On the proviso that he's not guilty, how the hell do 5 random women suddenly accuse someone of that? Does one decide to do it, then 4 others hop on the bandwagon?
The sad thing is that regardless of the not guilty verdict, it'll be a long time before his image recovers, if at all. Same for that other guy from Coronation Street (not that I've ever watched it)
It would be a real tragedy if all these accusations against celebrities turned out to be a witch hunt in the wake of the Saville scandal.
However if they're guilty then they should serve hard time.