Drop Dead Fred
The Daily Chimpanzee
What a fucking shambles this Operation Yewtree is.
We now have a situation whereby one of those accused (Freddie Starr) of sexually assaulting a then 14 year old (Karin Ward) is suing her for £300,000 before the CPS have decided whether or not to go ahead with the sexual assault charge.
Just how the fuck does that work?
I mean, suppose Starr’s case for libel comes up before any criminal case for sexual assault and he wins. Where then does that leave the criminal trial?
Having said that, how can libel be proved when the outcome of any criminal trial hasn’t been decided?
And even if the libel trial doesn’t come up first, the fact that Starr would still have that highly publicised trial pending must surely have a bearing on the jury’s decision?
Now, I have to say that to me, this sounds very much like an attempt to discredit the witnesses on behalf of TPTB, via the MSM.
You see, the Chimpanzee has left out vital information in their report published today (found below), to their own reports from last year.
For starters, Karin Ward was 14 at the time, not 15 as claimed in today’s Chimp.
Neither is there any mention of the fact that Starr tried unsuccessfully to take out an injunction forbidding his name being revealed before the allegations were made public.
When that failed Starr went on the offensive in the press claiming that he had only met Savile twice in his life.
According to that claim Starr said that the first time was when Savile brought his Mother to see one of his shows and the second time was when Savile came into the shop Starr owned.
Starr further claimed to have never even met Karin.
The following, in which Starr also claimed never to drink alcohol is taken from the Chimps article published on October 6th 2012:
Mr Starr said he was responding to claims made by Karin Ward, who told an ITV documentary she saw Glitter raping a girl of 13 in Savile’s BBC dressing room in the 1970s.
Miss Ward, who was 14 at the time, also claims Savile had his hand up a third girl’s skirt and that, on a separate occasion, she was groped by a drunken Starr in Savile’s dressing room.
She initially made her claims to BBC’s Newsnight last year but the documentary was shelved. In the ITV documentary, Miss Ward only mentioned Glitter and Savile.
The comic, who lives in Studley, Warwickshire, said he hadn’t even met the girl who accused him of drunkenly molesting her at the bash and went on to brand Savile – whom he claims to have only met twice – as a ‘phoney’ and a ‘boring, boring man’.
Describing the moment he found out about the allegations, comedian Starr said: ‘The first we heard of all this was when Dean, my lawyer, called us up yesterday after getting an email from ITV.
‘He was panicking, because he’s my mate as well as my QC. He said it was alleged I was in a room with Jimmy Savile, and these two alleged 14-year-old girls.
‘I’ve only met Jimmy Savile maybe twice. He came to see me with his mother at one of my shows. I always thought he was a flash b*****d, but I wanted to meet him before I cast aspersions on his character.
‘He said to me: “Now then young man, I’ve brought the duchess to meet you” – that was his mother. They stayed for 15 or 20 minutes before he left me so I had time to plan what I was going to do in the show.
‘The other time was when he came into mine and my partner’s men’s clothing shop in Leeds. We were sat in the shop and he walked past, looked in and came in. Source
However, less than a week later it emerged that Starr had not only appeared on Jimmy Savile’s show ‘Clunk Click’, it was also the show where Karin claims she was assaulted.
Worse still, there is footage of Karin sitting right next to Starr.
Yet unbelievably, these facts are again omitted from today’s Chimp article.
The following is taken from the Chimps article dated October 13 2012:
Karin claimed that when she recoiled from Starr’s alleged attempt to grab her breast and buttocks, he humiliated her by shouting out in front of the guests that he wasn’t interested in touching her because she was flat-chested. It prompted Starr, who became patron of the Yorkshire Children’s Trust last December, to seek an injunction to prevent the claims being aired, but his High Court application was rejected.
On Friday last week, when he went on stage in Wolverhampton on the first night of a stand-up comedy tour, Starr branded Karin ‘a liar’ and told his audience ‘My brief is going to tear her to pieces. I’ve never been to the BBC.’
Inviting reporters into his Warwickshire home, he further said Miss Ward was a ‘nutter’ and accused her of ‘picking my name out of a hat’. He insisted he met Savile only twice and denied ever meeting Karin. This week, when Channel 4 News unearthed footage of Karin standing behind Starr on Clunk Click, he was forced to admit he was ‘mistaken’ but still denied the ‘awful allegation’ of abuse.
On Wednesday, an emotional Starr, appearing with his pregnant fiancee Sophie Lea, 34, told ITV’s This Morning that he still couldn’t recall appearing on Clunk Click, and added: ‘I have never, ever groped a woman … If I have a heart attack and die, on my gravestone it’ll be: “I told you I was innocent.” ’
Saying he would welcome a police investigation, Starr denied he’d ever been in Savile’s dressing room and described the DJ’s sexual activities as ‘despicable and disgusting’.
Clips from Freddie Starr’s interview are playing on the TV as I arrive at Karin Ward’s housing association home in Oswestry, Shropshire. As she listens to Starr complain that the stress of her allegations has made him ill with heart palpitations, she says: ‘I’m sorry to see him distressed. He obviously can’t remember and I firmly believe, in his mind, he thinks he didn’t do anything wrong. Source
So you fucking tell me how Starr could possibly forget being on Saviles show when he had been forced the week before to think long and hard about the number of times that he had met Savile?
Especially when Karin can clearly remember the occasion and indeed was proved to be telling the truth, where as Starr showed himself up to be a first degree liar.
For that reason alone, I know who I believe to be telling the truth, yet the Chimps disgusting attempt to portray Starr as a victim is proof positive that you couldn’t trust the MSM to tell you the truth in a room full of clocks.
As for claims that Karins allegation – despite being apparently true – has cost Starr three hundred grand in wages, once again I would suggest that the man is living in cloud cuckoo land.
Would a man earning that kind of money put his house up for sale a month after the allegations were made public?
Funny how all these ‘has beens’ put their houses up for sale following these allegations… Rolf Harris, Dave Lee Travis, and Stuart Hall all followed suit.
The following is from the Chimp on November 22nd:
On the same day officers raided his home, seizing his computer, hard drive, his old address books, old photographs and his iPhone, he says.
He denies claims by Karin Ward that he tried to grope her in 1974 when she was a 14-year-old schoolgirl.
Earlier this month, Freddie Starr cancelled a show to concentrate on defending the sex abuse allegations.
Fans were expecting to see the comedian perform his Back From The Jungle Tour at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon, Wiltshire. Source
Ahhh, So Freddie is cancelling shows himself is he?
Starr is very much a has been in rapidly failing health. He pulled out of ‘Im as celebrity get me out of here’ early, allegedly because of heart trouble after doing himself no favours in the short time that he was there.
Therefore, the idea that Starr could still command earnings of over quarter of a million pounds a year is laughable.
Like I say, the whole fucking thing stinks of a hatchet job.
It is bad enough that the old bill are only going after ‘has beens’ instead of those who really matter.
To now discredit the witnesses to those has beens sexual abuse is a national disgrace
Freddie Starr sues Jimmy Savile victim for £300,000 for accusing him too: Comedian claims cancer sufferer’s groping allegation cost him work
- Comedian claims that allegations have cost him a small fortune
- Starr was arrested after Miss Ward, 55, claimed that he groped her
- But the 70-year-old says her claims are untrue and defamatory
By NEIL SEARS
PUBLISHED: 22:57, 19 November 2013 | UPDATED: 08:33, 20 November 2013
Comedian Freddie Starr has launched a £300,000 defamation claim against one of the women who exposed Jimmy Savile as a paedophile.
The 70-year-old claims that Karin Ward’s allegations that he assaulted her nearly 40 years ago have cost him a small fortune in cancelled bookings.
Starr was arrested after cancer sufferer Miss Ward, 55, claimed on television that he groped her in Savile’s dressing room after appearing on the shamed DJ’s TV show Clunk Click in 1974 when she was 15.
Miss Ward’s testimony against Savile was one of the key factors in triggering the investigation into his past.
She spoke on camera in the ITV documentary which first revealed Savile’s abuse, focusing on how he preyed on her and fellow pupils at Duncroft approved school for girls in Staines, Surrey.
But Starr – who is furious that police have not decided whether to charge him – claims that her additional claims that he molested her are untrue and defamatory, and have cost him more than £300,000 in cancelled theatre bookings.
In a highly unusual case, he has lodged a legal claim at the High Court, detailing repeated occasions when he claims she blackened his name as a paedophile.
Starr was first arrested last November by the Operation Yewtree squad which is investigating claims of historic sexual abuse sparked by the Savile revelations.
He was rearrested in April over further allegations and last month police handed a file on his case to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Karin Ward (left) was sexually abused by Jimmy Savile and went on to claim she was groped by Freddie Starr (right) – an allegation he has denied
In his claim, he maintains his innocence of all charges, describing himself as ‘a famous comedian and entertainer who has been active in showbusiness for over 40 years’.
The father of five says Miss Ward’s attacks on him began in the ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile, which was broadcast in October 2012.
In it, she said: ‘I was horribly, horribly humiliated by Freddie Starr, who had a very bad attack of wandering hands and had groped me, and I didn’t like him because he smelled like my step-father and it frightened me and freaked me out, and I rebuffed him and he humiliated me in front of everyone in the dressing room.’
Starr, who lives near Studley, Warwickshire, denies any such sexual assault at the Clunk Click recording, humiliating or frightening her, or being a paedophile.
His claim also says Miss Ward was libelling him when she told a BBC journalist: ‘Other guests on the show clearly saw girls and, well, kids, male and female, as being there to be used.
‘I had a famous person who would try, he smelled awful, he smelled of sweat and alcohol and it made me heave just to be near him, so I certainly didn’t want him to do anything to me.’
Starr also complains that Miss Ward published defamatory claims on an internet blog in which she wrote of visits with schoolmates to Savile’s dressing room at the BBC over a period of several weeks.
She wrote she met a number of celebrities, saying: ‘Of those who had similar tastes to Jimmy Savile – a liking of under-age girls – I can only recall vague disgust and horror.
‘One particular celebrity, a very popular comedian of the time, whom I shall simply refer to as “F”, absolutely stank of booze and sweat.
‘His hands wandered incessantly – he had absolutely no qualms about any one of the girls seeing what he was doing to any of the others. The fact that we sat in his dressing room with him, drinking vodka or Bacardi rum whilst he blatantly selected which girl to humiliate amazes me.
‘I refused “F” because getting anywhere near him made me heave.’
And in an autobiography produced to be read on Kindle-type devices, she said the comedian referred to as “F” ‘was furious that I dared refuse him – he made an exceptionally cruel remark about my lack of breasts by way of getting back at me for refusing him.
‘So that everyone could hear, he said loudly, “I wouldn’t touch you anyway, you’re a ***less wonder!”. Everyone laughed whilst I burned with humiliation.’
Starr’s claim says he is easily identifiable because he was a popular comedian with the initial F, and Miss Ward had already named him on TV. He denies encouraging under-age girls to drink alcohol while choosing which to humiliate.
He says he is due aggravated damages because Miss Ward sought a huge audience for her claims ‘when, if there were any truth in her allegations, she should have reported them to the police’.
He also claims she had refused to retract or apologise for the claims, despite his public denials – and seeks an injunction barring her from slurring him in future.
Miss Ward, of Oswestry, Shropshire, was diagnosed with bowel cancer two years ago. She is a qualified legal secretary, but has rarely worked because of depression and anxiety. Last night, she could not be reached for comment.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2510243/Freddie-Starr-sues-victim-Jimmy-Savile-300-000-Comedian-says-cancer-sufferers-groping-allegation-cost-work.html#ixzz2lB4UU4E4
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