Given the shortage of young men in post-World War I Europe — 10 million soldiers died and 20 million were wounded, many grievously — Bernard wonders why any bachelor would want to settle down. Today’s hookup culture does have one big thing in common with the ’20s flapper generation, and that is demographics.
There are too many women and they’re all too easy to make it worthwhile.” I was reminded of this while reading Vanity Fair’s much-publicized piece, “Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse,” which naively blames today’s “hookup culture” on the popularity of a three-year-old dating app.
After a period of assessment it became a full criminal investigation, involving inquiries into living people, notably other celebrities, as well as Savile.
The report of the investigations into the activities of Savile himself was published, as Giving Victims a Voice, in January 2013.
Far more fascinating than the Yewtree connection, for me, is the story of how a young man with such a promising future ahead of him came to be an “uncommon criminal” (the title of his memoir, yet to find a publisher), sleeping rough for several decades, in France and the UK, having lost his family, his job and his home.
We meet in a favourite Italian restaurant of De’Ath’s, near the British Museum and the London Review of Books (office and bookshop).
After the state concluded its investigation, the report was sent to the Hutchinson Police Department.He appears to have made an effort for his trip up to town from his Cambridge bedsit — dressed in a shirt, tie and jacket, corduroy trousers and a pair of un-scuffed lace-up shoes.Indeed, De’Ath would look almost respectable were it not for a gummy grin and his patchwork cap which is pulled down low so you cannot see his eyes — lending him a shifty appearance."We received the report from the state, and they do their investigation and then we do ours," said Hutchinson Police Chief Daniel Hatten."Right now we have finished our end of the investigation, and we have handed off our findings to the city and county attorneys, and they are now reviewing it for possible criminal charges." The report was sent to both the City Attorney and the County Attorney because of the breadth of potential charges.Operation Yewtree is a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations, predominantly the abuse of children, against the British media personality Jimmy Savile and others.