Author Topic: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.  (Read 10852 times)

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2686
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:57 PM »
Tarby is the latest, so along with Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson, Rolf Harris, Bill Roache, Stuart Hall, and Max Clifford to name but a few, the prison panto looks like it'll be a cracker this year and it'll add a new dimension to "He's behind You !".  ;)
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Ashtonian54

  • Guest
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 06:34 AM »
Flippin' eck!  that's funny!

Son of Nomad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 525
    • View Profile
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 09:30 AM »
Just heard on the news that we might add Tarbie to the list.

Meg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1033
    • View Profile
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 12:15 PM »
Don't forget that in many cases these are allegations. Innocent until proven guilty?
"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open"  Thomas Dewar

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2686
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 09:29 PM »
Don't forget that in many cases these are allegations. Innocent until proven guilty?
Very good point, the other strange thing is why are the allegations only coming to light in some cases 40 years after the event(s) ??, Maybe the alligators (sic) can smell the cash cow ??  :-\
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

paul_b

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 438
    • View Profile
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 10:54 PM »
Ken Dodd is going to have to be careful were he puts is tickling stick from now on.

Son of Nomad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 525
    • View Profile
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 12:05 PM »
Personally I don't think money is behind the surge in allegations. The big difference nowadays is that victims have the confidence to speak out, knowing they will be taken seriously and have their allegations investigated. It's unfortunate that many of the allegations are 'historic' and may be difficult to prove without witnesses or confessions.

Meg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1033
    • View Profile
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 05:13 PM »
In the past and not so distant past, women were reluctant to come forward to make accusations of sexual assault because they feared their allegations would not be taken seriously. In the jimmy Saville case many of the women said that once it became cear that the police were investigating, that ave them the courage to speak up. Another factor is that being sexually abused can make women and men feel ashamed .....as though it's their fault and ' they must have asked for it'
"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open"  Thomas Dewar

GayJ

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 626
  • Dukky Duck
    • View Profile
    • Tameside Family History
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 09:20 PM »
Meg is spot on.  Lots of girls in the 60s despite Women's Lib were still tarred with being complicit and for putting themselves in the situation in the first place. Reputations could be ruined and some boys were quite vile bullies at the time.
Don't let the B***ds grind you down.

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2686
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 12:34 AM »
Newsflash - "Debby Harry is the latest star to be questioned by police, its alleged that she caused 1000s of teenage boys to abuse themselves in the late 70s".

Where do I line up for some compo.  ;)
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2686
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 10:25 PM »
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Ashtonian54

  • Guest
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 07:56 PM »
Don't forget that in many cases these are allegations. Innocent until proven guilty?
Very good point, the other strange thing is why are the allegations only coming to light in some cases 40 years after the event(s) ??, Maybe the alligators (sic) can smell the cash cow ??  :-\

that's dross Kiwi.

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2686
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 04:47 AM »
that's dross Kiwi.

How's that ?, different people handle abuse in their own way and isn't revenge best a dish best served cold ?. I suffered physical abuse at primary school from an older girl, even the teachers were afraid of her (and her family), did anybody do anything about it ?, did they heck as like. However I did feel slightly elated about 18 years later driving the prison van taking her to Risley Remand Centre to await transfer to a Women's Prison to start a lengthy sentence  ;)
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Ashtonian54

  • Guest
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 07:31 PM »
Reminds me of the Nelson twins!
Always wondered which prison they ended up at.

No, sorry, I was just thinking that, in this different climate, it's become easier to "come out" so to speak and tell the truth.
Presumption of innocence doesn't mean to me that they didn't do it. Anyway the police wouldn't arrest you if you were innocent.




Martin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
    • View Profile
    • www.ashton-under-lyne.com
Re: Is there ANYBODY who wasn't at it during the 70's ?.
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 08:04 PM »
Anyway the police wouldn't arrest you if you were innocent.

How's life in your parallel universe, Ian?  :P
Martin