Friday, December 8, 2017

Vile deeds, grave accusations: a non-exhaustive list of famous, powerful or notable people who have been accused or convicted of a sex offence or sexual exploitation involving a child or young adult

List last updated June 29th 2019

Some characteristics that seem particularly common among those listed are:

male gender
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, unattractive or deformed famous male
awarded an official national honour
member of a 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 students or junior colleagues 
populariser of science
a pioneer of feminism
an artist or photographer 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
suicide soon after being charged and or identified by police as a child abuser
tributes such as places or organisations named after person or awards given to person revoked after public exposure as a sexual abuser
publicly exposed as a child or sexual abuser only after death
posthumous tributes such as a state funeral or fancy gravestone cancelled or removed shortly after exposure as a sex abuser after death

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

In the UK it appears that politicians to the right of politics tend to appear in this list, while in Australia the centre-left union-affiliated ALP have three names from their movement in this list. Are the other sides of politics just better at covering-up crimes and misconduct?
Politicians from the USA in this list seem to span the range of political philosophies, and shockingly, includes past and present presidents.

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.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC(P)
8th in line of succession to the British throne

Accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl who, like Andrew, was an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Scott Baio
American actor and television director, most famous for his role in the TV series Happy Days

Chuck Berry / Charles Edward Anderson Berry
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.

Silvio Berlusconi
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:

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

The subject of many sexual abuse allegations and also an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Sexual misconduct allegations about Clinton have their own Wikipedia article:

Bob Collins AO / Robert Collins AO
Australian federal minister under the Hawke and Keating Governments, and Senator from 1987 to 1998 representing the Northern Territory, Australian Labor Party ALP

Early in his career Collins had volunteered at Kormilda College (as a housemaster at the boarding school for Indigenous children from isolated regions), for St John Ambulance and as a Scout Master. Collins also worked at one time for the respected CSIRO.

An Aboriginal actor is one of many men or boys who have reportedly made allegations of child rape against the obese Collins. It appears that Collins was in the habit of targeting male Aboriginal adolescents, but at least one accuser was white. One of the alleged offences occurred in Canberra in 1989, only months before Collins was first appointed as a federal minister, by Bob Hawke. According to a report in The Bulletin by Paul Toohey, police first began investigating Collins in 2000, but it is not known why this did not result in any charges. In July 2004, only a few months after he was awarded a national honour as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), NT Police seized Collins’ computer, and in January 2005 Collins was charged with possession of child pornography and twenty-one child sex offences that allegedly had occurred in the Northern Territory, some dating back to the 1970s. In 2006 an additional charge was laid in relation to the alleged 1989 Canberra assault. Collins had also been battling with bowel cancer, on and off, from his diagnosis in 2004 up until his death in 2007.

There are some particularly concerning aspects of the allegations made against Collins. One claim is that Collins had been one of a group of people who abused a boy from the age of 12, who had also reported being abused by a school teacher. The same person claimed to have reported Collins by name at a closed session of the Woods Royal Commission in NSW, to no effect. Another person claimed to have phoned the office of Paul Keating when the ALP were in government (presumably Keating the PM at the time or deputy PM) and informed the office of Collins’ activities, to be met with the reply that they were unable to do anything without evidence.

Like many men facing child sex abuse charges, Collins took his own life before he had to face a trial. In June 2004, only two days after the NT Chief Minister was briefed by NT police about their investigation into Collins, he was seriously injured when he drove his car into a tree. His survival was attributed to his 4WD’s airbags. There is also a report of Collins taking an overdose of pills at an Adelaide hospital. Collins died in September 2007, three days before he was due to face court on the 21 child sex abuse charges, a court date that had been considerably delayed. An NT coroner found that Collins had intended to end his life by taking an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs at his Darwin home. Despite years of battling cancer, Collins weighed 200kg. Regardless of the coroner’s findings, his family has reportedly maintained Collins’ innocence and claimed his death was due to natural causes. Conspiracy theories involving politics and the NT police have been created by Collins’s supporters to explain why he was charged. According to a 2007 report by Paul Toohey, “The Territory Labor Party, as a whole, remains in denial.”

Journalists have been criticised for reporting on the allegations against Collins before they were tried in court. Up until his death, the Territory Supreme Court had suppressed reporting of Collins’ name in relation to the charges and court cases, based on the argument that publication of the details could bias a jury. A planned state funeral for Collins in 2007 was cancelled when news broke identifying him as the person charged with child abuse crimes.

Reportedly some of Collins’ victims have gone on to commit and serve sentences for the same type of crime, one molesting his own children, who have been described as seriously psychologically disturbed by their experiences.

Weekend Australian September 22 2007

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

Simone de Beauvoir
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.

Gérard Depardieu
French actor, obese

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

Murray Miller Dunham

American writer and producer of the TV show Girls and other American TV shows

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 

Ellis was one of the famous male friends of the late respected Australian author, poet and playwright Dorothy Hewett who was named in 2018 as having had underage sex with either of the two daughters of Hewett. Hewett and her husband ran an Australian 1970s household in which they reportedly failed to protect their teenage daughters from sexual predators, including writers, artists, a film director, a famous photographer and at least one poet, as a part of their left-wing libertarian arts culture which valued sexual experimentation as a top priority. According to Hewett’s daughters Rozanna Lilley and Kate Lilley, some of the men who exploited them as children are still working as artists. They also have claimed that Ellis had underage sexual contact with each of them, including a non-consensual episode.
Bill Shorten (ALP leader who is also in this list) pays tribute to Ellis:,8872

Brian Epstein
Manager of the legendary British rock band Beatles

Jeffrey Epstein
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.

Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as João de Deus or John of God
Brazilian director of the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola, a "spiritual healing center" who claims to be a medium and "psychic surgeon". At least 300 accusations of sexual abuse, including rape, pedophilia and incest have come to light, including accusations from his own daughter, resulting in his 2018 arrest and the deletion of uncritical reports about him from the website of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Over many years he has been the subject of international media reports, including the American ABC, Australian 60 Minutes and The Oprah Winfrey Show. While the Australian 60 Minutes report (2 parts) included accusations and critical examination, Oprah’s coverage was not, and an interview with skeptic James Randi was not included in the ABC report.

Jared Fogle
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.

James Franco
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, had an ugly face

Morgan Freeman
American actor of African heritage subject of multiple allegations of sexual harassment of young women

Donald Friend
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

Kelsey Grammer
American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director

David Hamilton
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.

Hamilton was one of the famous male friends of the late respected Australian author, poet and playwright Dorothy Hewett who was named in 2018 as having had underage sex with either of the two daughters of Hewett. Hewett and her husband ran an Australian 1970s household in which they failed to protect their teenage daughters from sexual predators, including writers, artists, a film director, a famous photographer and at least one poet, as a part of their left-wing libertarian arts culture which valued sexual experimentation as a top priority. According to Hewett’s daughters Rozanna Lilley and Kate Lilley, some of the men who exploited them as children are still working as artists. Rozanna Lilley claimed that Hamilton had lured her (aged 14 or 15) to a hotel in Sydney with the offer of modelling work but was conned into posing for pornographic photos and was never paid.

Anne Hamilton-Byrne
Leader of an Australian new-age known as The Family, Santiniketan Park Association and the Great White Brotherhood, which was created in 1963 and still has followers today. The cult was raided by Victorian police in 1987 and has ties with the UK.

This cult included among its membership an academic, social workers, lawyers and psychiatrists, and was thus able to exert great and corrupted power within the community. A central ideology of the cult was the raising of “perfect” children, who were white (often with hair dyed blonde), raised vegetarian, underfed, not schooled and educationally seriously neglected, made to study new age nonsense and do yoga, made to take LSD and a wide variety of dangerous and unnecessary psychiatric drugs and at least some also subjected to sexual abuse. These children were acquired by illegitimate means; by persuading parents to relinquish custody of the kids or by forced adoption (legal and illegal) of babies of unwed mothers. 

Although the many serious abuses of this cult have been the subject of a damning documentary and news reports, some successful personal lawsuits, attempts at extradition and prosecution of the probably now very wealthy Anne Hamilton-Bryne and have inspired calls for a royal commission, Hamilton-Byrne has never been made to face a court over her crimes, a diagnosis of dementia allowing her to escape justice in a nursing home, where she died in 2019.

Rolf Harris
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)

Dustin Hoffman
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.

Frank Houston
Pastor and co-founder of the Sydney Christian Life Centre, father of Brian Houston, co-founder of the Hillsong Church, a large and influential Australian Pentecostal church

Robert Hughes
Australian actor and star of the 1980s-90s Australian family sitcom Hey Dad..! 
(NOT the Australian art critic!)

Joe / Joseph Jackson
Father of the Jackson family famous as the Jackson Five, Michael Jackson as a solo act and the Jacksons, has a strange-looking face, as do some of his offspring

In a 1991 autobiography La Toya Jackson, sister of Michael and daughter of Joe, accused Joe of sexually abusing her after her older sister Rebbie left home, who had also allegedly been abused. In 1993 La Toya spoke out in support of sex abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She became a hated public figure and was understandably estranged from her family. After her reportedly violent marriage broke up La Toya recanted her accusations and was reconciled with her family. In light of the 2019 documentary about allegations of child abuse by Michael, La Toya’s early 1990s accusations have a renewed credibility in the eyes of some people.

Michael Jackson
Globally-popular American pop music singer, songwriter and dancer, at the time of his death the best-selling musical artist

Mick Jagger
Lead singer of the legendary rock music pioneers Rolling Stones and father of many offspring to many women

John Jarratt
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.

Thomas Jefferson
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.

Warren Jeffs
Polygamous and autocratic Mormon cult leader and convicted child molester

Jeffrey Jones
American character actor known for various movie roles including one in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
In 2003 Jones pleaded no contest to a charge of hiring a teenage boy for an X-rated photo shoot. In later years he was arrested twice for failing to update his sex offender status.

Rob Kampia
Co-founder of the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Cannabis Industry Association

Brett Kavanaugh
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.

R. Kelly / Robert Kelly
American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player who has a ridiculous-looking face and sentimental songs

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)

JFK was notorious for promiscuous behaviour, even when married and allegedly with at least one underage woman, from a family in which male infidelity was common and tolerated. JFK was also a sufferer of many medical issues including two serious endocrine disorders, and had bulging eyes that appeared to be abnormally close together.

Anthony Kiedis

American lead singer and lyric writer in the rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Kiedis wrote about having sex with a girl that he knew to be 14 years old (he 23 at the time) and other sexual encounters with young women in his 2005 autobiography Scar Tissue.

David Koresh / Vernon Wayne Howell
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

Lawrence Krauss
American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University, pop science author and celebrity within the atheist and skeptics movements, has an unattractive face

The subject of various sexual harassment or abuse allegations. Krauss is also an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Krauss has outraged many people by publicly defending Epstein.

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

Derek Longmuir
Scottish drummer and a founding member of the 1970s pop group Bay City Rollers, more recently working as a nurse

Rob Lowe / Robert Lowe
American actor

David Matthews
Luxury resort owner and father-in-law of Pippa Middleton, who is the sister of the wife of Prince William

Ghislaine Maxwell
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.

Roy Moore
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

Pablo Picasso
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.

Roman Polanski / Rajmund Polański 
French-Polish film director and producer

Iggy Pop / James Newell Osterberg Jr.
Influential pioneer of rock music “Godfather of Punk”

Paul Reubens
American actor, writer, film producer, game show host and comedian best known for his character Pee-wee Herman which featured in TV shows and a film aimed at children and adults

Terry Richardson / Terrence "Uncle Terry" Richardson
American fashion and portrait photographer

Sogyal Rinpoche
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.

Mark Salling
American actor and musician known for his role in the TV show Glee

Jean-Paul Sartre
French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic, winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964 and long-time partner of feminist writer and philosopher Simone De Beauvoir. Sartre was a national hero to the French, in spite of his unappealing and unimpressive appearance and his lack of contribution to the Resistance during World War II. Sartre often enjoyed “love triangles” involving young female students that De Beauvior had initially seduced.

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, habitually dressed like a freak and wore haircuts and facial expressions that were ridiculous

Savile has posthumously been found to have committed countless vile sexual abuse crimes, mostly against female children, some of them assaulted while patients in UK hospitals, and a total of 32 UK hopsitals have been investigated in relation to Savile's crimes. One allegation is that he molested a brain-damaged female hopital patient. Other sites of alleged crimes by Savile were a children's home, a school, the BBC and possibly a psychiatric facility. Savile boasted of sexually and in other ways interfering with corpses at a mortuary at which it was known he had been granted access. It appears that Savile sometimes committed child sex abuse crimes in company with other abusers. 

Even though many people in the UK knew of Savile's crimes (as victims or witnesses) and many had lodged complaints, and many rumours abounded, legal and journalistic inquiries into Savile's crimes mostly began after his death, probably due to the threat of repurcussions from an evil man who had great wealth, influence and social status in the UK. Once he was dead his crimes were made public, and at the request of his family his ornate gravestone was removed and sent to landfill only 19 days after it had been placed on his grave.

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 UK establishment.

Steven Seagal
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

Martin Sharp
Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker, Australia’s most prominent artist in the pop art/psychedelia genre and a contributor to Oz magazine

Sharp was one of the famous male friends of the late respected Australian author, poet and playwright Dorothy Hewett who was named in 2018 as having had underage sex with either of the two daughters of Hewett. Hewett and her husband ran an Australian 1970s household in which they reportedly failed to protect their teenage daughters from sexual predators, including writers, artists, a film director, a film producer, a famous photographer and at least one poet, as a part of their left-wing libertarian arts culture which valued sexual experimentation as a top priority. According to Hewett’s daughters Rozanna Lilley and Kate Lilley, some of the men who exploited them as children are still working as artists. Rozanna alleged that Sharp had sex with her when she was 15 (he much older), and many years later he called her to apologise for his behaviour, the only one of her mother’s paedophile friends to offer an apology.

Bill Shorten / William Shorten
Australian politician, former union leader, former Leader of the Opposition in Australia and former Leader of the Australian Labor Party ALP. Shorten became politically infamous for his roles in leadership spills that wrested the leadership of the ALP from two sitting ALP Prime Ministers of Australia. As the leader of the ALP himself, he led the ALP to a loss of the federal election in 2019, in which his party was generally expected to win. Some commentators attributed this loss to the qualities of the party’s leader. Shorten’s facial expressions often include an odd, zoned-out stare and an inane, inappropriate smile.

One interesting footnote to the Shorten biography is that he and twin brother attended the Catholic church where the notorious paedophile priest Father Kevin O’Donnell worked, but they reportedly shielded from this danger by a wary mother, a lucky break that Shorten has discussed in media reports.

Shorten is the subject of an allegation of rape of a 16 year old named Kathy at a Labor youth conference in 1986. At the time Kathy was a member of the rural policy committee of Young Labor and a delegate to state and national Labor conferences. Since 1954 the age of consent in Victoria has been 16, so Kathy was at the time at the youngest age that a legal sexual partner could be. Shorten was a 19 year old and was a uni student, political staffer and army reservist during this period. Kathy made a statement to Victoria Police in 2013. Shorten was questioned by police but the prosecutor did not press charges, claiming “there was no reasonable prospect of conviction”. In one 2014 press report, in which Kathy consented to being photographed for the report, she claimed Victoria Police’s fruitless investigation was not conducted properly due to Shorten’s position of power. Shorten discussed his perspective on the matter with journalists in 2014. Kathy has reportedly pursued the rape allegation a number of times with police without success, and in 2014 reportedly recruited a barrister to ask the Victorian Director of Public Prosecution to review his decision not to press charges. She has also given a number of interviews to journalists in Australia, some captured in video with no concealment of her appearance or voice, risking a defamation action from Shorten, in a country in which defamation laws are draconian and often used against people who make allegations of sexual misconduct against public figures.

Shorten has reportedly been the subject of a rumours in 2011-2012 that he got a young staffer (his Personal Assistant) pregnant resulting in an abortion. In 2018 during a senate committee hearing Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash threatened to “name every young woman in Mr Shorten’s office of which rumours in this place abound”. This threat was interpreted as a slur on female staffers for the ALP, but could also be interpreted as a post-Me Too movement threat to expose Shorten as a workplace sexual harasser.

Shorten has been married twice. The first child with his current wife was conceived when they were both still married to other people.

In the 2019 Australian federal election, in which Shorten stood as the potential Prime Minister in the ALP, his party provoked interest by preferencing above the Liberal candidate for the seat of Cooper an independent candidate for the seat, who had several years previously made a YouTube video in which she declared that she believed the rape allegation.

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:,8872

Frank Sinatra / Francis Sinatra
American singer, actor and producer, one of the most popular and influential singers of the 20th century

Bryan Singer
Fired director of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

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 MStJ DL
British politician, at various times ran for Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party, Independent and Labour Party, obese

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

Spacey is the subject of many sexual abuse allegations and also an associate of convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Sylvester Stallone / Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Hollywood actor

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Johnny Thunders
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

Donald Trump
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. Trump is famous for his ridiculous comb-over hairstyle and over-use of tanning lotion. 

Steve Tyler / Steven Tyler
American singer-songwriter and lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith

Mike Tyson / Michael Tyson
American former professional boxer

Anthony Weiner
American former Democratic congressman

Weiner served an 18-month prison sentence for sexting an underage girl, one of a number of sex-related scandals that ruined his political career

Harvey Weinstein
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

Peter Yarrow
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

Julian Assange
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.

Joe Biden
USA President Obama’s Vice-President and candidate for the Presidency of the USA in 2019

Richard Feynman
American theoretical physicist, recipient of a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 and a legendary popularizer of science
Feynman reportedly “pretended to be an undergraduate student to deceive younger women into sleeping with him” and was generally a misogynist.

Germaine Greer
Australian writer and academic, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement. Greer reliably argues for controversial ideas in her writing. 

The accusation that she may be a paedophile centres around her 2003 book The Boy also published under the title The Beautiful Boy, an art history book full of images of paintings, sculptures, movie stills and photographs featuring young men and boys, most nude and some bordering on pornographic. The male actor whose image as a shirtless 15 year old in a movie still was used on the book’s cover objected to this use of his image. The aim of the book was to promote boys as sex objects for the visual pleasure of women, an apparent attempt to redress a balance in a sexist world in which men enjoying viewing girls and young women is regarded as normal. Certainly many people would not regard this as a form of progress, and would prefer that neither boys nor girls be presented in sexualised ways.

There’s plenty to be concerned about within the book’s text. On page 7 Greer asserted that the beauty of a boy is brightest during the narrow and “mostly illegal” window of time when the boy is not yet old enough to shave but is capable of sexual response and has a slim body and a shy manner, among other characteristics. One could read into this claim an admission of borderline illegal enjoyment of boys that goes beyond merely looking, and in at least on press interview publicising this book she admitted to having a relationship with a person described as a “boy”, but refused to give details. On pages 29 to 30 Greer argued that the present legal age of consent is irrelevant to child protection because paedophiles typically target boys much younger than the legal age limit, and homosexual experiences do not necessarily lead to a lifetime with that sexual orientation. 

There’s also cause for concern in the content of an interview that served to publicise the book. Greer admitted that she expected to be accused of paedophilia because of the book, and in response to an interview question asking why she preferred boys to men, Greer replied "Sperm that runs like tap water will do." Greer’s apparently casual attitude towards boys being viewed as sexual objects does not extend to a belief that boys enjoy the attentions of “paedophiles”, an idea that she labels as a delusion on page 69, and on page 10 Greer describes the occupation of “rent boys” as a “miserable trade”. It is worth noting that these two negative descriptions of the sexualisation of boys were made within the context of discussing male paedophiles.

Bill Henson
Australian photographic artist

Alan Jones AO
Australian radio broadcaster/"right-wing shock jock" with powerful political friends and influence, former coach of the Australian National Rugby Union Team, former English teacher and sport coach at private boy’s schools

See pages Chapter 4 and pages 88-89 of the biography Jones Town by Chris Masters for evidence that Jones’ involvement in the lives of some of his students at Brisbane Grammar and The King’s School was well beyond appropriate, but there’s no evidence of actual sexual misconduct in this context. While Jones was arrested in 1988 in a UK public toilet and charged with "outraging public decency" and "committing an indecent act", all charges were later dropped and were possibly baseless. I have not been able to find any substance to support a rumour that police were poised to arrest Jones for a historical case of underage sex with a boy prostitute.

Stan Lee / Stanley Martin Lieber
American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer 

Sally Mann Hon FRPS
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.

Enoch Powell
Late British conservative politician, known for making an anti-immigration speech

Elvis Presley
King of rock and roll

Harvey Proctor / Keith Proctor
Former British Conservative politician,5279144

Sir Cliff Richard OBE / Harry Webb
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.

Iris Robinson
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.

Geoffrey Rush
Successful and award-winning Australian actor and Australian of the Year in 2012

In 2017 accusations of sexual misconduct by Rush in regard to a younger actor who was playing the daughter of the lead character played by Rush in King Lear at the Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 were published in the Australian press. In response Rush sued for defamation and was awarded almost 2.9 million Australian dollars in 2019. In 2018 another actress outlined instances of sexual misconduct by Rush when they were both-co-stars in a 2010-2011 theatrical production, when she was 25 years old.

Michael Shermer
American science pop science author, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic and regular contributor to Scientific American magazine 

Shermer was subject of a rape accusation in 2014 in relation to a 26 year-old woman

Jeremy Thorpe / John Jeremy Thorpe PC
British politician, leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976

Mark Twain / Samuel Clemens
American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer

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

Leopard Coat. The New Generation of Groupies. Diamonds from the Mine.

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

Operation Yewtree

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.

263 celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others who have been accused of sexual misconduct since April 2017. Vox.


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    1. While the Australian cult that Hamilton-Bryne was the leader of was evil and did immesurable harm to children, I'm not aware of sexual misconduct in that cult. I'm happy to consider any evidence you can offer on that point, Adelaide.

    2. Hello Adelaide, I've realised that your suggestion is "spot-on". Hamilton-Byrne certainly does belong on this list. Although I'm not clear of the exact circumstances of sexual abuse in her cult, allegations certainly have been made, and she was the cult's leader. She and her cult are also famous enough to deserve a place in this list and I'll be adding them to it. Thanks!