I don’t celebrity worship. Many eventually do something that shows them to be the flawed human beings we all are (some more flawed than others). Perfect example is Pete Townsend (of The Who rock band) who can only be described as a dumb fuck! Does he really expect us to believe that he purchased child pornography as part of his research for a book? Even if it were legitimate research (which I don’t believe), why would you purchase pictures that you know to be illegal? Child pornography is illegal. Thus pictures showing such acts will be illegal. I do believe one can accidentally stumble onto a site selling this stuff by entering any number of words in a search engine, but to pay for it? That takes things to a whole other level.
Btw, on his own Internet site, last January he made a lengthy journal entry about the problems of child pornography on the Internet. This has since been removed from the official site, but you can read it here. I’m troubled by some of what I read. What I can’t understand is why he had to purchase the pictures. There are enough free ones on the Internet that he could have used as part of his “research.” Something is not right here. I know, innocent until proven guilty, but he has a long way to go in convincing me (and I’m sure many others), that he’s really innocent.