British promoter Jonathan King, who had a string of hit songs in the ’60s (including “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon”) and later discovered the rock band Genesis, has been charged with 11 sex offenses, in addition to the three charges of sexual misconduct with underage boys he was already facing, according to British police. King, 55, is facing eight new charges of sodomy or attempted sodomy and three new charges of indecent assault, some of them dating back to the ’70s and some of them involving boys under the age of 16. The pop promoter, who was arrested in his London home in November after a lengthy investigation, has categorically denied the original charges, saying “the British system will vindicate me.” King is to appear in court on February 1.
- CORRECTION: On Tuesday, we reported that Robert Downey Jr. had signed on to appear in as many as 11 more episodes of the FOX hit series “Ally McBeal.” Our source for the story, The Hollywood Reporter, was misinformed — Downey does not have such a deal. According to a statement from David E. Kelley’s production company, “All the company is doing at this time is exploring opportunities.” We apologize for the error.