sexual misconduct at one or more of his homes. We do know that,” said Brad Edwards, a lawyer for Courtney Wild, one of the Epstein accusers who gave emotional testimony at Epstein’s bail hearing. “In due time the names are going to start coming out.” (Attorneys for Epstein did not respond to a request for comment.)

Likely within days, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will release almost 2,000 pages of documents that could reveal sexual abuse by “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders,” according to the three-judge panel’s ruling. The documents were filed during a civil defamation lawsuit brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a former Mar-a-Lago locker-room attendant, against Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell. “Nobody who was around Epstein a lot is going to have an easy time now. It’s all going to come out,” said Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies. Another person involved with litigation against Epstein told me: “It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names. It’s going to be contagion numbers.”

Epstein remained a fixture in elite circles even after he was a registered sex offender. A few years ago, for example, he was a guest at a dinner in Palo Alto hosted by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman for the MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden. At the dinner, Elon Musk introduced Epstein to Mark Zuckerberg. (“Mark met Epstein in passing one time at a dinner honoring scientists that was not organized by Epstein,” Zuckerberg spokesman Ben LaBolt told me. “Mark did not communicate with Epstein again following the dinner.”)

In an email, Elon Musk responded: “I don’t recall introducing Epstein to anyone, as I don’t know the guy well enough to do so, Epstein is obviously a creep and Zuckerberg is not a friend of mine. Several years ago, I was at his house in Manhattan for about 30 minutes in the middle of the afternoon with Talulah [Riley], as she was curious about meeting this strange person for a novel she was writing. We did not see anything inappropriate at all, apart from weird art. He tried repeatedly to get me to visit his island. I declined.”

One source who’s done business with Epstein told me that Epstein’s 21,000-square-foot townhouse on East 71st Street welcomed a steady stream of the Davos crowd in the past decade. The source said Bill Gates, Larry Summers, and Steve Bannon visited the house, which has been called one of the largest private residences in Manhattan. “Jeffrey collected people. That’s what he did,” the source said. Gates and Summers did not respond to requests for comment.

Thus far, the name most publicly associated with Epstein’s alleged crimes is famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who’s been waging a public battle with David Boies for years. In April, Boies’s client Giuffre sued Dershowitz for defamation after Dershowitz called her a liar (a strategy similar to that of seven of Bill Cosby’s accusers). In the days since the FBI arrested Epstein at Teterboro Airport a week and a half ago, Dershowitz has been going on television and dialing up friends and reporters to profess his innocence and label Giuffre and Boies liars. “I want everything to come out! I’m not afraid of anything because I did nothing wrong,” Dershowitz told me on the afternoon of July 15.

He called me a minute after I had emailed him for comment. He said he’d been friends with Epstein since 1996, when they were introduced at a party on Martha’s Vineyard by Lynn Forester de Rothschild. “She begged me to meet him. She told me, ‘here’s this smart academic.’” A few days later, Epstein invited Dershowitz to Les Wexner’s 59th birthday party at Wexner’s mansion in New Albany, Ohio. “It’s a tradition that Jeff invited the smartest person he met that year. He told them I was the smartest.” They remained close for years. Dershowitz strenuously denied ever participating in Epstein’s underage sex ring and said he’d only been in Epstein’s presence with his wife. “I got one massage!” he told me. “It was from a 50-year-old Russian woman named Olga. And I kept my shorts on. I didn’t even like it. I’m not a massage guy.”

Dershowitz said he secretly (and legally) tape-recorded settlement conversations with Boies and that the phone calls capture Boies admitting that Giuffre’s allegations aren’t true. “Boies is a bad person,” he told me.

“I never said that,” Boies responded when I asked about Dershowitz’s version of the phone calls. “What Alan does is he plays a second or two out of context; he never lets anybody listen to the whole thing.” Boies also dismissed Dershowitz’s claim that he never met Giuffre at Epstein’s house. According to Boies, Epstein’s former employees said in sworn depositions that they saw Dershowitz at the house multiple times without his wife. “This Olga woman doesn’t exist. Epstein’s barely kept women around who were over 25. It’s a figment of Alan’s imagination,” Boies said.

On Wall Street, Epstein is a subject of mystery—and fear. “I knew Jeff. He came across as very smart, very sophisticated,” one hedge fund manager told me. “He always had a good read on people. But manipulative people are good at that.” Another person who’s been in meetings with Epstein told me: “He’s very clever.”

How Epstein obtained his fortune is a matter of feverish speculation. His claim to a billionaire-only client list now seems laughable to the bankers I spoke with. One Wall Street source with direct knowledge of Epstein’s business said one source of Epstein’s income was providing “tax advice and estate planning” to rich clients, like Apollo Global Management founder Leon Black, presumably because Epstein had experience with offshore funds after basing his office in the Virgin Islands. In 2015 Black made a $10 million donation to Epstein’s foundation. (Black declined to comment.)

In the absence of much other information, the reigning theory on Wall Street currently is that Epstein’s activities with women and girls were central to the building of his fortune, and his relations with some of his investors essentially amounted to blackmail.

Similarly, DC is on edge. “Epstein bragged about his contacts in Washington,” Boies said. Reporters are likely to dig into why the Justice Department decided not to prosecute Epstein and kept the deal secret from his victims. One theory circulating among prominent Republicans is that Epstein was a Mossad agent. Another is that the George W. Bush White House directed Acosta not to prosecute Epstein to protect Prince Andrew on behalf of the British government, then the U.S.’s closest ally in the Iraq war. “The royal family did everything they could to try and discredit the Prince Andrew stuff,” Boies told me. “When we tried to follow up with anything, we were stonewalled. We wanted to interview him, they were unwilling to do anything.” (Prince Andrew could not be reached for comment).

Of course, the two Epstein friends that people are most curious about are Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, both of whom have denied anything untoward. During the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s campaign consulted Bill’s post–White House Secret Service logs because they were worried Trump would bring up Bill’s close association with Epstein and wanted to get ahead of the story, a source told me.

For those in Epstein’s orbit, the stakes of exposure are bound to get higher as more and more women come forward. Every day seems to bring new horrors about Epstein’s alleged depravity. At a press conference on Tuesday, Courtney Wild’s lawyer Brad Edwards said that after interviewing dozens of Epstein’s accusers, it appeared Epstein spent almost all of his time abusing underage girls. “It was his full-time job,” Edwards said. “We have not found anyone who has provided information about a legitimate business he was engaged [in].”

Newly-found footage shows Trump, Epstein at a 1992 party


Epstein built home, courtyard, runway & hangar on Zorro Ranch that he bought from the family of the late New Mexico governor Bruce King (BK) BK’s son, Gary King, was NM’s attny general 2007-15 & received (& later returned) $50,000 in donations from Epstein or firms linked to him

Former Jersey church choirmaster charged with sexual offences against children

Chelmsford choirmaster ‘gave stars to pupil he abused’

16 July 2019

Malcolm Archer

A choirmaster gave reward stars to a pupil who he abused, a court has heard.

Kenneth Francis, 72, is accused of indecent assaults on four boys while he was a teacher at Widford Lodge Boarding School in Chelmsford in the 1970s.

One boy said he was abused beneath the school stage then rewarded with eight stars, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.

Mr Francis is on trial alongside 67-year-old Malcolm Archer, of North Wootton, Somerset, who denies two counts of indecent assault.

Mr Francis, of Pepys Court, Cambridge, has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency.

The allegations relate to boys who were members of the school choir between 1972 and 1979, the court heard.

Ex-Winchester College music chief Malcolm Archer…

Despite being told he was unsuitable to work in any cathedral, Malcolm Archer went on to serve at Wells Cathedral.

Banished organist rises again

13 May 2004

To many in the Church of England, it will be seen as a comeback of miraculous dimensions. Fourteen years ago, Malcolm Archer was thrown out of his job as a provincial organist, and Anglican leaders were told the brilliant musician was unsuitable to work in any cathedral.

Today I can reveal Archer, 52, has been chosen for the most senior position outside the clergy that the Church has to offer – director of music at St Paul’s Cathedral.

What makes his appointment all the more intriguing is that the cleric who forced him out of his job as organist of Bristol Cathedral remains an influential – and controversial – figure in the Church. For Archer’s detractor is none other than Dr Wesley Carr, the Dean of Westminster and the man who officiated at Princess Diana’s funeral.

In 1990, Dr Carr was dean of Bristol Cathedral when Mr Archer was obliged to resign amid confusing circumstances.

Subsequently, Dr Carr sent a letter to the deans of all English cathedrals advising them that the organist should not be hired. Last night, one eminent churchman, a former dean of Guildford in Surrey, told me: ‘I remember it. I threw it in the wastepaper basket.’

Inside the Church, Dr Carr rejoices in the nickname of ‘the sacking dean’.

Shortly after Diana’s death, he was at the centre of a furious row that threatened to tear Westminster Abbey apart after he sacked the choirmaster who arranged the music for the funeral.

He was branded a bully after firing all the Abbey’s tour guides aged over 75. And he was criticised for sanctioning the sale of chairs used at Diana’s funeral.

An independent report released after 80 members of staff at Clifton College, above, were interviewed, reveals there were several missed opportunities by three headteachers to question the suitability of Thomson-Glover to be a teacher

Despite losing his job at Bristol, Malcolm Archer, a father of two, continued in the music world, moving to Clifton College, the boys’ school.

He has been organist and master of choristers at Wells Cathedral, Somerset, for eight years.

Last night, the man who headhunted him, St Paul’s Dean John Moses, described him as an outstanding candidate. Asked about Mr Archer’s departure from Bristol, he said: ‘I should point out that lots of things are said but he (Archer) found employment directly afterwards.’

In a further twist, some are wondering if the appointment has helped settle another old score. During the 1980s, Dr Carr and Dr Moses worked together at Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex.

‘They didn’t get on at all,’ I am told. Dr Moses diplomatically tells me: ‘We were colleagues, and you get on better with some colleagues than others.’

Dr Archer’s wife, Alison, said: ‘I am aware that there was some dispute between my husband and Wesley Carr, but I don’t know the details. It was before my time. We’ve only been married for ten years.’ Dr Carr was unavailable for comment.

An independent report released after 80 members of staff at Clifton College, above, were interviewed, reveals there were several missed opportunities by three headteachers to question the suitability of Thomson-Glover to be a teacher

Clifton College

THREE headteachers of £33,000-a-year private school failed to act over pervert teacher now jailed for videoing 130 children with secret cameras even though he was found tied to chair half-naked several times 

Jonathan Thomson-Glover arrives at Taunton Magistrates Court, Taunton, Somerset in July last year. Parents first started complaining about his behaviour in 1999, when he was seen by a group of boys being tied to a chair by sixth-formers at the college

  • Jonathan Thomson-Glover was a teacher for 31 years at Clifton College
  • He was jailed last year after admitting filming 130 children over 16 years
  • New report reveals three headteachers ignored parents’ complaints
  • Parents complained as early as 1998 about ‘unsuitable rewards’ including beer, pizza and computer games nights held at German teacher’s home 

A court heard he hid cameras at different places around the school and was found with 2,500 hours of video and 1,400 indecent images on 330 tapes.

In July he had six months added to Thomson-Glover’s sentence after he admitted a string of further sex offences against children while he was teaching in Winchester.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of gross indecency involving a boy under 14 and one count of inciting a boy under 14 to commit a grossly indecent act.

The abuse took place at some point between 1987 and 1992, probably when the boys were about 12-years-old.
Former headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark Moore were called to give evidence.
Despite several complaints, little was done by former headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark Moore

In summer 1999, a cleaner and a young student reported that the housemaster had been found taped to a chair at the college half-naked.

A few months later, he was found taped to a chair again in just his underwear by a teacher who told headmaster Mr Munro, it was reported.

In September 2000, then  head teacher Mr Spurr launched an enquiry after reports Thomson-Glover was again tied to a chair as a prank but told him “whatever happened don’t do it again”.

In another incident, a deputy head of pastoral care raised concerns about Thomson-Glover’s activities to head teacher Mr Moore, but was told the matter was ‘dealt with’.

Israeli politician says he’ll cut financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein

July 15, 2019

An Israeli politician attempting to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — and under fire for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein — says his lawyers are working to cut his financial links to the rich pedophile.

Ehud Barak, the country’s former prime minister who is running against Netanyahu in September, used several million dollars of Epstein’s money to finance a security company, according to Haaretz.

Barak also is a personal friend of Epstein, who was convicted of soliciting a young woman for sex in Florida in 2008 and now faces a slew of new sex-trafficking charges in Manhattan.

Barak defended his actions during a TV interview Saturday, saying of Epstein, “He’d served his sentence for soliciting prostitution — the indictment didn’t say she was a minor,” according to the Jerusalem Post.

In the Florida case, a plea deal allowed Epstein to escape federal charges at the time, in exchange for him pleading guilty to a single count of soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14.

Barak said his lawyers are working to sever financial ties with the accused billionaire, the Jerusalem Post said.


British Billionaire Richard Branson Endorses Clinton


Trump with Branson

The NEXIVM connection has to do with Epstein’s Island and Necker Island owned by Richard Branson.

Richard Branson was made aware that some of the islands in the British Virgin Islands were for sale in 1978. Branson soon after went to the British Virgin Islands for a holiday to investigate the prospective real estate. On first observing the islands, he envisioned using them to put up rock stars for his record label. Upon arrival, they were given a luxury villa and travelled around islands for sale by helicopter. The final island he saw was Necker Island, and after climbing the hill and being stunned by the view and wildlife, decided to purchase the island.


English business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.

The terrifying sex-slaver NXIVM cult held seminars on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in hope of ‘recruiting him into the organisation.

Sir Richard says he does not remember them. Appears he has the Same problem top officials in the FBI and DOJ have had about Their criminal behavior and concealing crimes

Sir Richard Branson endorsed NXIVM sex-slave cult leader Keith Raniere

Seagram’s Heiress (Bronfman) among 4 that were Arrested with a Connection to the NXIVM Sex Cult

Photos have surfaced to help jar Branson’s memory

Prior to overseeing the Islington Child Abuse Scandal, Margaret Hodge worked at Unilever as an economist (1966-1973).
Unilever is also closely associated with the late prolific paedophile Leon Brittan and Leon’s corrupt cousin, Malcolm Rifkind. Unilever is additionally associated with Conservative Zionist (Friends of Israel) Anne Widdecombe, who, interestingly, worked for Unilever at around the same time as Dame Margaret (1973-1975 in Widdecombe’s case).
At Unilever, cousins Leon Brittan and Malcolm Rifkind ‘took turns’ as non executive directors: serving, in the case of Brittan, from May 2004 (or 2000: sources differ) to May 2010; and in Rifkind’s case from May 2010 until April 2015.
Unilever sponsors the annual One Young World summit for children’s causes – whose regular speakers include Bob Geldof, Sir Richard Branson and Lord Michael Hastings.
Paedophile Clement Freud with Virgin’s Richard Branson and David Frost

Sir Clement Freud was a ‘predatory paedo who sexually abused girls as young as 11’

Clement Freud was a ‘predatory paedophile who sexually abused girls’

Uri Geller


1. What do you enjoy about the UK and what was it that made you move here?

What made me move here is a strange story, I lived in the United States and Richard Branson asked me if I could fly with him on the inauguration of Virgin Atlantic over 20 years ago, and next to me sat Sir Clement Freud, who was then a member of parliament.

I happen to be related to Sigmund Freud myself, my mother is a Freud and my name in my British passport is Uri Geller Freud, and I invited Clement to my home in Conneticut and he somehow managed to convince us that England is a much more civilised country than the US. My kids were small then and I said maybe it’s about time we moved, and that’s why we moved here.

Richard Branson and the McCanns

Richard Branson defends Madeleine’s parents

Virgin entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has criticised Portuguese police for “overstepping the mark” by accusing Madeleine McCann’s parents of involvement in her disappearance.
The British billionaire, who has already donated £100,000 to help fund Gerry and Kate McCann’s legal team, accused the local press to of making unsubstantiated claims against the couple.

Inside Madeleine McCann’s parents’ bizarre relationship with paedophile Clement Freud

Inside Madeleine McCann’s parents’ bizarre relationship with paedophile Clement Freud.

Richard Branson was born in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. It was here that he began to set up Student Magazine when he was just 16. By 17 he’d also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people.

Richard Branson convicted of distributing indecent literature


P MILNE and P THOMPSON reported for distributing indecent literature: R C N BRANSON…


P MILNE and P THOMPSON reported for distributing indecent literature: R C N BRANSON (Richard Branson), director of the Advisory Centre and editor of Student magazine, convicted and fined under Section 3 of the Indecent Advertisements Act 1889.

From the 1990s onwards, Carman specialised in libel. The first was Tessa Sanderson in 1990, but after that the famous libels came thick and fast – Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Edwina Currie, Gillian Taylforth, Imran Khan, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Jonathan Aitken.

A Northern Ireland woman who was befriended by Sir Jimmy Savile has said she is shocked and disgusted by claims that he was a predatory sex abuser.

Mrs Craig, who befriended Savile through her work with the Disabled Police Officers’ Association of Northern Ireland (DPOA), said: “I find it quite unbelievable — this is definitely not the man that I knew.”

Rosemary Craig, a “great friend” of the presenter, described the allegations as unbelievable and not in keeping with the man she knew.

Her husband, an ex-RUC officer, was severely injured after being shot by the IRA. She has done a lot of work with the DPOA.

“I wrote a letter to Jimmy Savile and he immediately responded. He sent me the money to fly over with a disabled officer and got him a new lightweight wheelchair. He put me on to Richard Branson who brought a Virgin aeroplane into Northern Ireland and took 375 disabled officers, their helpers and families to Florida for a holiday. All down to Jimmy Savile.”


Duke of Gloucester (his father director of Fairbridge Trust where child abuse was rampant) with Jimmy Savile

Queen’s Club  has around 4,500 members. They include the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, actors Joseph Fiennes and Damian Lewis, Hollywood star Charlton Heston and singer Elaine Paige.

The club also has a large number of City professionals and international business people, including Richard Branson and George Soros.

Mystery as Queens faces crisis talks

Martin Fiennes was born in 1970 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, the son of Mark Fiennes (1933–2004), a farmer and photographer, and Jennifer Lash (1938–1993), a writer.[2]

Fiennes is an eighth cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales[5]

His siblings are actor Ralph Fiennes; directors Martha Fiennes and Sophie Fiennes; composer Magnus Fiennes; and conservationist Jacob Fiennes, Joseph’s twin brother.

Branson with George Soros
Peter Soros, son of George Soros, was married to the former Flora Fraser, a daughter of Lady Antonia Fraser and the late Sir Hugh Fraser
Lady Antonia Fraser’s father is pervert Lord Longford

Camila Batmanghelidjh with Alan Yentob

Camila Batmanghelidjh with Boris Johnson

Victims of neuroscience?

In 2002, Prince Charles first gave Camila Batmanghelidjh, CEO of the former charity Kids Company, the idea of considering the impact of child abuse on children’s brain development. He presented her with 25 clinical papers on the topic.  From that moment I was suspicious because the idea was so wide as to include the impact of all kinds of trauma making any research very confused in aim. Also, the method of research was to scan the brains of ‘troubled teenagers’ which seemed to be more about a social control agenda. I had already detected mixed messages  about the aims of this children’s charity  (Evening Standard: 11.09.2009).

Camila Batmanghelidjh attend the private view of the Kids Company’s ‘Holding Up Childhood’ exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts on December 16, 2013 in London, England.

Her supporters include Sir Richard Branson, Trudie Styler (Mrs Sting), Cherie Blair and Samantha Cameron


Kids Company founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, says ‘malicious’ child abuse claims led to closure

Potted history of Richard Branson’s career: tax evasion on direct mail record sales, suppliers left with bad debts that bankrupted them, businesses sold hastily to mugs who then had to produce commerce from chaos, persistent lies about overcrowding on his trains, a dead pilot after the failure of Virgin Galactic – and a purchase of online banking services fronted by underpaid Geordies taking earache 24/7 from customers fed up of mad organisational structures.  

His rewards for this cacophony of crap: a knighthood, £5.2 billion of personal wealth, and a tropical island all to himself.


Esther Rantzen  of Childline with Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson was also intrested in the 11 year old Mariora Goschen


Who’s that girl?

The 40th anniversary of Virgin Records – our first four albums, including a certain Tubular Bells, were released on May 25th 1973. So what better time to find the original Virgin logo model?

Roger Dean created the original Virgin artwork in 1970, which over the years has developed into one of the most recognisable logos in the world.

The model in the image appeared again and again as the logo evolved, starting off in our mail order record service when I was 20 years old. It was still present when we launched Virgin Records in 1973.

News Roundup: Dream comes true.
The Times (London, England), 1988 March 12
A boy’s dream of creating a computer game have come true with the help of Mr Richard Branson, the millionaire, and Jimmy Savile, host of the Jim’ll Fix It television programme. Andrew Collet…


Savile, Geldof and Branson

“Mr. Allan Roberts (Bootle)

Is the Minister aware that his Government are turning tragedy into farce? They have handed over their responsibility for foreign aid to Bob Geldof and cut foreign aid dramatically. They have handed over part of their responsibility for the National Health Service to Jimmy Savile, and are handing local responsibility for collecting refuse to Mr. Branson to cut the money needed for street cleaning. May we have an assurance that the Government do not intend to hand over responsibility for law and order to Perry Mason, to Kojak or to Boy George?”

House of Commons, 1986

Branson with Debbie Harry

Left: Artist Marina Abramović and Debbie Harry. Right: Jeffrey Deitch, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (All photos: Linda Yablonsky)

Let Them Eat Cake


Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in Stanley, N.M. is shown Monday, July 8, 2019. Epstein is entangled in two legal fights that span the East Coast, challenging his underage sexual abuse victims in a Florida court hours after he was indicted on sex trafficking charges in a separate case in New York.

Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case draws his New Mexico ranch into investigation

14 JULY 2019

A Balderas spokesman confirmed his office had interviewed possible victims of Epstein who visited the ranch, the AP reported. The office has not said how many accusers were interviews or elaborated on what they say took place at the property.

A sprawling desert ranch south of Santa Fe is tied to a New Mexico state attorney general investigation targeting financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to reports.

News of the probe comes as Epstein, a 66-year-old registered sex offender in Florida and New York, faces new charges of sex trafficking underage girls in an indictment Manhattan federal prosecutors obtained last week.

Also drawing scrutiny is a New Mexico law that allowed Epstein to avoid having to register as a sex offender in the state.

“New Mexico continues to lag behind the rest of the country in strengthening outdated and weak laws that fail to protect our children from abuse,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas told The Associated Press in an emailed statement. “This is a huge black eye for our state.”

In a 2015 court filing in Florida, a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Epstein said she had been abused at several locations, including the New Mexico property, according to the AP.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to state charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution under an agreement that required him to spend 13 months in jail and register as a sex offender. The agreement has been widely criticized for secretly ending a federal sex abuse investigation involving at least 40 teenage girls at the time that could have landed him behind bars for life.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he’s stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of the 2008 deal with Epstein. Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw the non-prosecution agreement.

Epstein purchased Zorro Ranch from the family of former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King years ago.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he’s stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of the 2008 deal with Epstein. Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw the non-prosecution agreement.

Epstein purchased Zorro Ranch from the family of former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King years ago.


Fancy a cuppa, Love? Andrew’s twilight visit to Courtney Love.

And did you notice the little arrow in Courtney Love’s entry pointing to Dana? Well, that is Dana Giacchetto, an investor in Digital Entertainment Network, the company in the Bryan Singer lawsuits, where Singer and other investors were charged with molesting underage boys.

Jeffrey A. Sachs was a close associate of Dana Giacchetto and, alongside Nicole Junkermann, is the second person linked to Epstein who has ties with healthcare consultancies.


Jeffrey A. Sachs was a close associate of Dana Giacchetto and, alongside Nicole Junkermann, is the second person linked to Epstein who has ties with healthcare consultancies.

Prince Andrew’s ‘party with paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein’ just after his jail release

Woody Allen also reportedly attended the dinner at billionaire Epstein’s New York mansion where the Duke of York was ‘guest of honour’

12 JUL 2019

Prince Andrew partied with paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein just after his release from jail.

A guest said Epstein called him Andy and “wanted to make clear that while he was a guest of honour, he was a regular guest”.

Woody Allen also attended the dinner at billionaire Epstein’s £62million New York mansion, sources claimed.

It took place in 2010, after financier Epstein was released from a 13-month sentence for soliciting girls as young as 14 for sex.

One guest said those there included US TV hosts Katie Couric, Charlie Rose and George Stephanopoulos.

Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of disgraced former Mirror owner Robert Maxwell, was also there.

A source told the Daily Beast website: “Epstein and Andrew were not there to begin with, then the doors were flung open, and they made their entrance.

The source said Epstein called the prince “Andy” and was “clearly confident” in his company.

“He wanted to show how comfortable he was in his presence, and make clear that while he was a guest of honour, he was a regular, routine and repeat guest,” they added.

“Epstein, Andrew, and Ghislaine were a trio, a party within the party, the insiders among the other guests.”

Another attendee said: “There were a lot of ugly old men, with Prince Andrew in the middle of it all. We left pretty quickly.”

Epstein, who was last week charged with underage sex trafficking offences, was reportedly introduced to the prince in the 1990s by Ghislaine Maxwell.

At the time she was the American’s girlfriend.

The party came two months after the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

Sources said the main topic of conversation was the upcoming wedding of the future Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It is claimed Couric told Prince Andrew she would be broadcasting live from outside Westminster Abbey during the ceremony and asked: “If I mail your BlackBerry, will you give me the details on what is happening inside?”

It came in the same month a photo was taken of Andrew deep in conversation with Epstein in Central Park.

The picture was published the following February and made headlines around the world, with questions raised over the prince’s judgement.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace last night said that Andrew, who had previously holidayed wi