Celebrity CSA Cases
Professor Dodgson wrote to one 10-year-old girl, “Extra thanks and kisses for the lock of hair. I have kissed it several times – for want of having you to kiss, you know, even hair is better than nothing.” Who was he?
He wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, & Alice in Wonderland was inspired by Alice Liddell, a young girl he was fond of.
He wrote to one mother of a potential visit with her daughter, “And would it be de rigueur that there should be a third to dinner? Tête à tête is so much the nicest.”
He called the Alice books a “love-gift”.Dogdson was also fond of photographing young girls in the nude. Including Alice. Some writers, e.g., Derek Hudson and Roger Lancelyn Green, stop short of identifying Dodgson as a paedophile, but concur that he had a passion for small female children and next to no interest in the adult world.
Of his child friendships he wrote: “in a large proportion of cases, the [child-friendships] ended with the end of childhood”.
Here is a list of celebrities who have moved on from being CSA victims to survivors: http://bit.ly/fQRs3Q
Another celebrity who battled CSA accusations was the late Michael Jackson. Was he a sexual predator or misunderstood child man?
In 1993, Evan Chandler instigated allegations of sexual abuse of his 13-year-old child, Jordan Chandler, by Michael Jackson. (All information we tweet now is without prejudice and taken from online sources)
Jackson and Jordan had become friends in May 1992. Evan initially welcomed and encouraged the friendship, and bragged about it. Evan took Jordan to Dr. Abrams and Jordan reported that Jackson engaged in sexual acts with him including kissing, masturbation, and oral sex and a description of what he alleges were the singer’s genitals.
Nonetheless, a strip search conducted by the authorities showed that Jackson’s genitals didnot match the description as provided by Jordan. Jordan Chandler’s mother told police that she did believe Jackson had molested her son.
All the details, which are too graphic for us to tweet, about the Michael Jackson case are here: http://bit.ly/dth5gQ
Actress Ashley Judd spoke about painful CSA experiences: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20050977-10391698.html
And from the UK, pop mogul Jonathan King convicted for luring young boys: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/nov/21/childprotection.society
Actress Julie Andrews too, was a victim of CSA: http://bit.ly/hv2Q0w
Director Roman Polanski is another person who has been accused of CSA, and in fact was under trial for having sex with a 13 year old. http://bit.ly/fl1WhD
The most horrific case in recent times is the Josef Fritzl case in Austria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzl_case
In 2007, Akon drew criticism for a simulated rape with a fourteen-year-old girl onstage at a club. The incident was filmed by his crew and later uploaded to the Internet.
Gary Glitter, English rock/pop singer-In 1999, he was convicted for downloading 4,000 pictures of child pornography in the United Kingdom and was later listed as a sex offender. In 2002, he was permanently evicted from Cambodia for suspected child sexual abuse offenses. He then moved to Vietnam where he was arrested by authorities while trying to leave the country. Glitter was tried and convicted of child sexual abuse charges in 2005-06.
R. Kelly, rapper/singer-Top-selling R&B artist R. Kelly has faced many charges for incidents involving young girls. In 1994, 25-year-old Kelly married singer Aaliyah, age 15. In June 2002, a grand jury indicted Kelly on 21 counts of child pornography as a result of a videotape that showed him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Jerry Lee Lewis, rock’n’roller-In 1958 at the age of 23, he got married for the third time-to his second cousin twice removed who happened to be 13. The scandal caused him to all but vanish from the music scene, but he never faced any charges.