Paedophile JONATHAN KING caused further outrage yesterday (31MAR05), when he posted a message begging for money on his website.
The British music mogul - who was released from jail earlier this week (begs28MAR05) halfway through a seven-year sentence for molesting teenage boys - has decided to plea for cash on the internet, just weeks after he boasted of the "millions" he made while incarcerated.
Under the banner 'Please Send Money', King also asks fans to buy his merchandise.
The disgraced 60-year-old writes: "There are many ways you can fund my life.
"The most obvious is to buy my CDs or books. Or, send financial contributions. Despite stories in the media, I am not a multi-millionaire."
However, following a furious reaction to news King - who discovered band including GENESIS and 10CC - plans to release a new CD, he has now announced any money earned from such a release will be given to charity.
BBC APOLOGISES FOR KING'S LIVE PAEDOPHILIA PROTEST
The BBC has apologised to outraged listeners after pop mogul JONATHAN KING appeared on the British broadcaster's Radio Five Live show to protest his innocence, following his three-year stint in prison for sexually abusing young boys.
The disgraced 60-year-old was released from prison in March (05) after serving half of a seven-year sentence for molesting five boys aged between 13 and 15.
And he appeared on Victoria Derbyshire's morning phone-in show last week (ends29JUL05) as part of a programme about paedophilia.
But 25 listeners complained, after King used the interview as a platform to voice his anger about being wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he insists he never committed.
The BBC released a statement which reads, "The BBC apologises for any offence caused by the attempt to use a high-profile case to tackle a very difficult topic. The interview probably failed to shed much light on the wider topic.
"It was not our intention to give him a platform to assert his innocence, but to challenge that assertion rigorously and to examine the possibility that his state of mind is typical of perpetrators of paedophile crimes."
his state of mind is typical of perpetrators of paedophile crimes."
Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!