Before he pleaded guilty, Hall had his lawyers threaten the media with the big stick given to them by Lord Leveson:
“Stuart Hall is innocent of these charges. He is unable to comment further at this stage. It is a matter of concern that in the week following publication of the Leveson Report there appears to have been systematic, measured leaks to the media which have given a misleading impression of what this case is about.”
Deploying Brian seems to be a uniform tactic for the rich and powerful to try and hide their misdemeanours these days.