The Presidents Club.

Allegedly some booksellers have removed David Walliams books from sale and yet on what grounds are they doing this I am forced to wonder.

David Walliams was paid to compere the Presidents Club Charity event and like any professional actor, he did his job and then went home, having not seen any of the alleged sleazy goings on which were supposed to have taken place.

Would the booksellers who have removed his books from sale have taken the same action had Mr Walliams been taking part in a West End play, where after the curtain call gentlemen had started to grope female members of the theatre staff? An unlikely scenario but none the less virtually the same set of events alleged to have happened at The Presidents Club charity event.

We live in very strange times, where people are being treated as guilty before any evidence has been produced and seemingly sometimes on the word of one person, actors are being black balled and replaced in films before any shred of evidence has been produced. Whatever happened to Innocent until proven guilty, the cornerstone of any civilised legal system.

It seems quite unusual that the media has, as yet not produced any photographic evidence of the alleged ungentlemanly conduct, this in an age when everyone films everything. When, for example a terrorist attack takes place and people are in danger of losing their lives, rather than run for safety they stop and film it to upload later, on a social media site, assuming they survive.

The same can be said for accidents at sea or aircraft crashes where, for example the obvious thing to do is get on the lifeboat as fast as possible, not stand about filming adding a voice-over,”we’re all going to die”.

I’ve always found it rather bizarre that people would film their breakfast or lunch before eating it, although I suppose it would be more strange if they took a film of the toilet bowl the next day together with the caption, “here’s what I ate yesterday”. The way things are going it would never surprise me if people do start to do a before and after shot of their daily food intake.

I was going to comment on this when the story first broke but thought I would wait until there was proof of the goings on, but as yet there seems to be no evidence available and I’m not sure what conclusions I can draw from this.

Firstly we have to assume, there is no evidence for in this day and age, surely if there was anything, by now the media would have found it.

Very few of the women employed as hostesses have complained, which leaves us with the fact that basically this whole story hangs on the word of an undercover journalist.

It is unfortunate that we live in a snowflake culture, whereby people get offended on behalf of others, I have no idea if this is the crux of the matter and the whole story has been blown out of all proportion by an over sensitive female journalist.

I look forward to some real evidence being produced so we can get down to the facts of the matter and see who is really telling the truth of this event.


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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