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The death of Stuart Lubbock: Michael Barrymore sues the police

barrymore sues policeMichael Barrymore is no, “alright”. The former stalwart of light entertainment TV is on the front page of the Mirror. He’s suing police over the matter of Stuart Lubbock’s death.

Father-of-two Stuart Lubbock, 31, died at Barrymore’s then home in Roydon, Essex in March 2001. His body was found in the swimming pool. Forensic reports suggested Mr Lubbock had been sexually assaulted. He had severe internal injuries.

At an inquest, the coroner recorded an open verdict. Pathologists said they could not be certain he had drowned.

No-one has been charged over Stuart Lubbock’s death.

Michael Barrymore was arrested. He was released without charge. The incident damaged his name. And now he’s seeking damages for “the harm to his reputation and money-spinning career which collapsed following the death of Stuart Lubbock”.

The paper harks back:

He had met Barrymore at a nightclub in Harlow, also in Essex, earlier that evening before going back to his house for an all-night party. Barrymore, 63, fled the scene after the death, later claiming he had panicked and wasn’t trying to hide.

The former Strike It Lucky host, who told Jeremy Kyle last year that he once tried to kill himself, controversially refused to answer any questions about the tragedy at an inquest, after taking legal advice.

The inquest heard traces of cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol were in the victim’s body.

In 2002 ITV failed to renew the entertainer’s £2million a year contract.

He moved to New Zealand, filed for bankruptcy after a £1million-plus tax demand and later tried to resurrect his career in Britain by appearing in Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

Barrymore – whose real name is Michael Parker – was one of four men arrested on suspicion of serious sexual assault and murder in 2008 following a review of the police investigation, but all were later released without charge.




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Posted: 8th, July 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment

When Joey Barton met Michael Barrymore – what really happened

TABLOID Spin of The Week award goes to the Daily Star, which spotted that Michael Barrymore had tweeted QPR bad boy Joey Barton, recently in the news for behaving badly on the pitch at Manchester City. The Daily Star thundered:


Jerry Lawton told Star readers:

“Joey Barton was last night offered help tackling his demons by Michael Barrymore.”

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Posted: 18th, May 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Michael Barrymore, shockingly, admits to cocaine possession

MICHAEL Barrymore is a cad isn’t he? He ruled the light-entertainment world with his long, long legs, bug-eyed stared, AWIGHT and of course, his obvious hatred for the general public. With Strike It Lucky, My Kind Of People/Music, Barrymore was untouchable.

Then someone died in his swimming pool and it all went wrong.

Since then, Barrymore has been a bankrupt drunk and Celebrity Big Brother crackpot, never really recreating his madcap popularity, preferring instead, to be a damaged has-been. BBC Four will make a cracking docu-drama on him one of these days.

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Posted: 7th, December 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Madeleine McCann: The Stuart Lubbock, Michael Barrymore Connection

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann, and introducing Stuart Lubbock.

Stuart Lubbock died at TV entertainer Michael Barrymore’s house. He was found dead in a swimming pool. Drowned, apparently. An inquest featured the opinions of four pathologists that he was found with serious internal anal injuries.

Daily Mail: “Police apologise for flawed investigation into death at Michael Barrymore’s house”

Essex police apologised last night to the father of Stuart Lubbock who died at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore in 2001 in mysterious circumstances.

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Posted: 25th, February 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (10)