Friday 26 December 2014

Dana told brother's accuser to forget it, court told

Shane Hickey

Published 16/07/2014 | 02:30

Dana Rosemary Scallon and her brother John Brown (inset)
Dana Rosemary Scallon and her brother John Brown (inset)

DANA Rosemary Scallon told a woman who has accused her brother of indecent assault to "forget about it" and that he was cured, a court has heard.

The husband of one of two women who have accused John Brown (60) of indecent assault yesterday said his wife had talked to the singer and politician in the 1990s, two decades after it was said to have happened, but Ms Scallon said he was better.

Mr Brown, of Lilly Hill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, England, denies fives charges of indecent assault against two children, one under the age of 13 and another under 16, at various dates in the 1970s.

During the fifth day of the trial yesterday in Harrow Crown Court, the brother of the first woman said he wanted to "beat him" after he found out about the allegations.

Her husband said they had visited Ms Scallon at her home in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1990s.

"Rosemary told (her) to forget about it, 'he is much better, he is not sick any more'," he told the court yesterday.

His wife alleges that Mr Brown assaulted her twice in properties in the UK during the '70s and another two times at their home in Iowa, which are not on the indictment as they happened outside of the jurisdiction.

When it was put to him by defence barrister Martyn Bowyer that he was there to "drip poison" on Brown, he denied this was the case, calling the accused "sick".

Irish Independent

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