Another soap star – David Easter of ‘Emmerdale’ – is assaulted by the ‘justice’ system

Can you imagine that if, as a man, you were to allege you were sexually abused by a female soap star 17 years ago, the police would publicly reveal your identity, only to drop the prosecution subsequently on account of a lack of evidence? Nor can we. David Easter, an actor in Emmerdale, a man with a five-year-old son, is only the latest in a long line of prominent men who the ‘justice’ system has seen fit to put through this torment – his story is related here. From the article:

Mr Easter was questioned by police in May as part of Operation Sapphire after the alleged victim spotted him playing Gil Keane in Emmerdale last December. But officers have now said there is not enough evidence to prosecute.

Mr Easter’s lawyers now claim that the woman tried to use Operation Yewtree, which was launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, as a way of ‘cashing in’. Lawyer Julian Lee told The Sun: ‘It was a 17-year-old allegation and the woman in question must have seen him on TV thousands of times during those years but she only waited until the Jimmy Savile bandwagon started and tried to cash in on it. Thankfully it didn’t get anywhere – I hope David can get on with his life now.’

What compensation will David Easter receive? None. His career may well be blighted – few professions are as precarious as acting – despite his innocence. What of his accuser? We can safely assume she’ll be charged neither with wasting police time, nor with making a false rape allegation. This is only the latest in a long series of ideologically-driven attacks on men by the ‘justice’ system. There will be many more.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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