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.