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jiroos 02-05-2013 10:21

Stuart Hall admits 14 sexual assaults...
 
....on children as young as nine.:eek:

Just seen on the Sky News website.

2FS 02-05-2013 10:24

His Barrister released a statement saying he is sorry for what he has done.

Sorry he got caught more likely.

jiroos 02-05-2013 10:26

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Originally Posted by 2FS (Post 65669220)
His Barrister released a statement saying he is sorry for what he has done.

Sorry he got caught more likely.

'He is sorry'...so that makes everything alright then???:mad:

UPDATE: The attacks were on 13 girls aged between nine and 17 and took place between 1967 & 1986.

Goaty 02-05-2013 10:30

Bloody hell.

earthling13 02-05-2013 10:32

Good grief. Makes me feel slightly dirty for finding him amusing all these years.:o

jiroos 02-05-2013 10:32

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Originally Posted by Goaty (Post 65669307)
Bloody hell.

Honestly. I only went on the site to see if there was any update on the Bill Roache case...only to be confronted with this "breaking news".

What is this world really coming to??

Goaty 02-05-2013 10:34

Now it on Daily Mail, and it's allow comments;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...n-young-9.html

FM Lover 02-05-2013 10:43

Do you think he's pleaded guilty on advice to get it over & done with, express his sorrow and hoping for a reduced sentence ?

No matter how long ago this happened, sexual assualt on a 9 year old is unacceptable, the man is finished now.

Vodka_Drinka 02-05-2013 10:45

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Originally Posted by 2FS (Post 65669220)
His Barrister released a statement saying he is sorry for what he has done.

Sorry he got caught more likely.

Exactly.

I bet he thought he'd gotten away with it as well. Dirty old sod.

Ian Aberdon 02-05-2013 10:46

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Originally Posted by FM Lover (Post 65669536)
Do you think he's pleaded guilty on advice to get it over & done with, express his sorrow and hoping for a reduced sentence ?

No matter how long ago this happened, sexual assualt on a 9 year old is unacceptable, the man is finished now.

I suspect so.

All this time watching him on It's A Knockout, all this time listening to him reporting from football matches... :eek:

Apple_Crumble 02-05-2013 10:46

7th February 2013

Quote:

Broadcaster Stuart Hall has said he will fight charges of rape and indecent assault after appearing in court.

Speaking outside court, Mr Hall said he would "fight the charges and regain my reputation" after going through a "living nightmare".
2nd May 2013

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Broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine years old.
[BBC]

Freeman000 02-05-2013 10:51

Apparently the parents knew of what had happened at the time but didn't report it to the police. That's quite shocking. Their silence might have allowed him to abuse more children.

End-Em-All 02-05-2013 10:54

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Originally Posted by Freeman000 (Post 65669673)
Apparently the parents knew of what had happened at the time but didn't report it to the police. That's quite shocking. Their silence might have allowed him to abuse more children.

Perhaps, some of those parents should also be prosecuted for failing to report a crime. Absolutely disgusting!

*Clem* 02-05-2013 11:00

This is exactly why these allegations should be taken seriously. No matter how long ago they are from.

Verence 02-05-2013 11:01

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Originally Posted by Ian Aberdon (Post 65669594)
I suspect so.

All this time watching him on It's A Knockout, all this time listening to him reporting from football matches... :eek:

Same goes for his commentary on Japanese gameshow Ninja Warrior but luckily a couple of years ago Challenge got a new bloke to do the voiceover so perhap they'll get him to re-dub all the Stuart Hall ones.

I agree with others.... the only thing Hall is sorry for is breaking the 11th Commandment

Thou Shalt Not Get Found Out

southlad 02-05-2013 11:07

Feel very sorry for the victims, especially if they had to watch this earlier this year,

stargazer61 02-05-2013 11:07

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Originally Posted by End-Em-All (Post 65669714)
Perhaps, some of those parents should also be prosecuted for failing to report a crime. Absolutely disgusting!

And it may well be that , at the time, they did not tell their parents, or the parents did not believe them, or the parents spoke to Mr Hall about his behaviour and felt the warning was sufficient, or (as the complainants did not know each other) felt that this was a 'one off event' and would not happen again. Plus....times were very different in the 60's and 70's - it may well be that many parents did not then consider it was a criminal act

big brother 9 02-05-2013 11:10

Christ allmighty

Freeman000 02-05-2013 11:19

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Originally Posted by southlad (Post 65669867)
Feel very sorry for the victims, especially if they had to watch this earlier this year,

Christ, that makes me so angry.

earthling13 02-05-2013 11:21

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Originally Posted by stargazer61 (Post 65669871)
And it may well be that , at the time, they did not tell their parents, or the parents did not believe them, or the parents spoke to Mr Hall about his behaviour and felt the warning was sufficient, or (as the complainants did not know each other) felt that this was a 'one off event' and would not happen again. Plus....times were very different in the 60's and 70's - it may well be that many parents did not then consider it was a criminal act

And maybe they thought they were protecting their child from having to go through police questioning and all that follows.

Big Boy Barry 02-05-2013 11:23

Bye Stuart

Enjoy the rest of your life in prison.

konebyvax 02-05-2013 11:27

They really must have had some cast iron evidence against him for him to produce such an about turn in the space of 2 months. If I was one of the other celebrities accused/charged of similar historical offences recently I would be even more worried now.

PD Did they also search Stuart Hall's home when he was arrested?

stargazer61 02-05-2013 11:28

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Originally Posted by earthling13 (Post 65670049)
And maybe they thought they were protecting their child from having to go through police questioning and all that follows.

Agreed...there are all sorts of reasons why the allegations did not surface earlier

Jayma 02-05-2013 11:29

I feel very fortunate, as I met him, with my school, when I was 9 in 1979 when he was a local TV presenter. I was chosen to present him with something. Lucky escape by the sounds of it.

Really shocked and disappointed to hear about this. I hope his victims can start to find some peace.

End-Em-All 02-05-2013 11:32

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Originally Posted by stargazer61 (Post 65669871)
And it may well be that , at the time, they did not tell their parents, or the parents did not believe them, or the parents spoke to Mr Hall about his behaviour and felt the warning was sufficient, or (as the complainants did not know each other) felt that this was a 'one off event' and would not happen again. Plus....times were very different in the 60's and 70's - it may well be that many parents did not then consider it was a criminal act

They can bring all that up in their defense.


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