Friday, 8 February 2013
Yes Jim, Let Us Reflect ...
8 Feb 2013 15:22
Michael Brewer: Choirmaster's sex abuse victim 'kills herself' days after giving evidence at trial
"The body of violin teacher Frances Andrade was found at her home less than a week after she gave evidence against Michael Brewer in court"
Friday 8 February 2013 15.31 GMT
Sexual abuse victim killed herself after giving evidence at choirmaster trial
"Frances Andrade's body found after she gave evidence against former music teacher later convicted of indecent assault"
11:00PM GMT 08 Feb 2013
Frances Andrade 'traumatised’ by reliving abuse [sic] of 30 years ago
"That job, though, was to be done for her. Returning to teaching the violin, she met Jenevora Williams, a renowned singing teacher for choristers at St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey, and teacher-in-residence for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, from where she knew Brewer.
The pair became good friends but when Mrs Andrade confided in her what he had done all those years ago, Miss Williams took it upon herself to contact the police, saying that Brewer was still working with children and therefore she had a professional duty to report what she knew. In doing so, she had unwittingly set a chain of events in motion that were to have a tragic conclusion."
We should like you to reflect, on these two points, in particular, Jim (we will presume that the outcome of the case is based on reality) ...
"Andrade had not initiated the police investigation which led to the trial. Friends said she did not present herself as a "victim" and would have hated to be seen as such. They say she never wanted to give evidence against the Brewers."
No trial, Ms Andrade would still be alive, healthy and happy.
We suspect your vetting issue, refers to this ...
"Giving evidence, Brewer denied all of Andrade's allegations but admitted to an affair with a 17-year-old pupil at Chetham's in 1994. He resigned when the affair was discovered and the school said he had stepped down for "health reasons". Brewer went on to become the artistic director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and has also directed the World Youth Choir. He served as an adjudicator in international competitions and in 2008 led BBC workshops for the programme Last Choir Standing."
Which was perfectly legal (and not rare), at the time, thus, should have no bearing on future employment (which was impeccable, as can be seen) or anything else.
Do you see why you and yours are so dangerous?
It is often about Doing The Right Thing, Not Doing Things Right.
Addendum - The Deflection (9/2/2013)
Frances Andrade death: Charity calls for review in child abuse trials
Sexual abuse victim's suicide sparks call for review of court procedures
Sex Assault Suicide: Police Defend Handling
Violinist's anguish in blow-by-blow account of her cross-examination as accuser's lawyer branded her a fantasist
‘This feels like rape all over again’: Violinist driven to suicide by ordeal of trial after being branded a 'liar and fantasist' by woman QC
Police fight over tragic death of sex abuse victim
Abuse victim Frances Andrade was told not to seek therapy, family claim
Chris Grayling's rape comments raise fury after abuse victim's suicide
Did 'target culture' in the police and CPS drive the tragic case of Frances Andrade?
Understanding Sex Crime Trials
Theresa May: Chethams abuse case death 'may deter victims'
'Massages, naked photos and sex-obsessed teacher': Another six women claim abuse at top music school
Secret Trials and Uncorroborated Witnesses.
Justice for Frances Andrade: A Success or a Failure?