Brit pop legend under scanner for rape
ABritish pop legend, whose name has not been disclosed, is reportedly being investigated for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.
As per a report in The Sun, the victim claims that the attack took place in the 1970s after the girl, was picked out from the front row of a concert by the solo star’s bodyguard and invited back to a hotel, reports mirror.co.uk.
The woman says she was plied with champagne before the assault, that has “affected” her entire life.
The alleged victim, who describes herself as a “naive 14-year-old virgin” at the time, says she went to the concert with some friends after being given free tickets.
Police are reportedly looking into the claims and she met with detectives last week.
It’s alleged that the woman and her friends were invited to the singer’s hotel the following day by a bodyguard who had spotted them giggling near the stage.
The girls, 13 and 14 at the time, went along hoping to meet the pop star and get his autograph. The victim claims that what happened left her obsessed with the singer and unable to have normal relationships with men. In 2013, she emailed her allegations to Scotland Yard, but as it happened overseas, it was out of their jurisidiction.
An official probe was reportedly opened by police in 2014, but dropped six months later.
However, it was disclosed last month that a new prosecutor and investigating officer had been assigned to the case, reports mirror.co.uk.
The victim claims she was picked up from the front row of a concert in the 1970s. Picture used for illustrative purposes