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Child actor ‘invented claims he had been groped by Tory MP Ken Clarke during undercover investigation’

  • Ben Fellows alleged he was groped by former Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Claimed it was while he worked undercover for ITV’s Cook Report in 1994 
  • Gave statement to police probing historical child abuse at Westminster
  • But now he is accused of fabricating claims and is on trial at the Old Bailey 
Ben Fellows, who appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of perverting the course of justice after allegedly inventing claims he was groped by Conservative MP Ken Clarke

Ben Fellows, who appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of perverting the course of justice after allegedly inventing claims he was groped by Conservative MP Ken Clarke

A former child actor invented claims he had been groped by Conservative MP Ken Clarke during a cash-for-questions TV sting 20 years ago, a court has heard.

Ben Fellows, aged 40, from Solihull, West Midlands, alleged that the former Chancellor of the Exchequer had plied him with alcohol and carried out the sexual assault in the office of a lobbyist while he was working undercover for ITV’s Cook Report in 1994.

In the autumn of 2012, Fellows, who also appeared on The Bill, told national newspaper reporters about the alleged assault and stories were published in print and both online.

But today, Fellows appeared at the Old Bailey, accused of perverting the course of justice after making allegedly making false claims in relation to Mr Clarke.

The court heard how Fellows made a statement to police after being interviewed by officers as part of Operation Fairbank – the high profile investigation into historical child sex abuse at Westminster.

But when officers checked out his version of events, they concluded they were false and began treating him as a suspect rather than a victim, the court was told.

Opening Fellows’ trial, prosecutor Duncan Atkinson said: ‘In that witness statement, the defendant said that in 1994, when he was 19 years old, he had been employed as an undercover actor by an investigative journalism programme on ITV, the Cook Report, during a sting operation against Ian Greer, the political lobbyist.

‘The focus of that sting operation was a suggested role by Greer in arranging for politicians to ask questions in Parliament in return for money – or cash-for-questions as it was known at the time.

‘The defendant said in a witness statement that whilst engaged in that capacity he had been sexually assaulted in Greer’s London office by Kenneth Clarke MP.

‘He named a number of persons as having been involved in the Cook Report investigation who he said were aware of the assault, which he said had been recorded by a covert video device with which he had been issued.’

Mr Atkinson told how police interviewed members of the Cook Report team who said they were all unaware of the allegation.

At the time, Mr Clarke was Chancellor of the Exchequer, so it would have been front page news, they said.

Benjamin Fellows
Ken Clarke

Fellows, left, alleged that the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, right, had plied him with alcohol and carried out the sexual assault in the office of a lobbyist

They had not seen a video showing abuse and none of them recalled Mr Clarke even being in the lobbyist’s office.

After Fellows was arrested, he insisted the allegations were true saying the Cook Report staff were too afraid of losing their jobs or ‘falling foul of the establishment’ to corroborate them, Mr Atkinson said.

He also claimed he was subject to intimidation and threats as a result of having spoken out.

In October 2012, Fellows was interviewed by journalist Jack Malvern from the Times newspaper.

The court also heard that when Fellows was interviewed by police, he repeatedly mentioned Hollywood actor Tom Cruise

The court also heard that when Fellows was interviewed by police, he repeatedly mentioned Hollywood actor Tom Cruise

Fellows told him the story about Mr Clarke and made a series of other allegations which the reporter found ‘troubling’ when he tried to check them out.

The reporter then discovered at the time the trained actor said he had been seduced by a BBC executive he was 19 and not 14 as he had said.

He also found inaccuracies in his claims about his time at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and as a result of his checks, no story was published in the Times.

Jurors were also told that Fellows was described as an ‘inventive and sometimes persuasive fantasist’, who said he had been invited to a cocaine-fuelled party on BBC premises hosted by two of Britain’s biggest stars of the day.

However, the Express ran two stories in October 2012 headlined ‘Sex abuse rife at the BBC says Ben Fellows’ and ‘My hell with Britain’s biggest stars says Ben Fellows’, without naming names.

Meanwhile, Fellows published an internet article himself with an account of his interview with Mr Malvern alleging that the Times was seeking to protect those he had named.

Mr Clarke was interviewed but detectives took no further action and shifted their investigation to Fellows.

The court was also told that Fellows handed a list of names to police, which included a Hollywood actor, a Dynasty star and Max Clifford.

He went through the list during a meeting with head of the paedophile unit, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Settle in November 2012.

Summarising the list, Mr Atkinson said: ”The top name is an actor… he says he was a big BBC star, a Dynasty star. He goes on to deal with Max Clifford.

‘He talks about a party in connection with The Word TV programme and another Hollywood actor and something which he witnessed in relation to that actor.

‘There is a reference to cocaine in relation to two TV personalities.’

Fellows also repeatedly mentioned Hollywood star Tom Cruise during the meeting.

He referred to a premiere of the film Days of Thunder and added: ‘You laugh when you say Tom Cruise because he’s a movie star.’

Jurors at the Old Bailey, pictured, were also told he that Fellows was described as an 'inventive and sometimes persuasive fantasist'

Jurors at the Old Bailey, pictured, were also told he that Fellows was described as an ‘inventive and sometimes persuasive fantasist’

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Settle, head of the Metropolitan Police paedophile unit, told Fellows: ‘There’s very little we can do with that unless we had a detailed statement.’

The discussion then moved on to Cruise suing a magazine for 50 million dollars for saying he is not a good father.

At the end of the meeting Fellows told the officers ‘he didn’t wish to substantiate any allegations other than the one he had made against Ken Clarke MP’, the court heard.

But Bernard Richmond QC, representing Fellows, suggested that DCI Settle ‘crossed the boundary’ during the meeting by stating Joanna Lumley was involved in pornographic films.

Detective Inspector Keith Braithwaite, who also worked with the unit, said: ‘I am aware Mr Settle made reference to Joanna Lumley, I was a bit surprised by that statement, that she had been involved in pornographic films.

‘Whether it is a matter of rapport building with Mr Fellows, it is not the best way to do that, I think I would have dealt with that situation differently.’

DI Braithwaite denied there was ‘pressure to start delivering’ on his unit after Labour MP Tom Watson asked a question in parliament about a paedophile ring in the Palace of Westminster.

He explained: ‘There was no pressure to deliver but what was required was a thorough and meticulous investigation.

‘The purpose of the visit was to provide reassurance that the matter would be dealt with impartially and thoroughly and if he was to substantiate the allegation he would be offered the support.’

Fellows denies perverting the course of justice and the trial continues.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3168279/Child-actor-invented-claims-groped-Tory-MP-Ken-Clarke-undercover-investigation.html

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Actor found not guilty of perverting the course of justice over claims he was groped by former chancellor Ken Clarke 20 years ago

  • Actor told police the Tory politician groped him during a TV investigtion
  • Mr Clarke completely denied the allegations, calling them ‘preposterous’
  • Police arrested accuser and he has stood trial at the Old Bailey this month
  • Jury finds him not guilty of perverting the course of justice today 

An actor has been cleared of perverting the course of justice by making up a story that he was molested by former chancellor Kenneth Clarke during a cash-for-questions TV sting 20 years ago.

Ben Fellows, 40, from Birmingham, alleged that the leading politician had plied him with alcohol and carried out the sexual assault while he was working undercover for ITV’s Cook Report in 1994.

Mr Clarke insisted he had never in his life ‘had the compulsion’ to grope another man as he dismissed the claim as ‘preposterous’, ‘off the Richter scale’ and ‘like Martians landing’.

After eight hours of deliberations the jury at the Old Bailey found Fellows not guilty of perverting the course of justice between November 14 2012 and December 1 2012.

Ben Fellows has been found not guilty of perverting the course of justice over claims he made that politician Kenneth Clarke groped in 1994

Ben Fellows has been found not guilty of perverting the course of justice over claims he made that politician Kenneth Clarke groped in 1994

Mr Fellows celebrates outside court after the jury's verdict. He said he now intends the rebuild his life

Mr Fellows celebrates outside court after the jury’s verdict. He said he now intends the rebuild his life

There was cheering and waving from his group of supporters as Fellows left the court building.

Speaking outside, he thanked his ‘friends, family and supporters’ who he said ‘kept me going throughout the ordeal of the last two years’.

He described his trial at the Old Bailey as an ‘intense and terrifying experience’, and added that he was ‘completely out of my depth’.

He added: ‘As far as I’m concerned the next few weeks and months are about rebuilding my life and moving on. I shall make no further comment now or in the future about Mr Clarke and the events of 1994.’

The court had heard how in the autumn of 2012, Fellows told national news reporters about the alleged assault when he was 19 years old and stories were published in print and in his own blog.

He went on to make a statement to police officers from Operation Fairbank – the high profile investigation into Westminster historic child sex abuse.

Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson said: ‘In that witness statement, the defendant said that in 1994, when he was 19 years old, he had been employed as an undercover actor by an investigative journalism programme on ITV, the Cook Report, during a sting operation against Ian Greer, the political lobbyist.

‘The focus of that sting operation was a suggested role by Greer in arranging for politicians to ask questions in Parliament in return for money – or cash-for-questions as it was known at the time.

‘The defendant said in a witness statement that whilst engaged in that capacity he had been sexually assaulted in Greer’s London office by Kenneth Clarke MP.’

In court, Fellows insisted the claims were true
Mr Clarke (right) said the allegations were 'preposterous'

Fellows (left) insisted the claims were true by Mr Clarke (right) said the allegations were ‘preposterous’

When officers investigated his version of events, they concluded they were false and began treating him as a suspect rather than a victim.

The former child actor had also claimed he had been abused by a number of people in the entertainment industry, including a senior female executive at the BBC whom he claimed seduced him when he was aged between 14 and 16.

Fellows, who was described as ‘an inventive and sometimes persuasive fantasist’, claimed he had been invited to a cocaine-fuelled party on BBC premises hosted by two of Britain’s biggest stars of the day.

Giving evidence in his defence, Fellows stood by his allegation against Mr Clarke.

Asked how he felt about it afterwards, he said: ‘It was not upsetting at all. It was weird but not upsetting. To put this in context – this was no more than a minor groping you would get in a nightclub on a Saturday night.’

Clarke, pictured leaving the Old Bailey, strongly refuted the claims from the witness box this week

Clarke, pictured leaving the Old Bailey, strongly refuted the claims from the witness box this week

Fellows told the jury he was upset when police told him that abuse in the showbiz world was just about Jimmy Savile and limited to the BBC.

Asked if he had anything personal against Mr Clarke, he said: ‘No, nothing whatsoever, apart from what happened in that office. I did not take it personally. I was part of the team.’

However, veteran broadcaster Roger Cook told the trial that he had never even heard of Fellows until someone pointed out his blog claiming to have worked on the Cook Report in 1990.

He told the court that particular show was never aired and if there had been any allegations around at the time, it would have been ‘an enormous story’.

Fellows’ defence team suggested that he had been pressured by the police into making a statement and charges followed after his allegations were made public.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3180076/Actor-not-guilty-perverting-course-justice-Ken-Clarke-grope-claims.html

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