The scourge of false allegations against prominent people


SPEECH GIVEN BY DANIEL JANNER QC to Members and Guests of the Society of Conservative Lawyers, Jubilee Room, 13th May 2019


“… prominent people … are more vulnerable to false complaints than others … They are vulnerable to compensation seekers, attention seekers, and those with mental health problems. The internet provides the information and detail to support a false allegation.

Entertainers are particularly vulnerable to false allegations meeting, as they do, literally thousands of attention seeking fans who provoke a degree of familiarity which may be exaggerated or misconstrued in their recollection many years later.


Deceased persons are particularly vulnerable as allegations cannot be answered.”


Sir Richard Henriques in his report on Operation Midland.


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