Yonggi Co going to court on fraud and embezzlement charges of his own church.

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 30,2021:

David Yonggi Cho was the founder of Yoida Church in Seoul, South Korea. It grew to be the largest single church congregation in the world with 800,000. He died on September 14, 2021.

In later decades, David Yonggi Cho’s life was plagued with scandals. Misappropriation of tens of millions of church funds, fraud, courts, suspended jail sentence, son in jail for fraud with his father, lying to cover up, and multiple mistresses and affairs including with a Korean Opera singer.

Sound familiar amongst Pentecostal mega-church pastors and American televangelists. Think Brian Houston, Carl Lentz at Hillsong New York City, and Kong Hee in Singapore.

In America, so many of these types of preachers and televangelists.

Paula White, Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser, had an affair with married fellow televangelist Benny Hinn. Poor taste all round.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Yonggi Cho founded and led Yoido Church in Seoul, South Korea until his fall from grace. He was tried and found guilty of defrauding Yoido Church and associated lies and scandals.

Yonggi Cho died on 14 September 2021 aged 85.

Here’s some information on Yonggi Cho’s affair with a Korean Opera singer Chung Gui-Sun.

“At that time, Cho had a wife and children in Paris, became acquainted with a single mother who was a Korean woman and became acquainted. It is the Korean soprano singer, Chung Gui-Sun, the first Korean opera group in Paris. Although I cite up to the wedding ceremony in Paris, Cho was hiding facts to family members and church officials. However, this is, of course, that it falls under “marriage”, and this situation was made public from Zong · Gwison of the opponent and informed to the church officials.”

Article belowChurch scandals

Chor’s teachings are deployed in Japan as the Japan Full Gospel Church (also known as the Net Evangelical Church). The basic doctrine is based on “the five gospel (New Generation, Holy Spirit Chilling, Healing, Life blessing, Second Coming)” chorused, and where in the past Christian churches such as “Fourth Dimension”, “Three Rascular Blessings” There was also a unique teaching that did not exist. Often criticized as including many elements as heresy, it is pointed out that it is Chor ‘s own “gospel of prosperity”. This sect, which was consolidated in many people, has a son, but this also caused a crime, convicted in a criminal trial, and also caused a woman problem.

There are many stories about mistress, infidelity, cheating also to Cho himself, and women corresponding to this also continue to work in progressive form as a Christian official. The biggest scandal for Cho is the revealed book that reveals the female scandal of Cho Young-gi in 2003,

“Madame Butterfly in Paris (Madame Butterfly in Paris)”

It was published in Korea. You can purchase it at any time, such as Amazon. At that time, Cho had a wife and children in Paris, became acquainted with a single mother who was a Korean woman and became acquainted. It is the Korean soprano singer, Chung Gui-Sun, the first Korean opera group in Paris. Although I cite up to the wedding ceremony in Paris, Cho was hiding facts to family members and church officials. However, this is, of course, that it falls under “marriage”, and this situation was made public from Zong · Gwison of the opponent and informed to the church officials. Executives who fear the scandal perception tells her, but since he refused it, he revealed what was revealed, announced the facts, asserting the legitimacy of marriage. Zong that strengthened distrust in correspondence to two turning roles was published as autobiography.

Always admired this cho as a great missionary alongside Billy Graham, Yamato Calvert Chapel Okawa Sideways. In May next year, this choice and Ohkawa, together with Yoo Young Hoon, will be holding a worship event in Edogawa Ward.

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Sir Cliff Richard former Harry Webb (left) with Her Majesty the Queen of England, Tom Jones and Paul McCartney. Her Majesty the Queen of England: "Sir Cliff, are you finally coming out, wearing that gorgeous pale pink suit". Sir Cliff Richard: "No Madam. Not yet. Everyone knows I'm a queen too but I'll take all my many secrets about my sexual preferences and fetishes to the grave... I wore pink especially for you today Madam. I know you like pretty colours"

Sir Cliff Richard former Harry Webb (left) in happier times with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen of England, Tom Jones and Paul McCartney. Her Majesty the Queen of England: “Sir Cliff, are you finally coming out, wearing that gorgeous pale pink suit”. Sir Cliff Richard: “No Madam. Not yet. Everyone knows I’m a Queen too but I’ll take all my many secrets about my sexual preferences and fetishes to the grave… I wore pink especially for you today Madam. I know you like pretty colours”

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Cliff Richard, real name Harry Webb, has been gay since he was young, aged 20.

To enhance his music career, first he made out he liked young women, like most young men, but he liked young men.

When this pretence didn’t work out, Cliff the faker had a fake Christian conversion.

Now he doesn’t care and has shacked up with his bitch and helper, an ex-Catholic priest.

Harry Webb, fake name Cliff Richard, has never said, “Look I like anal sex with men a lot and I like everything gay, even little boys”.

But he is gay, and the comments below outline his penchant for boy-sex. At least Harry did when he was younger.

The jury is out on whether Harry Webb will evade pedophile charges and the clink until his death.

British police have plenty of evidence. There are at least fourteen known pedophile victims of Harry Webb, known as Cliff Richard.

Imagine going through your whole life as a faker. Hiding you’re gay. Hiding you like sex with little boys. Operating under a fake name. Pretending your bitch Catholic priest boyfriend is just your flat-mate and helper, not your lover. Harry Webb’s whole life is fake.

I hope he gets charged for pedophilia but the chances are he won’t. British police have their hands tied by higher establishment authorities. If Cliff Richard goes down, a lot of establishment figures, maybe even Royalty, will be found out too.

Comment on the original publication of this article in 2014 

angus

He (edit: Cliff Richard) tried it on with a teenage friend of mine in weybridge who was 17.

donaldelley
donaldelley.wordpress.com
In reply to angus.

Angus

Has you friend reported this assault to the UK Police.

If not it is highly important that he does, even if it was not an actual physical assault.

Please ensure he contacts the Yorkshire Police urgently because their investigation is now very advanced and any additional cases of sexual assault will help their case against Cliff Richard.

If you would like to discuss things with me please advise and I’ll email you.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Please see all the comments by readers on this article at the bottom of this blog article.

About this article

This article was first published on this my personal blog-site just over two years ago on 19 August 2014.

The first article chronologically is at the bottom of this article and subsequent developments in Cliff Richard’s story about pedophile accusations are documented chronologically as new facts and new allegations have emerged.

In this way, this article has evolved into a chronological history of this case of sexual abuse claims against Cliff Richard, whose real name is Harry Webb.

In the first article I wrote that from the evidence Cliff Richard is a long-time homosexual.

He is a homosexual who has used Christianity as a disguise to protect his musical career. This is a common tactic of people in the music or entertainment industry who don’t want it known that they are gay because they feel it will damage their career and image.

This hasn’t bothered Elton John, George Michael or Boy George but it did bother Cliff Richard.

Elton John and his husband David. Further down the track than Josh and Reed in their gayness. Have even adopted boys.

Elton John and his husband David Furner with a son. How two gays could conceive a son is a modern miracle.

Elton john closing about with gay mates

Elton John clowning about with gay mates

Elton with young friend

Elton with young friend

Elton John 7

Whether Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb is a rotten pedophile has yet to be determined.

As I wrote two years ago below in this article:

Is Cliff Richard a pedophile?

“The next question is: Is Cliff Richard a pedophile?

This is a very very hot question and one the Crown Prosecutors have decided that the allegations of twelve men wont stick at a trial.

Just because there is a lack of evidence doesn’t mean these twelve men have lied. It could be that this stuff occurred so long ago that it can’t be proven.

If you google “Cliff Richard pedophile” there are some pretty heavy articles about a place called Elm House where wealthy UK politicians, the elite, queer entertainers and other pedophiles used to hang out. The existence and function of the evil Elm House is established fact.

Young men and children were brought to this house of hell from places like orphanages and were molested by these men.

According to the Internet video about Elm House and other articles on-line, Cliff Richard used to frequent this place under the party name “Kitty”. Serious stuff indeed. Whether this is true about Cliff and any connection to Elm House may be examined in detail if this case ever makes it to Court.

By conducting a very public raid in collusion with the premier British broadcaster, the BBC, the Police were hoping to empower other victims of Cliff Richard’s abuse, if there are any, to speak up.

The Australian Royal Commission into institutional pedophile abuse is finding that victims are taking an average of 20 years to speak out about being molested. The Police and Authorities are aware that victims need to be prompted and empowered.

To answer the question: “Is Cliff Richard a pedophile?”- The jury is certainly still out on this question. I have no idea. Watch this space. And the UK headlines. It may not be over for Cliffy boy yet.”

Note of 2 November 2016

At the Pinktober Gala Sir Cliff Richard said he had God to thank for keeping him strong

Sir Cliff Richard. Behaving like everything is Ok now

“When you go through something like the last two years in my life, you realise how lucky you are really,” he said. “That’s just a blip in my life, really.”

Cliff Richard televised raid caused ‘profound and lasting damage’

He also told Sky News: “I’ve leaned on my faith for two years and I would not have it any other way. My faith stayed strong and now it’s stronger. I do believe God has a part to play in the fact that I’m still here and people still like me – it’s a miracle to me after all these years.”

Richard maintained his innocence throughout the 22-month police investigation, and was never arrested or charged. The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case in June due to insufficient evidence.”

Guardian London article below

blip

noun
1.
an unexpected, minor, and typically temporary deviation from a general trend.
“the Chancellor dismissed rising inflation as a blip”

I wouldn’t be skiting around so much if I was Cliff Richard. After all any one, several or all of his alleged victims can take action at British Common Law any time they wish.

The big problem for victims is lack of cash and Cliff on the other hand is loaded.

This is where the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been brilliant. The Commission has engaged top lawyers to examine pedophiles and pedophile protectors in institutions all over Australia.

Thousands of pieces of evidence has come to light and scores of pedophiles and pedophile protectors have been charged and many are in jail as a result of the Royal Commission.

The Royal Commission can’t lay charges but it does make recommendations of the police to act on. It hands over its recommendations and evidence to the police.

As for Cliff Richard saying, “I’ve leaned on my faith for two years and I would not have it any other way. My faith stayed strong and now it’s stronger. I do believe God has a part to play in the fact that I’m still here and people still like me – it’s a miracle to me after all these years.”

God does not bless homosexuality so whoever cliff Richard’s god is, it’s not the God of the Holy Bible.

Cliff Richard’s god is Mammon (money), worldly success, the pride of life, gayness and indirectly Lucifer himself.

The things that Cliff Richard has done in secret as a homosexual according to commenters on my lead article about Cliff Richard on this site, are disgusting and evil.

I hope the lid is lifted on Cliff Richard’s life before he dies.

It’s also pathetic celebrities like Prince Charles greet Cliff Richard like nothing is wrong. Why doesn’t the pompous prince ask the pompous queen (Cliff) about the twelve alleged victims of his sexual abuse?

Sir Cliff Richard, as the decision not to press charges in the abuse case against the veteran singer is being reviewed

Sir Cliff Richard. A blip? Not out of trouble yet

The Guardian London

Cliff Richard calls last two years ‘a blip’

Veteran singer makes first major television appearance since child sex investigation was dropped

Prince Charles greets Cliff Richard at the awards.

Prince Charles greets Cliff Richard at the awards.

Tuesday 1 November 2016 10.11 AEDT Last modified on Tuesday 1 November 2016 10.19 AEDT

Sir Cliff Richard has described the last two years of his life as a “blip” during his first major TV appearance since an investigation into child sex allegations was dropped.

The singer joined figures including Prof Stephen Hawking and actor David Hasselhoff at the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards on Monday.

Richard walked the red carpet before the ceremony at the Grosvenor hotel in London. The awards honour the UK’s unsung heroes who have displayed courage, selflessness and achievement against the odds.

Richard said he was “bounding with energy” as he made his first major TV appearance since an investigation into child sex allegations was dropped. The singer retreated from public life during the inquiry.

“When you go through something like the last two years in my life, you realise how lucky you are really,” he said. “That’s just a blip in my life, really.”

Cliff Richard televised raid caused ‘profound and lasting damage’

He also told Sky News: “I’ve leaned on my faith for two years and I would not have it any other way. My faith stayed strong and now it’s stronger. I do believe God has a part to play in the fact that I’m still here and people still like me – it’s a miracle to me after all these years.”

Richard maintained his innocence throughout the 22-month police investigation, and was never arrested or charged. The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case in June due to insufficient evidence.

Richard also revealed he had plans to tour in mid-2017 and had learned how “reliant” he was on others during the past two years. “Of course, I knew I had good friends. I didn’t realise how good they were. When something like this happens, you’re suddenly surrounded by a force of energy and love.”

Note of 27 October 2016

Cliff Richard is feeling aggrieved but what about the twelve men who allege Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb sexually abused them as teens and/ or children?

The Guardian London

Cliff Richard televised raid caused ‘profound and lasting damage’

Court papers filed by singer’s lawyers reveal details of claim against BBC and South Yorkshire police

Cliff Richard, who has claimed police gave the BBC a ‘running commentary’ of the highly publicised raid on his home.

Cliff Richard, who has claimed police gave the BBC a ‘running commentary’ of the highly publicised raid on his home

Reporter: Esther Addley

Thursday 27 October 2016

Sir Cliff Richard has suffered “profound and lasting damage” as a result of a police raid on his home that was screened on the BBC, according to court papers filed by his lawyers.

The singer is suing the broadcaster and South Yorkshire police, claiming they struck a deal before the 2014 raid, and accusing the force of giving the BBC a “running commentary” of its actions on the day.

Richard also claims the BBC added “insult to injury” by entering its coverage for a journalism award of Scoop of the Year. He wants a “significant” portion of his total legal costs – put at more than £1m – to be paid by the force and the corporation and at least £200,000 in aggravated damages.

Details of the singer’s complaints have emerged in papers lodged by his lawyers at the high court in London ahead of his claim.

Lawyers for Richard say he has sold the apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, which was raided because he was too distressed to live somewhere that had been “so publicly violated”.

They say the publicity around the raid threw his creative and business plans “into disarray” – and forced him to delay the release of an album of rock‘n’roll classics.

According to the Sun, the papers claim that a press officer for South Yorkshire police, Lesley Card, texted the BBC’s crime reporter Dan Johnson to alert him to the raid, saying: “Going in now, Dan.”

Johnson is alleged to have replied: “Give me a shout before they take anything out, so we can get the chopper in place for a shot.”

The raid followed allegations of sexual abuse made against the singer by four men dating between 1958 and 1983, which he vehemently denied. The Crown Prosecution Service announced earlier this year that no charges would be brought as a result of the claims.

The 26-page claim, filed on 6 October , says that Johnson arranged a meeting at South Yorkshire police headquarters where he told the officer in charge of the case he “knew everything”, effectively “strong-arming” the force into giving the BBC access, according to the newspaper.

“The damage to the claimant has been profound and long-lasting,” the 26-page document says. “He had to endure nearly two years of living with the stigma of having been under investigation for an alleged historic sex offence, and the anxiety of knowing that this was a matter of public knowledge.”

The papers add: “The BBC has added insult to injury by adamantly refusing to acknowledge any wrongdoing.” Lawyers said the BBC had “sought to defend its conduct” on a “manifestly unsustainable basis”. They said a “purported apology” had been “too little, too late”.

“In early 2015, the BBC added yet further insult to injury, and knowingly caused the claimant yet further distress and embarrassment, by submitting its broadcast coverage to the Royal Television Society’s Television Journalism annual awards, in the category of ‘Scoop of the Year’.”

BBC director general Tony Hall previously defended the coverage of the raid, adding that the home affairs select committee “reviewed our decisions and said we see nothing wrong in the BBC decision to run the story”.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We’ve said previously we are very sorry that Sir Cliff has suffered distress but we have a duty to report on matters of public interest and we stand by our journalism.”

A South Yorkshire police spokesman said: “The force has apologised to Sir Cliff Richard for the distress and anxiety it caused him.

“The force has changed the way it deals with this type of media enquiry and has implemented the learning from this case and the subsequent review conducted by former chief constable Andy Trotter.”

Note of 25 October 2016:

I understand why Cliff Richard is furious at false accusations of rape

Sir Cliff Richard: “God has looked after me”

Sir Cliff Richard: “My faith played a major part. God has looked after me and I’m more aware of that fact now.”

Sir Cliff says “God has looked after me” but what about the alleged victims?

There are twelve grown men who allege that they were sexually abused by Cliff Richard as children and/ or youths.

These twelve men should consider taking common law action to address their aggrievances.

The media knows a lot more than they’re letting on. They’re being restrained in what they write by Cliff Richard who has super-injunctions in the UK and probably America in place to prevent comment or speculation.

Sir Cliff Richard: Responding to Rod (Stewart’s) comments, Sir Cliff later added: “I was thrilled. It was heart-driven speech and I loved it when he said he’d help out with the legal fees. Later I emailed him back ‘don’t worry I’m loaded. I won’t keep you to it’.”

There we have it. Sir Cliff: “I’m loaded”. In other words, Sir Cliff has a large war chest with which to fight off any allegations.

It would take cashed up alleged victims or a law firm willing to risk a “success fee” litigation to take on Sir Cliff.

Sir Cliff thinks he’s looking cosy but I have a feeling he shouldn’t be feeling so cute and confident.

Mirror London

Sir Cliff Richard – “God looked after me during my darkest hours”

24 OCT 2016

BY MARK JEFFERIES

The singer went through two years of hell over sex abuse allegations but never faced charges and spoke out at a charity Gala

At the Pinktober Gala Sir Cliff Richard said he had God to thank for keeping him strong

At the Pinktober Gala Sir Cliff Richard said he had God to thank for keeping him strong

Sir Cliff Richard says he is feeling “stronger already” just weeks after being cleared over false sex abuse claims.

The emotional singer, 76, described a charity Gala he attended with showbiz pals as “part of the therapy to get over the last couple of years”.

He also said his family and faith had pulled him through his darkest hours and that God “has looked after me”.

Sir Cliff said: “I’ve spent two years in complete silence because I decided it was best not to say anything in public. It was a matter of being patient. “I knew it wasn’t true. I got through it, but I will never ever forget it.

“It’s an experience I wouldn’t want to repeat or for anyone else to go through. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I’m trusting that is true. I’m feeling stronger already.”

Sir Cliff was the subject of a South Yorkshire Police investigation, which centred on accusations dating between 1958 and 1983 made by four men.

READ MORE
Sir Cliff Richard’s campaign to give anonymity to sex abuse suspects backed by top prosecutor
He has always denied all the allegations, and was never arrested.

The singer with Gloria Hunniford and Mel C at the gala

The singer with Gloria Hunniford and Mel C at the gala

Earlier this year, prosecutors finally said no charges would be brought. Last month a review confirmed this decision.

Speaking to Hello! Magazine after the Pinktober Gala he added: “It’s so nice to be doing things I’m used to doing and getting back to some form of normality.

“My faith played a major part. God has looked after me and I’m more aware of that fact now.”

The singer is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after a police raid on his house was shown on television in 2014.

At the Gala, which was held to raise money for the Caron Keating Foundation, our sister paper The People told how Sir Rod Stewart took to the stage at the Dorchester Hotel and lent his support to Sir Cliff and say he had been “persecuted”.

Rod told the audience: “If you sue the b******s I’ll give you half”.

Sir Cliff Richard’s good pal Rod Stewart tells him to ‘sue the b******s’ over false child abuse claims

Responding to Rod’s comments, Sir Cliff later added: “I was thrilled. It was heart-driven speech and I loved it when he said he’d help out with the legal fees. Later I emailed him back ‘don’t worry I’m loaded. I won’t keep you to it’.”

Cliff is now concentrating on a new album which will be released next month and plans to tour in 2017. He said: “Despite what has happened, nothing is going to change in my life.”

Note of 24 October 2016:

Sir Cliff Richard. Innocent or guilty of child sex and/ or teen sex abuse offences?

Angry and aggrieved…Sir Cliff Richard is fighting back

There is a debate over whether people accused of child and teen sex offences by the police should be named.

This is a very difficult question given people can be accused by the police who are innocent.

On the other hand, victims can be empowered to share the very difficult subject for them of their abuse, once they see others coming forward.

I am against naming suspects of any crime. There is too much police corruption and police error to allow this. Further at times the police use publicising alleged victims names and photographs in the media to put pressure on accused. This is highly manipulative and it is a very serious breach of privacy.

I have reservations about naming alleged murderers because murder is a very serious thing to be accused of and the defendant has the presumption of innocence under British, Australian and New Zealand law. I mention these three countries because Cliff Richard is from Britain and I am a New Zealander by origin and I’ve lived in Australia since 1981 and I am familiar with criminal law in these countries and their constitutions. I studied and passed Criminal Law and Constitutional Law at university when I was young.

Here is an article from the Sun London on this issue, which has become a current topic being discussed in Britain since Cliff Richard has reacted to his recent time as an alleged perpetrator of sexual abuse of minors by saying the allegations should never have been made public by the British police.

There is no publicity of the Cliff Richard matter in Australia. The major developments over the past two years have been published. Cliff Richard is not a star in Australia like in the UK, although there would be Australian and New Zealand grannies who are big fans.

Worry ... Sir Cliff is close to breaking point over sex crime allegations that continue to dog him

A fighter…Sir Cliff on the attack now

THE SUN

ULRIKA JONSSON: Cliff Richard is wrong to want anonymity for sex offence suspects… Jimmy Savile case proved it
Britain’s open justice system should mean suspects are named – it’s no different to naming accused murderers

BY ULRIKA JONSSON 20th October 2016, 1:00 am

WE live in a society which abides by the “innocent until proven guilty” rule.

I fully understand the argument by Sir Cliff Richard and my friend Paul Gambaccini that those accused of sexual offences should remain unnamed.

I understand why Cliff Richard is furious at false accusations of rape

Reporter Ulrika Jonsson: “I understand why Cliff Richard is furious at false accusations of rape”.

And I can well see why Sir Cliff says he feels “forever tainted” by the false sex abuse claims against him.

What they have had to endure is something the rest of us would only experience in our worst nightmare.

The strain on those accused and their families is irrevocable, as is the effect on their careers. The anguish and the fear must be unbearable. These situations are life-changing.

False sex abuse claims will have tainted his reputation

Reporter Ulrika: False sex abuse claims will have tainted his reputation

The allegations will have seriously affected his family too

The allegations will have seriously affected his family too

But while I understand Cliff and Paul’s argument, I don’t agree with it.

For every innocent man who has to endure what they went through, there are considerably more cases where the accused are guilty.

The point of naming them is to help other victims come forward, and that is something so valuable to Britain’s system of open justice.

It seems obvious to mention it, but the shocking case of Jimmy Savile showed us how important it was for victims to come forward.

If they had not finally had the confidence to speak out, he would still be considered a hero while his victims would walk around damaged for life, incapable of leading normal lives.

The shocking case of Jimmy Savile shows why it's important for the accused to be named

The shocking case of Jimmy Savile shows why it’s important for the accused to be named

If his many victims had heard him named in just one case the allegations could have come out when Savile was still alive and he would have been brought to justice

If his many victims had heard him named in just one case the allegations could have come out when Savile was still alive and he would have been brought to justice

If his many victims had heard him named in just one case the allegations could have come out when Savile was still alive and he would have been brought to justice

And if we don’t name those accused of sex abuse and rape, what are we saying? That we doubt the victims of sex crimes, but no other crimes.

If someone is accused of murder, we name them. Not naming the accused would ring alarm bells for the victim of a sex attack or sexual abuse, giving the impression it is already assumed they are lying and trying to start a smear campaign against an innocent person.

This would then make fewer people come forward.

Jimmy Savile could have been stopped, says report
It is already incredibly difficult to get a conviction for rape in the UK.

According to the charity Rape Crisis, rape has a far lower conviction rate than any other crime, with only 5.7 per cent of reported cases ending in a guilty verdict for the perpetrator.

Meanwhile, roughly 11 adults are raped every HOUR in England and Wales and 31 per cent of young women aged 18 to 24 have reported experiencing sexual abuse in childhood.

Giving the accused anonymity will push these pathetic conviction rates down even more.

If accused rapists have anonymity when those accused of other crimes don't have the same privilege it will simply make convictions more difficult

If accused rapists have anonymity when those accused of other crimes don’t have the same privilege it will simply make convictions more difficult

As many of you may know, I have been the victim of rape. It was what you would call date rape now — a term that did not exist at the time.

I never named the person but the media chose to name someone.

The lines of rape have often been smudged — let’s not forget there was a time when a husband “couldn’t rape” his wife. Thankfully things are ­progressing — slowly — but it’s worth remembering the state of affairs when something has happened.

I came under a lot of flak when I wrote about my experience in my book, and I am grateful to the women’s ­charities and rape charities who ­contacted me to say it was a positive thing. I was also contacted by people who’d had the same experience as me.

Despite this, I felt very strongly that if I should have named someone, it should have been done at the time. But like many victims of all sorts of crimes, especially sexual, I blamed myself.

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The words of Sarah Green, who is the co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, rang very true to me.

She said: “Our legal system is an open justice system. It’s very important that the whole community knows who is accused of a crime, what they may be charged with and the evidence.”

Both Rolf Harris and Max Clifford were convicted of historic sex crimes after more victims came forward ­following publicity around their arrests.

Rolf Harris was convicted following publicity around his trial as more victims came forward

Rolf Harris was convicted following publicity around his trial as more victims came forward

More Max Clifford victims came forward after his public arrest as well, leading to his conviction and imprisonment

More Max Clifford victims came forward after his public arrest as well, leading to his conviction and imprisonment

And more recently the case of footballer Ched Evans, although ­eventually found not guilty, revealed the behaviour that is sadly so typical of many ­irresponsible footballers.

It was right he was named.

But what was so shocking about his conviction being quashed was the ­treatment of his victim — who was not only hauled over the coals on social media but, more terrifyingly, treated as if she was the guilty party.

The way footballer Ched Evans' accuser was treated was by far the most shocking thing about the case - she was immediately treated as if she were the guilty one

The way footballer Ched Evans’ accuser was treated was by far the most shocking thing about the case – she was immediately treated as if she were the guilty one

Delving into her ­sexual past was reminiscent of something from 20 years ago.

Our justice system still does not have it anywhere near right when it comes to prosecuting sex offenders — and ­giving the accused anonymity is a giant step in the wrong direction.

This country is at risk of going even more backwards in dealing with victims of sex abuse.

Note of 18 October 2016

Sir Cliff Richard, as the decision not to press charges in the abuse case against the veteran singer is being reviewed

Sir Cliff Richard is definitely not out of danger of being charged with pedophile offences. The alleged victims have Common Law rights of regress even though the British Prosecution has refused to proceed with charges. If they were successful at Common Law, Cliff Richard may be charged with pedophile crimes by the British Prosecution.

If Cliff Richard is guilty of pedophile crimes or not, he is operating on the plan that the best form of defence is attack, which is an ancient principle of war.

However, in the ancient principles of The Japanese Art of War it is written that one of the best forms of defence is to retreat into your castle or fortress, build up your walls and defences, your armaments, stores, amass more soldiers and stock up on water, food, and munitions and wait for your enemy to attack.

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By adopting the principle that the best form of defence is attack, Cliff Richard is raising the stakes higher and higher and giving the alleged sex abuse cases against him greater and greater publicity.

In fact, by going to the British Parliament with Paul Gambaccini, who is another British celebrity recently accused of pedophilia but who got off the allegations, Cliff Richard has raised the stakes as high as one possible could raise them.

There are twelve alleged sexual abuse victims of Cliff Richard and I don’t believe they are fictitious men.

I also don’t believe they are all rapists and criminals as Cliff Richard and his supporters are trying to make out.

If I was an alleged victim I’d sue Cliff Richard at common law, drag him to court and haul him over the coals with all available evidence from every possible angle and very possible source, with the best barrister money could buy.

Mirror London

Sir Cliff Richard reveals how sex abuse claims caused ‘illness’ and ‘depression’ at emotional meeting in Parliament

18:09, 17 OCT 2016 UPDATED 20:57, 17 OCT 2016

BY DAN BLOOM

The star gave a passionate statement in Parliament as he joined BBC DJ Paul Gambaccini and Lord Brittan’s widow in a bid to change the law

Sir Cliff travelled to Parliament with Paul Gambaccini

Sir Cliff travelled to Parliament with Paul Gambaccini

Sir Cliff Richard said tonight that sex abuse claims left him ill and suffering “episodes of depression” as he led an emotional meeting in Parliament.

The star told MPs and peers the “anxiety and illness” after being wrongly accused left him feeling like he was in “a hole with no means of escape”.

The singing star gave the powerful statement as he joined BBC DJ Paul Gambaccini and the widow of ex-Home Secretary Lord Brittan to launch a campaign to change the law.

Between them the three men spent years under highly-publicised police investigations but never faced charges.

Now they are joining a bid by former Met Police deputy chief Lord Paddick to guarantee anonymity for suspects accused of sex crimes if they do not face formal charges.

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Sir Cliff – who is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after a raid on his home was filmed by helicopter – told an audience including Andrew Lloyd-Webber: “The TV circus took away from me all hope of ever being what I had been before, a confident and respected artist, and an ambassador for Great Britain.

Sir Cliff told MPs and peers: "I fear I will forever be tainted by the lurid coverage"

Sir Cliff told MPs and peers: “I fear I will forever be tainted by the lurid coverage”

“Had I not been ‘named’ worldwide I feel I would still have been able to look people in the eye and not feel afraid that they might be thinking that there is ‘no smoke without fire’.

“Instead, I fear I will forever be tainted by the lurid and intrusive coverage I received.”

Sir Cliff leaned in to hug old pal Andrew Lloyd Webber as the pair left the hour-long meeting in a House of Lords committee room.

In a second powerful statement he wrote: “The fact of the raid; the false insinuation that I was guilty, knowing that I was innocent; and of course the worldwide press coverage that followed the BBC’s decision to cover the raid caused me a long period of distress, humiliation, anxiety and illness.

“As you would expect, I had trouble carrying on with life as normal. The stress was physical and not just mental.

Sir Cliff Richard was left with "episodes of depression"

Sir Cliff Richard was left with “episodes of depression”

“Over the course of the 22 months of the investigation, I suffered from episodes of depression.

“As well as my faith, I am fortunate to have an incredible support network which, I have no doubt, I could not have done without.

“But I felt as though I was in a hole and I had no means of escape.

“It was the first thing that I thought of in the morning, and the last at night.

“It takes a horrible toll on you. Some of this was, of course, down to the fact of being under investigation itself, but the fact that the investigation and my status as a suspect had all been made public, and in such an extreme and sensational way, made it all the worse.”

Sir Cliff said invading his private life was "treated as a form of entertainment"

Sir Cliff said invading his private life was “treated as a form of entertainment”

Cats and Phantom of the Opera millionaire Lord Lloyd Webber, a Tory peer since 1997, was one of a few dozen peers and MPs who attended the behind-closed doors session.

Security was enhanced in the corridor outside the House of Lords’ committee room, with Black Rod, the officer responsible for maintaining order, joining doorkeepers and police to keep tabs as the stars arrived.

A spokesman for Lord Lloyd Webber said: “He was there as an old friend of Sir Cliff’s.”

Neither Sir Cliff nor Paul Gambaccini stopped to talk to journalists before or after the session.

Lady Brittan, who also took part in the question-and-answer session, told reporters she was “too cut up” to talk about it in detail.

There were a few bursts of applause during the session.

Sir Cliff leaned in to hug his friend Andrew Lloyd Webber after the meeting

Sir Cliff leaned in to hug his friend Andrew Lloyd Webber after the meeting

Lord Paddick, a Lib Dem peer, is proposing an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill which would guarantee “anonymity before charge” to suspects in sexual abuse cases.

Sir Cliff, Lady Brittan and Mr Gambaccini appeared at the meeting in support of the amendment.

Sir Cliff did not take questions because of his ongoing legal action against the police and BBC.

But he said in one of his two statements: “There are no words in my vocabulary that adequately describe the emotional trauma that I suffered in consequence of the South Yorkshire Police’s and the BBC’s decision to disclose and publicise my name and details of the police’s investigation in such a sensationalist manner.

Sir Cliff condemned the BBC's "sensationalist" coverage in his statement

Sir Cliff condemned the BBC’s “sensationalist” coverage in his statement

“Only we who are innocent of any crime but who are named publicly before any charge has been brought, before even being arrested or interviewed by the police, will know the damage caused to our dignity, our standing, and our self-esteem.

“My name was traduced around the world in all the places where people know me.

“I believe that there were probably very few countries that did not hear of the ridiculous, appalling accusation made against me.

“I myself, that day (14th August 2014) saw, on television, my apartment being raided by the SYP, my personal belongings being gone through, being bagged up and taken away.

“I saw a BBC helicopter hovering outside my apartment accompanied by rolling news commentary on the search.

“These gross intrusions into my private life were treated as a form of entertainment.”

Cliff RichardSir Cliff thanked God that his sister Donna was still alive to see him cleared
He added: “It is important to realize that my family were also affected.

“I know that they had numerous painful and embarrassing moments. They were constantly calling or emailing, concerned for my welfare.

“I thank God that my sister Donna, who died recently, was still alive to hear that I had been cleared.

“It doesn’t stop there. My friends were also disturbed and worried for me. Anonymity as a person under investigation, prior to charge, would definitely have benefited us all.

“I have spent 75 years living as honourable and as honest a life as I can, but I am all too conscious that some of the mud will stick.

“I sincerely hope that I can play a part in ensuring that no-one else has to suffer in the same way that I have.”

Note of 17 October 2016

I have this feeling of impending doom about Cliff Richard.

All it will take is a well-funded campaign by one, a coalition, or all of the twelve alleged victims of child/ teen sexual abuse by Cliff Richard to take common law action and Cliff Richard’s rosy new world will come crashing down again.

Mirror London

Cliff Richard felt “free” on his birthday for first time in three years after being cleared of sex abuse claims

21:30, 16 OCT 2016 UPDATED 08:11, 17 OCT 2016

BY HALINA WATTS

The veteran singer, who turned 76 this week, is meeting MPs tomorrow to argue for anonymity for those who are accused of sex abuse before they are charged

Sir Cliff with Brian and Anne-Marie Conley at the Pinktober Gala

Sir Cliff with Brian and Anne-Marie Conley at the Pinktober Gala

Sir Cliff Richard has spoken of his joy at celebrating a first birthday in three years free from the pressure of sex abuse allegations.

The veteran singer, who turned 76 on Friday, said: “I feel great, I feel absolutely fantastic. This is the first birthday in three years that I’ve been able to feel really comfortable. I feel free.

“It wasn’t very pleasant what happened. From now on I hope my birthdays will all be very nice.”

The crooner is meeting MPs at the House of Commons tomorrow, where he will argue for anonymity for those who are accused of sex abuse before they are charged.

Sir Cliff says he felt free on his birthday for the first time in three years

Sir Cliff says he felt free on his birthday for the first time in three years

Sir Cliff will appear alongside broadcaster Paul Gambaccini – who was also wrongly accused of abuse, and held on bail for more than a year.

The campaign to change the law is being led in Parliament by Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick, a former senior officer with the Met Police.

It is understood Lady Brittan, whose late husband Leon faced unfounded accusations, may also attend this afternoon’s meeting.

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Sir Cliff with Daily Mirror's Halina Watts

Sir Cliff with Daily Mirror’s Halina Watts

Officers investigating allegations of historical sex offences were filmed searching Sir Cliff’s Berkshire home in August 2014. He was named as the subject of the investigation, but was never arrested or charged.

His case was discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service in June on the grounds of insufficient evidence. A challenge by two of his accusers over the decision was recently rejected.

Sir Cliff said today’s talks were “an exciting prospect”, but added: “Things don’t work very fast in Parliament so we’ll have to be very patient.

“We will express what it means to us and hope that it might change.
Sir Cliff Richard SUING the BBC and police over coverage of raid on his house

“What we hope to achieve is for people who are in our position and who can’t afford lawyers and who don’t have contact with the media.

“We are the lucky few who have a chance to speak out. It’s not for us, I’m free, I could live my life and not bother.

“The thought of it happening to someone else is horrifying.”

The star opened his heart on Friday at the Pinktober gala ball for the Caron Keating Foundation, organised by his close friend Gloria Hunniford.

Cliff with Gloria Hunniford at the gala presented by Hard Rock Heals at the Dorchester

Cliff with Gloria Hunniford at the gala presented by Hard Rock Heals at the Dorchester

He spoke of his “very loyal group of fans” and said: “As long as they want me to sing I will keep on singing. We are all getting older and we are all dying, I’m just happy when an audience turns up.

“I don’t worry about getting older. I don’t feel any different – I’ve had good health.

“Now it’s about extending my private life because for 58 years I’ve been wedded to my career.

“It would be nice to work not as hard as I have worked but choose to do things where and when you want to do them.

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“I play tennis and go to the gym, I meet with friends, I’m still waiting to see Jason Bourne.”

He added: “I like the limelight, I think the reason we start our career is because we like being recognised. When I started my career we used to sell millions of records which we don’t do any more. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of that.”

Lord Paddick said of today’s meeting: “It’s important to hear from those who have been affected so that Parliament can have an informed debate.

“The recent developments where we’ve had high-profile individuals, both living and dead, who have had allegations made against them have prompted at least for there to be a debate.”

Note of 8 October 2016

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Twelve men accused Cliff Richard of sexually abusing them as children and/or teens. The British Prosecution dismissed the allegations on the grounds of lack of evidence.

Now Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is going on the offensive by suing the BBC and British Police for damages.

This is highly risky for Cliff Richard and I think this case is going to go crazy big soon because its highly likely the victims who are very angry are going to take common law action against Cliff Richard soon.

Cliff Richard suing the BBC and the Police combined with the alleged victims suing Cliff and possibly combined with say the alleged victims talking to the media and a media outlet being brave enough to take on Cliff Richard who is very wealthy and can get the best lawyers.

There are also super-injunctions Cliff Richard has taken out to prevent publication of say a victim’s allegations.

What, if anything, has Cliff Richard to hide?

BBC News

Sir Cliff Richard lodges papers suing BBC and police

6 October 2016

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Singer Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after being investigated over allegations of historical sexual assault.

Legal papers were filed at the High Court in London on Thursday.

They list Sir Cliff as a claimant, and the BBC and chief constable of South Yorkshire Police as defendants.

The star, 75, has always denied the allegations, and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in June it was taking no further action against him.

The decision to sue the BBC and South Yorkshire Police comes after Sir Cliff was the subject of a long-running police investigation based on allegations dating between 1958 and 1983 made by four men.

Sir Cliff was named as the subject of the investigation after police officers searching his apartment in 2014 were filmed by the BBC.

The CPS announced it was taking no further action against Sir Cliff on 16 June on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

That decision was reviewed last month following an application by one of his alleged accusers, but concluded the original decision not to proceed was correct.

After that announcement, Sir Cliff told BBC Radio 2 that “a cloud lifted” when he was informed of the news he would not be prosecuted.

The singer has previously spoken publicly about the investigation and the publicity surrounding it.

In a statement released in June he criticised what he called “vile accusations”, adding he was “named before I was even interviewed, and for me that was like being hung out like ‘live bait'”.

A spokesman for the singer said: “We can confirm that Sir Cliff today issued legal proceedings at the High Court against both South Yorkshire Police and the BBC. It would not be appropriate to comment further.”

A BBC spokesman said: “While we haven’t received any notification of action, we’ve said previously we are very sorry that Sir Cliff has suffered distress but we have a duty to report on matters of public interest and we stand by our journalism.”

Note of 30 September 2016

Cliff Richard. Has lived a double life for over five decades.

Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb. Cliff/ Harry has lived a double life for over five decades. “Cliff Richard says ‘cloud has lifted’

This is the time the twelve boy and teen alleged victims of sex assaults by Cliff (Harry) Richard (Webb) should pick up the big stick, take common law action against Cliff (Harry) and see for how long the dark clouds lift.

BBC News

Cliff Richard says ‘cloud has lifted’

By Mark Savage
BBC Music reporter
29 September 2016

Sir Cliff Richard says “a cloud lifted” when he was informed he would not be prosecuted over claims of historical sex offences.

“It’s not been the best two years of my life but it’s all gone,” he told Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2.

“Even though I knew it couldn’t go anywhere [because] these things never happened, there is always the fear and the embarrassment of being talked about in those terms.

“I’m moving on with my life.”

The singer was the subject of a long-running investigation by South Yorkshire police, which centred on accusations made by four men.

He was never arrested or charged, and always maintained his innocence.

The claims against the singer were dropped on 16 June on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The CPS reviewed the case following an application by one of his accusers but concluded this week that their decision has been correct.

Sir Cliff was speaking to BBC Radio 2 after announcing the release of a new album, Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll which will feature a duet with Elvis Presley.

Recorded in Nashville, it is Sir Cliff’s 45th studio album, and his 101st overall, and comprises new versions of classic rock tracks like Wake Up Little Susie, Rave On and his own debut single, Move It.

He said it was time to return to “the thing I love best” on the record, which celebrates “a more innocent time”.

“There is an audience out there of a certain age group, and they’re not going to stop loving the music they liked when they were 14,” he told Radio 2. “And I’m one of those people.”

“Yes, every now and then I hear something that I like from today but, for me, it never really stands up to the music of the Everly Brothers and Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.”

Elvis appears on a new version of Blue Suede Shoes, with Sir Cliff’s voice mixed with archival recordings of “The King”. The track was made with the approval of Presley’s estate.

Note of 29 September 2016

Cliff Richard: ‘My hell is finally over’ as he’s told he will NOT face child sex abuse charges

Front page news ... how The Sun reported the story

The start of Cliff’s hell two years ago. “Front page news … how The Sun reported the story”

My comments:

Cliff Richard thinks his “hell is over” but I think its only just beginning.

The men who allege Cliff Richard sexually abused him should now all sue him at common law as a group action.

They could sue for compensation and if enough evidence came out the UK Police would have to charge Cliff with underage sex abuse offences.

The UK Police should release the files of the case so there is transparency.

Clearly they wont so the victims should tell all at Court.

Daily Mirror London

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Cliff Richard: ‘My hell is finally over’ as he’s told he will NOT face child sex abuse charges

27 SEP 2016

BY TOM PETTIFOR

The veteran entertainer said he was “pleased” after lawyers upheld an earlier decision not to charge him

Cliff Richard has spoken for the first time since being told he will not be charged with child sex abuse

Cliff Richard has spoken for the first time since being told he will not be charged with child sex abuse

Sir Cliff Richard’s torment has finally come to an end as he was told he will not be charged with child sex abuse .

The veteran entertainer said he was “pleased” after lawyers upheld an earlier decision not to charge him.

Sir Cliff had been forced to endure an agonising four week wait as lawyers considered whether to reverse an earlier decision not to prosecute him.

Following the announcement the star, who was never arrested or charged, said: “As I have said previously, I’m innocent, so I’m obviously pleased with today’s CPS decision and the speed with which they reached it.

“I hope that it brings this matter to a close.”

Sir Cliff RichardCliff Richard has said he hopes this will bring the matter to a close

Sir Cliff RichardCliff Richard has said he hopes this will bring the matter to a close

The singer believes his reputation has been permanently tarnished by South Yorkshire Police who said they were probing accusations from four men dating between 1958 and 1983.

Earlier this year the Crown Prosecution Service announced there was ‘insufficient evidence’ to charge.

It took senior lawyers only a few weeks to reject the evidence collected by detectives over nearly two years, raising further concerns over the handling of the investigation.

Applications to review two of the charging decisions under the Victims’ Right to Review scheme were subsequently received.

A CPS spokesman said: “In accordance with the scheme, a CPS lawyer who was not involved in the original decision-making process has completed a full review of the evidence and has concluded that the decisions not to charge were correct.”

Cliff Richard performing on stage

Cliff Richard performing on stage

One friend of Cliff’s said after the announcement: “There was no case to answer, it was rubbish.

“It’s great news it has been dropped and rightfully so. It was people just trying to get money.

“This has been hanging over Cliff for a long time now and it will be an immense relieve for him that the case is closed.

“It’s been a tough time for him but he didn’t allow it to get to affect his health like it did before.

“The support of his family, friends and fans has been a massive source of encouragement and now he is just focusing on his new album.

Cliff will now be working on his new album

Cliff will now be working on his new album

“It’s finally time for him to move on.”

Another source said: “We understand that the CPS conducted a thorough review of the entire police file, not just the two complainants who requested the review of the decision not to prosecute.

“It has been confirmed by the CPS that this is the end of the matter.”

Fan Linda Kay Smith said: “So wonderful to hear this news, and of course if was right to drop it – in fact it should never have happened to our wonderful man.

“Get on with your life now Cliff.”

Barbara Hunt added: “More wasted money, we all knew it was c***. Now he can get on suing the BBC .”

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Friends have described the appeal as “more wasted money’

Charles Fisher said: “At last peace and closure for this great man. God bless you, Sir Cliff.”

The singer spoke earlier this year of the devastating impact of his ordeal and how he was taken ill on a tennis court.

He said: “I went ahead, but I could hardly lift my arm up. I was told, ‘Just take it gently’, but I couldn’t do that either. I couldn’t understand what was happening to me. I thought I was going to die.”

Sir Cliff said his life was “effectively turned upside down”, as he confirmed he was suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police over live coverage of the raid.

South Yorkshire Police has apologised “wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused” to the star by their “initial handling of the media interest” in its investigation into the singer.

Sir Cliff as a young star

Sir Cliff as a young star

He said in June: “How can there be evidence for something that never took place!”

He added: “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.”

Earlier this year, Antony Stansfield, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said the length of time Sir Cliff has been left in the dark over abuse claims was “unacceptable”.

Mr Stansfield, 70, said: “You either put up or shut up, and this clearly has not happened in this case.

“He’s never been charged. But two years later I would have thought something should have happened.”

Comedians Jim Davidson and Jimmy Tarbuck were both accused of sexual offences before police dropped investigations.

And radio DJ Paul Gambaccini was kept on police bail for 12 months after being arrested on suspicion of historical sex abuse in 2013, before being told he would not be charged.

Sir Cliff Richard and Gloria Hunniford

Sir Cliff Richard and Gloria Hunniford

Sir Cliff’s greatest hits include chart-toppers such as The Young Ones, Living Doll, Summer Holiday, We Don’t Talk Anymore and 1988 Christmas number one Mistletoe And Wine.

South Yorkshire Police’s botched probe into Sir Cliff comes after a string of failings by the force.

Inquest jurors concluded in April that the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, partly due to police failings.

It found that blunders by South Yorkshire’s police “caused or contributed to” the deaths of the ­Liverpool fans as a result of the disaster on April 15, 1989.

Note of 28 September 2016

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The decision today to uphold the decision by the UK Crown Prosecution Service to drop the Cliff Richard under age sexual abuse case was made after a review of the original decision by a UK Crown Prosecution Service lawyer not involved in the original decision to drop the case.

This is like the Police reviewing the Police. There is no independence or sense of justice here.

If I was one of the twelve victims who have alleged Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb had assaulted me I’d get this case to a Judge and get an independent Court to have a look at things.

Common law regress is the next step for these men.

BBC News

Decision to drop Cliff Richard case upheld by CPS

28 September 2016

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The decision today to uphold the decision by the UK Crown Prosecution Service to drop the Cliff Richard under age sexual abuse case was made after a review of the original decision by a UK Crown Prosecution Service lawyer not involved in the original decision to drop the case.

This is like the Police reviewing the Police. There is no independence or sense of justice here.

If I was one of the twelve victims who have alleged Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb had assaulted me I’d get this case to a Judge and get an independent Court to have a look at things.

BBC News

Decision to drop Cliff Richard case upheld by CPS

28 September 2016

The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical sex offences has been upheld, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

Claims the singer had assaulted four men were dropped on 16 June on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

The CPS reviewed the evidence following an application by one of his accusers but concluded the decision was correct.

Sir Cliff, 75, who always denied the allegations, said he was “pleased” with the decision.

He added: “As I have said previously, I’m innocent, so I’m obviously pleased with today’s CPS decision and the speed with which they reached it. I hope that it brings this matter to a close.”

Sir Cliff was the subject of a long-running South Yorkshire Police investigation that centred on sexual abuse allegations made by four men dating between 1958 and 1983.

‘Hung out like live bait’

In June, the CPS announced no criminal charges were to be brought as a result of Operation Kaddie.

It subsequently received applications to review two of the charging decisions under the Victims’ Right to Review scheme.
The CPS said in a statement: “In accordance with the scheme, a CPS lawyer who was not involved in the original decision-making process has completed a full review of the evidence and has concluded that the decisions not to charge were correct.”

Following the decision to take no further action against the singer, Sir Cliff said he felt “tarnished” by the allegations and that being named in the media meant he had been “hung out like live bait”.

Officers were filmed searching Sir Cliff’s apartment in Berkshire in 2014, after the allegations came to light, which was broadcast live by the BBC.

The entertainer has subsequently made formal legal complaints to South Yorkshire Police and the corporation.
In 2014, a parliamentary committee found the BBC had acted “properly” in the way it has reported the story.

Last year an independent investigation concluded that South Yorkshire Police should not have released “highly confidential” information to the BBC about the planned search.

The force apologised “wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused” to Sir Cliff by the force’s “initial handling of the media interest” in its investigation.

The BBC later said it was “very sorry” Sir Cliff “suffered distress” after its coverage of the police raid but said it “stands by the decision to report the investigation undertaken by the South Yorkshire Police and the search of his property.”

Note of 19 September 2016

Sir Cliff Richard, as the decision not to press charges in the abuse case against the veteran singer is being reviewed

Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard has now had two of twelve accusers lodging appeals against the British Prosecutors decision not to proceed with the case for underage sexual abuse allegations against Cliff.

Cliff aka Harry Webb seems to be conducting some kind of smoke and mirrors exercise accusing the BBC and British Authorities of all kinds of things.

This may be a result of pressure and maybe he’s losing it in his head because his secret life is about to be revealed to the world.

Cliff Richard has clearly used Christianity as a front to be a deviate and a gay. Whether he has been a perverse gay having child and teen sex with males or a perverse gay doing servers gay things has yet to be revealed.

Mirror London

Sir Cliff Richard will lobby Parliament to stop sex abused accused being named before they are charged

18 SEP 2016 UPDATED 19:38, 18 SEP 2016

BY MATTHEW YOUNG

“The singer hopes it would end the “witch-hunt” against celebrities and high profile figures who have had their reputations ruined by unfounded accusations without ever being charged

The singer will meet MPs and peers on October 17

The singer will meet MPs and peers on October 17

The singer will meet MPs and peers on October 17

Sir Cliff Richard will next month lobby top politicians in parliament in a bid to stop those accused of sex abuse being named before they are charged.

The veteran pop icon wants a change in the law that would give anonymity to anyone suspected of rape or sexual assault unless they were facing trial.

He hopes it would end the “witch-hunt” against celebrities and high profile figures who have had their reputations ruined by unfounded accusations without ever being charged with an offence.

The 75-year-old Living Doll hitmaker will tell MPs and peers on October 17 of his own horror when the BBC broadcast footage of police raiding his Berkshire penthouse following historic abuse claims.

Members of Parliament gather in the House of Commons. Sir Cliff wants a change in law to end 'witch hunts'

Members of Parliament gather in the House of Commons. Sir Cliff wants a change in law to end ‘witch hunts’

Sir Cliff was questioned by detectives but never arrested or charged, but the investigation lasted nearly two years until cops said there was not enough evidence to charge .

Now the Crown Prosecution Service has been asked to look again at the cases .

The singer, who is planning to sue the BBC and police for allowing the search of his home to be broadcast, has told how he was treated like “live bait”.

Sir Cliff Richard vows torment of new sex abuse claims won’t break him

He has said a change in the law would “make all that I’ve been through almost worthwhile” if it “saves someone else going through the same thing”.

Sir Cliff RichardThe BBC filmed the raid on Sir Cliff's apartment

Sir Cliff Richard. The BBC filmed the raid on Sir Cliff’s apartment

At next month’s meeting in a House of Lords committee room, the singer will be joined by DJ Paul Gambaccini , who endured “12 months of hell” on bail for sex abuse claims he was never charged for.

They will urge politicians to back changes being put forward by Lord Paddick, a former Scotland Yard chief who is now a Lib Dem peer.

His reform would mean nothing could be published or broadcast in England and Wales to identify anyone accused of a sexual offence “up until that person is charged with the offence, except where a judge is satisfied it is in the public interest.””

Note of 12 September 2016

Second accuser appeals:

Sir Cliff Richard has “lost the plot” after second accuser appeals. “RAGING CLIFF ON EDGE Fears for Sir Cliff Richard after legendary singer stops eating due to stress over sex crime allegations”.

Sir Cliff Richard: "I don't like the idea of being collateral damage - and that's what I've been for 22 months".

Sir Cliff Richard: Innocent? and extremely angry. Sir Cliff: “I’m completely innocent of child sex crimes…I don’t like the idea of being collateral damage – and that’s what I’ve been for 22 months”.

This saga involving Sir Cliff Richard has taken another twist over the weekend with information leaking out that a second accuser has appealed over the British Prosecutions recent decision to dump the case against Cliff Richard.

This information of a second accuser appealing has tipped Sir Cliff over the edge.

Reportedly he is incandescent over this new second appeal.

Incandescent

Showing extreme anger

He was incandescent with rage.

(Cambridge English Dictionary)

Twelve men are reported to have accused Sir Cliff Richard of sex assault offences against them as little boys and/ or male teens.

If you read on-line about “Cliff Richard and Elm House”, Sir Cliff is alleged to have gone to that House of Horrors under the code-name Kitty. Elm House, now demolished, is a house in Barnsley, England where British celebrities, politicians and members of the gay, queer, pedophile and deviate elite went to have sex with children brought from a nearby orphanage.

The Sun London

RAGING CLIFF ON EDGE Fears for Sir Cliff Richard after legendary singer stops eating due to stress over sex crime allegations

Singer said to be ‘incandescent’ after second person launches challenge against CPS decision not to charge him

EXCLUSIVE

BY LAURA ARMSTRONG

11th September 2016, 4:08 am

SIR Cliff Richard was last night close to breaking point and refusing to eat over the sex crime allegations that continue to dog him.

The singer, 75, was described as “incandescent” after it emerged a second person has launched a challenge to the CPS decision not to charge him following assault claims by four men.

Worry ... Sir Cliff is close to breaking point over sex crime allegations that continue to dog him

Worry … Sir Cliff is close to breaking point over sex crime allegations that continue to dog him

A source close to the star said: “He has stopped eating and can’t sleep.

“He’s totally consumed by this and at breaking point with frustration.

“He thought the whole thing was over.

“Those close to him are really worried. Cliff is incandescent with rage. In more despondent moments he threatens to give up everything. He claims he can’t see how this will ever end or how things could go back to normal.”

Sleepless nights ... a source close to Sir Cliff said:“He’s totally consumed by this and at breaking point with frustration.

Sleepless nights … a source close to Sir Cliff said:“He’s totally consumed by this and at breaking point with frustration.

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LIVING HELL Sir Cliff Richard going ‘all guns blazing’ as BBC refuse to pay out over the screening of cop raid

SIX MORE WEEKS OF HELL Sir Cliff ‘s anxious wait as CPS reviews decision not to prosecute over sex abuse allegations
Nothing to see … after a two-year probe by South Yorkshire Police costing £800,000, the CPS finally pulled the plug because of insufficient evidence GETTY IMAGES

Nothing to see . . . after a two-year probe by South Yorkshire Police costing £800,000, the CPS finally pulled the plug

Nothing to see . . . after a two-year probe by South Yorkshire Police costing £800,000, the CPS finally pulled the plug

Cops raided Sir Cliff’s home in 2014 over allegations made by four men of offences between 1958 and 1983.

But he was never arrested or charged — and after a two-year probe by South Yorkshire Police costing £800,000, the CPS finally pulled the plug in June because of insufficient evidence.

Two of his accusers are now using a victims’ rights procedure to battle for a review of the CPS decision.

Front page news ... how The Sun reported the story

Front page news … how The Sun reported the story

Sir Cliff, who insists he is innocent, said via his spokesman that he was confident the CPS will “come to the right conclusion”.

The pop veteran — a devout Christian famed for his squeaky-clean image — is said to have shelved plans for a new album. The source said: “He feels he can’t promote anything until it is recognised he is innocent.”

Note of 7 September 2016

Cliff Richard is launching legal action against the BBC

Cliff Richard. 28 days wait.

The British Crown Prosecution Service has committed to look at Cliff Richard accuser’s challenge against the no-charge verdict within 28 days.

“…the Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders stressed that the review was triggered by one of Sir Cliff’s accusers and not by prosecutors, and that the decision would not be overturned unless it was found to have been wrong.”

Daily Mail Australia

CPS ‘will look at Cliff Richard accuser’s no-charges challenge within 28 days’

By PRESS ASSOCIATION

PUBLISHED: 6 September 2016

Sir Cliff Richard will not have to wait months for the conclusion of a review into the decision not to charge him over abuse allegations, the Director of Public Prosecutions has said.

Alison Saunders stressed that the review was triggered by one of Sir Cliff’s accusers and not by prosecutors, and that the decision would not be overturned unless it was found to have been wrong.

The 75-year-old singer was investigated over sexual assault accusations made by four men dating between 1958 and 1983, but the case was discontinued without arrest or charge on grounds of insufficient evidence.

Sir Cliff Richard, as the decision not to press charges in the abuse case against the veteran singer is being reviewed

Sir Cliff Richard, as the decision not to press charges in the abuse case against the veteran singer is being reviewed

A review of the Crown Prosecution Service decision was ordered at the beginning of August after a challenge was lodged by one of the accusers under the victims’ right to review scheme.

A spokesman for the veteran entertainer said at the time that Sir Cliff was “confident” the review would “come to the right conclusion” and urged investigators to do so “as soon as possible”.

On Tuesday, the DPP was challenged over whether the review meant that the singer will be “hung out to dry” for months on end waiting for the threat of prosecution finally to be lifted.

Ms Saunders told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “Absolutely not. We are very conscious of the need to have finality for everybody involved.”

The CPS has a target of completing reviews within 28 days and there are time limits for accusers to demand a review, she said.

Ms Saunders added: “We published our Victims’ Right to Review scheme about two years ago in response to both a domestic Court of Appeal case and the European directive on victims’ rights, both of which said that there must be the ability for victims to challenge a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute.

“The scheme makes it clear that the right is to challenge the decision, but we only overturn these decisions if we think that the original decision was wrong.

“We look at it again, and it must still be that there is sufficient evidence and it’s in the public interest to prosecute. It must still satisfy the tests.

“It only goes on for a limited time. There are time limits when the complainant can make that request, and we will look at it within 28 days.”

Note of 6 September 2016

Sir Cliff Richard: "I don't like the idea of being collateral damage - and that's what I've been for 22 months".

Sir Cliff Richard: “I don’t like the idea of being collateral damage – and that’s what I’ve been for 22 months”.

Sir Cliff Richard faces an appeal investigation into the pedophile abuse allegations against him being dismissed by the British Prosecution.

One of his accusers has lodged an appeal to this decision not to charge Cliff Richard..

Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb has vowed that the torment of these new sex abuse claims won’t break him but what will break him if he’s convicted and sent to prison and has to sing duets with Rolf Harris.

Justice will have to run its course and we’ll see what happens.

Here is an article in the Mirror London on 2 September 2016.

Mirror London

Sir Cliff Richard vows torment of new sex abuse claims won’t break him

2 SEP 2016

BY HALINA WATTS

Crown ­Prosecution Service lawyers are looking into a legal challenge to ditching the case after his 22-month nightmare

cliff

Cliff Richard has said the new torment wont break him

Just last week, Sir Cliff Richard announced he was back to his best after child sex abuse claims against him were finally dropped.

And the 75-year-old has vowed not to let the fresh torment of a shock review into the decision crush him.

Pop legend Sir Cliff said he is certain the outcome will be the same after Crown ­Prosecution Service lawyers look into a legal challenge to ditching the case after his 22-month nightmare.

A spokesman for the star said: “Sir Cliff reaffirms his innocence and has every confidence the CPS will once again come to the right conclusion.

“He trusts that they will also do so as soon as possible. Just three days ago Sir Cliff was informed a complainant has requested a review of the CPS’s decision.

The Charters Estate, where entertainer Sir Cliff Richard owns an apartment

The Charters Estate, where entertainer Sir Cliff Richard owns an apartment

“When a person is told that their complaint is not going to be the subject of any further action they are also told that they have the right to ask for a review.

“We understand that it is not unusual for this to happen.”

A friend of Sir Cliff’s said: “He won’t let this break him. He’s spoken of his ­innocence, he knows in his heart of hearts that he has been honest and told the truth.

“He waited two years and that did almost break him, but once the police said there was no case it was a complete relief and a release for him.

“It was total relief and he won’t be broken by this.

“But it’s absolutely ­ridiculous that he has to go through it. It’s a waste of police time. It’s the plight of fame, people can come up and say anything.

Cars leave the Charters Estate in Sunningdale, Berkshire, where Sir Cliff Richard has an apartment

Cars leave the Charters Estate in Sunningdale, Berkshire, where Sir Cliff Richard has an apartment

“It’s awful that he even has to think about it.”

Another pal added: “Cliff deserves to be left alone.

“If it is going to be investigated it has to be done quickly. It is unreasonable to expect someone with his profile and age to have to wait for justice to be done when he has already been cleared once.”

Cliff Richard performs on stage

Cliff Richard performs on stage

One of Sir Cliff’s accusers challenged the decision to drop the case, two months after prosecutors ruled there was ­“insufficient evidence” to charge him.

The singer is expected to learn whether that ­decision is upheld in the coming weeks.

It is ­understood a lawyer will look at the evidence before coming to a conclusion.

Cliff Richard speaks with fans at his vineyard in Qunita do Miradoura, near Albufeira, in Portugal

Cliff Richard speaks with fans at his vineyard in Qunita do Miradoura, near Albufeira, in Portugal

The move came as he said he was ­beginning to recover from his ordeal.

Since being accused of groping a teenage boy in the 80s, Sir Cliff’s home in ­Berkshire was raided by police in an ­operation that was filmed and aired by the BBC.

He was also left ­devastated by the death of his beloved younger sister Donna Goulden at the age of 73 last month.

Sir Cliff Richard at home in Surrey with sisters Donna (left) and Jacqui - 2000

Sir Cliff Richard at home in Surrey with sisters Donna (left) and Jacqui – 2000

It took the CPS just a few weeks to reject the evidence collected by South Yorkshire Police, raising concerns over the handling of the ­investigation.

And the star last week told thousands of fans visiting his vineyard in Portugal from around the world that he had bounced back to full strength and was looking to the future.

He looked a picture of health as he addressed the crowd, who braved 30C heat to see him unveil a new red wine.

GettySir Cliff RichardSir Cliff Richard says he is back to his best
This week, the Mirror told how Sir Cliff took to the stage on board a cruise ship in front of an adoring crowd.

After his case was dropped, he said he was “thrilled” and added: “I have always maintained my ­innocence, co-operated with the investigation, and cannot understand why it took so long to get to this point.”

A spokesman for the CPS has confirmed they have received an application under the victims’ right to review scheme over the decision made in relation to the star.

He added: “It is ongoing.”

Cliff Richard. Has lived a double life for over five decades.

Cliff Richard. Has lived a double life for over five decades. Who is the real Cliff?

Note of 31 August 2016

Sir Cliff Richard. Innocent or guilty of child sex and/ or teen sex abuse offences?

Sir Cliff Richard. Innocent or guilty of child sex and/ or teen sex abuse offences?

The Cliff Richard pedophile abuse allegation case has taken a new turn with new revelations in the British media today:

“that one of Sir Cliff’s accusers has challenged the decision not to prosecute him, and as a result an independent lawyer will review the evidence presented to the CPS to decide whether or not they made the correct decision.

The request to review the case was made at the beginning of this month and is currently ongoing, although the length of the process is not yet known. According to The Daily Mirror, Sir Cliff was told of the challenge a short time before the death of his 73-year-old sister Donna Goulden earlier this month.

The appeal was made under the Victims’ Right to Review. The scheme, introduced in 2013, makes it easier for alleged victims to seek a review if the CPS decides not to charge a suspect, to discontinue a case or offer no evidence in court. Victims can also include bereaved relatives or partners, and parents if the victim is aged under 18.

The change was prompted by a Court of Appeal ruling involving a case in which the CPS decided not to bring sexual assault charges in 2007.

However, the decision was reversed and in 2011 the man was jailed for three-and- a-half years. Last night a spokesman for the CPS said: ‘We have received a Victims’ Right to Review request.

‘That is happening at the moment. The request was received at the beginning of August.’”

The Mirror London

This information has come out at a time when Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb has been huffing and puffing about suing the BBC for great injustices and is claiming one million pounds off them.

As a result of today’s news, Cliff Richard has two battles on his hands. An offensive battle against the BBC that could lead to new murky revelations about him and his long life, and a defensive battle as one of his twelve accusers, who are adult men, is appealing against the decision not to prosecute him.

I have a sense that the British media, the BBC and the British Police and Prosecutors know a lot more about Cliff Richard than they’re revealing to date.

Daily Mail London

Fresh agony for Sir Cliff as the CPS reviews abuse claims: Singer could face ‘living hell’ again after one accuser challenges decision not to prosecute him

Sir Cliff Richard could be forced to endure ‘living hell’ once more

One of his accusers challenged the decision not to prosecute him

CPS confirmed case of alleged sex abuse is being reviewed by a lawyer

By IZZY FERRIS FOR THE DAILY MAIL

31 August 2016

Anguish: Sir Cliff Richard said the inquiry made his life 'hell'

Anguish: Sir Cliff Richard said the inquiry made his life ‘hell’

Sir Cliff Richard is facing fresh anguish after one of his accusers challenged the decision not to prosecute him over sex abuse claims, it emerged last night.

Just two months ago, the 75-year-old told the Daily Mail he was attempting to rebuild his life after allegations against him were dropped following a police investigation lasting nearly two years.

But now the singer could be forced to endure ‘living hell’ once more after the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed the case is being reviewed.

One of Sir Cliff’s accusers has challenged the decision not to prosecute him, and as a result an independent lawyer will review the evidence presented to the CPS to decide whether or not they made the correct decision.

The request to review the case was made at the beginning of this month and is currently ongoing, although the length of the process is not yet known. According to The Daily Mirror, Sir Cliff was told of the challenge a short time before the death of his 73-year-old sister Donna Goulden earlier this month.

The appeal was made under the Victims’ Right to Review. The scheme, introduced in 2013, makes it easier for alleged victims to seek a review if the CPS decides not to charge a suspect, to discontinue a case or offer no evidence in court. Victims can also include bereaved relatives or partners, and parents if the victim is aged under 18.

The change was prompted by a Court of Appeal ruling involving a case in which the CPS decided not to bring sexual assault charges in 2007.

However, the decision was reversed and in 2011 the man was jailed for three-and- a-half years. Last night a spokesman for the CPS said: ‘We have received a Victims’ Right to Review request.

‘That is happening at the moment. The request was received at the beginning of August.’

Drama: Sir Cliff's home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, was raided in August 2014 +2

Drama: Sir Cliff’s home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, was raided in August 2014

Officers investigating claims of historic sexual abuse swooped on Sir Cliff’s home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014. Sir Cliff has always strongly denied the allegations.

Following a lengthy investigation, prosecutors took just one month to consider the allegations before throwing them out in June this year.

A month later, Sir Cliff announced that he was launching a £1million action against the BBC and police for turning his life ‘upside down’ after the raid on his home was filmed.

South Yorkshire Police has previously apologised to Sir Cliff for the ‘initial handling of the media interest’ in its investigation. The BBC also said it was ‘very sorry’ for the ‘distress’ caused by the coverage of the police raid, but that it stood by its decision to report the story.

In June, Sir Cliff told the Mail he ‘thought he was going to die’ during the ‘really terrifying, really horrible’ police investigation.
He added: ‘I can’t imagine ever forgetting what these people have done to me. It has damaged me in many, many ways.’ A spokesman for Sir Cliff last night declined to comment.

Note of 30 August 2016

"Insufficient suggests that maybe there's something there and I know there wasn't," he said. Cliff Richard was accused of sexullay assaulting a 15 year old male at a Billy Graham Crusade in the 1980s in Sheffield, England.

“Insufficient suggests that maybe there’s something there and I know there wasn’t,” Cliff Richard said.
Cliff Richard was accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year old male at a Billy Graham Crusade in the 1980s in Sheffield, England. A total of twelve men alleged Cliff Richard sexually abused them while they were young. British Police said they couldn’t find enough evidence.

The Mirror London article below of 27 August 2016 says:

“The developments could be a fresh setback for Sir Cliff, who is estimated to have already spend “hundreds of thousands” on legal fees.

But the insider added Sir Cliff is still intent on going “all guns blazing” for South Yorkshire Police in a separate action.”

It will be interesting to see how Cliff Richard goes with this action. He certainly is an angry queen about it.

Twelve men accused Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb of assaulting them as children/ and or teens. The exact details are in Police files.

There’s plenty of information on the Net if you google “Cliff Richard pedophile”, “Cliff Richard Elm House”, “Cliff Richard rent boys” or “Cliff Richard “Kitty” Elm House.

Mirror London

BBC tell Cliff Richard they WON’T be rolling over in £1million legal fight

27 AUG 2016

BY PATRICK HILL

“The singer is suing the BBC following their decision to screen a live broadcast of the moment police officers raided his home

Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC

Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC

BBC bosses have told Sir Cliff Richard they will not be rolling over in their £1m legal fight with him.

The legendary singer is suing the corporation following their infamous decision to screen a live broadcast of the moment police officers raided his home two years ago.

Sir Cliff – who is set to start a new week-long run of performances onboard a Mediterranean cruise ship – instructed lawyers to take action after accusing the tax-payer funded broadcaster of “misuse of private information”.

But the Sunday Mirror can today reveal the BBC has now responded to Cliff’s lawyers maintaining their decision was justified as they claim showing the footage was in the public interest.

The BBC has also made clear that the decision was signed off by a number of senior bosses, who all agreed the decision to screen the raid was correct.

And they have said that insiders had three days notice and three days of consultation to “the highest level” of the Corporation, before deciding to break the now infamous exclusive.

Our new information indicates that BBC bosses appear determined to fight Sir Cliff’s claims – meaning he faces a long battle ahead.

BerkshirePolice arriving at the home of Sir Cliff Richard near Sunningdale, Berkshire

Berkshire Police arriving at the home of Sir Cliff Richard near Sunningdale, Berkshire

The insider told the Sunday Mirror: “The BBC have told Sir Cliff’s team that they are in no doubt everything was done by the book.

“They have said that the journalist who was given the story at the BBC went to the head of news, who contacted BBC legal and head of legal and even consulted an external media lawyer to clarify their position.

“This took three full days. It was not a spur of the moment thing to broadcast the raid.

“It was planned and strategic for the entire broadcast of the story.

Cliff Richard is launching legal action against the BBC

Cliff Richard is launching legal action against the BBC

“The BBC are steadfast that this is a public interest story and they were only following a legitimate tip off from a national constabulary.”

The raid in August 2014 sparked two years of Hell for the singer, before he was eventually told he would not face police prosecution over child abuse claims.

The developments could be a fresh setback for Sir Cliff, who is estimated to have already spend “hundreds of thousands” on legal fees.

But the insider added Sir Cliff is still intent on going “all guns blazing” for South Yorkshire Police in a separate action.

But the insider added Sir Cliff is still intent on going “all guns blazing” for South Yorkshire Police in a separate action.

Cliff Richard is also apparently intent on launching a similar action against South Yorkshire Police

The under-fire constabulary’s officers raided the star’s Berkshire mansion after a man came forward to say he had been abused by him at a Christian rally in Sheffield in 1985.

“They caused all of this mess in the first place,” the source added.

Sir Cliff swiftly launched his bid to sue the BBC after he was cleared by police on June 16.

He had spent 22 months in legal limbo.

A planned LP release was put on hold, and the singer picked up an illness which he feared would kill him and he believes was brought on by stress.

But loyal fans refused to turn their back on the star, who had a sell out UK tour to mark his 75th birthday.

Police eventually dropped the case after admitting they were unable to substantiate claims the alleged victim made of abuse by Sir Cliff at Sheffield United’s Brammall Lane soccer stadium in 1985.

Cliff has always vehemently denied any wrongdoing.

Several other alleged victims came forward after the raid footage was aired. But not one case stood up to scrutiny.

The Sunday Mirror later exclusively revealed one of Sir Cliff’s accusers had previously been held on suspicion of attempting to blackmail the pop singer.

Another unnamed accuser, it emerged, was reportedly one of Britain’s worst serial rapists.

Sir Cliff has a five decade association with the BBC, including appearing on the first ever episode of Top of the Pops in 1964.”

Note of 1 August 2016

Sir Cliff Richard: "I don't like the idea of being collateral damage - and that's what I've been for 22 months".

Sir Cliff Richard: “I don’t like the idea of being collateral damage – and that’s what I’ve been for 22 months”.

Cliff Richard has landed a lucrative Sony deal for a new Christmas album as he makes his musical comeback after “a two-year agony of sex abuse allegations”.

I hope the twelve men who allege he sexually abused them as teens and/ or children give Cliff a nice Christmas present by suing him at common law for sexual abuse by him and seek a large compensation payout.

Daily Mail London

Sir Cliff Richard lands lucrative Sony deal for new Christmas album as he makes his musical comeback after two-year agony of sex abuse allegations

Sir Cliff’s record will have ‘rock and roll’ sound and be released by Sony

First album since false historical allegations under Operation Yewtree

Singer’s Berkshire home was raided by South Yorkshire Police in 2014

BBC filmed raid and Sir Cliff is suing corporation for invading his privacy

By ALEX MATTHEWS FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 31 July 2016

Sir Cliff Richard will launch his comeback with a special Christmas album and will receive the full backing of the BBC – despite his £1million legal claim against them.

Sir Cliff is working on the festive album, which could be called ‘Stronger’ or ‘Back For Good’, with record label Sony and sources close to the star say he is not far from completing it, reports the Mirror.

The 75-year-old singer, who is the most successful solo artist in UK chart history, is said to have found getting back in the studio ‘cathartic’ as he fought to clear his name after historic abuse allegations.

Cliff Richard. Has lived a double life for over five decades.

Cliff Richard. Has lived a double life for over five decades. Will the dirt come out before he dies?

The singer, who burst onto the British pop scene in the 1950s, has since launched a legal battle against the BBC after claiming they ‘unlawfully colluded’ with detectives to invade his privacy.

Reflecting on his ordeal, Sir Cliff said: ‘My life was effectively turned upside down and my reputation, worldwide, was unnecessarily damaged.’

The singer believes that the abuse ordeal cost him around £1million in lost earnings, due to his name being smeared with audiences and fans across the world.

But a source said that his legal action against the BBC was not financially motivated.

It said: ‘The essence of this is that he does not want anyone who is innocent, like him, to go through what he has experienced.

‘He is in the fortunate position of being able to try to do something about this and we hope the judge in due course will find that there has been an unlawful misuse of private information.’

Sir Cliff hopes to open a new chapter with his Christmas album, and, it is claimed, the BBC is backing him with bosses planning to play his tracks on Radio 2.

However, the singer remains bitter about the way he believed he was treated by the corporation during the abuse allegations and says radio bosses ignored his music.

A claim that has been disputed by the BBC, who say that each artist’s work is considered on ‘musical merit’.

A spokesman said: ‘There is no reason why any new material by Cliff wouldn’t be considered.’

Note of 30 July 2016

Sir Cliff the queen of Wimbleton

Sir Cliff The Queen of Wimbleton

Cliff Richard is threatening to take the BBC to court after the BBC rejected his damages claim.

This may not be a wise move.

Cliff Richard, his live in boyfriend camp high Roman priest John, his coterie of gay friends and advisers, and his elite and expensive legal team are counselling Cliff to go on the offensive.

The supposition being that the best form of defence is attack.

There is an ancient principle in the Japanese Art of War that retreat to a high and lofty well-fortressed castle is a wise move when surrounded by greater and stronger enemies.

Little Cliff, whose bark is far greater than his bite, being an ancient secret gay troubadour, is taking on full frontal the mighty British Broadcasting Corporation, and by inference exposing himself and his past, and many secrets, from the piercing and gaze and scrutiny of the British media.

It may be that it’s all bluff. We’ll have to wait and see.

What I’m hoping is that the twelve men who allege Cliff aka Harry Webb sexually assaulted them when they were little boys and/ or young teens will find cash and resources to file a common law compensation action against Cliff aka Harry Webb.

Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is accused of raping boys at the notorious 'Elm House' house of horrors where celebrities and the British establishment came in the 1970s to 1980s and had parties. Children were brought from a neighbouring orphanage and raped by these pedophiles. This is well-established fact and not a made-up story. It is alleged from testimony of victims and written evidence that Cliff Richard, a lifelong secret homosexual, came there regularly and used the name 'Kitty'.

Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is accused of raping boys at the notorious ‘Elm House’ house of horrors where celebrities and the British establishment came in the 1970s to 1980s and had parties. Children were brought from a neighbouring orphanage and raped by these pedophiles. This is well-established fact and not a made-up story. It is alleged from testimony of victims and written evidence that Cliff Richard, a lifelong secret homosexual, came there regularly and used the name ‘Kitty’.

Christianity Today

Sir Cliff Richard could see BBC in court after corporation rejects his damages claim

Ruth Gledhill CHRISTIAN TODAY CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

25 July 2016

“Sir Cliff Richard is to battle the BBC in court

Sir Cliff Richard could take the BBC to court after the broadcaster rejected his demand for more than £1 million damages from them and the police.

Sir Cliff, 75, is seeking damages for the live coverage of a raid on his penthouse in Berkshire in August 2014.

His lawyers have told the BBC he wants damages because he believes the BBC and South Yorkshire Police “unawfully” colluded on the coverage.

The historic sexual abuse case against him was dropped last month.

BBC sources told the Telegraph that said it stands behind its reporting of the story and their lawyers have responded accordingly.

The broadcaster has already apologised for the distress caused to the star, but insists that the story was strongly in the public interest.

A BBC spokesman told Christian Today: “As we have said previously, we are very sorry that Sir Cliff, who has worked as a performer and musician for so many years with the BBC, has suffered distress.

“The BBC has a duty to report on matters of public interest. As we have said before, once the South Yorkshire Police had confirmed the investigation and Sir Cliff Richard’s identity and informed the BBC of the timing and details of the search of his property, it would neither have been editorially responsible nor in the public interest to choose not to report fully the investigation into Sir Cliff Richard because of his public profile.

“The BBC, at every stage, reported Sir Cliff’s full denial of the allegations.

“The BBC, therefore, stands by the decision to report the investigation undertaken by the South Yorkshire Police and the search of his property.”

Sir Cliff was investigated over allegations of sexual offences between 1958 and 1983, but the Crown Prosecution Service said last month it would not charge him due to lack of evidence.

South Yorkshire Police and Sir Cliff declined to comment.”

Note of 11 July 2016

Cliff Richard starts legal action against BBC and South Yorkshire Police

Cliff Richard. Lucky escape?

Cliff Richard. Lucky escape? Angry aggrieved and innocent of child and teen sex offences- or not spilling the beans on a duplicitous sexual and moral life?

By suing the BBC, Cliff Richard is keeping this complex and sordid tale in the public eye.

If he was smarter and craftier he’d quietly go off to his luxury Barbardos palace and keep a very low profile and hope none of the twelve men who are alleging he raped them as children and/ or teens will still be too messed up by the sexual abuse they allege they’ve suffered at the hands of Cliff Richard or other alleged pedophiles to take any effective legal action. After all it is their right to pursue their matter via Common Law.

The British Prosecution dropped the matter at quite an advanced stage in the matter.

The saga is far from over on many fronts.

Will these twelve alleged victims sue? It’s like the twelve battered apostles lining up accusing Cliff Richard of child and teen sex crimes.

Will the BBC be able to haul up some unsavoury facts about Cliff Richard?

Will Cliff Richard ‘come out’ as a lifelong closet homosexual before he dies because this awkward fact Cliff Richard is trying to hide from the world comes out in Court evidence or something?

So many questions. So many nasty little embarrassing facts and allegations. So many contingencies and so many scandals.

Here is the BBC writing about legal action against themselves.

BBC News London

Cliff Richard starts legal action against BBC and South Yorkshire Police

10 July 2016

Cliff Richard has instructed lawyers to make formal legal complaints to South Yorkshire Police and the BBC over their handling of a police raid on his home.

Police investigating historical sex allegations launched an investigation in 2014, which was filmed by the BBC.
Sir Cliff, 75, was told last month that he would not face criminal proceedings.

“In the absence of satisfactory answers a court will determine whether or not their behaviour was justified and proportionate,” the pop star said.

“It is important not only for me personally but much more widely.

“My life was effectively turned upside down and my reputation, worldwide, was unnecessarily damaged. I would not want the same to happen to others whether in the public eye or not.”

‘Questions to be answered’

The BBC’s helicopter and television cameras attended a police search of Sir Cliff Richard’s penthouse flat in Berkshire in August 2014.

In 2014, a Parliamentary Committee found the BBC had acted “properly”.

Last year an independent investigation concluded that South Yorkshire Police should not have released “highly confidential” information to the BBC about the planned search.

The force apologised “wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused” to Sir Cliff by the force’s “initial handling of the media interest” in its investigation.

Sir Cliff was not arrested, nor charged – and last month the case was dismissed by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The corporation later said it was “very sorry” Sir Cliff “suffered distress” after its coverage of the police raid but said it “stands by the decision to report the investigation undertaken by the South Yorkshire Police and the search of his property.”

‘No exceptional circumstances’

In a statement posted on Facebook on Sunday, Sir Cliff said: “Whilst the police of course need to properly investigate allegations made to them, it is clear to me that questions need to be answered by both the police and the BBC about their initial handling of my matter, which has rightly been condemned from so many quarters, including the Home Affairs Select Committee, the broader press, and, even the police themselves.

“I chose not to comment during the active investigation for obvious reasons, but having suffered the experience that I have, I firmly believe that privacy should be respected and that police guidelines are there to be followed.

“That means that save in exceptional circumstances people should never be named unless and until they are charged. As everybody has accepted there were no such ‘exceptional circumstances’ in my case.”
The BBC and South Yorkshire Police said they had no comment on the statement.

Note of 22 June 2016

Cliff Richard. Threatening to sue? He's bluffing. No way.

Cliff Richard. Threatening to sue the BBC? He’s bluffing. No way.

The article below in The Guardian London says Cliff Richard is thinking of suing the BBC over the well-publicised raid by Yorkshire Police when they tipped off the BBC about the raid and the BBC covered the raid on Cliff Richard’s apartment from all angles including from a helicopter.

There is no way Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is going to sue anyone no matter what they write or say.

The reason is that there are twelve men who claim Cliff Richard sexually abused them.

Plus there is the annoying matter of Elm Guest House in Barnes, West London where celebrities, politicians and member of the British establishment used to go in the 1970s and 1980s and have child-sex parties and rape children.

Cliff Richard is alleged to have gone there under the name “Kitty” and raped children.

Cliff or Kitty?

Harry Webb or Cliff or Kitty?

The Guardian London

Australian edition

BBC defends Cliff Richard coverage after star attacks ‘intrusion’

Singer says he is considering legal action after corporation failed to apologise for ‘shameful’ helicopter footage of police raid on his home

Sir Cliff Richard claimed that what the BBC did was ‘shameful’

Sir Cliff Richard claimed that what the BBC did was ‘shameful’

Tuesday 21 June 2016 22.08 AEST Last modified on Wednesday 22 June 2016 02.36 AEST

The BBC has defended its controversial helicopter pictures of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s house after the singer said it was guilty of a “shameful” invasion of his privacy.

Richard said the “people at the top” of the BBC “have a lot to answer for” after the BBC screened footage of police officers searching his £3m Berkshire apartment as part of an investigation into sexual assault allegations.

The singer said he was considering taking legal action against the corporation, saying: “I do feel that they owe me something. The police have apologised but the BBC hasn’t, and it owes me that. What they did was shameful.”

Analysis Cliff Richard inquiry was mired in controversy from the start

Serious questions raised over investigation, its proportionality and the testing of allegations before raid on singer’s home

“Somebody at the top [of the BBC] said: ‘Good idea. Let’s get this story.’ And somehow they were able to get the police to tell them when they were coming,” Richard told the Daily Mail.

“It shouldn’t do that. I’m sure that was probably against the law. I always thought a police raid was supposed to be secret.

“Nobody should know. And yet the BBC were there. So they have a lot to answer for and that was real intrusion into my privacy. To actually film my apartment. It’s unforgivable.”

South Yorkshire police agreed a deal with the BBC after its reporter, Dan Johnson, received a tip-off about the raid on Richard’s home.

The BBC has said that the tip-off did not come from the South Yorkshire force. It filmed footage of the police operation from a helicopter which was broadcast on BBC1 news bulletins and the BBC News channel on 14 August 2014.
Cliff Richard raid: police chief apologises for BBC deal on coverage

Richard said a “new generation” at the BBC “have a lack of respect of what’s happened before. A whole new group of people. They don’t care what we’ve done in the past”.

In a statement issued by the BBC earlier this week, after the Crown Prosecution Service said Richard would not not face charges over allegations he sexually abused four boys more than 30 years ago, the BBC said it had applied “normal editorial judgments” to its reporting.

“We applied normal editorial judgmnts to a story that was covered widely by all media and continued to report the investigation as it developed including the CPS’s final decision – which ran prominently across our news output,” said the BBC.

The BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, and director of news and current affairs, former Times editor James Harding, defended its coverage when they appeared before MPs last year.

Hall said: “In a variety of different ways allegations of sexual abuse going back many, many years are sadly, regrettably a matter of public interest. What you saw from the air was a number of police cars and you saw the scale of the operation.”

Asked if he felt any sympathy for the singer because of the extent of the BBC’s coverage, Hall told MPs: “Our job was to make sure what Sir Cliff had to say about the search and about his own innocence was properly reflected.”

Richard said: “For me, the BBC is Paul Gambaccini, Gloria [Hunniford] when she worked for them, all the DJs that I’ve met, all the people who work on the Today programme, World at One. That’s the BBC. They are not to blame for what happened to me. It’s the people at the top.”

Richard said he was unaware of what he had been accused of until coverage of the raid appeared on BBC News.

He told the Mail: “That was my introduction to what they were doing and how it looked on the screen. It was really terrifying, really horrible, and of course that’s when I discovered what I was supposedly accused of.”

Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the House of Commons home affairs select committee, said last year that the BBC had acted “perfectly properly” in its reporting of the affair.

Critics including broadcaster Michael Parkinson accused the BBC of participating in a “witch-hunt” and behaving like the worst tabloid newspaper.

At the time of the raid, BBC insiders said it reflected the increasing competition of 24-hour news and the pressure on the corporation’s news organisation to match the scoops of its rivals ITN and Sky.

The story was later shortlisted for the scoop of the year prize at last year’s Royal Television Society awards.”

Cliff Richard baldy

Cliff Richard baldy. It goes with the territory that if you enjoy the fruits of fame then your whole life is carte-blanche for scrutiny of the most probing and sometimes wicked kind.

Note of 18 June 2016

Cliff Richard has been accused by one of the men interviewed by UK Police of raping him at the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnsley, West London.

Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is accused of raping boys at the notorious 'Elm House' house of horrors where celebrities and the British establishment came in the 1970s to 1980s and had parties. Children were brought from a neighbouring orphanage and raped by these pedophiles. This is well-established fact and not a made-up story. It is alleged from testimony of victims and written evidence that Cliff Richard, a lifelong secret homosexual, came there regularly and used the name 'Kitty'.

Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is accused of raping boys at the notorious ‘Elm House’ house of horrors where celebrities and the British establishment came in the 1970s to 1980s and had parties. Children were brought from a neighbouring orphanage and raped by these pedophiles. This is well-established fact and not a made-up story. It is alleged from testimony of victims and written evidence that Cliff Richard, a lifelong secret homosexual, came there regularly and used the name ‘Kitty’.

Here is an article in the Daily Mirror London of 17 June 2016 which details these allegations by one of the men police interviewed about allegations of pedophilia by Cliff Richard.

It appears that a number of Cliff Richard’s accusers say that they were sexually abused as children and teens by Cliff Richard at the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes, West London.

Cliff Richard whose real name is Harry Webb is accused of raping boys at the notorious ‘Elm House’ house of horrors where celebrities and the British establishment came in the 1970s to 1980s and had child-sex parties.

Children were brought from a neighbouring orphanage and raped by these pedophiles.

This is well-established fact and not a made-up story.

It is alleged from testimony of victims and written evidence that Cliff Richard, a lifelong secret homosexual, came there regularly and used the name ‘Kitty’.

Daily Mirror London. Australian Edition.

17 June 2016

Sir Cliff Richard’s child sex accuser ‘is one of Britain’s worst serial rapists’ – yet he now gets lifelong anonymity after claiming to be a victim himself 

Sir Cliff had his Berkshire home raided by South Yorkshire Police in 2014

Crown Prosecution Service cites ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute’ him

Now emerged one of accusers is one of Britain’s most notorious rapists

Paranoid schizophrenic claims sexual abuse made him a sex attacker

By KEILIGH BAKER FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 17 June 2016

2015: Alongside Elvis Presley, the septuagenarian holds the record for featuring in each of the first six decades of the UK singles chart

2015: Alongside Elvis Presley, the septuagenarian holds the record for featuring in each of the first six decades of the UK singles chart

One of the men who accused Sir Cliff Richard of sexually abusing him in the 1980s is one of Britain’s most notorious sex offenders himself, it has emerged.

The man was one of nine to come forward and accuse the veteran pop star of abusing him at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, West London, where VIPs were said to have abused boys.

Yesterday the singer, who has never been arrested or charged, spoke out after being told he will not be prosecuted over the claims – almost two years on from South Yorkshire Police raiding his £2.5million home in Berkshire.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute’ Sir Cliff, 75, who said he was ‘thrilled’ by the decision.

But it has now emerged that one of Sir Cliff’s accusers is one of Britain’s worst sex offenders who is serving several life sentences for a series of rapes and sex attacks.

The man, who suffers with ‘severe’ mental illness and is a paranoid schizophrenic, claimed that Sir Cliff sexually abused him in 1982 – and blamed the singer for turning him into a rapist.

The Sun reports the man was one of four case files sent to the CPS by South Yorkshire Police with allegations dating between 1958 and 1983, in addition to a further five men who had made statements against the singer.

The rapist told The Sun he was interviewed around 30 times by a number of police forces,

He claimed he took drugs to the guest house but when he arrived he was sexually asaulted by Sir Cliff in a room in front of other people.

He hid himself away for two years of agony: How Sir Cliff…

He said: ‘I am a victim of Cliff Richard. I met him at a guest house in Barnes.

‘It was arranged for me to drop off some drugs and then I met him there and things got worse and I got abused by him.

2015: Sir Cliff said he was ‘obviously thrilled’ at the news that the Crown Prosecution Service has closed the case, adding he had ‘always maintained my innocence’ and ‘co-operated fully with the investigation’

2015: Sir Cliff said he was ‘obviously thrilled’ at the news that the Crown Prosecution Service has closed the case, adding he had ‘always maintained my innocence’ and ‘co-operated fully with the investigation’

Aerial camera: The 75-year-old singer had his home raided by police almost two years ago in August 2014 +5

Aerial camera: The 75-year-old singer had his home raided by police almost two years ago in August 2014

‘I got there, he abused me and I left, I don’t know what happened after that. There is witnesses.’

But when asked how many people were in the room the man was unable to say, claiming ‘this is going back a long time.’

The man also claims to have been sexually abused by Leon Brittan and a current MP.

Yesterday South Yorkshire Police apologised ‘wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused by our initial handling of the media interest’, adding that the case has cost about £800,000 after it investigated nine allegations against him.

1973: The singer, actor and TV star has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning an incredible 57 years +5

1973: The singer, actor and TV star has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning an incredible 57 years

Sir Cliff said yesterday: ‘After almost two years under police investigation I learnt today that they have finally closed their enquiries.I have always maintained my innocence, co-operated fully with the investigation, and cannot understand why it has taken so long to get to this point.

‘Nevertheless, I am obviously thrilled that the vile accusations and the resulting investigation have finally been brought to a close.’

He added that he has chosen not to speak publicly since the raid on his home, other than to state his innocence, despite the ‘widely-shared sense of injustice resulting from the high-profile fumbling of my case from day one’.

Sir Cliff continued: ‘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.

There have been numerous occasions in recent years where this has occurred, and I feel very strongly that no innocent person should be treated in this way.

The BBC was tipped off about the 2014 raid on Sir Cliff’s home in advance and was outside to film detectives sweeping in, and dramatically broadcast the search live from a helicopter.

It caused a major row and although Sir Cliff were never arrested or charged, many viewers said the BBC coverage made him look guilty.

The raid also led to criticism from politicians who described the co-operation between the police and the BBC as ‘inept’ and causing ‘irreparable damage’ to the singer’s reputation.

South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton, who was later suspended, said an investigation into the matter failed to identify the source of the leak to the BBC.

MP Nigel Evans urges inquiry into Sir Cliff Richard case.

Sir Cliff performs on the opening night of his 75th birthday concert tour at Birmingham in September 2015

Sir Cliff performs on the opening night of his 75th birthday concert tour at Birmingham in September 2015

Sir Cliff performs on the opening night of his 75th birthday concert tour at Birmingham in September 2015

Yesterday Gloria Hunniford told Good Morning Britain Sir Cliff Richard is ‘elated’ but that the ordeal has taken its toll mentally and physically

Speaking to Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard, Gloria said that her good friend of 45 years now wanted to be officially told he was ‘innocent’.

Describing Sir Cliff’s mood when she spoke to him yesterday, Gloria said: ‘I only spoke to him for a short while but he was just so elated. He said it was just an emotional moment when he heard the news.’

‘During the terrible turmoil of the last couple of years, he would say it’s the last thing he thought of night, will it all be cleared tomorrow, and the first thing he thought of in the morning, so I know his thought process this morning will be one of elation because at least that relief, I mean his body must be thinking, ‘thank goodness’ and I must say I couldn’t be more happy for him.’

When asked whether she had seen a change in the singer over the last two years, Gloria said: ‘Mentally and physically. I mean I think mentally, it’s been horrific for him, I mean how could it not be because you’re being accused of something you know you haven’t done. I think physically, Cliff was never overweight but on the other hand I do think he’s dropped weight.’

SIR CLIFF’S 672 DAYS OF HELL: TIMELINE OF THE INVESTIGATION

August 14, 2014 – Police raid Sir Cliff Richard’s £2.5million mansion after allegations were made that he had assaulted a boy aged 15 at a Billy Graham rally in Sheffield in 1985.

The police’s handling of the raid is slammed after the BBC was apparently tipped off that the search was to take place. A horrified Sir Cliff was on holiday in Portugal at the time.

August 23, 2014 – Detectives investigating the allegation interview Sir Cliff, who attends the voluntarily and is not arrested or charged.

September 2014 – South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton appears before the Home Affairs Select Committee and is accused of ‘sheer incompetence’ by MPs over his force’s handling of the raid.

October 24, 2014 – A group of MPs brand South Yorkshire Police’s handling of the raid on Sir Cliff’s home ‘inept’.

February 25, 2015 – South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton reveals in a letter to Keith Vaz MP that the investigation into Sir Cliff has ‘increased significantly in size’ and ‘involves more than one allegation’.

February 27, 2015 – Sir Cliff’s lawyers tell the Committee that publicising the letter has exposed him to ‘a further round of unnecessary and extremely damaging media coverage with no due process’.

November 5, 2015 – Sir Cliff is re-interviewed by South Yorkshire Police voluntarily.

February 2016 – The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Antony Stansfield, says the length of time Sir Cliff has been left in the dark is ‘unacceptable’.

May 1, 2016 – Sir Cliff’s accuser says he hasn’t heard from the police for three months.

May 10, 2016 – South Yorkshire Police say they have handed their file to prosecutors.

June 16, 2016 – Prosecutors say there is ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute’ Sir Cliff.

Note of 16 June 2016

The truth and the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God” is what we all need to hear in this matter of Cliff Richard and the pedophile allegations by twelve men against him.

I don’t believe this has happened so far in this matter of Cliff Richard and his possible pedophilia.

Cliff Richard: "That's my life, I'm a family entertainer

Cliff Richard: Has escaped pedophile charges.

Cliff Richard has escaped pedophile prosecution charges 

Cliff Richard has escaped pedophile prosecution charges as the article below explains, however there are twelve men who will be disappointed he wasn’t brought to justice, if in fact Cliff Richard abused them.

These historic sexual abuse cases are difficult to get up in Court when it’s a matter of “his word against mine”.

The Australian Opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten a few years ago spent a year ‘under a cloud’ because he was accused by a lady of raping her at a Young Australian Labor political party camp in the 1980s. Apparently there was a lot of sex, alcohol and cannabis smoking at these Young Labor camps and things got out of hand at times with young people doing stuff while off their faces.

It may be that the truth about Cliff Richard comes out post-humous given he has super-injections out all over the place.

The twelve men who claim to have been sexually abused by Cliff Richard should tell their stories to the media warts and all

The twelve men who claim to have been sexually abused by Cliff Richard should tell their stories to the media warts and all.

The truth and the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God is what we all need to hear.

If I were Cliff Richard I’d keep a very low profile and pass my days quietly in Barbados and hope another blitzkrieg media hail-storm doesn’t blow his way.

Just because the police say they haven’t enough evidence to charge Cliff Richard doesn’t mean bad stuff didn’t happen.

Here is the article in today’s BBC.

BBC News

16 June 2016

Sir Cliff Richard sex abuse inquiry: No charges for singer

Singer Sir Cliff Richard will face no further action over allegations of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it had “carefully reviewed” the case and 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”.

Four men claimed offences took place between 1958 and 1983, the CPS said.

In a statement, Sir Cliff said: “After almost two years under police investigation I learnt today that they have finally closed their enquiries.

“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,” Sir Cliff said.

“I was named before I was even interviewed and for me that was like being hung out like ‘live bait’.”

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.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police apologised “wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused” to Sir Cliff by the force’s “initial handling of the media interest” in its investigation.

The force added: “Non-recent allegations are, by their very nature, complex and difficult matters to investigate and can take a considerable amount of time.

“We appreciate that waiting for a conclusion will undoubtedly have caused additional distress to all those involved and we have made every effort to ensure this has been as timely as possible.

“However, it is in the interests of justice to investigate such matters thoroughly.”

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “The CPS worked with police during the investigation. This has helped minimise the time needed to reach a decision once we received the complete file of evidence on 10 May.

“The complainants have been informed and provided with a full explanation in writing.”

Blog article 19 August 2014

The first thing about Cliff Richard is that he’s not really Cliff Richard. He was actually born into the Webb family and was known as Harry. Harry Webb became Cliff Richard when Harry decided that Harry Webb was not going to get him the fame he desired. Harry Webb changed his name to Cliff Richard by deed-poll.

Most of the Gen Y’s have never heard of Cliff Richard. In my generation he was a very stella star. Almost like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and say Elton John. In his early career in the 1960s he was known as Britain’s Elvis.

Therefore the news over the weekend that the Yorkshire Police, with the assistance of Thames Police, raided Cliff Richard’s luxury penthouse in connection with pedophile allegations was big news.

Here in Australia it’s not the biggest news. In the UK it’s very big. Although Cliff isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, in Britain, Cliff Richard has been one of the UK’s biggest stars for almost 50 years. Cliff Richard’s durability is incredible.

The first question is “Is Cliff Richard gay?”. The allegation stated by the Yorkshire Police is that Cliff Richard is accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy at a Billy Graham Christian Evangelistic Crusade in 1985. Not all homosexuals like young boys. But my reading and knowledge of gays is that they are often partial to them.

There is no question in my mind that Cliff Richard is gay. Here are the reasons:

1. He lives with a man.

2. He calls this man his companion.

Cliff Richard: "This is my partner. I am committed to him".

Cliff Richard: “This is my partner. I am committed to him”.

3. Cliff is an open advocate of gay marriage.

4. Cliff Richard openly states and has stated in his recent official biography that God is Ok with gays and gay marriage.

All the above is easily verified by googling “Cliff Richard gay” or “Cliff Richard partner”.

Despite all the above and more Cliff Richard continues to deny that he’s gay. Cliff has hidden himself in the closet, opened the doors slightly for a peek out but refuses to come out.

cliff 7

I’m sorry if you think I’m biased by posting the above photo. I just wanted to show why Cliff Richard could come across as a bit gay.

Here is another more recent photograph.

cliff 2

Yes Cliffie boy does have a big gay following.

He lost quite a few gay followers when he became a Christian in the 1960s and started to preach the holy way. But since he’s drifted back to the old ways and started shacking up with a bloke he’s probably won quite a few gay followers back.

Cliff's shack. Cliff lives in the penthouse of this secured apartment complex when he's in the UK

Cliff’s shack. Cliff lives in one of the penthouses in this security apartment complex when he’s in the UK

Is Cliff Richard a pedophile?

The next question is: Is Cliff Richard a pedophile?

This is a very very hot question and one the Crown Prosecutors have decided that the allegations of twelve men wont stick at a trial.

Just because there is a lack of evidence doesn’t mean these twelve men have lied. It could be that this stuff occurred so long ago that it can’t be proven.

If you google “Cliff Richard pedophile” there are some pretty heavy articles about a place called Elm House where wealthy UK politicians, the elite, queer entertainers and other pedophiles used to hang out. The existence and function of the evil Elm House is established fact.

Young men and children were brought to this house of hell from places like orphanages and were molested by these men.

According to the Internet video about Elm House and other articles on-line, Cliff Richard used to frequent this place under the party name “Kitty”. Serious stuff indeed. Whether this is true about Cliff and any connection to Elm House may be examined in detail if this case ever makes it to Court.

By conducting a very public raid in collusion with the premier British broadcaster, the BBC, the Police were hoping to empower other victims of Cliff Richard’s abuse, if there are any, to speak up.

The Australian Royal Commission into institutional pedophile abuse is finding that victims are taking an average of 20 years to speak out about being molested. The Police and Authorities are aware that victims need to be prompted and empowered.

To answer the question: “Is Cliff Richard a pedophile?”- The jury is certainly still out on this question. I have no idea. Watch this space. And the UK headlines. It may not be over for Cliffy boy yet.

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HERE ARE COMMENTS FROM THE ORIGINAL PUBLICATION OF THIS ARTICLE IN 2014

donaldelley
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In reply to angus.

Angus

Has you friend reported this assault to the UK Police.

If not it is highly important that he does, even if it was not an actual physical assault.

Please ensure he contacts the Yorkshire Police urgently because their investigation is now very advanced and any additional cases of sexual assault will help their case against Cliff Richard.

If you would like to discuss things with me please advise and I’ll email you.

angus

He tried it on with a teenage friend of mine in weybridge who was 17.
donaldelley
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In reply to allison carter.
Paula. The investigation is continuing. Please google ‘Cliff Richard’ for details. Donald

allison carter

In reply to Paula.
Not a pedophile all charges dropped no evidence.. Yes he’s gay as some one my mum know retired now but was security guard for him and told I her.

Robert

You’ve got to remember that when he first came on the pop scene back in the late 1950s he was young and homosexuality was a crime in the UK. I think some of the managers and promoters of the time were homosexual and Cliff was recruited and this is how they bring in new member of the club.

I suppose the Christian thing was probably dreamt up by the management was a cover so that he didn’t have to woo the female fans… you know you’ve got to remember as Hank Marvin and co were busily enjoying the attention of as many young lovelies as possible. Yet the handsome frontman Cliff never touched them or took advantage.

Of course it’s persisted the Christian excuse (traditionally often a cover for many a gay and paedophile) to protect his image. I don’t know for sure to honest whether he is or not but I think it’s a pretty good bet that he is gay. I’d say in betting terms 2/5. Paedophilia and homosexuality were pretty much hand in hand up until the last 10 years ago or so since the advent Childline in England they’ve tried to distance themselves from it. Again recruitment for new gays starts young.
Fiona

I can only agree with Kim. I have been for decades a very loyal Cliff Richard fan. I have admired and adored him. Unfortunately the singer Cliff Richard on stage or in interviews has nothing to do with the true person Cliff Richard. I met him four times. Somehow it was always “not so nice” Nevertheless, I still had Excuses for him. Thought, Ok he is just a man, maybe he had a bad day. Last year I met him out of the blue alone. I thought, fantastic, my dream is coming true. I spoke to him politely and told him that I am a huge fan of him and that I am on my way to his next concert. What can I say? Cliff Richard is an old, arrogant bitchy narcissistic diva. He was incredibly rude. After that, I was terribly disappointed but woke up. This man is a fake. Ordinary fans like we are should buy his CDs, his wine and his books but please do not respond. Conclusion: A great voice, great music, good looking man but an asshole and 100 % gay!

donaldelley
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In reply to Allan Benfield.
Allan. Yes that’s my point. If you’re gay or whatever don’t lie and pretend you’re not. I think this is the destiny of Cliff Richard. To have his stack of lies pulled down before the world like Rolf Harris. The fact that he’s gay will be the least of his worries. The UK Police would not have leaked there are now three victims alleging pedophilia by Cliff Richard unless they had really solid undeniable evidence. They’re just waiting to see if they can empower any more possible victims of Cliff Richard’s pedophilia to speak out. The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, which has been going for two years, has found that most victims take decades to speak out and many are so messed up and disempowered they’re not up for any testimony. Donald.

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Allan Benfield

Cliff is 100% Gay and to me that is NO problem but what I hate is his denial cover decades.It’a an insult to those who have had the guts to tell the truth.
I remember him as do many others when he was a REGULAR visitor to the London Dock Pubs… Kent Arms etc…looking for and finding rough trade with the Seamen ( Semen ! )
Also, staying at The Acropol Palace Hotel in Athens whilst filming Summer Holiday…same as the then BEA Crew … he had his shore of the….OoooH he did!

Re the accusation I have no idea but he is such a FAKER!

donaldelley
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In reply to kim tamm.
Kim. The British Police said on Saturday that they can’t give a date as to when their investigation into pedophile claims about Cliff Richard aka Harry Webb will be complete and they’re investigating more claims. The British Press is saying there are now three alleged pedophile victims of Cliff Richard. Presumably the Police are leaking selective information to the Press to try to empower any more alleged victims, if there are any, to speak up. There is a super-injunction which was placed some time ago on British Media to stop speculation without Police evidence.

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In reply to donaldelley.
growing up cliff was my absolute idol until the day I met him. He turned out to be a rude self centred prick. I def think hes gay. His band members told me after one of his concerts that he travels with his partner and also that he never associates with them socially. Look at his video of power to all our friends if his dancing doesn’t give it away then I must be a monkey’s aunt. As for him molesting boys well I think a can of worms have been opened and if found guilty I hope he rots in hell.

donaldelley
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In reply to Paul.
Paul. Cliff has always been gay. Why not come out? Because he’s one of the world’s biggest liars and hypocrites. Its all about Cliff’s image, reputation, finances and record sales. Being gay would kill off his image which he has carefully created and perpetuated as a bachelor seemingly eternally looking for that elusive woman, when in his heart his loves the boys, not the chics. As for pedophilia, the British Police are taking their time. Cliffy boy is certainly not out of the woods yet. Donald

Paul

I think it’s highly likely that he’s gay, if so that’s his business. As to whether or not he’s guilty of assaulting boys, that’s a matter for the Courts to decide.

donaldelley
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In reply to Paula.
Paula I’m the writer of this article. Clearly I’m implying I sense there is something amiss with Cliff and boys. What is the additional evidence you mention? Donald

Paula
Jimmy Savile did loads for charity, look how that conspiracy theory turned out. Cliff is not gay, he is a paedophile, there is a huge difference, the evidence is mounting. Its upsetting I know but being rich and famous doesn’t mean you are nice, being religious doesn’t mean you are nice. Grow up and wake up. Think of the victims instead of being a star fucking groupie!

DonSam
Btw, Katherine is so naive. Celebate,,,,,,,,darling no one is celebate. Ffs, nuns are popping out kids, priests are raving homos, even the pope is lost at what to do,,,,,,,,,,get real darling. Cliff is a mortal sinner, Halalujah, al hamdulah, thank God. Next you’ll be saying he diesnt wear a wig either !!!!!!!!!!

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He is gay.. He shags little boys, lucky him…

donaldelley
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In reply to bitten bech.
You write “Cliff Richard lives with a friend who works for him” and you imply he’s not gay. Come on darlin. That’s his boyfriend, his soul-mate, and as Cliff puts it “my companion and my blessing”. If thats not gay I don’t know what is. The reason Cliff Richard won’t come out is because of record sales and his fan base. Elton John has had a live in boyfriend for decades. George Michael is a self-confessed gay cruiser and has a different boyfriend every night but he’s still a mega-star. I don’t really care if Cliff Richard is gay or not. I’ve been around since he started. I was born in 1956 when he started. I’ve never liked his music. Not one song. Devil Woman was an embarrassment to Christianity. I just wish he’d stop being a hypocrite and say “hey, I’m Cliff Richard and I live with this Church of Rome bloke, he’s my companion and my blessing and yes, I’m gay- get over it and leave me alone”. Not that i agree with homosexuality but thats Cliff’s choice. His preference. As for the pedophile stuff, well we’ll have to stay tuned in or tuned out on that one. The problem for Cliff is that its not going to go away for a while cos the Police are going to turn over every stone in the British Isles and beyond to try to find out if there’s any sustainable truth in the allegations. After Jimmy Saville and his pedophilia, and even necrophilia, the British Government launched Operation Yew. They’ve nailed a lot of pedophiles including Rolf Harris who is in jail as a consequence of a year long world-wide investigation by UK Police. Now because a man aged in his 40s went into a UK Police Station and said “hey, I’ve read about Operation Yew and Sir Cliff Richard sexual abused me at a Billy Graham Crusade in Manchester in the 1980s. I’m angry. I’m hurt. I want justice. Are you interested?” That’s what the current probe of Cliff is all about. Donald

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In reply to Katharine.
Katharine. Are you serious? I can’t help you. Keep reading the newspapers and the truth will come out soon. I’m not presuming that Cliff Richard is a pedophile or has done pedophile stuff at some stage(s) of his life. But he’s definitely a male homosexual. Whether he’s a celibate male homosexual I don’t know. I haven’t been in his bedroom with his Church of Rome boyfriend. But if he is a celibate gay then he’d maybe be the first celibate gay man in history. But there’s always a first for everything. Donald

Katharine
Donald I am not naive and I suggest you
try and read some of steve turners excellent biography. And if he is gay then he obviously doesn’t want to make it public. However I was struck by the mean spirited nature of your original post . Everybody who knows the guy well agrees that he has has been celibate for the last 50 years . I know it’s hard for some people to accept that other people are not that interested in sex but sometimes it happens . That doesn’t make cliff richard a child molester and neither does wearing a pink jacket make a person gay
bitten bech
In reply to donaldelley.
Cliff is innocent. He has not been charged nor arrested! ! you sure come up with a lot of false accusations. He lives with a friend who works for him.


1BelovedSon

“This Michael W. Smith song is an homage to the Written Word of God. It’s God’s love-letter to his children.”

The first Temple in Jerusalem which King Solomon built and completed in 957 BC

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

The history of Israel, for the Christian, is interesting, captivating and intriguing.

I was raised on stories from the Holy Bible such as the ancient stories in the Books of Kings.

These are not mythology or esoteric writings like many religions. The ancient texts of the Old Testament are word accurate accounts of history, laws, songs and poetry written down very carefully and accurately by Jewish scribes.

In the Israel Museum in Jerusalem lies an intact version of Isaiah discovered in 1946/ 1947 in the Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea.

I’ve visited the Qumran Caves and numerous historical sites in Israel.

I backpacked through Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Italy in 1998.

I highly recommend such a journey and personal pilgrimage.

I stood on top of Mount Sinai. Where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Twice.

Mt Sinai, in the vast Sinai Desert of modern Egypt, is an awesome and holy place. I was so moved and impressed after first long, steep walk up that I walked up again the next day.

I sat where I imagined Elijah might have hidden in a cave before the Lord came to him.

I imagined Moses high on the mount. And the people of Israel far below on the plains. They disobeyed Moses and God by making false images and sacrificing to them.

The intact versions of the Holy Bible of the Jews and Christians found in the Caves of Qumran are word perfect to other ancient Jewish manuscripts relied on by the Christian leaders and Biblical scholars who complied the Holy Bible of the Christians many centuries before.

The First Temple was built during the reign of King David’s son, King Solomon. It was completed in 957 BC.

The lead up to Solomon’s reign

The Book of Kings Chapter One

King David was very old

When King David was very old, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. So his attendants said to him, “Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm.”

Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful young woman and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. The woman was very beautiful; she took care of the king and waited on him, but the king had no sexual relations with her.

There was a Royal power struggle

Adojinah installs himself as King

Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, “I will be king.” So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. (His father had never rebuked him by asking, “Why do you behave as you do?” He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.)

Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support. But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei and Rei and David’s special guard did not join Adonijah.

Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, cattle and fattened calves at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the royal officials of Judah, 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the special guard or his brother Solomon.

Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, petitions King David

11 Then Nathan asked Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, “Have you not heard that Adonijah, the son of Haggith, has become king, and our lord David knows nothing about it? 12 Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. 13 Go in to King David and say to him, ‘My lord the king, did you not swear to me your servant: “Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’ 14 While you are still there talking to the king, I will come in and add my word to what you have said.”

15 So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him. 16 Bathsheba bowed down, prostrating herself before the king.

“What is it you want?” the king asked.

17 She said to him, “My lord, you yourself swore to me your servant by the Lord your God: ‘Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne.’ 18 But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not know about it. 19 He has sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the king’s sons, Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant. 20 My lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, to learn from you who will sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21 Otherwise, as soon as my lord the king is laid to rest with his ancestors, I and my son Solomon will be treated as criminals.”

22 While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived.23 And the king was told, “Nathan the prophet is here.” So he went before the king and bowed with his face to the ground.

24 Nathan said, “Have you, my lord the king, declared that Adonijah shall be king after you, and that he will sit on your throne? 25 Today he has gone down and sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep. He has invited all the king’s sons, the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. Right now they are eating and drinking with him and saying, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 26 But me your servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon he did not invite. 27 Is this something my lord the king has done without letting his servants know who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”

King David appoints King Solomon as King

David Makes Solomon King

28 Then King David said, “Call in Bathsheba.” So she came into the king’s presence and stood before him.

29 The king then took an oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, 30 I will surely carry out this very day what I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel: Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place.”

31 Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground, prostrating herself before the king, and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

32 King David said, “Call in Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet and Benaiah son of Jehoiada.” When they came before the king, 33 he said to them: “Take your lord’s servants with you and have Solomon my son mount my own mule and take him down to Gihon. 34 There have Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king over Israel. Blow the trumpet and shout, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 Then you are to go up with him, and he is to come and sit on my throne and reign in my place. I have appointed him ruler over Israel and Judah.”

36 Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, “Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, so declare it. 37 As the Lord was with my lord the king, so may he be with Solomon to make his throne even greater than the throne of my lord King David!”

38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon mount King David’s mule, and they escorted him to Gihon. 39 Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the sacred tent and anointed Solomon. Then they sounded the trumpet and all the people shouted, “Long live King Solomon!” 40 And all the people went up after him, playing pipes and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound.

41 Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they were finishing their feast. On hearing the sound of the trumpet, Joab asked, “What’s the meaning of all the noise in the city?”

42 Even as he was speaking, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in. A worthy man like you must be bringing good news.”

43 “Not at all!” Jonathan answered. “Our lord King David has made Solomon king. 44 The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites and the Pelethites, and they have put him on the king’s mule, 45 and Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon. From there they have gone up cheering, and the city resounds with it. That’s the noise you hear. 46 Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne. 47 Also, the royal officials have come to congratulate our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make Solomon’s name more famous than yours and his throne greater than yours!’ And the king bowed in worship on his bed 48 and said, ‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who has allowed my eyes to see a successor on my throne today.’”

49 At this, all Adonijah’s guests rose in alarm and dispersed. 50 But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar. 51 Then Solomon was told, “Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon and is clinging to the horns of the altar. He says, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’”

52 Solomon replied, “If he shows himself to be worthy, not a hair of his head will fall to the ground; but if evil is found in him, he will die.” 53 Then King Solomon sent men, and they brought him down from the altar. And Adonijah came and bowed down to King Solomon, and Solomon said, “Go to your home.”

Bill Johnson (right), Bethel Church Redding Head Pastor, doing grave sucking, a form of necromancy, a highly dangerous black-magic art.

Bethel Sozo website home page:

“WHAT IS SOZO?

SOZO is the Greek word translated “saved, healed, delivered.” Sozo ministry is a unique inner healing and deliverance ministry aimed to get to the root of things hindering your personal connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. With a healed connection, you can walk in the destiny to which you have been called.

A Sozo session is a time for the Sozo team to sit down with you and with the help of the Holy Spirit walk you through the process of freedom and wholeness. Sozo is not a counseling session but a time of interacting with Father, Son and Holy Spirit for wholeness and pursuing of your destiny.

“I have had the incredible privilege of being ministered to on several occasions by Dawna DeSilva and the Bethel SOZO team. They are an amazing, gifted and powerfully anointed healing group…””

 

My comments:

This “Christian” ministry superficially sounds good and helpful, however, is it Biblical, and what are the dangers?

 

Bethel Church, Redding, California

The first danger about Sozo is that it is a “Christian” ministry of Bethel Church based in Redding, California.

I’ve shared on this site previously about how Bill Johnson and the Bethel crowd are into ‘grave sucking’, which is a form of necromancy, a highly dangerous black magic art. I’ve published an article of mine about Bethel and ‘grave sucking’ to follow this article, to give the heads up on Bethel and it’s strange non-Biblical spiritual practices.

 

 

Bill Johnson’s wife Brenda is into New Age stuff. If you google “Brenda Johnson Bethel” you’ll see the books she has written and the types of things Brenda believes. All very New Age and non-Biblical.

Bill Johnson is softly spoken, polite and he seems articulate, intelligent and persuasive. Please be careful. Bill talks about ‘portals’ and uses other occult terms. Bill talks about manifestations of “gold-dust” and “angel feathers”, none of which is found in the Holy Bible. Again. Please be careful and shun anything to do with Bethel Church, Redding, California. It’s just another End-Time Apostate Church likes Hillsong Church based in Sydney, Australia and Joel Osten’s Lakewood Church in Texas.

 

Sozo and Psychotherapy

Bethel’s Sozo Ministry is quite akin to psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, practices developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, the fathers of modern psychology.

I’m not against Christian behavioural counselling. It can help in certain circumstances. For example, to talk through a divorce or trauma in a clinical environment with a professional qualified behavioural psychologist or qualified counsellor.

I do have reservations about psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Sure Bethel’s Sozo Ministry says on it’s website homepage, as quoted above, “A Sozo session is a time for the Sozo team to sit down with you and with the help of the Holy Spirit walk you through the process of freedom and wholeness”, but is this the way the Holy Spirit works?

The Holy Bible says that the Holy Spirit will be our Personal Guide and Healer and that He will lead us individually into ALL TRUTH.

The Holy Bible says the Holy Spirit will be our Helper, Guide and Comforter.

The Holy Bible says that in the glorious New Covenant (New Testament), no one will need to be taught through a leader, but that each individual will know God personally. This is the freedom into which Christ has set us free. This is the Blessed New Covenant.

Bethel’s Sozo is not a Biblical way of doing things.

 

Sozo, like psychotherapy is a form of witchcraft

I’ve always felt that there are elements of control and witchcraft in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and I sense these elements in Bethel’s Sozo ministry. Witchcraft is a Satanic form of manipulation and control over other human beings.

Bethel’s Sozo however well-meaning is using psychoanalysis and psychotherapy methodology.

Christians, please avoid these kinds of things like Bethel’s Sozo Ministry like the plague.

 

 

 

 

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Donald Elley of Bellingen:

It really saddens me to read from multiple sources, and to see photographs of, members of Bethel Church, Redding, California, doing lots of weird practices at the moment.

One of the weirdest is ‘grave sucking’.

‘Grave sucking’ is a form of necromancy whereby the participant(s) feel they’ll gain Divine inspiration and power from ‘sucking spiritual life’ from the graves of mighty men and women of God.

Favourite targets appear to be Kathryn Kulmann, Smith Wigglesworth and even the mighty healing evangelist John G Lake.

Bill Johnson, Bethel' Church's Head Pastot, doing grave sucking

Bill Johnson, Bethel’ Church’s Head Pastor, doing grave sucking.

John Crowder, the Latter Rain 'apostle' is a grave sucker.

John Crowder, the Latter Rain ‘apostle’ is a grave sucker.

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Christians doing grave sucking

satansheaven.com

To warn Christians as clearly as I can here is an extract from satansheaven.com website; a website for ‘black magic’, which came up when I googled ‘necromancy’.

‘Black magic’ is the darkest form of satanism and black magic.

satansheaven.com website:

Necromancy

“Necromancy takes its name from Greek words meaning “dead” and “divination”.

Necromancy can be divided into two main branches:

Divination by means of ghosts, and divination from corpses. The second method leads to the disinterment of corpses and rifling of graves for grisly charms which magicians and witches consider necessary for the effective performance of the magical arts.

Necromancy is a universal practice of great antiquity, only the profoundly initiated, brave and single-minded magician has any chance of success in such a venture, always considered to be extremely dangerous, for not only is a pact with the Devil necessary, but it is thought that the “astral corpse” has an intense desire to live again and could, by absorbing life-energy from living creatures, prolong its life indefinitely, thus, unless he has taken adequate precautions, the magician might be in great danger.

To evoke the dead the magician needs to obtain the help of powerful spirits, both for his own protection and to compel the corpse or ghost to submit to his will. A spell from ancient Greece calls upon the powers of the mighty Kore, Persephone, Ereshkigal, Adonis, Hermes and Thoth, to bind the dead. According to a ritual described by Seneca, the Roman dramatist, the summoning of the dead involves not only a burnt sacrifice but a blood-drenched aItar.

Scent and odours must be carefully produced from burning substances for their powerful influences. Elaborate preparations include careful study of the positions of the planets, and especially of the moon and the influence of Saturn.

The site for the operation has to be chosen with care, the most favourable is some lonely crossroads, a vault, a ruin, an unfrequented forest, or a blasted heath.

Once a time is decided upon for the operation, a series of concentric circles of power must be drawn on the ground within which are inscribed crosses and other symbols, together with holy names of God. The circle must be blessed and consecrated, with the magician and his assistant standing at its centre, protected by the holy names from all danger. Then, wand in hand, the magician summons the dead to rise, using names of power.

Eliphas Levi and other magicians have suggested the need for some attempt at identification between the living and the dead, as for example the presence of a portrait, and a portion of bread which the ghost would be invited to consume. In his evocation, the magician summons the dead by name and, if he is successful, he has to face the frightening ordeal of a phantom screaming and gibbering with rage at having been compelled against its will to return to the realms of the living. Sometimes the dead appears in the shapes of furious beasts raging about the circle and threatening to tear the sorcerer to pieces.

When the dead finally decides to submit to the magician’s will he often becomes transformed into a naked men who is willing to answer the questions put to him.

After the operation it is necessary to dismiss the dead, who usually vanishes amid clouds of sulphur. Under no circumstances the magician should leave the protection of the magic circle before this. He also has to remove all flowers from the place and after burning them, to bury the ashes deeply in the earth.

The whole operation is fraught with terrible dangers, for the slightest departure from the rites could involve the destruction of the operator and even inflict injuries upon his soul.”

My comments:

Note the last paragraph:

‘The whole operation is fraught with terrible dangers, for the slightest departure from the rites could involve the destruction of the operator and even inflict injuries upon his soul’.

Even satanists, who worship lucifer, know that messing around in necromancy is extremely dangerous.

The reason is that satan is the lord of death and descruction.

As the Lord Jesus, “I have come to bring life, and have it abundantly”.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 11 “I am the good shepherd”.

John 10:10

In context:

9 “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.…

John 10:9-11

I’m very sad today writing about Bethel Church and grave sucking because I thought that Bethel Church and the Jesus Culture Christian band, who go to Bethel, have brought out some great music. I’ve always sensed that Hillsong is off the track and has no Holy Spirit but I didn’t know that Bethel is into stuff like this until the past few weeks when it’s come to my attention through Christian-watch sites which I’m linked to on Facebook.

As the satansheaven.com website writes:

‘Necromancy is a universal practice of great antiquity, only the profoundly initiated, brave and single-minded magician has any chance of success in such a venture, always considered to be extremely dangerous, for not only is a pact with the Devil necessary, but it is thought that the “astral corpse” has an intense desire to live again and could, by absorbing life-energy from living creatures, prolong its life idenfinitely, thus, unless he has taken adequate precautions, the magician might be in great danger’.

Scary stuff indeed.

I hope that you get my message that necromancy, in any form, is not a great idea.

Incidentally Benny Hinn, the American tele-evangelist and Neville Johnson of The Academy of Light, Perth both practice necromancy.

Benny Hinn likes to communicate with the great healing evangelist Kathryn Kulmann and says he’s met her in visions and had conversations with her. Kathryn Kulmann died in the 1970s. Kathryn would be appalled by Benny’s behaviour.

Neville Johnson relates on an article on his website, The Academy of Light, about his daughter’s death in America in a car-crash in the early 1980s, and that he has had conversations in a vision with Keith Green, the American Christian musician who died in a light plane crash in the 1970s with a number of his children.

These are examples of other forms necromancy practiced by so-called Christians, other than ‘grave-sucking’.

Benny Hinn is an example of a vain man who can’t even admit to having an affair in Rome in 2010 with fellow American tele-evangelist, Paula White. Would one of these two charlatans please come clean about this. We don’t want to hear the details. We just want some honesty.

Benny Hinn with Evangelist Lover on Roman Holiday:

Benny Hinn with Evangelist Lover on Roman Holiday. Caught.

There are many scriptures expressly, or in an implied way, forbidding necromancy and warning about the dangers of necromancy.

Deuteronomy 18: 10-14

“There shall not be found among you…a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer”.

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