John Major settled out of court, and therefore never gave evidence under oath, when he sued over an accusation that he was an adulterer.
But the woman with whom he really had committed adultery went into the witness box and was awarded damages over a mere insinuation that she was an adulteress. Yet her recent published diaries, like her earlier ones, confirm that she was in fact precisely that.
And now, Jimmy Savile. Currie, lest we forget, was later a noted campaigner to lower the age of consent. As to this incident, the best that she can say is that she could hardly have refused to appoint so very close a personal friend of her ultimate boss, Baroness Thatcher of Hillsborough.