You could say the same of Hitler in Germany!
As to your quoted thing, your are right. But also, more recently, wasn't Jimmy Savile also "ADORED" and to quote the BBC 2a national treasure".
Mwhaha, Barrymore really did himself a favor running of to Brazil in order to avoid any charges if they came about. Not at all suspicious, only Ronnie Biggs and Nazi War generals do that sort of thing haha.