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Cliff Richard to face no charges for claims of historic sexual abuse

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Queenbean Thu 16-Jun-16 10:15:15

Due to insufficient evidence

www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/16/cliff-richard-will-not-face-charges-over-sexual-abuse-claims

WelshMoth Thu 16-Jun-16 10:23:47

Don't know what to believe anymore, or who to believe. So much is orchestrated.

ApostrophesMatter Thu 16-Jun-16 10:27:06

Glad to hear it.

11122aa Thu 16-Jun-16 10:32:12

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stealtheatingtunnocks Thu 16-Jun-16 10:35:00

1112aa, I wondered about that.

Very interesting that the people who are linked to this revolting cesspit are all dead. Or are dead very soon after.

I assume that the stink leads to people who are both alive and still very powerful. I'm not sure that Sir Cliff is either of those.

DrowningInWallStickers Thu 16-Jun-16 10:36:33

Thank god, never for a moment believed he was guilty. Poor man, he should never have been subjected to that kind of treatment. I personally know a pedophile who harmed a child, he was never named in the news, media or anywhere else, the only people who knew his name was the officers and family protection unit workers and medical examiners involved. There was more than ample evidence to convict him and he walked free because the very young child's testimony wasn't thought to be reliable. Still makes the rage erupt out of me, and when an innocent man is dragged through the dirt like what's happened in this case while real and genuine molesters and pedophiles can walk around anonymous is beyond disgusting.

<needs to go calm down>

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 16-Jun-16 10:38:26

I'm not surprised. sad

SiencynArsecandle Thu 16-Jun-16 10:42:53

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11122aa Thu 16-Jun-16 10:45:47

Whatever happens I don't think any living famous UK person will ever be investigated again for sexual offences which took place more than 10 years ago. The damages the CPS will probably end up paying will mean a financial risk to great to investigate. I wonder if he will try and sue his accusers like Freddie star did.
And this will change the law somehow 100% sure.

Queenbean Thu 16-Jun-16 10:48:14

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LuckySantangelo1 Thu 16-Jun-16 11:10:05

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LuckySantangelo1 Thu 16-Jun-16 11:10:28

Not meaning cliff per se, but in general.

WotNoLoobrush Thu 16-Jun-16 11:25:02

Another not surprised here...

11122aa Thu 16-Jun-16 11:25:36

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RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Jun-16 11:59:53

Hi all,

Many thanks for the reports about this thread.

It is very much in the news and we are happy for you discuss the article linked to in the OP but please avoid speculation on events. So far, no one has been convicted of anything.

Many thanks.

Queenbean Thu 16-Jun-16 12:09:51

Wowee, I didn't think anything that anyone had said was bad at all! That's quite the mass deletion!

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 16-Jun-16 12:10:09

1122aa why will the CPS need to pay damages? They have a duty to decide whether any cases can be successfully pursued. They can't just say 'we don't believe it so well not bother'. They've done nothing wrong.

freshprincess Thu 16-Jun-16 12:14:01

The damage has been done. The 'no smoke without fire' rumours will follow him round forever.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 16-Jun-16 12:15:58

The rumours were there previously.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Thu 16-Jun-16 12:19:02

What happened to the 'I believe her' ( or him) campaign??

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Thu 16-Jun-16 12:24:34

Previously Tigger?

DurhamDurham Thu 16-Jun-16 12:24:38

Mum I think it's the 'I believe her unless we're talking about a national treasure/much loved celebrity'

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 16-Jun-16 12:28:37

The rumours (if that's what they are) have been around for years. On the net and off. I've even seen them on here years ago.

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