The Lord Boothby scandal: How nothing has changed in 50 years


In 1964, The Sunday Mirror printed allegations about a ‘homosexual relationship’ between ‘a prominent peer’ and ‘a leading thug in the London underworld’. They were alleged to have attended parties in Mayfair and Brighton which were also attended by clergymen and lawyers.

Although he wasn’t named in the original article, or in any of the subsequent Daily Mirror articles, Lord Boothby wrote to the Times to say he had returned from his holiday to find London ‘seething with rumours’ about him.

This led to ‘an unqualified apology’ on the front page of the Sunday Mirror, and an announcement that IPC ,the publishers of both the Sunday Mirror and the Daily Mirror, had agreed to pay Lord Boothby £40,000 as compensation. £40,000 was a colossal sum in 1964, equivalent to around £1 million today.

This resulted in Boothby’s private affairs being kept out of the newspapers for the rest of his…

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survivor of CSA & DV. Instigator/organisor of first public march & rally against child sexual abuse 1993. Also admin @The Real Fresh Start Foundation

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