May 5 2013
The Daily Mail
Well they are really hanging old Stuart out to dry now aren’t they?
And, rightly fucking so too.
The only problem that I have with this first article is the fact that the so called ‘source’ didn’t speak out sooner… Another nonce protector then just like Esther Rantzen, who is coincidentally enough, the subject of the 2nd article.
“What is the vile Esther up to now Chris?”
Well, quite unbelievably the Daily Mail has let the cunt write her own article. In this article Esther, the nonce protector, hypocritically calls for a phone-line to be set up so as whistle-blowers can report the likes of Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall.
She does like a fucking phone line does old Rantzen, doesn’t she?
The only thing I have to say to Esther is fuck off you disgusting, vile piece of trash. You have no credibility left and no one who is half way decent is interested in anything you have to say.
The 3rd and final article deals with Halls brother who was apparently cleared of indecently assaulting a 13 yr old schoolgirl. Talk about keep it in the fucking family… The vile bastards.
Do you know what? Just writing about vile cunts like Hall and Rantzen puts me in a bad mood for the day.
A sleep is needed I think.
BBC man called ‘The Pimp’ picked up girls for Stuart Hall – and filmed them having sex
- Studio floor manager Peter Barlow lured victims with fake auditions
- Television bosses ‘knew it was going on but did nothing’
By BEN ELLERY
PUBLISHED: 00:19, 5 May 2013 | UPDATED: 00:39, 5 May 2013
A BBC manager nicknamed ‘The Pimp’ helped to procure women for Stuart Hall and filmed the TV star having sex with them in his dressing room, it was claimed last night.
A former studio worker has told The Mail on Sunday that floor manager Peter Barlow had them brought to the BBC’s Manchester studios for fake auditions.
The source claims that the women were lured to a room where Barlow filmed them having sex with the It’s A Knockout host.
The new accusations increase pressure for an inquiry, similar to the Jimmy Savile investigation, into how bosses turned a blind eye while Hall molested girls at BBC studios.
The latest incidents were said to have happened in Hall’s dressing room, next to the office of news editor Tom German and regional manager Ray Colley.
On one occasion it is claimed Hall and Barlow even approached the studio’s production team to have the films processed.
The allegations echo an account of one of his victims, Susan Harrison, who told how when she was 16 the presenter picked her out at a school speech day and persuaded her to visit him at the BBC on the pretext of recording a song. He later got her drunk and molested her in his car.
Detectives believe other BBC staff may have helped Hall, now 83, trick girls seeking fame into visiting him.
Last night the former employee said the abuse took place at the studio for regional news programme Look North from the late 1970s until the show moved offices in 1981.
The ex-staff member said: ‘It was an open secret that Stuart Hall used to film sex videos in his dressing room with women procured for him by Peter Barlow. Peter’s nickname was The Pimp and he was very close to Stuart – he used to drive him to Look North and It’s A Knockout.
‘Peter would tell women to come into the Look North studio for an audition and the pair would pretend to film the women while they presented the weather forecast.
‘Afterwards they would take them to Stuart’s dressing room and Peter would film him having sex with them.
‘On one occasion they approached the processing team to process a video but they point-blank refused, they wouldn’t go near it.
‘Women would come by Stuart’s dressing room on a daily basis.
‘Stuart liked the women aged about 18. He would meet them on It’s A Knockout, some of them were score girls, or he also picked up the pageant winners from beauty contests he used to judge.
‘Everyone knew what was going on but no one did anything about it because he was the golden boy. As far as the bosses were concerned, as long as he read the news he could do what he liked. It was total mismanagement by the BBC.
‘Next to Stuart’s dressing room were the offices of Tom German and Ray Colley. They weren’t stupid and it was obvious these women were having sex in Stuart’s office. This all needs to be revealed, as it was with Savile.
‘I felt sick when I found out Stuart had been abusing underage girls. It’s awful because we used to visit schools around Lancashire and get children to take part in cookery competitions.
‘It’s awful now to think back and know that probably helped him do those disgusting things.
‘There were odd things about Stuart. We used to collect tins for charity.
‘I remember getting some salmon and Stuart kept it because he said the pensioners we were collecting for wouldn’t know what to do with it. It’s little things like that that really tell you about someone’s character.’
MPs and Hall’s victims have called on the BBC to investigate his behaviour after he admitted assaulting 13 girls, the youngest of whom was nine, between 1967 and 1986.
In the aftermath of his guilty pleas, it emerged the married father of two told staff that girls he took to his dressing room were his ‘nieces’.
Peter Barlow died aged 86 in 2007 and Tom German died aged 66 in 1992.
When approached by The Mail on Sunday, Mr Colley, 83, said: ‘While Stuart Hall is awaiting sentence it would be inappropriate to comment.’
The BBC has no plans to set up a separate inquiry into Hall, saying it has passed any information on to the Dame Janet Smith Review, which is looking at practices at the BBC during the years of Savile’s abuse.
However, last night Conservative MP Rob Wilson said: ‘My gut instinct is the BBC are not using the Smith Review to get to the truth and are instead using it to do the minimum necessary to carry on as before.’
A spokesman for The National Association for People Abused in Childhood said: ‘It’s disgusting the BBC gave Hall unfettered opportunities to carry out his abuse.
‘The BBC owes it to his victims to open a new inquiry that can scrutinise his behaviour and the colleagues who may have helped him.’
Hall and the BBC are facing potential compensation payouts after six victims contacted solicitor Alan Collins, a partner at the law firm Pannone who is also pursuing the BBC over the Savile scandal.
The BBC said: ‘All allegations that have been made to the BBC in relation to Stuart Hall have been passed on to the police or the Dame Janet Smith Review.’
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Today it’s a TV host. Rock stars with 14-year-old groupies may be next. What we need to stop vile abusers like Hall is a hotline for whistleblowers, says Esther Rantzen
PUBLISHED: 01:45, 5 May 2013 | UPDATED: 01:45, 5 May 2013
I am as sick of this as you are. Sick, revolted and angry. Once again the familiar grinning mask of a buffoon has been stripped away, to reveal the leering face of a monster.
Stuart Hall, of all people. Hall, aged 83, honoured (as Jimmy Savile was) for services to broadcasting and charity. Hall, who owed his career (as Savile did) to the BBC. And Hall, who used his fame (as Savile did) to get closer to the children he preyed upon.
I never knew Stuart Hall. The only moment in recent years I had even thought about him was when I heard that he had been arrested, and that he had roundly proclaimed his innocence, that the charges against him were ‘pernicious, callous, cruel and, above all spurious’ and that, as a result of them, he had suffered ‘a living nightmare’.
And when, in spite of all that righteous indignation, this week he pleaded guilty to a string of sexual attacks on children, I could hardly bring myself to read the details.
So much of my life as President of ChildLine and as a Trustee of the NSPCC entails working with abused children and their families, trying to find better ways to protect them.
The thought that once again we had failed was infinitely depressing. But when I read the heart-breaking letter from one of his victims that prompted the police investigation, even I was profoundly shocked.
She wrote that when she was a young teenager Hall had been invited by her school to present their prizes. That he had asked to meet her afterwards, and invited her to the television studios. Then having impressed her, fed her champagne, he had sex with her.
The letter ends: ‘It disgusts me that he has the OBE, and that his friend gave him a place to hide, a platform for aggrandisement. It disgusts me to see him on television, to hear him on the radio.
‘It would disgust me to see fawning obituaries for him. I hope that somehow he can come to know the damage he has caused, to feel some guilt.’
Perhaps now, thanks to her courage and the vigilance of the police, Hall has been forced to recognise the damage and feel the guilt.
Inevitably the BBC has once again been blamed. There is no question that they, like every organisation, can make mistakes, and they have.
Their failure to broadcast the truth about Savile was a glaring error. And the fact that Savile and Hall were able to use the celebrity status the BBC gave them to gain access to their victims is appalling.
Should the executives have realised that these men were predatory child sex abusers? The truth is that those were innocent days. I myself used regularly to visit a children’s home without suspecting that the male house-parent was abusing ten of the boys there.
Now, of course, we know the full horror of the crimes committed by Savile and Hall, and yes the BBC is right to examine their own practice, rigorously.
And yes, the BBC should ask questions about the leeway they give their ‘celebrities’.
We live in a society when footballers, pop musicians, and TV presenters earn such huge sums, are surrounded by so many adoring fans, that no boss it seems has the courage to confront them if they abuse their power.
A leading figure in the music industry said to me that in the Seventies, the ‘groupies’ were aged just 14 and offered themselves to everyone, not just the stars but the drivers, the riggers, the roadies . . If someone started to open that can of worms, there would be no end to it.
I believe it would be helpful if Ofcom set up a whistleblowing line for all those working in broadcasting, so that abuse and bullying of all kinds could be safely reported.
Then perhaps those who fear for their jobs if they report what they see, or suffer, would have some way of preventing the Saviles and Halls from committing these crimes.
Lawyers, judges and the Ministry of Justice need to learn a crucial lesson, too, because there is another reform which is long overdue.
The Attorney General and the Lord Chief Justice believe it should be put in place now. And it seems so simple. The cross-examination of a child witness should be pre-recorded, instead of live.
Why is that so important? I believe it is that main reason Savile was never tried for his terrible crimes.
Even when his victims went to the police, as some did, the police and the CPS did not believe the child could stand up to live cross examination, inevitably being accused of being a liar and a fantasist.
You will remember that Frances Andrade, a grown woman, took her own life after such a cross-examination.
I have heard children describe the process as so painful that it was worse than the original abuse. Recently I met a child who was so distressed that she broke down in tears under cross-examination, and the judge stopped the trial.
The solution is to video the cross-examination (as they already video the child’s statement) so that at least the jury hears it. Of course it should be rigorous, nobody wants innocent people to be convicted.
For 39 years I was contracted by the BBC to make programmes the public enjoyed and trusted, including the consumer programme That’s Life! and Childwatch, the series of campaigning programmes that launched ChildLine in 1986.
It was brave of the BBC to allow me to make those programmes. No other broadcaster at the time would, or could, have broadcast such a painful message, that sexual abuse is far more common than the public ever realised.
I look back on the opportunities and the platform the BBC gave me with real gratitude.
The climate has changed, and for the better. But we must now take the next step against real and all-too-preventable suffering, and that means videotaped cross examinations of children.
If the Ministry of Justice endorses this, if they allow children to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, then some good will have come from the shocking stories of Savile and Hall.
We have waited more than 20 years for this reform. For the sake of Savile and Hall’s many victims, we have to ask, if not now, when?
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Stuart Hall’s younger brother was cleared of indecently assaulting 13-year-old girl
- Keith Hall, then 56, was cleared after a three day trial in 1991
- Mr Hall denied the allegations saying they were ‘nonsense’
PUBLISHED: 00:39, 5 May 2013 | UPDATED: 00:39, 5 May 2013
Stuart Hall’s younger brother was cleared of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl after a three-day trial in 1991.
Within minutes of the verdict, Keith Hall quit his job as deputy director of Essex Social Services, which he had held for 12 years.
It was alleged during the trial that Mr Hall, then 56, fondled the girl in his office in Chelmsford and on another occasion while her mother, with whom he was having an affair, sat unaware in the same car.
The girl alleged that Hall tried to kiss her up to 20 times between July 1989 and February 1990.
Summing up at Norwich Crown Court, Judge Michael Hyam told the jury: ‘It is dangerous for you to convict on the evidence of the girl alone in the absence of corroboration.
‘You have to decide whether it is likely a man of Mr Hall’s character would commit the offence.’
Mr Hall, of Stanway, near Colchester, who was chairman of the Essex child protection committee for two years, was unanimously acquitted.
He had denied the allegations, describing them as ‘nonsense’.
He said his relationship with the girl had been ‘normally affectionate’ and fatherly.
His wife Marjorie, who stood by him, said they had received tremendous support from friends and family, including his brother.
After the case, Mr Hall said: ‘I am delighted with the result. Justice has been done.
‘I had the confidence of a man who was innocent and I was confident in British justice.’
He said he felt no bitterness to the girl and that his marriage was still strong.
‘I think most marriages have problems from time to time,’ he said.
‘My marriage has always been strong and will continue to be.’
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