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    CHRISTINE KEELER, A CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE PROFUMO SCANDAL, APPEARED IN MARYLEBONE MAGISTRATES COURT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FACING CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY TO OBSTRUCT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE AND WITH PERJURY ARISING FROM THE CASE HEARD AGAINST A JAMAICAN ENTERTAINER, ALOYSIUS "LUCKY" GORDON.

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    CHRISTINE KEELER, A CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE PROFUMO SCANDAL, APPEARED IN MARYLEBONE MAGISTRATES COURT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FACING CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY TO OBSTRUCT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE AND WITH PERJURY ARISING FROM THE CASE HEARD AGAINST A JAMAICAN ENTERTAINER, ALOYSIUS "LUCKY" GORDON.LUCKY GORDON RECEIVED A 3-YEAR SENTENCE WHICH WAS LATER QUASHED.

    WITH MISS KEELER, FACING SIMILAR CHARGES WERE HER FRIEND, MISS PAULA HAMILTON-MARSHALL, AND A HOUSEKEEPER, MRS OLIVE BROOKER.THE SUBSTANCE OF THE CHARGES AGAINST THE WOMEN IS THAT THEY CONCEALED IMPORTANT EVIDENCE FROM POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATING AN ALLEGED ASSAULT BY GORDON ON MISS KEELER - INCLUDING THE FACT THAT TWO OTHER MEN, FENTON AND CAMACCHIO HAD BEEN IN THE FLAT AT THE TIME OF THE STRUGGLE.

    JOHN HAMILTON-MARSHALL, BROTHER OF ONE OF THE ACCUSED, TOLD THE COURT TODAY THAT HE HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A FIGHT WITH MISS KEELER SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE GORDON ARRIVED ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 17 - THE DATE ON WHICH MISS KEELER ALLEGED SHE RECEIVED THE INJURIES.HE SAID MISS KEELER KICKED HIM IN THE THROAT, HE HAD THEN LOST HIS TEMPER, AND PUNCHED HER.

    LARGE CROWDS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE COURT TO WATCH THE PRINCIPALS ARRIVE, BUT THE CASE WAS DELAYED 50 MINUTES BECAUSE OF THE LATE ARRIVAL OF MISS PAULA HAMILTON-MARSHALL.THE COURT WAS STIRRED WHEN MENTION WAS MADE OF "SEX ORGIES" AND A TAPE-RECORDING MADE BY MISS KEELER "CONFESSING TO LIES" REGARDING GORDON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JO21CXH16OLQUITNOZWZ6Q38
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JO21CXH16OLQUITNOZWZ6Q38
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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