Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lawyer rejects claim Greville Janner's alleged victims are lying and chasing cash

A lawyer acting for Greville Janner's alleged victims has rejected a claim by the late MP's family that they are lying and motivated by the hope of winning compensation.

Liz Dux spoke after a national newspaper printed extracts from a document written by lawyers acting for the Janner family – who insist he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Janner, who was suffering from advanced dementia, died, aged 87, shortly before Christmas last year.

His death ended the prospect of his alleged victims' evidence ever being tested in a criminal court.

Instead, their stories will be heard at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by New Zealand judge Justice Lowell Goddard.

The family's document has been submitted to inquiry, which will look at the former Labour MP for Leicester West and the allegations he sexually abused 22 boys over three decades.

The Sunday Times at the weekend said the Janner family's submission to the inquiry questioned the truthfulness and characters of the alleged victims, and claimed they were driven by a desire to win compensation from his estate.  (more...)

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