- Oh Rolf :(
It’s purely up to the good people of Singletracktowers, of course, but does anyone else think there should be a moratorium on “celebrity paedophile allegations” threads? I say that only because they never produce anything good, often upset people, and frequently contain borderline defamatory stuff which would make even a publishing megacorp nervous.Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
I’m always on unclear on the ‘making’ indecent images bit. Does it mean he actually went out and took indecent images of a child or that he just downloaded/purchased them? If the former wouldn’t there be a another child or more who were also sexually assaulted in some way by him?Posted 4 years agomartymacSubscriber
i agree with (someone above) re:Posted 4 years ago
nobody should be named publicly until something is proven.
if they are guilty then hang the bastards, by all means, but until proven in court the general public should not be told about this type of thing.
it really could ruin a mans career when he could in fact be completely innocent.
my mum once said to me that she reckoned there were a lot of nervous old men in the world, seems she was right.
A guy I used to work with inherited some cash a few years ago and he bought a couple of original Rolf Harris artworks. At the time his reasoning seemed sound, Rolf is an old guy, very famous and once he kicks the bucket the paintings will be worth considerably more than he bought them for.
I wonder how he is feeling about his investment now. 😯Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
+1 on the keep it quiet until proven guilty – this trial by media does no-one other than the media any favours and leaves anyone in the public eye open to exploitation by fantasists and gold diggers.
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY ought to prevail but look at the comments on here already, mud sticks.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberSpeeder wrote:
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY ought to prevail but look at the comments on here already, mud sticks.
In general I agree. however, in these cases it is often the publicity around one accusation that draws out other victims to come forward where previously they might have been afraid to do so.Posted 4 years ago
+1 on the keep it quiet until proven guilty
I think it is terrible when innocent folks are dragged through the media. However, were it not for the Saville documentary, would all of those other victims have come forward? Would they have been able to make that show about the monks in Wales or wherever it was that which resulted in several people coming forth and thus strengthening the case against them? These were both aired before the living people who were accused were even charged, should they be illegal too?
The police are usually pretty cagey about revealing whom they are investigating, but once a charge has been brought, there is a certain sense in appealing to the public for further evidence for or against the accused.Posted 4 years ago
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