Published at 12:09AM, September 26 2013
The post-Savile witch-hunt of ageing men shows moral panic, one barrister tells Frances Gibb
"Barbara Hewson is unrepentant. The barrister seems even to be relishing her notoriety. Against the current spate of historical sex abuse allegations she made headlines by claiming that there was a witch-hunt of ageing celebrities that was now a “juggernaut out of control”.
Hewson’s chambers, Hardwicke, has made clear that her comments are her own and she has had abusive e-mails. Yet the human rights and public law specialist has received support, too: why, one person said, is it even news that she is putting forward an alternative view?"
September 28, 2013
Times interview: Barbara Hewson QC speaks to Frances Gibb QC