These "He touched my thigh/He raped me/He flashed his cock at me/He threatened me" stories are getting to be so ridiculous and frequent that I'm actually starting to feel sorry for some of the alleged perpetrators. Most of these accused are indeed creepy actors, producers and politicians that I can't stand and who always looked "iffy" to me (Bruno Langley being an exception). What I cannot understand is all the sackings and stepping-downs based on what so far appears to be people jumping on the bandwagon. There have been no arrests, nothing has been brought before a judge and yet, as my late father-in-law used to fondly say, so much shit has been mistaken for plum pudding. And what will happen if these cases do go to court, as happened with William Roach (and almost with me a few years ago, though not for anything remotely like this) and others, and these people are found to have made it all up? Reputations and careers will have been ruined for nothing. Of course, if the stories are proved to be true, then I shall have no remorse for the perpetrators. Until then, it should be innocent until proved guilty and they should put up a brave fight if they truly have done nothing wrong, or if the women/men in question were willing at the time to hop on to the casting-couch to further their careers. It has to be said that I have never heard of most of them, and that some of the others have floundered somewhat from the dizzy heights of stardom.
Finally, as for any court case happening with "the anonymous young British actor" (and again I speak from experience), and who almost certainly will have been named by the tabloids by this time next week, and possibly revealed to be two shades left of Liberace, there'll be no such thing unless the courts here acquire an International Arrest Warrant... which they only grant if you're a master criminal.