Former TV presenter ‘delighted’ complaint has been dropped

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John Leslie will not be prosecuted over claims made by an unnamed woman that she was raped at a party in his home in 1995.

The TV star was questioned about the complaint at Teddington Police Station last month.

But the Metropolitan Police has stated that no further action will be taken.

Former This Morning presenter John, 43, was charged with indecent assault in 2003. He was cleared on both counts.

‘We have today been informed by the Metropolitan Police that the complaint against John Leslie has been dropped,’ says a statement from his law firm.

‘After a complete and thorough investigation, it has been confirmed that there is no truth or substance to the damaging allegations that were made against our client.

‘He is, of course, delighted. The complaint was ridiculous, but yet again his name has been dragged through the mud before the law has had a chance to confirm his innocence.

‘There is little justice and no fairness in what our client and his family have been put through.’