Former MP Harvey Proctor on verge of tears as he opens up about false rape and murder allegations

The former Tory MP is now dedicated to helping high-profile figures who are falsely accused

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Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has spoken out on GB News about the false rape and murder allegations that not only destroyed his parliamentary career, but left him without a home.

Mr Proctor said he is now committed to helping public figures who face having their reputation ruined by false accusations.

Coming close to tears while sharing his story, the 75-year-old told presenter Patrick Christys: “In 1986-7, I was prosecuted on four charges of gross indecency.

"I was and am a homosexual, I don’t promote that, but it's just a matter of fact."

He continued: "In those days, the age of consent for homosexuals was unequal. Heterosexual age of consent was 16 and homosexual age of consent was 21.

“Therefore in those years I became a demon, a devil incarnate.”

Mr Proctor revealed it wasn’t just injustices in the law that led to his persecution, but he was targeted by media mogul Robert Maxwell after he “crossed him”.

Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor
Carl Beech (left) and Harvey Proctor
Carl Beech (left) and Harvey Proctor

He said: “The infamous Robert Maxwell didn’t like me because I defeated his friend in Basildon in 1979 and won with the largest swing in England.

"He also didn’t like me because I sued one of his newspapers for libel and won."

Mr Proctor later became embroiled in a second scandal when his home was raided following false claims of a VIP paedophile ring made by fantasist Carl Beech.

The Metropolitan Police was heavily criticised for having believed Beech too readily despite inconsistencies in his evidence including naming witnesses that did not exist.

After being engaged in an 18-month legal battle with the police force, he received a £500,000 pay out.

Mr Proctor was among the high-profile figures who signed an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson accusing Dame Cressida of “presiding over a culture of incompetence and cover-up” and urging her replacement.

Mr Proctor characterised Dame Cressida’s leadership of the Met as “not good and broken, failed and discredited”, adding “but she clings to power”.

Mr Proctor explained that he now helps other high-profile figures who have had their reputation destroyed through false allegations.

He said: “Knowing the difficulties of going through such horrendous times, I now help those who are falsely accused.

"It is horrendous and that is why I don’t want anyone else to go through those sorts of feelings."