In news you probably didn’t expect to hear today, East 17′s Brian Harvey has been leading his own investigation into historic sex abuse for the past year.
Yep, REALLY. And yesterday, the investigation took another step forwards as Brian met with politicians to share and discuss the information he’s gathered.
The 40-year-old met with Labour MP for Rochdale Simon Danczuk in parliament this week, after the politican was put in touch with Brian via Labour MP Stella Creasy, who represents Brian’s E17 constituency.
Simon has led calls for an inquiry into abuse allegations, and judging by his praise for the singer, will be hoping Brian will stay another day to help in the rest of his investigation. SORRY.
Talking to BuzzFeed News about his meeting with the former band member, Simon explained: “It’s the first time I’ve met him. He came across to me as a really thoughtful person.
“The reason we were meeting up is to discuss some work he’s done around child sex abuse. He was sharing the information that he had gathered.
“He feels quite passionately about protecting children and really wants to make a contribution. We know that showbusiness is an industry that’s had a number of abusers within it.
“He’s providing a number of leads that I’m keen to follow up and that’s exactly what I’ll do. I’m pleased he’s done the work he’s done. We had a good chat. I’d be happy and keen to meet him again.”
Probably some of the most bizarre news we’ve heard all week, but well done, Brian for helping.
Oh, and of course the two didn’t end their meeting without finding time for a quick selfie (see above).
It’s not the first time Brian’s visited parliament, as he was seen arguing with police and security guards as he attempted to get inside and talk to Prime Minister David Cameron last October.
Onlookers apparently saw the East 17 singer waving a ring binder in a security guards’ face, and took to Twitter to share the scenes with the world. Obviously.
One onlooker described how “He was shouting that the binder was ‘evidence’ of how much money the govt had stolen from him.”
Okay good. #ringbindergate
Brian hasn’t revealed why he undertook the investigation in the first place, and there’s no word as to whether he’ll continue his work for the inquiry. WHO KNOWS ANYMORE?!
Watch this space!
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