Bill Roache - aka Ken Barlow

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  1. SallyLu

    SallyLu New Member

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    Coronation Street actor Bill Roache: Sex victims bring it on themselves

    19 Mar 2013 07:18

    THE actor, who plays Ken Barlow in the hit TV soap, says sex abuse victims are being punished for past sins in previous lives.

    The Coronation Street star provoked fury with a string of bizarre claims he made in a TV interview.
    He said famous men shouldn’t be judged for getting “caught in the trap” of sleeping with under-age girls.
    And, discussing paedophiles, Roache claimed we should be “totally forgiving” whether they’re guilty or not.
    The actor, who plays Corrie’s Ken Barlow, discussed sex abuse victims with interviewer Garth Bray.
    Abuse support group speaks out after Bill Roache's comments on child sex crime

    He said: “If you accept that you are pure love, and if you know that you are pure love and therefore live that pure love, these things won’t happen to you.”
    Bray asked him: “To some people, that sounds perhaps like you’re saying victims bring things on themselves. Is that what you’re saying?”
    Roache replied “Not quite, but then, yes I am, because everything that happens to us has been a result of what we have been in previous lives.”
    The 80-year-old star also claimed that “whether they’re proven guilty or not, we should not be judgmental about anybody, ever”, as he discussed paedophilia.
    He added: “If somebody has done something wrong, then the law will take its course. But we shouldn’t go around condemning. We should always be totally forgiving about everything.”
    Roache said it was a complex situation that had been stirred up by the Jimmy Savile case.
    He went on: “Paedophilia is absolutely horrendous. Paedophiles should be sought out, rooted out and dealt with.
    “But there’s a fringe of people who, particularly pop singers, they have these groupies.
    “These girls who come, they’re sexually active, sexually mature. They don’t ask for their birth certificate, they don’t know what age they may be.
    “But they’re certainly not grooming them and exploiting them but they can be caught in this trap.

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    He needs to stick to a script........
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  3. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Yuk. He is a very odd man IMO. Protesting too much comes to mind, especially in the wake of this Daily Mirror headline

    Michelle Keegan: "Ken Barlow always touches my bum!"
  4. CatMama3

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    Sounds similar to the mindset of some folks in Steubenville OH.

    Gross and disgusting, and makes me wonder how we can ever overcome the current world view of the value of women and children.


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