The headline suggests the guy can return to work and live his live as a free man as nothing has happened. The producers, directors, ITV Grenada will allow Bill to carry on playing the part of Ken Barlow working down at the studio as he once did. – Like hell.
Apart from having to suffer the humiliation of this insane 40 to 50 plus year old allegation and its hefty price tag, advertisers with fears of backlash from buyers will pressure the BBC to get rid of him. Give him and exit package, make him say he is to traumatise to carry on acting. I hope he does not take it.
What a circus, little to no chance of a conviction but 100% success in destroying a man’s legacy and what little remains of his future not to mention the anguish his family and friends went through.
Without exception men should have the right to have their names withheld until after a conviction is secured as the only sensible passage to a fair outcome for men should they be found not guilty.