- Dec 22, 2014
- Wessex and Mercia
Fair enough Yith.Could we—collectively—please remain circumspect with regards to the Jimmy Saville comparisons.
The allegations that have emerged are very serious and there is a suggestion that there could (stress 'could') have been a similar modus operandi employed, but—very important caveat—there is no suggestion that I have seen that any alleged victim was a minor.
And yes, that is an important distinction legally, regardless of the morality of power-dynamics and distasteful age-gaps in such circumstances.
The point that Ghost in the Machine and I were making though was about other activities, including "charity washing" undertaken by both Brand and Savile, rather than the age of their victims. In Savile's case, many of his victims were adults, including the woman groped in plain sight on Top of the Pops and, apparently, a hospitalised 75 year-old woman.