THE ANATOMY OF LIBEL

Sections of this article was posted as a shorter piece in our ‘Do They Mean Me’ section, but because it’s become so extensive, I felt it deserved a page of its own. If nothing else, this is a study in how one person’s bigoted and warped mind can set in motion a series of events that can ruin an innocent person’s reputation.

The article in question, which is printed here in its entirety, was originally posted on an Internet blog called ‘The Tap’ and, subsequently, copied to a second blog entitled Mind Control Victim. Both these ‘sites present themselves as purveyors of the “truth” and advocates of the public’s ‘Right To Know’ what’s REALLY going on. Huzzah!

However, in spite of all the bravado and bluster, BOTH these websites carry a bog-standard disclaimer which read:

Articles posted here are for your consideration at your discretion. No purported facts have been verified. Articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster nor the site owner’.

In other words, ‘Any old scumbag with an issue is welcome to post their uncorroborated and libellous crap on here, but don’t blame us if an innocent person’s reputation is left in tatters as a result!

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THE OFFENDING ARTICLE:

‘The BBC used to go mental having to phone the police station to say look Peter Wyngarde was one of their top TV stars and could his latest arrest in a public toilet be overlooked, but Wyngarde,  real name (Cyril Louis Goldbert ) would be constantly at it with young lads, he had a bit of an entourage of rent boys that onlya top star could afford.

Peter Wyngardes mad album When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head was originally commissioned by RCA to cash in on his popularity, it was released and quickly withdrawn a week later.  Presumably nobody had actually listened to it prior to its release.  Instead of the requested set of easy listening tunes, Wyngarde delivered a series of wild, pervy spoken word rants, backed by wild free-form noise jazz, tribal drums, lustful moaning, and shouts of exultation.

It’s practically impossible to describe the myriad fragments sufficiently, and it boggles the mind to think of how this got made in the first place.  One of a kind, for sure, but its become the record for gay parties and rent boy fests

In 1975, he was arrested and convicted for an act of “gross indecency” in the toilets of Gloucester Bus Station, which followed an arrest and caution for similar activities in the toilets at Kennedy Gardens in Birmingham the previous year,

and several warnings brushed off by the BBC. After the first incident, Wyngarde was interviewed for the News of the World and the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury, and asserted that the arrest was due to a misunderstanding; in his defence after the second incident he claimed he had suffered a “mental aberration”. Although it affected his image, particularly with his audience who largely identified him as ladies’ man Jason King, Wyngarde’s homosexuality was actually well known in acting circles, where he was known by the nickname of “Petunia Winegum”. From 1956, he had a stormy on-off ten-year-long relationship with fellow actor Alan Bates

After losing his TV celebrity status, and squanderinga smal fortune on alcohol and bumboys, Wyngarde worked in Austria, acting and directing at the English Theatre in Vienna, and also in South Africa and Germany. He landed the role of General Klytus in the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, though his face was hidden behind a mask for the part. His distinctive voice is clearly recognisable in the film, I remember a rather glitzy bisexual couple (I won’t say names, but they were well known on the ‘alternative’ scene in Nottingham at the time) who were usually in the Flying Horse on Saturday nights. They would often have a party at their house after the pub or even after the clubs once they had started business. They would particularly do this if a TV or stage star was in the Flying Horse bar and would invite him (invariably a him) back. I remember great excitement and a clamour for invitations to this couple’s  when Peter Wyngarde (TV’s Jason King) was in the Fly. The couple would also pick up a rent boy for their joint sexual pleasure. It was in connection with this couple that I first began to hear of drug use among fringes of the homosexual scene. I remember trying cannabis once with a boyfriend I met in the flying Horse, and was given poppers once by another boyfriend at the time, but that is all I  saw personally.

There were loads of rent boys, often the dolly boys on scooter types, there were wealthy gay business men up from London looking for pretty boys to take to smart restaurants and be repaid by a nobbing in their hotel room.

In those days a phone call from a BBC director would get you off parking charges or being caught out with bum-boys,

but i am told it does not happen today’

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This has to be the most rancid, appalling and utterly shameful article ever to find its way onto an Internet blog!

So who is the barefaced liar behind it? Well, here’s the deceitful lowlife in his full glory…

 

This clown professes to be a “Business Director” living in the Far East although, 522395_10151075102846905_168236313_nbased on the numerous grammatical errors and the way the page is constructed, he obviously has only a rudimentary grasp of English Composition. He doesn’t give his age, but it’s clear from the terms he uses, such as “Bum-Boys” etc., that he’s no spotty-faced youth. Indeed, I’d hazard a guess that he’s at least 55, and also rabidly homophobic. Indeed, he appears intolerant of anyone he so much as perceives to be of that denomination, and is clearly the type person who’s wholly incapable of carrying out any proper research, other than to trawl the Internet for tittle-tattle and gossip.

All that said, you’d think that someone who’s hard-faced enough to have written and published such a caustic column as this, would’ve at least had the strength of conviction to attach his name to it!

N.B. It is my belief that the above is the so-called “Owner” (his word) of The Tap not, as first suspected, merely a contributor. Please see the following for more information: https://www.blogger.com/profile/17267094484651413428

Now to the numerous lies and inaccuracies contained within this steaming pile of horse manure:

PARAGRAPH 1:

  • From the 200+ TV plays and series (episodes) PETER has appeared in, only NINE of them were produced by and/or broadcast by the BBC. That’s less than 5% of his entire television output over 60 years. So why would the BBC go mental” over a personality they’ve barely ever employed?

PARAGRAPH 2:

  • Lifted, word-for-word, from ‘From This Swamp Blog’ (re-blogged on other ‘sites).

PARAGRAPH 3:

  • Apart from this article, I have never, EVER heard that Peter’s album had “become the record for gay parties and rent boy fests”, and I have a number of gay friends – none of whom have ever heard it! Since the author has not supplied any evidence of this in the form of first-person testimonies, it can only be concluded that either the writer himself has frequented such gatherings and has witnessed the record being played or, as I suspect, he’s made the whole thing it up!

PARAGRAPH 4: (This is by far and away the most shoddily-written section, and that’s in the face of some pretty stiff competition, as you can see!):

  • The first three lines have been cherry-picked from Wikipedia and, have been taken out of context. They’re therefore entirely misleading.
  • “…several warnings brushed off by the BBC.” Again, why would the BBC be so interested in a man they’ve so rarely employed?
  • PETER was NEVER interviewed by the News of the World in 1975.

PARAGRAPH 5:

  • PETER has never worked in Germany (an inaccuracy copied verbatim from Wikipedia).
  • After losing his TV celebrity status, and squanderinga (sic) a small fortune on alcohol and bumboys,…)”. Entirely based on supposition. The author is not familiar enough with PETER WYNGARDE to know what he spent his money on!
  • For around 9 months in his late teens, PETER was based in Nottingham while performing in rep at the Playhouse Theatre. He never set foot in the City from then until he appeared in The King and I in 1973. Until this article appeared on the Internet, PETER had never heard of a public house called The Flying Horse, and had certainly never been a patron there. This is obviously a story the author ‘bought’ from a man in a pub…!
  • Because of the appalling use of grammar and composition, it’s difficult to determine whether the following sentence is meant to be the author’s own words, or that of a supposed ‘Eye Witness’ – i.e. I remember trying cannabis once with a boyfriend I met in the flying Horse, and was given poppers once by another boyfriend at the time, but that is all I saw personally”. In spite of all the accusations thrown at PETER by this illiterate moron, the person who made this statement admits to seeing NOTHING, and apart from sharing a joint and a handful of Poppers with boyfriends (which, once again, has absolutely nothing to do with PETER!). Nothing is proffered here but hear-say!

PARAGRAPH 6:

  • Again, nothing to do with PETER!

PARAGRAPH 7:

  • ‘He’ (‘Witness’ or ‘Author’?) says In those days a phone call from a BBC director would get you off parking charges or being caught out with bum-boys, but i (sic) am told it does not happen today”. “…told – by who? If it was the same source who avowed to PETER having a contract with the BBC, then I wouldn’t believe him if he told me it would go dark before morning!

Bearing in mind the damning charges the author of this filthy article has made, a visitor to one of these websites responded thusly: Wyngarde was never a star at the BBC. A quick check shows that, aside from a couple of bit parts, his TV work, certainly that which made him a star, was for ITC who made programs for commercial TV. So, the likelihood of anyone at the BBC intervening in an arrest of Wyngarde by the Police is hardly possible. This begs the question, why say it is so when it ain’t so?’ ‘Tapestry’ declined to reply because the assertions have absolutely no foundation.

It’s clear that this frenzied jumble of lies and Internet gossip, coupled with an absence of basic writing skills, are the product of a very warped and extremely bitter mind. It is also a very dangerous mind and one that should never have been afforded a platform by either of the aforementioned websites. We can only look forward to the day when Libel Laws finally catch up with the Internet, and these cretins are at last held to account.

THE COMPARISON:peter-4

The ‘author’(!) of this barely-legible commentary has obviously scavenged bits and pieces of it from other websites, and then added a bit of his own venom to spice it up. The section concerning the Flying Horse public house in Nottingham, which PETER fervently denies having any knowledge of, first appeared on The Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage website.

As you can see when the two articles are compared side-by-side, how much of The Tap column is the twisted machinations of ‘Tapestry’s’ disturbed mind:

THE TAP ARTICLE

I remember a rather glitzy bisexual couple (I won’t say names, but they were well known on the ‘alternative’ scene in Nottingham at the time) who were usually in the Flying Horse on Saturday nights. They would often have a party at their house after the pub or even after the clubs once they had started business. They would particularly do this if a TV or stage star was in the Flying Horse bar and would invite him (invariably a him) back. I remember great excitement and a clamour for invitations to this couple’s when Peter Wyngarde (TV’s Jason King) was in the Fly. The couple would also pick up a rent boy for their joint sexual pleasure. It was in connection with this couple that I first began to hear of drug use among fringes of the homosexual scene. I remember trying cannabis once with a boyfriend I met in the flying Horse, and was given poppers once by another boyfriend at the time, but that is all I saw personally.

There were loads of rent boys, often the dolly boys on scooter types, there were wealthy gay business men up from London looking for pretty boys to take to smart restaurants and be repaid by a nobbing in their hotel

ARTICLE FROM THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RAINBOW HERITAGE

 I remember a rather glitzy bisexual couple (I won’t say names, but they were well known on the ‘alternative’ scene in Nottingham at the time) who were usually in the Flying Horse on Saturday nights. They would often have a party at their house after the pub or even after the clubs once they had started business. They would particularly do this if a TV or stage star was in the Flying Horse bar and would invite him (invariably a him) back. . The couple would also pick up a boy or a girl or sometimes both for their joint sexual pleasure. It was in connection with this couple that I first began to hear of drug use among fringes of the gay scene. I remember trying cannabis once with a boyfriend I met in the flying Horse, and was given poppers once by another boyfriend at the time, but that is all I saw personally.

There were rent boys. There were wealthy gay business men up from London looking for pretty boys to take to smart restaurants and be repaid by a night in their hotel room.

As you can see, there is no mention of PETER WYNGARDE in the original article. 

Both of the above articles can be viewed for verification at the following addresses:

Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage: http://www.nottsrh.webeden.co.uk/#/flying-horse-remembered/4541107712

The Tap: http://tapnewswire.com/2012/12/peter-wyngarde-petunia-winegum/

CONSEQUENCES:

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The damage caused by this reprehensible article can be seen in comments left on The Tap and Mind Control Victim websites, and on other blogs and news pages. Take this one, for instance, which appears on a Cult TV forum:

I met PETER WYNGARDE five years ago, through a photographer friend of my then boss. Very dry, very amusing, very nice baseball cap, but there were so many rent boys knocking around the place that I made my excuses and left…”

It’s clear that this person is talking through an orifice other than his mouth. He doesn’t say WHERE this ‘meeting’ took place or, indeed, why his boss should take him to a venue that’s swarming in so-called “rent boys”. Indeed, how did he know they were who he claims they were? It’s all supposition based on the kind of ludicrous article studied here.

CONCLUSION:

It’s clear that this column has been cobbled together by an uneducated bigot in a grimy back bedsit at the backend of nowhere. Nevertheless, the repercussions are very real

Numerous attempts have been made to contact the Webmaster of The Tap to have this defamatory article removed, but on each occasion he has declined to reply. Meanwhile, there it remains for the entire world to see and be influenced by.

Whilst the Webmaster(s) of The Tap continue to ignore the irreparable damage he’s done, and continue to do, we’ve attempted to have the various search engines – by use of the Right To Be Forgotten Act of 2012, to expunge this poisonous column from their search facilities. The procedure, though, is so convoluted, it’s almost impossible to navigate. And, of course, the Act only covers Northern Europe, so Google and their classmates outside that area of influence are not obliged to do anything.

If any of PETER’s fans would be interested in exerting pressure on The Tap to delete this caustic piece of propaganda, their email address is as follows: editor@tapnewswire.com

You can also add a pro-PETER comment on their website, at:

http://tapnewswire.com/2012/12/peter-wyngarde-petunia-winegum/ (You can log in using Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pininterest and Linkedin).

I, for one, cannot wait for the day when the law finally catch up with the Internet, and is able to make these scumbags accountable for their lies and innuendo.


The Hellfire Club: The OFFICIAL PETER WYNGARDE Appreciation Society: https://www.facebook.com/groups/813997125389790/

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