October 16, 2002: According to the Amazon website, this is the date Ulrika Jonsson published her inappropriately titled autobiography Honest. In this book she reports that she had been raped by an unnamed individual some fifteen years earlier. The name John Leslie was then blurted out by Matthew Wright on live television. This led to a nightmare roller coaster ride for Leslie, one that instead of up and down went down, down, down. A flood of allegations was made against him by women; he was arrested twice and charged with indecently assaulting a woman, and in 2008 was accused of another rape, in the 1990s. Finally, all charges against him were dropped, but this sort of mud always sticks.
During most of that time he was the lover of Abi Titmuss, a young lady who ticks all the right boxes and has a personality to match. She stood by him but was lured to the States where she carved out a career on the small screen.
As for Leslie, just when he thought the nightmare was over, he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub. Although this incident was supposed to have happened on June 25, 2017, he was not charged until the following November. He stood trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in June 2018, and although he was only found not proven, he appears to have gone to considerable lengths to prove his innocence. The man on his arm in this article is his elderly father, who was a lot angrier than the man himself.
Whatever this pathetic woman’s motive, she has effectively scuppered any chance of Leslie returning for any sort of media career, and if he is wise he will join a monastery or at the very least give all women a wide berth from now on.
The two articles below show just how unreliable are any and all allegations of a sexual nature against any man, especially a celebrity, without strong corroboration.
If the text is too small for you to read, you should be able to enlarge it with your PDF viewer. I have uploaded the second article as two files.
Here is the first article, a kiss and tell EXCLUSIVE published a full six years before Leslie had his name dragged through the mud.
And here is the second article in two parts. The same woman relating the same incident six years later, but with an entirely different spin; in the first article Leslie is the HUNK who was snubbed by a fun loving gal; in the second he is a depraved pervert who WRECKED MY LIFE.
The same issue of The People included another allegation from another female, one which is alleged to have happened in 1993. I have omitted that, even I can take only so much of these sorts of lies.
On November 8, 2002, the Guardian reported: “A woman who alleged she was indecently assaulted by the television presenter at the centre of the Ulrika Jonsson row has withdrawn her complaint to the police.”
One final word on Ulrika Jonsson, she never actually accused Leslie of raping her, but by the same token she never corrected the claim, so she must be held responsible for the destruction of his career and subsequent nightmare, but having seen this woman being interviewed I think it not impossible that she was indeed raped and elected not to report it.
I say this because she is clearly both a mattress and a doormat. A mattress because now (September 2021) she has four offspring by four different men. One was born out of wedlock; she has been married and divorced three times, the longest for eleven years. Most notably though she has been on the receiving end of violent attacks three times in her life (according to her), one of them very well publicised because it happened in public. And she simply took it. A sad, pathetic woman, not toxic especially, but one every self-respecting male should steer clear of.
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