The idea people are leaping to falsely accuse men of assault is fundamentally untrue. Our justice system is imbalanced, but against survivors, not suspects, writes WEP's Tabitha Morton
Sir Cliff Richard and DJ Paul Gambaccini have launched a petition demanding anonymity for people suspected of sexual offences. The pair – both of whom were accused of sexual assault and arrested in 2013 before the cases against them were dropped – want suspects to remain nameless until they are charged with an offence. If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, it will be debated in the Commons.
Sir Cliff Richard And Paul Gambaccini Launch Petition Demanding Anonymity For Sexual Assault Suspects
But campaigners say it could "make it harder for victims to get justice after rape".
Cliff Richard Admits He's Afraid Of Being Pictured Too Close To Children After False Sex Abuse Allegations
He spoke of his torment in a new ITV documentary.
He has been struck down with laryngitis.
Despite "fundamental principle", the corporation says it does not wish to "prolong Sir Cliff's distress".
The broadcaster agreed to pay the singer £850k to cover his legal costs.
Follows ruling that corporation infringed singer's privacy.
'What the BBC did was an abuse'.
The judge said the BBC infringed Sir Cliff’s privacy rights “without justification”.