Dr McAllister spoke with Metro about Anthony Rapp's recent accusations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey, telling Metro, "I don’t see a prosecution as being possible, because of the operation of the statute of limitations." He pointed out that there could be a possible civil claim, but it would depend on when Rapp first discovered the psychological damage of the events.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses have finally dropped their efforts to block an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse, but AO Advocates Senior Associate Thomas Beale explains to the Guardian why the Charity Commission’s decision to revoke an order compelling the production of documents by the religious organisation means we’re unlikely to see any real disclosure.
Senior Associate Thomas Beale is featured in a report by Guardian journalist Alice Ross as she investigates the increasing pressure faced by Jehovah’s Witnesses to address its handling of sex abuse allegations.
Telegraph social affairs editor John Bingham speaks to Thomas Beale and one of his AOA clients as he reports for the newspaper on how senior figures within the St John Ambulance organisation sought to distance themselves from allegations of abuse of young volunteers in the 90s.