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Post  candyfloss on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 6:05 pm

Suing the BBC....


Cliff Richard set to sue the BBC after news report on Jimmy Savile review included a clip of the paedophile saying his name





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3476526/Cliff-Richard-set-sue-BBC-Jimmy-Savile-report.html

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Re: Sir Cliff Richard: Police inquiry updates

Post  candyfloss on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 6:07 pm


Singer's name was heard in report about Dame Janet Smith review of BBC

His lawyers have reportedly threatened the corporation with court action

Singer was not named in Dame Janet's report and has faced no action after police probe




Sir Cliff Richard is reportedly ready to sue the BBC over a news report about Jimmy Savile's sex crimes which used his name.

BBC News at Six last Thursday featured a report about Dame Janet Smith's investigation into sex abuse at the corporation.

As part of the segment, Savile's voice was heard saying Cliff Richard's name, something the singer claims was unnecessary and potentially libellous.

The clip was used after a voice-over speaking about missed opportunities in stopping showbiz paedophiles Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall.

According The Sun, an email sent to BBC staff by bosses states: 'The libel complaint says the inclusion of archive footage of Jimmy Savile stating the words 'Cliff Richard' is defamatory of Sir Cliff Richard, causing the viewer to believe that there were missed opportunities at BBC to apprehend Cliff Richard for wrongdoing.'

Sir Cliff has warned the corporation that any further use of the clip in which Savile says his name could prompt legal action.

Sir Cliff, 75, was the subject of a police investigation in 2014, but has faced no action since then.


The BBC was also criticised over its handling of that investigation, after it broadcast live from outside the star's Berkshire home while police searched the property.

Dame Janet Smith's investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal cleared the BBC of wrongdoing last Thursday.

But it painted a damning portrait of an institution where employees were afraid to raise even serious concerns about sexual misconduct for fear of upsetting celebrity talent or making the corporation look bad.

Sir Cliff Richard was not mentioned in Dame Janet's report. Representatives of Cliff Richard and the BBC have been contacted for comment

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3476526/Cliff-Richard-set-sue-BBC-Jimmy-Savile-report.html


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Re: Sir Cliff Richard: Police inquiry updates

Post  Heisenburg on Fri 04 Mar 2016, 6:19 pm

candyfloss wrote:[b]


As part of the segment, Savile's voice was heard saying Cliff Richard's name, something the singer claims was unnecessary and potentially libellous.




So a voice from the grave spoke and the bachelor boy thinks its libelous,whats he worried about scratch
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Re: Sir Cliff Richard: Police inquiry updates

Post  chirpyinsect on Tue 10 May 2016, 4:46 pm

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/cliff-richard-sex-abuse-allegations-police-hand-full-file-of-evidence-handed-to-prosecutors-a7022761.html&ved=0ahUKEwjSr_bB7M_MAhUCCCwKHZJ-BpEQqG8IxQEwGQ&usg=AFQjCNFsR6_rvf06c7TV3xsCezhEIkQvVQ

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Post  candyfloss on Tue 10 May 2016, 4:58 pm

Cliff Richard Abuse Allegations Handed To CPS
  
Prosecutors say they will "carefully consider" the file of evidence passed on by South Yorkshire Police.



A file of evidence relating to allegations of historical sex abuse by Sir Cliff Richard has been passed to prosecutors.

The file was handed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) by South Yorkshire Police who have been investigating the 75-year-old entertainer.
The CPS said it will "carefully consider" whether to bring charges or not.
"We have received a full file of evidence from South Yorkshire Police," a CPS spokesman said.
<img src="http://media.skynews.com/media/images/generated/2014/8/14/329434/default/v1/cegrab-20140814-161825-533-1-206x155.jpg" class="image__item " alt="Cliff Richard's home" />
Sir Cliff's Berkshire home was searched during the investigation
"We will now carefully consider its contents in line with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, in order to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and whether it is in the public interest to do so."
Sir Cliff has denied any wrongdoing. 

His Berkshire home was searched by officers in August 2014 and he has spoken to police twice as part of their investigation.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Investigation files relating to allegations of non-recent sexual abuse involving a 75-year-old man have been handed over to the CPS.
"The CPS will now consider the matter and South Yorkshire Police awaits their decision."
More follows...

http://news.sky.com/story/1693662/cliff-richard-abuse-allegations-handed-to-cps

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Re: Sir Cliff Richard: Police inquiry updates

Post  Andrew on Tue 10 May 2016, 5:51 pm

..... and whether it's in the public interest to do so?

Will it be in the public interest for it all to come out in the wash when he's snuffed it then. And not before.

Bit like JS...
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Post  candyfloss on Thu 12 May 2016, 12:40 pm

Gawd he looks terrible, mind you he probably usually look a bit like this without the posh clothes and stage make up...



Sir Cliff Richard 'consumed' by sex assault allegations and 'thinks about nothing else' pal Gloria Hunniford reveals



http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sir-cliff-richard-consumed-sex-7951333

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Post  Freedom on Fri 13 May 2016, 8:56 am

The abbreviated link address is a bit unfortunate - "Sir Cliff Richard consumed sex".........

Fish and chips for me, thanks. 

I can't help wondering if he does have something to hide - if he hasn't, why look so worried?

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Post  Heisenburg on Fri 13 May 2016, 10:25 am

Freedom wrote:The abbreviated link address is a bit unfortunate - "Sir Cliff Richard consumed sex".........

Fish and chips for me, thanks. 

I can't help wondering if he does have something to hide - if he hasn't, why look so worried?

One things certain the CPS haven't received an empty file.
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Post  chirpyinsect on Fri 13 May 2016, 10:35 am

Freedom wrote:The abbreviated link address is a bit unfortunate - "Sir Cliff Richard consumed sex".........

Fish and chips for me, thanks. 

I can't help wondering if he does have something to hide - if he hasn't, why look so worried?

I think whether you were guilty or innocent, it would destroy you. Imagine being accused of one of the worst things imaginable if you are innocent. And if you are guilty the realisation of an impending trial, the destruction of your career, the isolation and shame that will be (rightly) heaped on you, would play havoc.

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Times are stiff for Cliff...

Post  Rosa canina on Fri 13 May 2016, 10:52 am

He looks like an unloved tortoise.

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Post  Andrew on Fri 13 May 2016, 10:59 am

Looks like someone consumed with guilt to me.
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Post  Satsuma on Fri 13 May 2016, 2:36 pm

Looks like someone who has been relentlessly pursued for nearly two years for no reason to me. Disgraceful
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Post  Satsuma on Fri 13 May 2016, 2:37 pm

Heisenburg wrote:
Freedom wrote:The abbreviated link address is a bit unfortunate - "Sir Cliff Richard consumed sex".........

Fish and chips for me, thanks. 

I can't help wondering if he does have something to hide - if he hasn't, why look so worried?

One things certain the CPS haven't received an empty file.

No, but it might as well be. A sham of an investigation imo
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Post  Andrew on Fri 13 May 2016, 2:49 pm

Do you think Cliff is completely innocent then Sat....
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Post  Freedom on Fri 13 May 2016, 2:51 pm

I hope that the claims are false. It is the police's job to investigate them though - imagine the hoo-haa if they didn't because he is so well known.

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Post  costello on Fri 13 May 2016, 3:24 pm

Andrew wrote:Looks like someone consumed with guilt to me.

I have to say I have my reservations, always have. I can't see this going to court,I think they are just being seen to be going through the motions.
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Post  Andrew on Fri 13 May 2016, 4:26 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3588777/Cliff-Richard-accuser-claimed-singer-molested-boy-wearing-roller-skates.html
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Post  Freedom on Fri 13 May 2016, 4:32 pm

......or roller-staked as the story says.

It sounds rather bizarre, to put it mildly. Perhaps it was while he making this video?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V57eqtN2K7E

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Post  Bampots on Fri 13 May 2016, 5:05 pm

To be perfectly honest.....i don't know what you dreamboats look like but I think Cliff looks ok for 75 that's 75!!!
Bit tired but hey the mans got shit happening!

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Post  Mimi on Fri 13 May 2016, 7:40 pm

Bampots wrote:To be perfectly honest.....i don't know what you dreamboats look like but I think Cliff looks ok for 75 that's 75!!!
Bit tired but hey the mans got shit happening!

He`ll be ok, he`s got Mr. God on his side.
These godly types are pure doncha know.

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Post  Freedom on Fri 13 May 2016, 9:15 pm

The more I think about it, the more bizarre the roller skate story is. 

We don't know how old the child was but let's assume pre-teenage. Would a child have even heard of Cliff Richard, let alone recognise him? Cliff has had an army of fans over the years but not in such a young age group.

Were there any adults in the shop who witnessed what happened? If so, why didn't they do anything?

It sounds totally unbelievable.

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Post  Andrew on Fri 13 May 2016, 9:30 pm

Yeah, I must say this particular story seems a bit odd. Rubbish even.

Cliff roller skates down the street then skates into a shop, decides to molester a youngster in the shop then skates off home when he's done.

Did he purchase anything I wonder.
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Post  Satsuma on Fri 13 May 2016, 10:01 pm

Freedom wrote:I can't help wondering if he does have something to hide - if he hasn't, why look so worried?
Perhaps because when a case goes to court, all kinds of information about the defendant will be introduced by the prosecution, and that can then (usually) be repeated in the media. Not things that are illegal - private things that you had preferred to keep quiet. To assume guilt on the basis that he looks worried is preposterous, Freedom
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Post  Freedom on Fri 13 May 2016, 10:14 pm

You probably argue with signposts, Satsuma! 

I would like to think that it is possible for legal activities to be kept out of any court proceedings and only any alleged illegal ones to be raised.

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