It's been announced that yet another well-known from the world of show business has been questioned about accusations of sexual abuse dating back to the 1970's.

Several ,now elderly men, have been questioned by British Police in recent months over allegations of abuse which happened around the time that Jimmy Saville was at the height of his career in molestation.

Now...please do understand I'm not belittling the claims made of actual rape...and I think those only apply to Saville anyway...the others are accused of abuse which covers a great deal...including a drunken grab at a girls boobs...or playing strip poker while tanked up on booze and bawling 'Get 'em off' to the starstruck teenager daft enough to have gone backstage or to a hotel room with them...

These incidents happened over thirty to forty years ago...none of the 'victims' have made any kind of a complaint until very recently, once the accusations about Saville were taken seriously...again the Saville case is different because women did report him at the time and nothing was ever taken any further. And some were perfectly well aware of his reputation and stood by and did nothing. There hasn't been so much as a tiny hint about any of the others who have been questioned...not one person from the BBC has stepped forward and said they knew there were rumours.

One man is a well-known comedian...and extremely funny in his heyday...he relied in innuendo rather than jokes and also was very much a hands on, touchy feely sort of a person...very amusing if you weren't on the stage with him but perhaps a bit scary if you were or were in his dressing-room afterwards.

There has never at any point been a suggestion any of the other men were ever involved in pornography or under-age sex...not once. The accusations seem to revolve around instances of horseplay with a sexual undertone rather than out and out abuse.

The long-winded point I'm trying to make is this...how can someone making a grab at bits of you and backing off when you scream...how can that totally ruin your life and send you into a spiral of depression and therapy which you are still trying to cope with forty years later? Or does the thought of some compensation help you to remember the incident clearly and a touch of exaggeration wouldn't come amiss after all...

Some of you will remember that in my mis-spent youth I went out for a period of time with a rock singer who is now a household name...he and the rest of the group practically had to peel teenage girls off themselves after a concert. In fact there came a stage when they actually employed a couple of beefy blokes to keep the girls at arms length. I don't think their unwillingness to become involved with the groupies lasted long actually, but certainly in the early days of their success they were only too conscious of the scandal if their penchant for wild parties with only just legal girls had got out to the press.

I knew an African psycholgist...well...someone has to...and he had an totally dreadful reputation for making quite obscene suggestions and in the next breath inviting you out for dinner...didn't matter that you had one of your people sitting beside you at the time either...did we rush off to therapy and weep and wail...we did not. We laughed at him...all those women he made inexpert passes at, which included the dental hygienist of the clinic who was Gay...we laughed. It didn't stop him mind you...he was sent quietly back to from whence he came in the end...but we dealt with him as being one of those pain in the necks who couldn't keep his trousers zipped or his dirty mouth closed.

And flashers...do you remember flashers? Every small girl had been flashed by some scruffy bloke when I was young...doesn't seem to be so common now come to think. Perhaps it's just too cold most of the time to walk about with your willie hanging out...

It could be that those old men are all guilty as hell of rape...but if they are...and I seriously doubt it...if they are...it beggars the question as to why those women involved, who must be grandmothers themselves now...why have they waited for such a very long time before coming forward...