List last updated May 2019
There are only a few women in this list, most doubtful or marginal cases, so the list is overwhelmingly dominated by accusations against men. No conscious effort has been made to exclude females from this list. Some other characteristics (beside maleness) that seem particularly common among those listed are:
• national leader with absolute power (a dictator)
• politician (particularly a politician who has changed parties during their career)
• royal or emperor
• rock star
• an entertainer who is a “heart-throb”
• an obese, ugly or deformed famous male
• awarded an official national honour
• member of a network or social circle with members who display low sexual ethical standards
• evil leader of a religious cult
• high-profile or very senior member of the Catholic priesthood
• academic who is in a position to exploit or trade favours with students or junior colleagues
• populariser of science
• a pioneer of feminism
• an artist or photographer who is known for creating nude images of children or young people
• famous person who uses a name other than their original name such as a stage name, nickname, middle name, pen name, anglicised name or changed name
Some musical genres appear to stand out as associated with celebrity pedos:
• 1970s glam rock
• rock pioneers of the 1950s to 1970s
• 1960s folk rock/pop
I think the unifying theme is the abuse of power by men, be it political power, social power, the ability to manipulate, workplace status, the inter-personal power of an entertainer whose act is all about enhancing their sexual allure and appealing to the emotions of a young audience, or the simple brute power of wealth which can corrupt authorities or pay for defamation actions taken out against accusers.
We must be living in a sad, sick, corrupt world if many of our heroes, elected leaders and recipients of official honours are rapists, child abusers or sex pests. Our legal, political, regulatory and policing systems are failing to address these issues.
Woody Allen / Heywood "Woody" Allen / Allan Konigsberg
American film director, actor, musician
The subject of very serious allegations of child sexual abuse from his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, first alleged when she was seven years old and repeated when she was an adult. Allen is also an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
American actor and television director, most famous for his role in the TV series Happy Days
Pioneer of rock and roll and an American of African heritage
In 1959 he was arrested and later jailed for taking a 14-year-old girl across state lines for “immoral purposes”. The girls was an Apache waiter reportedly transported interstate to work at a nightclub owned by Berry.
Italian media tycoon and former Prime Minister of Italy over four governments, who was convicted but on appeal found not guilty of paying for the services of an underage Moroccan prostitute. The Silvio Berlusconi prostitute trial has its own Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Silvio_Berlusconi_prostitute_trial&oldid=796118870
Robert Boothby / Baron Boothby, KBE / Lord Boothby / Bob Boothby
British politician, Conservative Party
David Bowie / David Jones
Rock music superstar, actor, songwriter
Don Burke OAM
Host and creator of top-rating Australian gardening TV show Burke’s Backyard, broadcast from 1987 to 2004 on the Nine Network
George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States of America, from 1989 to 1993 (Republican Party)
Lewis Carroll / Charles Dodgson
English author and poet, mathematician, Anglican deacon, logician, photographer and author of the classic nonsense children’s books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and sequel
Max Clifford / Maxwell Clifford
English publicist whose PR career had been controversial because he represented unpopular clients and also worked to limit negative publicity for some clients
Bill Clinton / William Jefferson Blythe III
42nd President of the United States, from 1993 to 2001 (Democratic Party) and husband of Hillary Rodham Clinton who ran for POTUS in 2016
Sexual misconduct allegations about Clinton have their own Wikipedia article:
Bob Collins AO / Robert Collins AO
Australian Senator from 1987 to 1998 representing the Northern Territory, Australian Labor Party ALP
Comrade Delta (see Martin Smith)
David Copperfield / David Seth Kotkin
Commercially-successful American illusionist/magician who starred in TV specials that have won many Emmy awards and was named as a “Living Legend” by the USA’s Library of Congress
French writer, feminist, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist and social theorist
De Beauvoir was the sexual partner of the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre for 51 years but she had other lovers, both male and female. They did not have children. De Beauvoir had her licence to teach in France revoked as a result of her habit of seducing young female students, one who alleged exploitation in a memoir. De Beauvoir was one of a group of French intellectuals who signed a petition against France’s age of consent laws, in 1977.
Alan Dershowitz / Dersh
Lawyer and retired Harvard law professor who has been a champion of civil liberties and a defender of Israel in the face of international criticism of the persecution of Palestinians. Some famous people who have been advised or represented by Dershowitz include convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, O. J. Simpson, rapist boxer Mike Tyson, disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker (accused of rape and convicted of fraud), and Harvey Weinstein (subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse). In 2015 Virginia Roberts alleged that when she was 17 years, underage by the laws of Florida, she was coerced by Epstein to have sex with Epstein, Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz. Flight logs of Epstein’s private jet and a photo of the young woman in an embrace with Prince Andrew appear to support these allegations. She also alleged that Dershowitz personally witnessed the coercion.
Tom Driberg / Thomas Driberg, Baron Bradwell
British politician, journalist, possible spy for USSR but also devoted to Anglo-Catholicism, sat as an MP as an independent and for Labour but previously a long-time member of the British Communist Party
El Chapo / Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera
Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel
Bob Ellis / Robert James Ellis
Australian author, playwright, journalist, filmmaker, political commentator and speechwriter for the Australian Labor Party ALP
Manager of the legendary British rock band Beatles
American billionaire financier, registered sex offender convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, owner of a private island, science philanthropist and associate of people famous in politics, science and entertainment. Epstein has been the subject of a number of lawsuits and it is unclear how many cases of misconduct have been settled out of court without media coverage. Epstein has a strange-looking face and in a 2009 civil lawsuit alleging sexual abuse an egg-shaped penis was cited by the woman’s lawyer as an identifying characteristic of Epstein. Epstein’s associates include many names who are also in this list such as Woody Allen, Alan Dershowitz, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Dustin Hoffman and Lawrence Krauss, who has aroused anger from many by publicly defending Epstein. UK-born socialite Ghislaine Maxwell at one time was involved romantically with Epstein and remained an associate. Maxwell introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew and it was alleged that she recruited underage girls to have sexual relations with Epstein and his male associates.
Former American spokesman for the Subway sandwich franchise
Malcolm Arthur Fox
Australian former high school French and drama teacher and husband of Mem Fox AM, famous Australian children’s picture-book author, and father of former ALP politician and South Australian government minister Chloë Fox. In 2019 Mem Fox was featured as an “Australian legend” in a series of Australian stamps.
American actor, winner of a Golden Globe, host of Academy Awards, former principal of an acting/film school and volunteer film teacher in universities and a high school
Alan "Fluff" Freeman MBE
Australian-born British DJ/radio personality and presenter of Pick of the Pops 1961 - 2000
American actor of African heritage subject of multiple allegations of sexual harassment of young women
Australian painter and diarist
Sir Clement Freud
British broadcaster, writer, politician and chef, grandson of Sigmund Freud and brother of artist Lucian Freud
Mahatma Gandhi / Mohandas Gandhi
Leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.
Gary Glitter / Paul Gadd
English former glam rock singer popular in the 1970s and 80s
American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director
British photographer and film director
Hamilton was famous for photographing young naked girls in artistically blurry images. His work was the subject of debate over whether it was art or pornography. In 2016 he committed suicide following allegations of child rape from a number of former models.
Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality
Dennis Hastert / John Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House in the United States of America from 1999 to 2007, longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history, and to date the highest-ranking holder of a political office in U.S. history to have served a prison sentence. As a politician Hastert consistently opposed socially progressive initiatives such as same-sex marriage. Before entering politics, from 1965 to 1981, Hastert had been a high school teacher and wrestling coach. An investigation by the FBI found that Hastert had molested/raped at least four underage male students during this period, but by the time that these crimes had been prosecuted the statute of limitations had run out, so Hastert was only convicted of financial crimes committed to keep secret the payments he had made to victims. He was jailed for only 15 months.
Sir Edward Heath KG MBE / Ted Heath
Prime Minister of the UK from 1970-1974 (Conservative Party)
Hollywood actor and director, Academy Award winner
The subject of many sexual abuse allegations and also an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Australian actor and star of the 1980s-90s Australian family sitcom Hey Dad..!
(NOT the Australian art critic!)
Globally-popular American pop music singer, songwriter and dancer, at the time of his death the best-selling musical artist
Lead singer of the legendary rock music pioneers Rolling Stones and father of many offspring to many women
Australian actor who has appears in Australian TV shows Play School, A Country Practice, McLeod's Daughters and Better Homes and Gardens, but most famous for his role as a serial killer in the horror film Wolf Creek
In August 2018 Jarratt was arrested in relation to an allegation of rape in the 1970s. The alleged victim was 18 years old at the time.
Third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809, second vice president of the United States from 1797 to 1801, and principal author of the Declaration of Independence
Jefferson kept many slaves and fathered at least one, probably five, children by one of his slaves, a mixed-race woman named Sally Hemings. Their mixed-race children were also slaves. Historians believe that Jefferson and Hemings began their sexual relationship during the years when they lived in France and Jefferson ambassador to France, when she would have been aged from 14 to 16. She had been a slave at the Jefferson home since infancy.
Polygamous and autocratic Mormon cult leader and convicted child molester
Co-founder of the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Cannabis Industry Association
An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, nominated by President Donald Trump, who is also in this list
Maynard James Keenan / James Herbert Keenan / MJK
American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, author, and winemaker, best known as singer in progressive rock band Tool, and A Perfect Circle and Puscifier
In 2018 Keenan was the subject of an anonymous accusation of rape of a 17 year old at a concert in 2000, in addition to allegations of rumours that the same type of incident happened multiple times to underage girls.
In the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, about his sexual exploitation of underage African-American female fans and musical protégés, claims by Kelly and one of his brothers that they had been victims of child sexual abuse by a male relative were shown. His predatory behaviour included an illegal marriage to an underage girl that was quickly annulled, and cruising shopping malls and a high school looking for girls. R. Kelly wrote, produced and composed accused paedophile Michael Jackson's last number one hit in 1995.
John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States of America, from 1961 to 1963 (Democratic Party)
American leader of the Branch Davidians sect which was involved in a siege in Waco, Texas in 1993 that resulted in the deaths of 76 people, including Koresh and many children
American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University, pop science author and celebrity within the atheist and skeptics movements
Ronnie Kray / Ronald Kray
With twin Reggie Kray, a pair of English leaders of the criminal gang “the Firm”, foremost perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s
John Kricfalusi / John K.
Canadian animator and voice actor, creator of cartoon series The Ren and Stimpy Show, founder of animation company Spümcø.
Jerry Lee Lewis
American singer-songwriter, musician and pianist, a pioneer of rock and roll in the 1950s, seven-times married, one wife a 13-year-old daughter of a cousin
Scottish drummer and a founding member of the 1970s pop group Bay City Rollers, more recently working as a nurse
Rob Lowe / Robert Lowe
Luxury resort owner and father-in-law of Pippa Middleton, who is the sister of the wife of Prince William
British-born New York socialite and daughter of the late publisher and fraudster Robert Maxwell
Maxwell at one time was involved romantically with convicted paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and remained an associate of Epstein. Maxwell introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew and it was alleged that she recruited underage girls to have sexual relations with Epstein and his male associates, including Prince Andrew.
American politician (before 1992 a Democrat and after then a Republican) and former Alabama state judge who was the first Republican to lose an election in Alabama in 25 years in December 2017, following many accusations of sexual misconduct (one involving a 14 year-old-girl) in November 2017
Sex abuse allegations about Moore, mostly involving young or underage females, have their own Wikipedia page:
Father Brian Morrison
Australian Catholic priest and WA Senior Australian of the Year in 2006 with a flair for self-promotion who developed the Father Brian Crisis Care Centre charity in Western Australia, collected donations in response to disasters and travelled extensively to various countries affected by disasters and adversity, while moving between orders/dioceses
Sir Peter Morrison PC
British Conservative politician and Parliamentary Private Secretary to (then) Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Andy Muirhead / Andrew Muirhead
Former presenter of ABC antiques television show Collectors, ABC radio show host and stand-up comedian
Jimmy Page OBE / James Page OBE
English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
George Pell AC
Australian cardinal in the Catholic church and inaugural Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in the Catholic Church, former Archbishop of Melbourne and Archbishop of Sydney
Pell is the Catholic Church's most senior official to be convicted of child sexual abuse. 2017, Pell was charged in Victoria with multiple historical sexual assault offences. In 2018 Pell was found guilty on five charges related to sexual misconduct involving two boys in the 1990s. In 2019 Pell was sentenced to serve six years in prison, which his has appealed. His term as Prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy ended early in 2019.
John Phillips / Papa John
Singer in the American 1960s folk rock vocal group The Mamas & The Papas, guitarist, songwriter and concert promoter
Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who worked in France, founder of the Cubist movement in art and one of the 20th century’s most influential artists
Picasso had exploitative relationships with many women, two of them taking their own lives as the result. At the age of 45 a married Picasso living in France seduced a 17 year old girl, who was at the time below the age of consent. One of Picasso’s lovers adopted a 13-year-old girl from an orphanage. A year later, after she discovered explicit drawings of the girl made by Picasso, the girl was sent back to the orphanage. The girl was not mentioned in a memoir written by Picasso’s lover.
French-Polish film director and producer
Iggy Pop / James Newell Osterberg Jr.
Influential pioneer of rock music “Godfather of Punk”
Terry Richardson / Terrence "Uncle Terry" Richardson
American fashion and portrait photographer
Tibetan lama, leader of an international network of Buddhist centres which have followers prominent in the corporate world, and author of the best-selling book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Charlie Rose / Charles Peete Rose Jr.
American journalist and TV talk show host and producer
Rose enjoyed a long and respected career until 2017 when many women accused him of workplace sexual harassment, some as young as 21 and 22.
Sir Jimmy Savile / Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile OBE KCSG
English DJ, television and radio personality, dance hall manager, and charity fundraiser, host of the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It and presenter of the BBC TV show Top of the Pops
In the video below Johnny Rotten, a major figure from the punk rock era, explains how people knew the truth about Saville, but the truth was suppressed by the establishment.
American action-movie actor, producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, and musician who holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship. Seagal is a friend of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Tupac Shakur / Lesane Parish Crooks / 2Pac / Makaveli
Rap music star
Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker, Australia’s most prominent artist in the pop art/psychedelia genre and a contributor to Oz magazine
Bill Shorten / William Shorten
Australian politician, current Leader of the Opposition in Australia and Leader of the Australian Labor Party ( ALP ), potential Prime Minister of Australia
Faction man: Bill Shorten’s path to power by David Marr published 2015 as Issue 59 of Quarterly Essay
[On pages 7-8 an account of how Shorten and his twin brother were not exposed in church to the notorious pedophile priest Father Kevin O’Donnell is given, explaining that their mother disliked the priest and arranged for the boys to attend a different mass and forbade them from being altar boys. The rape allegation by Kathy against Shorten is covered minimally on pages 92, 93, 95, 96, with a questionable conclusion that “The case is closed”.]
Shorten pays tribute to the late ALP associate Bob Ellis, who is also in this list:
American singer, actor and producer, one of the most popular and influential singers of the 20th century
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Indian guru listed by The Indian Express as one of the 100 most powerful Indians of 2015
Sir William Slim / Field Marshal William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, KStJ / Bill Slim
13th Governor-General of Australia, British military commander
Sir Cyril Smith MBE
British politician, at various times ran for Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party, Independent and Labour Party
Martin Smith / Comrade Delta
British political activist who was a former National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party
Smith has been identified as the “Comrade Delta” who was accused in the years 2010-2013 of sexual assault and rape of women who were members of the SWP, one described as “much younger”. Another rape allegation was later made against another member. These allegations caused a crisis within the party, resulting in mass resignations and defections to another socialist party, a membership decline and criticism from within and outside of the party, but police were apparently not involved with these matters. Smith reportedly resigned from the party in 2013.
Smith has written a book about the singer Frank Sinatra, who is also in this list.
Kevin Spacey KBE / Kevin Fowler
American actor, director, producer, screenwriter and twice winner of an Academy Award
Sylvester Stallone / Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Caesar in Ancient Rome
Guitarist in the glam rock band the New York Dolls
Pete Townshend / Peter Townshend
English musician, singer, songwriter, lead guitarist for the rock band the Who
President of the United States of America
The subject of many sexual assault or sexual harassment allegations, including a rape allegations from a former wife and allegations from contestants in the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants. Trump is an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Steve Tyler / Steven Tyler
American singer-songwriter and lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith
Mike Tyson / Michael Tyson
American former professional boxer
American independent film producer
Allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein are so numerous, serious and historically important that they have their own Wikipedia page:
Bill Wyman / William George Perks Jr.
English musician, record producer, songwriter, bass guitarist for the Rolling Stones
American singer and songwriter, member of the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary
Mao Zedong / Mao Tse-Tung / Chairman Mao
Chinese communist revolutionary, founder of the People's Republic of China, Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976
Borderline in definition, doubtful or baseless accusations
Australian computer hacker, whistleblower and founder of Wikileaks….
The two women who accused Assange of sexual misconduct were aged 31 and 26 at the time of the alleged offences. The unmarried Assange reportedly has offspring living in various parts of the world.
Del Kathryn Barton
Australian artist, film-maker, photographer and winner of two Archibald Prizes, a major Australian prize for portraiture. One of the winning works was a self-portrait of her with her two young children. Female sexuality and motherhood are themes explored in many of her works, which are frequently confronting and appear designed to provoke controversy.
In 2011 a surrealistic photograph of her shirtless young son, included in an exhibition to raise funds for a children’s hospital, was found to have breached the hospital’s protocols for images of children and the exhibition was cancelled. Other works by Barton in that exhibition were also potential breaches of those protocols, but a 2009 video installation is probably her most questionable work in terms of nudity and the use of children in art. The exhibition cancellation happened within the Australian context of the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd voicing his objection in 2008 to the work of Australian photographer Bill Henson, who photographed unclothed teens in dark, evocative scenes.
USA President Obama’s Vice-President and candidate for the Presidency of the USA in 2019
Australian photographic artist
Stan Lee / Stanley Martin Lieber
American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer
American photographer known for her black and white images of her own children and landscapes
One of her collections of photographs of adolescent girls included a photo of a 12 year old girl posed in casual clothes with an older man. Even though their “peculiar familiarity” had caught the interest of the photographer, the young girl refused to pose closer to the man, as requested by Mann, who later found out that the man was the girl’s step-father who had been sexually harassing the girl when her mother worked nights. Mann’s most controversial collection, first exhibited in 1990, was of photographs of her own children on summer holiday at their cabin, including nude shots, provoking criticism and accusations from critics and a religious leader of child pornography. Mann was never charged with any such offense, but one commentator claimed a prosecutor could find justification for an investigation should they be inclined.
King of rock and roll
Harvey Proctor / Keith Proctor
Former British Conservative politician
British Christian pop singer, actor and philanthropist whose career spans 60 years
Richard has never married but has consistently denied being gay. From 2014 to 2016 UK police investigated allegations relating to Richard in connection with a police operation that had investigated child sexual abuse by British entertainer Jimmy Savile. Richard’s home was searched but he was never charged or arrested.
Former Northern Ireland Unionist politician, married to another Northern Ireland politician. A “born-again Christian”, Robinson was known for making many offensive comments about homosexuality. A few months after leaving politics in 2009 due to mental health issues, the news broke that about her affair in 2008 with a 19 year old young man. Her career in politics collapsed and she and her husband were left to face allegations of financial impropriety related to the affair. While it appears that Robinson was not accused of sexual exploitation of this young man, perhaps she should have been accused of opportunism at least, as the affair happened not long after the young man’s father had died, Robinson had known the young man since his childhood, and there was 40 years difference in their ages.
American science pop science author, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic who was subject of a rape accusation in 2014 in relation to a 26 year-old (a bit beyond the definition of a young person used in compiling this list)
Jeremy Thorpe / John Jeremy Thorpe PC
British politician, leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976
Neil deGrasse Tyson
African-American astrophysicist, author, science communicator, director of the Hayden Planetarium, a part of the American Museum of Natural History, host of the Cosmos TV documentary series, a remake of the iconic 1980 series of the same name presented by the late Carl Sagan
In December 2018 4 women had made accusations of rape or other forms of sexual harassment, most regarding offences that would have happened when the women were young and/or in more junior roles than Tyson, one age unknown.
Sources and further reading
Bill Heffernan 'paedophile list' allegation: former royal commissioner James Wood hits back
Paedophile ring linked to Britain's worst abuser 'is still at large'.
Corey Feldman reveals plan for film to expose network of Hollywood pedophiles which he says will 'bring down' the industry and asks for $10million in donations to make it
Chris Spivey Celebrity paedophiles
This is Liz Taylor at 16. Had she ALREADY been seduced by half of Hollywood? Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn and a threesome with JFK. A new book raises extraordinary questions
Slain ex-KGB spy accused Putin of pedophilia 4 months before poisoning
The UK and Ireland Database Ronnie Krays paedophile ring
Elm Guest House claims and controversy
North Wales child abuse scandal
Westminster paedophile dossier
Joan S. It’s only rock’n'roll…or is it?
Pedophile playboy Epstein's 'black book' of names revealed.