Further to the posting immediately below, I await with interest an update on the The Lubbock Trust website informing its readership that Michael Barrymore is not to be charged with anything in connection with the death of Stuart Lubbock. The somewhat cranky Tony Bennett, who is now solely responsible for the site, has in the past not been tardy in posting bulletins hostile to Barrymore so I can only assume he is on holiday or under sedation after the recent good news for the TV entertainer. The Trust no longer exists – it was wound-up on June 22 - but the site’s still there, brooding.
Girding my loins I read through it and learned that it’s under police investigation over alleged homophobia – I shall watch this with interest if the matter has not already resolved. For some time I had suspected that disapproval of cock-cocking had motored Bennett’s interest in the Lubbock case – as much as his concern for “justice” (ie the arrest and conviction of Barrymore or a drag queen called Jonathan Kenney). Now it is plain. “What active homosexuals do to each other, or with each other, never makes pleasant reading,” he says in his intro to a page that he has toned down following a complaint of homophobia. Of Lubbock’s anal injuries – which remain unexplained - Bennett attributes this to fisting and asserts that “it is practised by a surprisingly large proportion of active homosexuals.” I look forward to reading the research, if any, but I’m impressed that he knows of FistFest in the US.
I can just imagine him drizzling his keyboard with spittle as he tut-tuts his way through the pictures in the name of research. Some people call it work.
Now I see Bennett has donned Columbo’s old mac again and is investigating another death, that of Alec Barrack – “another case where homosexual activity undoubtedly led to his death,” he writes. His mission statement is clear: “Where deaths result directly from the activities of homosexuals - and especially where the precise events remain hidden due to incompetent, corrupt or inadequate police and inquest investigations - we will want to uncover and expose the true circumstances, as we have done with the Stuart Lubbock case and will do shortly on the Alec Barrack case and yet others.”
“And yet others …” Fisters better beware.
The Lubbock Trust website