These were my views when David De Gea was accused of rape….this was posted on the 12th of June.
Once again, I come to ask myself this question, and I plead with you not to be a HEADLINE READER and kindly READ TO THE END.
What happens if a dear friend of mine accused of rape denies he knows knowledge of what he has been accused of?
What happens if this story is just a stitch up?
The world had forgotten about Cliff Richards’s ordeal until it was unleashed on us today. The man had no case to answer to afterall,, and guess what, we would never know the accusers. Is that fair? He was publicly humiliated and found innocent, yet his accusers have only their conscious (if they have any) to wrestle with.
Singer Sir Cliff Richard will face no further action over allegations of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.
The Crown Prosecution Service said it had decided there was “insufficient evidence to prosecute”.
Sir Cliff said he was “obviously thrilled that the vile accusations and the resulting investigation have finally been brought to a close”.
But he said his naming by the media despite not being charged meant he had been “hung out like live bait”.
Four men claimed offences took place between 1958 and 1983, the CPS said.
In a statement, Sir Cliff said: “I have always maintained my innocence, cooperated fully with the investigation, and cannot understand why it has taken so long to get to this point.”
He criticised the “high-profile fumbling of my case from day one”.
“Other than in exceptional cases, people who are facing allegations should never be named publicly until charged,” he said.
“I was named before I was even interviewed and for me that was like being hung out like ‘live bait’.
“It is obvious that such strategies simply increase the risk of attracting spurious claims which not only tie up police resources and waste public funds, but they forever tarnish the reputations of innocent people.”
He added: “Ever since the highly-publicised and BBC-filmed raid on my home I have chosen not to speak publicly.
“Even though I was under pressure to ‘speak out’, other than to state my innocence, which was easy for me to do as I have never molested anyone in my life, I chose to remain silent.”
Last year an independent investigation concluded that South Yorkshire Police should not have released “highly confidential” information to the BBC about a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home.
BBC film crews, including one in a helicopter, filmed the raid in August 2014.