Mosley hit by further sex allegations

The News of the World has published a stack of fresh allegations against Max Mosley this morning.

The newspaper is clearly not concerned about Mosley’s declaration that he will sue them. In a “tell-all” interview with one of the prostitutes (a typical tabloid tactic) it specifically targets Mosley’s defence that his now infamous bondage session with several call girls had a Nazi theme.

This was an entirely predictable move by the newspaper and is further proof that Mosley must step down from his role as FIA president to spare Formula 1 more embarrassment while he works to clear his name.

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37 comments on Mosley hit by further sex allegations

  1. The British press….standards – complete contradiction.
    I dont get how Mr Mosely and 5 prostitutes has anything to do with F1…….or safety on the roads……

  2. Michael Counsell said on 6th April 2008, 20:21

    On this topic, the blog is just as bad as the News of the World.  First they pay someone to back up their story and essentially retell it then make up the some tenuous conclusions which insult the intelligence of anyone who reads it.  By posting a link and agreeing with they’re conclusions and referring to this article as "further proof" you are advocating the newspaper articles and sexposes (typo but im leaving it in…) into private lives should be used in order to remove people from positions of authority.

    Imagine of Max Mosely was found to be gay or bisexual.  In a lot of countries that is illegal.  Should he then have to resign?  What about if he was found to be a polygamist in some countries that is legal and acceptable for people with power?

    And another thing if he was seriously a Nazi why isn’t he spending more time fronting some kind of Nazi organisation (like his dad) because surely he has contacts.  Instead he’s running a worldwide automobile association and trying to campaign against racism and trying to improve the environment.  Where is the logic in that?

    His position isn’t compromised as the answer to blackmail over your personal life, slander and libel is legal action.  That’s the whole reason these laws exist.

    Best thing for the sport is if the newspapers/websites and blogs stop reprinting and linking to the articles.  If they do really care about the sport as they claim they would.  Freedom of press is a good thing but freedom implies a choice.

  3. Number 38 said on 6th April 2008, 20:36

    Mr. Michael Counsell apparently doesn’t realize the mess MadMax has made of F1 racing.  Frankly I don’t give a hoot what MadMax does in his off hours but if this is what it takes to clear us of him, so be it.   ANYTHING to rid us of him is acceptable, ANYTHING!  He IS that bad!

  4. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 6th April 2008, 20:45

    Michael, you can’t expect me to ignore what’s going on on the off chance that Mosley may be entirely innocent. I’ve reported this story with what I consider a due degree of scepticism (see my original post in which I explained my misgivings about the ‘Nazi’ angle).

  5. Michael Counsell said on 6th April 2008, 20:46

    Number 38, I’m glad someone’s said that, even though I disagree…

  6. Michael Counsell said on 6th April 2008, 20:49

    Innocent of what?  It’s not about innocence it’s about whether this kind of reporting is a proper means of forcing someone out of a position of power.

  7. Michael Counsell said on 6th April 2008, 20:52

    Re-reporting it only creates the perpetuates scandal which is supposed to be a bad thing.

  8. Michael Counsell said on 6th April 2008, 20:53

    Post 28 doesn’t make sense can it be deleted?

  9. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 6th April 2008, 20:58

    I thought it made sense. I didn’t agree with it though.

  10. Michael Counsell said on 6th April 2008, 21:09

    But it could be perceived that way and perceptions are what matters…  Or maybe I’ve picked up too much from F1 websites over the years.

  11. Steven Roy said on 6th April 2008, 22:42

    "The World Council’s only concern is whether that list is accurate and truthful," he said. "We are not concerned with whether there are issues over how that is obtained. Unless there is evidence that it is forged or inaccurate, we will take it on its face value."

    The quote is Max’s comment on the McLaren texts so if that is his honest opinion he should not care whether his activities came to light after an invasion of privacy.  Of course there is one rule for Mosley/Ecclestone/Ferrari and another for eveyone else.  Seems odd that someone who doesn’t care how information is obtained has called an EGA to discuss an invasion of his privacy.

  12. Steven Roy said on 6th April 2008, 22:43

    I should have said the quote is from
    http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20223.html

  13. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 7th April 2008, 7:36

    From today’s report in the Telegraph:

    According to one source, Mosley’s deepening madness led to a barrage of insults against the people of Bahrain delivered in a telephone exchange with Ecclestone after receiving the letter inviting him not to darken the paddock door in Sakhir. Ecclestone was in the presence of the crown prince at the time, who it is believed heard every word. Mosley later called back to apologise to his majesty in person. What a mess.

  14. Steven Roy said on 7th April 2008, 11:10

    I guess Clive got it right in his blog entry A Song for Max http://madtv.me.uk/f1insight/default.aspx?blogid=258 when he suggested printed the lyrics to a Madness song which included the following lines

    How can you show your face,
    When you’re a disgrace to the human race?

  15. Samambaia de Plastico said on 8th April 2008, 10:45

    I am scared with the last developments of this case.I can understand that some don´t like Mosley and take advantage of it, but people such as Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart or any other driver have no moral to criticize Max, in their heyday they did a lot more than him, the difference is nobody caught them on video…What is this suddenly wave of morality sweeping the globe?This "Big Brother" intruding on people lives between four walls?Beware, you can be next!

  16. vedorosso said on 30th June 2009, 19:42

    Though… Max could always explains, that on the video, he was spanking the Nazis.
    He could almost look as the nice guy in the story.

    Metaphorically spanking, but literally banging.
    We should cut the guy some slacks…. that was an amazing performance for an almost 70 years old guy.

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