Jim Davidson - Jim Davidson spotted at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. Jim appeared to show the wrong ticket after a quick rummage in his satchel for the correct one everything was fine. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 5th October 2015
Dappy has been found guilty of assault.
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty of assaulting a man in an Essex nightclub. The 27-year-old – real name Dino Costas Contostvalos – attacked George Chittock in the early hours of February 27 though had denied it throughout the high profile trial at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.
Dappy at the ITV studios
Dappy was fined £800 for his troubles, as well as being ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £90 and costs of £930. Giving evidence earlier in the week, Mr Contostavlos had claimed he was “scared” that he might be stabbed and lashed out in self-defence after Mr Chittock abused him three times over the court of the evening, including insulting his dead father, reports the Independent.
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Jim Davidson has had all sexual offences allegations dropped.
Jim Davidson says he is "delighted" after the attorney general of the Falkland Islands confirmed that the comedian will not be prosecuted for an alleged sex offence from the 1980s.
Jim Davidson Is Free To Go!
In a statement, Mark Lewis said a file of evidence had been reviewed and "no further action" would be taken. The allegation against Mr Davidson, 60, related to a trip the comedian made to the islands in 1980s, to entertain troops.
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Stuart Hall, at the age of 83, will spend over a year in prison for sexually abusing young girls.
Stuart Hall's prison sentence was passed down at Preston Crown Court on Monday (June 17, 2013), with the veteran BBC broadcaster told he will serve 15 months for sexually abusing under-age girls. Hall, 83, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, had admitted to 14 offences that occurred between 1967 and 1985. One of the girls was just nine-years-old when Hall assaulted her.
The broadcaster's barrister Crispin Aylett told the court that Hall has "all of 13" victims, compared to Jimmy Savile's 1,300. Prosecuting barrister Peter Wright QC said Hall's first victim was 16 at the time of the assault, with the TV personality meeting her at a prize giving ceremony at the BBC studios in Piccadilly, Manchester.
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A fired up Jim Davidson spoke of his dismay at being arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex-abuse scandal this week. The former Generation Game host is accused of sexually molesting two women though vehemently denies that he has ever forced himself on anyone.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper following his release from custody, the controversial comedian said, "I've never forced myself on a girl in my life." Apprehended at Heathrow airport before a scheduled appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Davidson was quizzed by police investing two incidents 25 years ago. However, the father of five angrily said, "It's not in my make-up to do what I've been accused of. If a girl wasn't interested I'd say, 'F*** it, all right then' and move on. I know at the end of this I will be completely exonerated. I have done nothing wrong." The 59-year-old - who won early acclaim for his comedy though has since courted notoriety for his distasteful jokes - insisted he once gave up his bed so a "drunk dancer" could sleep in safety. "I never laid a finger on her even though she was completely comatose and wouldn't have had a clue what was going on. That's what kind of bloke I am - I'm a gentleman." Nice to know Jim, nice to know.
Police probing claims of sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile say more than 600 women had come forward with information. Other celebrities arrested as part of Operation Yewtree include Freddie Starr, Dave Lee Travis and Max Clifford.
Jim Davidson has spoken publically for the first time since his arrest as part of Operation Yewtree - the investigation put into motion after the Jimmy Savile sex Scandal was revealed.
In a blog post from his official site, entitled "Wos appnin?", Davidson wrote "I think that Rylan and Frankie would make a great double act,in fact when they sat in the diary room they looked like a ventriloquist act,' he wrote before adding: 'I think Rylan will win; he's hysterical . my bet though is on Frankie." In the same post, Davidson also bemoaned missing out on the chance to appear alongside his favourites, Rylan and Frankie, saying, "It looks a fun show. Shame I missed it. Maybe next time." Davidson was replaced by former footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock.
A statement from Mr Davidson's solicitor after his arrest said: "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. "The complainants were then in their mid 20s. Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He has not been charged with any offence."
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While most celebrities stay clear of Operation Yewtree, such is its sensitive nature, and widespread reportage, Esther Rantzen has publically condemned it for "tainting" the reputations of those arrested
In an interview with the Sunday Post, Ms Rantzen said: "I personally believe Operation Yewtree needs to change and change quickly. Yewtree could make it harder than ever for victims of abuse to ask for help, or gain the justice they deserve." Rantzen also questioned the arrest of Jim Davidson, sayin, "Yewtree is about child abuse, isn't it? After all, it was set up as a direct result of the Savile revelations. The NSPCCC is supporting the Yewtree investigations because it is a charity dedicated to protecting children against abuse. When Yewtree swoops - and celebrity after celebrity has been targeted by them - we assume they've uncovered yet more sexual abuse of children. But it turns out that Jim Davidson has not been accused of abusing any children. He is defending himself against historic accusations brought by two women who were in their 20s at the time."
Jim Davidson is the latest person to be arrested under the investigation, but vehemently denies the claims. In a statement, Mr Brandman - his solicitor - said, according to The Evening Standard: "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid 20s. Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He answered police questions as fully as he was able after this passage of time. He has not been charged with any offence. Neither he nor I will be making any further comment."
Continue reading: Esther Rantzen: "Operation Yewtree Needs To Change And Change Quickly"
Jim Davidson may still be making an appearance in the Celebrity Big Brother house, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Davidson was arrested on Wednesday (January 2, 2013), at Heathrow airport, on suspicion of sexual offences. He had just flown back to the UK after a Christmas break in Dubai when the 59-year-old pulled out of the Channel 5 show, as a result of his arrest.
However, after discussions with his advisors, he may still be planning to enter the Big Brother house, where he would be joining his replacement Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock as well as Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Frankie Dettori, Sam Robertson, Claire Richards, Gillian Taylforth, Lacey Banghard, Paula Hamilton, Ryan Maloney, Rylan Clark and Tricia Penrose.
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The comedian Jim Davidson has been forced to pull out of Celebrity Big Brother after he was arrested at Heathrow airport in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. The entertainer was due to appear on the Channel 5 reality series - which begins tonight (January 3, 2012) - though took the decision to pull out after he was questioned by detectives.
Plain clothes officers searched his £900,000 Georgian home in the Hampshire village of Stockbridge and were seen leaving with plastic evidence bags and brown envelopes. In a statement, the former host of Big Break and The Generation Game said he "vigorously denies" the allegations, which reportedly date back around 25 years. On his blog in October, Davidson wrote, "The Savile witch hunt is going a bit silly now. We all are starting to speculate and accuse ... even in jest. So no, I don't know who's next. Everyone has had the nod. Everyone is an expert. Just pick someone you don't like and say it's them. As odd as he was, Savile can't defend himself. The bloke's dead for God's sake. Let's move on." Other high profile names arrested as part of the investigation into sexual abuse include comedian Freddie Starr, Gary Glitter and Max Clifford. They all strenuously deny the allegations levelled against them.
David's solicitor Henri Brandman said "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid-twenties. Jim vigorously denies the allegations."
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Discussion about his arrest has been rife on social media sites such as Twitter, with fellow comedian Frankie Boyle remarking “On the bright side for Jim Davidson, it's impossible for anyone to think any less of him.”
By Boyle’s standards, it was a pretty tame comment; elsewhere the general consensus seems to be a lack of shock regarding the news. Davidson is very much considered to hail from the old school of comedy – where misogyny and bigotry were often rife and he is hardly held as a beacon of morality or decent behaviour. One comment, repeated in varying forms on Twitter, is exemplified by the user @Skip_Licker, who commented “I'm shocked by this Jim Davidson story... to my core. He's being described as a comic.”
We can just imagine Frankie Dettori talking Lindsay Lohan through his epic Gold Cup win on Colour Vision at Royal Ascot last year, or the Hollywood star telling the jockey about her latest film The Canyons. Yep, this is shaping up to be the most bizarre Celebrity Big Brother in history.
The whole thing kicks off tonight (January 3, 2012) and although Chanel 5 have refused to reveal the identities of the stars lined up to appear, friends of Dettori have confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that he will be taking part. Lindsay Lohan has been in London for several days now, seemingly for no good reason.
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