Starr Cleared Over Sex Abuse Allegation

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Veteran British comedian Freddie Starr won’t be facing any charges over reports on sexual abuse. The famous funnyman was first arrested in November 2012, at the beginning of the Sir Jimmy Savile scandal. Reportedly, he had groped a 14-year old girl.

Later, he was arrested again in April 2013 after claims from more than ten females appeared, stating he had sexually abused them, but the actor denied all of them and even vowed to sue one of them.

On Tuesday, May 5, an official at the U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service announced the case will not be continued, as there is no “realistic prospect of conviction”.

Baljit Ubhey, the chief crown prosecutor of CPS London, said, “Having carefully reviewed this case, we have decided that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute Freddie Starr in relation to allegations of sexual offences made by 13 individuals.

Each allegation was considered on its own merits and we have concluded that the available evidence does not offer a realistic prospect of conviction for any of the alleged offences.”

“In relation to one further complainant, we have decided that although there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction, according to the code for crown prosecutors, a prosecution would not be in the public interest.”

Savile, a popular figure in the U.K. during the 1970s and ‘80s, was revealed to have been a serial paedophile after his death in 2011. He is thought to have abused more than 400 victims.

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