July 8, 1994: According to non-victim Esther Harmon, the actor Craig Charles and two other men violated her in her own home. Charles stood trial with John Peploe; both men were cleared in February 1995.

Although not an A List celebrity, Charles was already extremely well known on UK TV at the time of this case.

In March 1995, Harmon, who was variously described as a former prostitute and a former topless dancer, told the Sunday press she wished she hadnít taken the case to court.

Actor and comedian Craig Charles in October 2009; he may have been smiling then, but in February 1995 after his acquittal, he was not a happy bunny. This widely reported case needs no documenting here. Most false rape allegations against celebrities are made simply because they are celebrities, but this one was personal.

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