Name sex crimes accused, says comic

South Wales Argus: Name sex crimes accused, says comic Name sex crimes accused, says comic

Comedian Jim Davidson has said he does not believe people accused of sex crimes should be granted anonymity, despite being wrongly accused of rape last year.

The 60-year-old said that naming alleged attackers made it more likely that victims would come forward.

It comes after he was investigated for eight months over claims made by several women, including rape allegations, before it was decided he would not be charged last August.

In an interview with Mail on Sunday's Event magazine, Davidson said: '"The publicity means that more victims will come forward and speak out."

And he said that police had no option but to carry out the investigation into the claims against him.

He explained: "The police gave me a bit of paper and it said what the allegations were, and I relaxed a little bit because I thought, one was a story from a newspaper, which I'd read, and all the things she was saying didn't add up - I didn't own a Bentley at that time.

"And the other was a similar equally implausible story. It wasn't under age sex, both of my accusers were in their 20s. But neither assaults happened, no.

"Rape is a terrible thing. But it is also terrible to be wrongly accused of it."

But the five-times married entertainer did admit that he was prone to consensual flings at the height of his fame.

"When I was really famous I'd have a dressing-room doodah or call up a lady for horizontal refreshment," he said.

And he said he will be making jokes about Jimmy Savile at his upcoming one-man show, called No Further Action.

He said: "I'll be making jokes about Jimmy Savile, of course I will. No one liked him."

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7:27am Mon 30 Jun 14

Casnewydd lad says...

The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty
The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty Casnewydd lad
  • Score: 10

7:32am Mon 30 Jun 14

Watery Bob says...

Why is this story in the Argus?
Why is this story in the Argus? Watery Bob
  • Score: 3

8:28am Mon 30 Jun 14

davidcp says...

Casnewydd lad wrote:
The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty
I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Casnewydd lad[/bold] wrote: The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty[/p][/quote]I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway. davidcp
  • Score: -6

10:18am Mon 30 Jun 14

displayed says...

"he does not believe people accused of sex crimes should be granted anonymity,"

He's not doing imself any favours by making public statements on a topic too close too to is eart, is he, nick, nick................
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"he does not believe people accused of sex crimes should be granted anonymity," He's not doing imself any favours by making public statements on a topic too close too to is eart, is he, nick, nick................ ....... displayed
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10:48am Mon 30 Jun 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

He said: "I'll be making jokes about Jimmy Savile, of course I will. No one liked him."

I disagree, Margaret Thatcher liked him very much. She had him to stay at Chequers for 11 consecutive New Year parties. Also HM Queen bestowed honours upon Sir JImmy Savile OBE KCSG. Establishment closed ranks and covered up for one of their own.
He said: "I'll be making jokes about Jimmy Savile, of course I will. No one liked him." I disagree, Margaret Thatcher liked him very much. She had him to stay at Chequers for 11 consecutive New Year parties. Also HM Queen bestowed honours upon Sir JImmy Savile OBE KCSG. Establishment closed ranks and covered up for one of their own. Raymond Luxury-Yacht
  • Score: 7

12:18pm Mon 30 Jun 14

throwy1 says...

davidcp wrote:
Casnewydd lad wrote:
The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty
I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.
I disagree with your comment. Yes it may be in "open" Court but the Judge can still put an Order in place forbidding naming anyone in the Case
[quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Casnewydd lad[/bold] wrote: The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty[/p][/quote]I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.[/p][/quote]I disagree with your comment. Yes it may be in "open" Court but the Judge can still put an Order in place forbidding naming anyone in the Case throwy1
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1:25pm Mon 30 Jun 14

davidcp says...

throwy1 wrote:
davidcp wrote:
Casnewydd lad wrote:
The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty
I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.
I disagree with your comment. Yes it may be in "open" Court but the Judge can still put an Order in place forbidding naming anyone in the Case
But he won't unless the accused is a minor, and probably the Magistrates who hear it first won't either. But fair comment.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Casnewydd lad[/bold] wrote: The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty[/p][/quote]I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.[/p][/quote]I disagree with your comment. Yes it may be in "open" Court but the Judge can still put an Order in place forbidding naming anyone in the Case[/p][/quote]But he won't unless the accused is a minor, and probably the Magistrates who hear it first won't either. But fair comment. davidcp
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Mon 30 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

davidcp wrote:
Casnewydd lad wrote:
The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty
I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.
Name only AFTER guilty verdict.

Even then, only after any appeal confirms conviction.
[quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Casnewydd lad[/bold] wrote: The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty[/p][/quote]I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.[/p][/quote]Name only AFTER guilty verdict. Even then, only after any appeal confirms conviction. varteg1
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2:14pm Mon 30 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
davidcp wrote:
Casnewydd lad wrote:
The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty
I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.
Name only AFTER guilty verdict.

Even then, only after any appeal confirms conviction.
If further complaint are laid, a new trial, that is how British jurisprudence is supposed to work.

It is not supposed to give free rein to anyone to jump on a bandwagon.

That is where the Savile has got to, it's so stupid now I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is to be accused of sheep s*aggin' just 'cos he wore rubber boots one day.

Beyond that, Davison occasionally gets called a comedian...that's a joke in itself.
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Casnewydd lad[/bold] wrote: The only thing that is sad is when a person accuses another person of a sexual crime and the accused has his or her name splashed everywhere, they should remain anonymous until proven guilty[/p][/quote]I disagree, name only after charge as it'll be in open court soon anyway.[/p][/quote]Name only AFTER guilty verdict. Even then, only after any appeal confirms conviction.[/p][/quote]If further complaint are laid, a new trial, that is how British jurisprudence is supposed to work. It is not supposed to give free rein to anyone to jump on a bandwagon. That is where the Savile has got to, it's so stupid now I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is to be accused of sheep s*aggin' just 'cos he wore rubber boots one day. Beyond that, Davison occasionally gets called a comedian...that's a joke in itself. varteg1
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