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 misconduct involving a child or young adult

List last updated December 2018

There are no women in this list even though no conscious effort has been made to exclude females. If you know of any women who you believe should be in this list, please leave a comment. 

Some other characteristics that seem particularly common among those listed (beside the 100% proportion of maleness) are being a politician, being a politician who has changed parties during his career, being a rock star, being some kind of an entertainer who is a “heart-throb” or the opposite; being obese or ugly as a hatful of bums, being awarded an official honour, being a member of a network or social circle with members who display low sexual ethical standards, being an evil leader of a religious cult, being a populariser of science, and using a name other than one’s 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 and 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. 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

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
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 )

Gérard Depardieu
French actor

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

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.

Brian Epstein
Manager of the legendary British rock band Beatles

Jeffrey Epstein
American financier, registered sex offender convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, wealthy owner of a private island, science philanthropist and associate of people famous in politics, science and entertainment. Epstein’s associates include many names who are also in this list such as Woody Allen, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Dustin Hoffman and Lawrence Krauss, who has publicly defended Epstein.

Jared Fogle
Former American spokesman for the Subway sandwich franchise

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

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.

Rolf Harris
Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality

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

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!)

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

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.

Warren Jeffs
Mormon cult leader and convicted child molester

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

John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States of America, from 1961 to 1963 (Democratic Party)

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

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

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:

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

John Phillips / Papa John
Singer in the American 1960s folk rock vocal group The Mamas & The Papas, guitarist, songwriter and concert promoter

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

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

Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC(P)
6th in line of succession to the British throne

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.

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.

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, current Leader of the Opposition in Australia and Leader of the Australian Labor Party ( ALP ), potential Prime Minister of Australia
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. 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, years before the start of the "Me Too" movement. By Kathy's own account she had also previously reported the matter to police in 2004 and 2008. 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 also discussed the matter with journalists in 2014.

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.

Frank Sinatra / Francis Sinatra
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

Kevin Spacey KBE / Kevin Fowler 
American actor, director, producer, screenwriter and twice winner of an Academy Award

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

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

Mike Tyson / Michael Tyson
American former professional boxer

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 accusations

Bill Henson
Australian photographic artist

Alan Jones AO
Australian radio broadcaster, 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.]

Elvis Presley
King of rock and roll

Harvey Proctor / Keith Proctor
Former British Conservative politician,5279144

Michael Shermer
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

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.


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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.