Yes, I'd imagine JS was seen as a bigger celebrity than an (ex) Coronation Street actor (no offence to anyone working on that show). It sounds like JS had alot more money than he did after a short time too.
This rather baffles me, from Adamson's Wikipedia entry:-
That doesn't make sense to admit to touching someone inappropriately but with no sexual intent
so, what? their hand slipped?
In fairness Izzy, that case was always going to be very difficult to prove in a court of law. He may well have groped them but how could anyone prove it? He was already in physical contact with them (quite legally) in a swimming pool.