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Tony Blackburn Is Sacked By The BBC

Post by Bystander » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:17 am

Tony Blackburn Is Sacked By The BBC

The Radio 2 DJ has been sacked after a leaked report which alleges that he was questioned in 1971 over the seduction of a 15 year old girl.
The girl, Claire McAlpine, later took her own life.

Claire McAlpine:
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Tony Blackburn says that he wasn't probed and will be now suing the BBC.
Blackburn has been with the BBC for five decades and is now 73.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... abuse.html
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Post by Dez » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:06 pm

Tony Blackburn was spoken to by his bosses at the time and I think that's what he is denying.
Certainly, the complaint made by the girl and her mother was withdrawn at the time.
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Post by Rodney » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:44 am

Blackburn wasn't involved in the abuse of the girl apparently so he should have just went along with the enquiry :headscratch:

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Post by Biggsy » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:08 pm

Since Tony Blackburn didn't co-operate with the BBC during their enquiries, they will have to do something like this.
The problem is people are just going to read the headlines and think something completely different when the headlines quote a 15 year old girl.
What a shame she took her own life.
Its such a sad story, you would think that Blackburn would have stated all he knew about the incident at the time out of respect.
He only seems to be bothered about his reputation.
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Post by Ironside » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:22 am

Tony Blackburn is his own worst enemy for not negotiating with the BBC.
The Been will act like this every time now.

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Post by Bystander » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:30 pm

Apparently the BBC said Blackburn could come back but he has declined the offer.
Hats off to him!
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Post by Sam » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:47 pm

Bystander wrote:Apparently the BBC said Blackburn could come back but he has declined the offer.
Hats off to him!
Looks like he is sticking up for his principles and rightly so.
Well done Tony Blackburn!
And more to the point...................

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Post by Bandit » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:42 pm

Why did he not answer the questions :thumbdown:

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Post by Copie » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:49 pm

Bandit wrote:Why did he not answer the questions :thumbdown:
Why should he four or five decades on when the police are not involved :headscratch:
The BBC were wrong to sack him.
I think they were acting irresponsibly!

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