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Lionel Blair 'Won't Work With Children' Because He's So Afraid Of False Child Abuse Allegations

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Lionel Blair has revealed that he now refuses to work with children, because he’s so afraid of false child abuse accusations being levelled against him.

The showbiz veteran, who has a career spanning over seven decades, has said that earlier in his career he used to love working alongside children, but now refuses to because he feels like he can no longer be tactile with them.

Lionel Blair

“It only takes one stagehand to say ‘Lionel Blair is touching the kids backstage’ and that’s your career over. So I had to stop it. It’s awful, so sad, because I adore children.”

“Going back 30, 40 years - how do you know what you did? Do you know what you did 20 years ago? No. But then there are people to whom awful things did happen, and that’s terrible.”

“I’m probably quite lucky I’ve been married for so long I have been left well out of it all.”

Lionel Blair

Lionel Blair

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