UK / COURTS
Actor Benjamin Fellows was today cleared of attempting to pervert the course of justice by falsely claiming that ex-chancellor Kenneth Clarke indecently assaulted him.
A jury of nine women and three men found Fellows not guilty as charged following an eight-day trial at the Old Bailey. The verdict, delivered after eight hours of deliberations, was greeted with cheers from the public gallery.
Exaro / COVERAGE
Australia’s Channel 9 today broadcast a special report on 60 Minutes about the ‘Westminster paedophile network’.
Exaro helped 60 Minutes to make the half-hour film, the main story on this week’s edition of the programme. Ross Coulthart, the reporter on the special investigation, described it as “Britain’s biggest ever scandal”, adding: “This is the story that will rock the British establishment.”
UK / CHILD ABUSE
Former Kincora boy Richard Kerr says in a powerful interview that child sex abuse at the children’s home was all about political leverage.
Speaking in the video interview with Exaro, Kerr says that paedophilia at Kincora boys’ home in east Belfast, Northern Ireland was used “to gain leverage over others for political reasons during the Troubles” in comments that will re-ignite the scandal.
UK / CHILD ABUSE
Former Kincora boy Richard Kerr has finally identified several establishment figures as people who helped to cover up a paedophile network of VIPs.
He picked out seven men connected with intelligence, the military, and politics – and even the royal family. He identified three of them as paedophiles. Kerr has been speaking to Exaro since August 2013, but was previously too scared to name names.
UK / COURTS
Television investigator Roger Cook is to be a witness in the trial of a man accused of falsely alleging sexual assault by ex-minister Kenneth Clarke.
Ben Fellows, an actor, is set to go on trial next week at the Old Bailey over the accusations that he made to police. Cook and Exaro’s David Hencke are due to be witnesses in the case.
Jimmy Savile: BBC fears inquiry indictment over abuse failure
BBC chiefs are braced for condemnation from an inquiry into the broadcaster’s failure to discover that one of its stars was a prolific paedophile. Dame Janet Smith, who is conducting a review into Jimmy Savile’s activities, is concerned about why the corporation failed to realise what he was doing espite hints of his paedophilia in one of its own programmes 15 years ago.
Mark Watts tells RT’s Sputnik about ‘Britain’s biggest scandal’
Exaro’s exposure of the ‘Westminster paedophile network’ was the topic of discussion when Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts appeared on ex-MP George Galloway’s programme on Russia Today. Watts described it as “the biggest political scandal in post-War Britain.” Galloway said that he could not think of a bigger one before the War. Exaro has forced the authorities in the UK to focus on the issue.
Lord Janner charged with child sex abuse in reversal for DPP
Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders was today forced to overturn her refusal to prosecute former Labour MP Lord Janner for child sex abuse. Janner will be prosecuted on 22 counts of child sex abuse against nine boys following a review of the initial decision by Saunders not to charge him on grounds of ill health. Janner has always denied the allegations.
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