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Newcastle: Cabaret star living in fear after homophobic robbery

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  1. I must say he DOES seem genuinely sorry for what he’s done. Perhaps he would like to make it up now? But I agree-its a bit too late!

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 28 Aug 2012, 1:31pm

      Genuinely sorry?

      Apologies, I got the bit where he apologised to get a lighter sentence, but even after re-reading it, I’m still not seeing the ‘genuinely sorry’ bit

  2. this is completely ridiculous.

  3. Sounds a nasty piece of work to me looking at his actions and his history. He got what he deserved! I hope its hell for him!

  4. de Villiers 28 Aug 2012, 10:27am

    He was sorry but pleaded not-guilty until CCTV evidence showed his guilt?

    1. He only changed his plea after the jury requested that the CCTV image be blown up. The original CCTV image didnt show anything clearly.The police, defence or prosecution didn’t think it worth the expense in the first instance. Would have saved a lot of time and upset if they had done this in the first place.

  5. I used to be a regular at Funny Girls, so sad to hear this. Hope you are well Simon x

  6. Noticed that the attacker actually initiated the sex and then later launched the homophobic assault. Some guys are deeply and dangerously screwed up.

    1. Self loathing closet cases make for some of the worst homophobes.
      They beat up on openly gay people cause it’s far easier to lash out at third parties than take stock of their own sexual frustrations and hangups.

  7. Is it any wonder there are so many studies proving a link between homophobia and repressed homosexuality?

  8. Dissociative identity disorder or schizophrenia ? It seems to me like a case of mental illness, probably coupled with an extreme self-hating problem.

  9. I have spoken to Simon several times since his move to Newcastle and he is a lovely guy. So horrible to read this and also to learn that this kind of thing happens in my city which has a great track record of embracing lgbt rights. Xx

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