Former Chelsea player says he was paid to keep abuse quiet
6 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times
LONDON - A former Chelsea player says he was paid 50,000 pounds by the Premier League club to “keep a lid” on sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of its former chief scout. Gary Johnson, who is now 57, told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper he was groomed and sexually assaulted repeatedly every [...]
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Football Sex Abuse Scandal: Ex Chelsea Star Speaks Out
6 monthes ago - By Newsweek
Ex-Chelsea footballer Gary Johnson has claimed the club paid him £50,000 to cover up alleged sexual abuse.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror , Johnson, 57, who waived his right to anonymity to speak publicly, accused former Chelsea chief scout Eddie Heath, who died more than two decades ago, of molesting him from the age of 13.
“I felt shame, I felt my childhood had been taken away. I spent my late teens in turmoil, absolute turmoil,” Johnson said. “I think that they were paying me to keep a lid on this.”
“Millions of fans around the world watch Chelsea. They are one of the biggest and richest...
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Ex-Chelsea Footballer Gary Johnson Says Club Paid £50K to Keep Sex-Abuse Secret
6 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report
Former Chelsea player Gary Johnson has alleged that the Premier League club paid him £50,000 to keep quiet about alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of former chief scout Eddie Heath in the 1970s.
Per Jeremy Armstrong in the Mirror , Johnson said he approached the club on the issue after his attempts to tell the police failed and he was ignored by the Professional Footballers' Association, but the Blues did not accept any blame and paid him to not go public.
The 57-year-old was a part of Chelsea's senior team between 1978 and 1981 and alleged that he suffered abuse by Heath, who...
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