Police take no further action in celebrity Rape allegation

Police take no further action in celebrity Rape allegation


Quentin represented Mr xx in a high-profile case involving an allegation of Rape. Mr xx is a well-known singer and television personality who was accused of raping an ex-girlfriend during a relationship. This was not reported to the police until after the relationship had concluded.


Quentin was instructed at an early stage on a direct public access basis. He was able to take detailed instructions from xx in respect of the allegation and the background to the relationship. Quentin arranged for xx to be represented at the Police Station during interview under caution and was in contact with Police before and after in order to ensure that he was kept up to date with the progress of the investigation.


Following interview Quentin was able to present a folder of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service that demonstrated that, the alleged victim of this offence had not painted an accurate picture of their relationship and had attempted to manipulate the Police in order to suit her agenda. Quentin also put together a strong letter of representations to the CPS that prosecution was entirely inappropriate in the circumstances and that neither the evidential or public interests tests under the charging test outlined by the Code for Crown Prosecutors had been met.


Following the receipt of Quentin’s submissions, the prosecution reviewed the evidence in the case and the decision was made that no further action would be taken against xx. Further, such was the strength of the evidence against the complainant in the case that the Police have arrested and interviewed her in respect of potential administration of justice offences.


Quentin Hunt is a Criminal Defence Barrister who represents clients either through solicitors or on a direct public access basis. He specialises in taking cases on at an early stage and making effective pre-charge representations to the Police and the CPS. Quentin believes that often the most effective form of defence is a front foot attack on the prosecution and their case; he believes that ‘the best way to win a case is not to have a trial at all’.


If you find yourself in trouble with the police or fear that you may be it is never to early to receive legal advice. You may contact Quentin for a no obligation conversation about your case.