Salmond’s QC Denies Saying the Things he was Caught Saying on Camera

A jaw-dropping video published by the Sunday Times yesterday shows Alex Salmond’s QC, Gordon Jackson, talking openly on a train about his client’s high-profile court case, including calling the former First Minister a “sex pest”, “inappropriate”, “an arse hole”, “a bully” and “stupid”, as well as risking contempt of court by naming two of the women involved in the trial. QCs do get to know their clients well during a trial…

Salmond’s QC has done the old trick of referring himself to the legal watchdog, and denied he regards Salmond as a “sex pest” – despite saying the exact phrase in the video. After Salmond’s acquittal, SNP politicians called for resignations – Guido suspects they didn’t have Salmond’s own lawyer in mind…

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WATCH: Alex Salmond’s Acquittal Statement

After being acquitted of all fourteen charges brought against him by nine women, the former First Minister of Scotland made this short statement. To the point…

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Salmond Acquitted of all 14 Charges

Alex Salmond has been acquitted of 14 charges of sexual and indecent assault by a majority of the jury in every case. Alex Salmond gets off…

  • Charge 1 (indecent assault of Woman A) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 2 (sexual assault of Woman A) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 3 (indecent assault of Woman B) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 4 (sexual assault of Woman C) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 5 (sexual assault of Woman D) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 6 was withdrawn by the Crown
  • Charge 7 (sexual assault of Woman F) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 8 (sexual assault of Woman F with intent to rape) Not Proven by majority
  • Charge 9 (sexual assault of Woman G) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 10 (sexual assault of Woman G) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 11 (sexual assault of Woman H) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 12 (attempted rape of Woman H) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 13 (sexual assault of Woman J) Not Guilty by majority
  • Charge 14 (sexual assault of Woman K) Not Guilty by majority

The trial is over; Salmond thanked the jury and has left the court

UPDATE: SNP MP Kenny MacAskill immediately calls for resignations

Hat-tip: @BBCPhilipSim
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Read in Full: the 14 Charges Facing Alex Salmond

The former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, enters his second day in court today, after a busy first day hearing 14 charges put to him.

The full list of charges includes:

• June and July 2008: Indecent assault on various occasions on woman A in Glasgow
• December 2010 or 2011: Sexual assault on woman A at nightclub
• October to November 2010: Indecent assault on woman B at Bute House, his official residence, Edinburgh
• February 2011: Sexual assault on woman C in a car in Edinburgh
• May 2011 to June 2013: Sexual assault on woman D on various occasions in Edinburgh
• October 2013: Sexual assault at Bute House on woman E
• Between November and December 2013: Sexual assault on woman F at Bute House
• December 2013: Intent to rape woman F at Bute House
• March 2012: Sexual assault of woman G at a restaurant, Glasgow
• April 2014: Sexual assault of woman G at Bute House
• May 2014: Sexual assault of woman H at Bute House
• June 2014: Attempted rape of woman H at Bute House
• September 2014: Sexual assault on woman J at Bute House
• November 2014: Sexual assault on woman K at Stirling Castle

He denies them all…

Yesterday the court heard one former Scottish government official claim Salmond “full-on pounced” on her, stripped off her clothes and pushing her onto a bed within his official Bute House residence after a dinner. The former official described the experience as an attempted rape. The trial is expected to run for four weeks, up until the first week of April…

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Alex Salmond Indicted for Attempted Rape & Sexual Assault

Alex Salmond has just appeared in court charged with 14 sexual assault cases against 10 women between 2008 and 2014.

The full list of charges include:

  • 1 sexual assault with intent to rape
  • 1 attempted rape
  • 10 charges of sexual assault
  • 2 of indecent assault

Including one allegation of pinning a woman’s head against a wall inside Bute House, laying naked on top of her and attempting rape; other alleged locations include the Scottish Parliament and Stirling Castle.

He denies the charges.

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