People like William’s make me sick it seem the judge treated you rather well – I wonder what made William’s sell his soul for a the golden shilling.
I imagine the NoW offered him money and threatened him with a nasty write-up, though how they found out is a big question. If Williams approached them then he is a shit.
It’s true that people in authority are vulnerable to blackmail, but it is of public interest only if it affects their work, the prurient exposures of the NoW and like papers really do sully or society – a guy sold sex to another guy who was married. Second guy now in shit creek because of actions of first guy: is this really how we want our society to work?
Bloody hell £250 a night for Willimas….you’d think he d get a looker for that type of money.
Why is the Judge being investigated? This sounds like homophobia to me! He would have good grounds to appeal any homophobic Judgment that will be more than lightly passed!
Williams should be the one under investigation for blackmail.
The judge is being investigated for allowing the prostitute to see confidential documents; took him as his guest on official visits and helped him to avoid punishment for public order offence of being drunk on a train.
If he had not done this there would be no story.
He did abuse his position and the hooker took advantage. But the judge only has himself to blame for his stupidity
Change the word Judge to the word MP and you’ll see whay he is being investigated. Thje confidentiality / abuse of expenses angle applies. Sure, the NOTW will probably used a hompohobic sensationalist slant, which is lazy journalism and unnecessary discrimination. In the current climate, just as if it had been a female prostitute, the story is newsworthy because of the abuse of power and the lies.
That said, Williams does not sound like a very classy person…
Williams sounds a nasty bit of work to me; kiss-and-tellers usually do it out of spite as well as for the money. The judge was besotted with him but Williams should not have acted as he did in phoning the guy’s poor wife to blab. Hope clients keep well clear of him in future.
Who’s word do we have, a prostitutes?
Doesn’t wife’s see confidential documents from time to time?
He took him as his guest on official visits, what’s wrong with that?
And he helped him to avoid punishment for public order offence of being drunk on a train. That’s called having a lawyer!
I’m sorry but this is discrimination!
Craig – it is not discrimination and it is absurd that you think so.
The prostitute did not hire the judge to be his lawyer so the judge behaved in an inappropriate manner regarding the public order offences.
The judge was not in a relationship with the prostitute so it was inappropriate for the prostiture to see confidential documents. A mercenary relationship ie a relationship dependent on 1 party paying cash to the other party is not a relationship of equals, and therefore the judge should have been far more careful in showing documents to the prostitute.
As for taking the prostiture on official business. Well of course there’s nothing wrong with that so long as the judge was being fully clear to everyone on the nature of their relationship. Was he fully clear? Of course he wasn’t.
Would this case of gotten this far if the prostitute had been heterosexual?
Complain to ‘The Office for Judicial Complaints’
The Office for Judicial Complaints
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It must be awful, being ‘Judged’ for Homosexual behaviour, by Homosexuals… He wanted sex with a young man and now, disgrace, ministry of Justice demands explination, his family wants explination… and we all point the finger and say you dirty old man…What if one of us was in the Judges place?? What would any of us do??….We can have in life one great experiance at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experiance as often as possible.
You re all missing the point,£250 to sleep with a minger !!
“rent boy”… eh? At 25? Rent bloke seems more appropriate…. maybe Judge Geraldo wanted a bit of rough….. ewwww.
Craig: “Would this case of gotten this far if the prostitute had been heterosexual?”
Yes, of course it would. Stop spinning crap with hypothetical questions.
I would sleep with RobN if only he was part of the Human Race! And that would be my price!!
RobN, I agree (don’t faint). We expect a high standard from our pulic ervants: that includes maintianing confidentiality and acting strictly in accordance with the rules.
I don’t care if the judge took him to events as his guest, I do care that the judge showed him papers or interfered in due process. I would care if the judge did the same for his wife.
#11: Brian Burton.
No-one on here is judging the judge. But even you must accept that he is responsible for his own actions. And if he behaved in a professionally inappropriate manner as a direct result of his mercenary relationship with an opportunistic he-whore then he needs to deal with the consequences.
I agree with Simon. (‘kin ‘ell!)
The sexuality is irrelevant, however the act is not. He is held in a high position of responsibility, and he made the gravest of errors in trusting a gay man. (Throws hand grenade into confined room – runs like the clappers)
I agree with Simon. (‘kin ‘ell!)
The sexuality is irrelevant, however the act is not. He is held in a high position of responsibility, and he made the gravest of errors in trusting a gay man. (Throws hand grenade into confined room – runs like the clappers) ;o)
RobN (come out of the trench!)
he made the mistake of trusting a whore – not the same thing.
Its very sad, and I feel for the judge. He will pay a heavy price for this, and Christopher Williams is obviously typical of boys like him. Its very sad indeed, and a warning as one commentator has already said.