Not that we should try to find out who she is of course, that would be wrong. And she can’t be Hollywood famous, not if she was wandering through Waterloo. But still:
Mark Pearson, a 51-year-old artist, on his way home from work in rush-hour
CCTV showed him walking through London commuters and past a film star
It cannot be said with certainty the pair made even fleeting physical contact
But woman, in her 60s, claimed that he sexually assaulted her penetratively
There were no witnesses and no forensic evidence but case came to court
It took the jury 90 minutes to reject the woman’s story and clear Mr Pearson
I know it’s the Mail but it’s still bizarre.
I’m a lot less outraged than some that this came to court. I’m happy enough with less choice for the bureaucrats to prosecute or not. But I can’t help thinking that there should be some consequences or other for making outrageous claims that turn out not to be true.