Sex shame TV star booted off the board

Stuart Hall outside Preston Crown Court last week.
Stuart Hall outside Preston Crown Court last week.
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Stuart Hall has been kicked off the board of directors at a Fylde coast estate agency.

The veteran broadcaster and now convicted sex offender, 83, has been removed from the board of directors at Oyston Estate Agency and The Lancashire Magazine.

Hall, famous for presenting TV’s It’s A Knockout, could now face jail after admitting indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged just nine, during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

A spokeswoman for Oyston Estate Agency said: “We can confirm Stuart Hall is being removed from the Board of Directors of Oyston Estate Agency and the magazines with immediate effect.”

Hall was offered a place on the board of Oystons after being introduced to directors at the firm, of which Blackpool FC owner Owen Oyston is majority shareholder, eight years ago.

A source close to the company said: “Oystons feel as caught out as the Palace by all this,” in reference to the fact Hall was appointed an OBE in the 2012 New Year Honours List.

A woman from Blackpool was the first of Hall’s victims to make a formal complaint to police in November.

She did so after being prompted following allegations surrounding the Jimmy Savile scandal.

She was indecently assaulted by Hall in 1974 at an event in Blackpool.


Hall’s victims set to sue the shamed star

Victims of broadcaster Stuart Hall could sue over his sexual abuse, some of which allegedly happened on BBC premises, it was last night revealed.

Hall, 83, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court last week.

Manchester law firm Pannone said it was representing victims to pursue civil cases over injuries and harm suffered.

Partner Alan Collins said proceedings were at the “very early stages” and he would be interviewing victims over the next few weeks.

He said he would be investigating the evidence to assess whether the BBC had “vicarious liability”, which means responsibility for the “misdeeds of Mr Hall as a BBC employee”.

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