Posted: 12/03/2013 07:44 GMT | Updated: 12/03/2013 07:44 GMT
Alan Bennett: I was Fondled By Old Men As A Child, But It Didn't Scar Me
"Playwright Alan Bennett has told how "old gentlemen" fondled his legs when he was a child but that he was not "scarred".
The History Boys writer told the Radio Times that he knew that what was happening was wrong, but that he did not want to get the perpetrators into trouble.
Bennett, 78, has previously revealed in childhood memoir Cocktail Sticks that, as a boy in a Leeds cinema, he was "interfered with" by an adult male customer."