Just picking upon these bits (no pun intended) and adding comment.At any time Johnsson could have publicly stated that Leslie was not responsible but she chose not to do so. I suspect that this was to keep the interest in her book going - but it may have been because something happened but not as she described.
Although he was never charged with this alleged offence - he was charged with another case of rape and assault but was acquitted in 2003 after the accuser changed her mind.
It is used - and it's anonymous.The predators simply adopt new tactics and women are at least as predatory as men. The BBC may have a robust whistle-blowing structure but I suspect that few people with any experience of that organisation would be foolish enough to use it unless the offender was a demonstrably toxic male from central casting.
Sterling post, sir, sterling post.Whatever your views on John Leslie, I believe he needs to be commended for at least getting a good old fashioned sex pest case into the News - beats Covid, Brexit and BLM any day!
I would also like to thank the OP for the thread, the mention of Abbie Titmus and Google in that order. Made my day.
You seem to suggest that, with the exception of Mr Leslie, that that's not too hard to come by (as it were).
It is used - and it's anonymous.
Quite. A good friend was close to the DLT case. Apparently, not a fair outcome for the bearded one.So, it seems, are the outcomes...
The film/TV trade has always thrown the odd minnow under the bus to protect the talent. Given all that's gone on down the years, how many have actually faced the music and how many of those were past their sell by date when they were collared?
There is at the BBC a comprehensive structure for anonymous whistle blowing that deters inappropriate behaviour. It is however, open to 'abuse' by troublemakers and some of the more fanciful accusations against certain cameramen at BBC Millbank are treated with the contempt they deserve.
I don't know TBH. There were some repercussions after Saville but most of the those that allowed his activities to remain unchecked had probably left the BBC. I'm not sure if the 'whistleblowing' line was as a direct result of what had happened.Serious question was the comprehensive structure put in place after Saville?
I recall Esther Rantzen bewailing the fact that people suspected all was not well with Saville. Her excuse for doing little or nothing seemed to be that Saville was very powerful in the BBC at the time.
Conveniently forgetting that she was one of the top female stars at the time, 'That's life' was on and was also having an affair with Desmond Wilcox, one of the more senior figures in the BBC at the time.
As for John Leslie his best bet would have been to come out straight away. He could have run with that for ages.