Sunday, 3 January 2010

Beware of the Dog

The cynics (and I admit I have been known to be somewhat cynical from time to time) will question the timing of Brian Moore's revelation that he suffered sexual abuse as a child and wonder whether it is an entire coincidence that he has a book to sell.

The admission is, nevertheless, hugely shocking - far more so than the public coming out of Gareth Thomas - and perhaps goes some way to explain Moore's infamous nastiness on the field of play, amongst other things.

Profit or no profit, going public with a such a revelation can't have been easy. "Brave" is an overused word but is entirely appropriate in the context of such a taboo subject matter.

4 comments:

Nursedude said...

I don't care if you have a book to sell or not...that is a huge thing to admit publicly. I hope that the process has been therpeutic in dealing with those monstrous demons.

Andrew said...

I'm fairly sure that the experience is contained in the book, which has been serialised in a national paper. It's the biggest story in the book and has appropriately hit the headlines during a slow news fortnight.

All power to him though, it's a terrible thing for anyone to go through

Bamberio said...

Sexual abuse has to be one of the most difficult topics to talk about openly. I hope writing about his experiences was cathartic for Brian and that his story helps people suffering from a similar plight to seek help and speak out.

Nastyman said...

I just couldn't believe that the man is a qualified solicitor! Judging on his commentary you could be forgive for believing that he's a dullard.