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No Further Action - The True Story of the Craziest Year of My Life
 
 

No Further Action - The True Story of the Craziest Year of My Life [Kindle Edition]

Jim Davidson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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On 2 January 2013, just a day before Jim Davidson was due to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house, he found himself behind far more serious locked doors when he was arrested by the Yewtree detectives over alleged sex offences. Twelve months later, the public voted to crown Jim Davidson as the winner of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother. Finally, with no further action being taken – and with the public offering him their staunch support – Jim can finally look back on his year from hell.

Facing a series of damaging and serious allegations, Jim was forced to fight, not just for his reputation and his career, but for his freedom too. Mounting legal costs and a deepening sense of injustice saw Jim sink to the lowest point of his career as the Yewtree investigation threatened to ruin him both financially and emotionally. Finally, after months of pain, came the words he and his supporters had been waiting to hear: ‘No Further Action’.

Now, with the public’s approval, Jim reflects on this painful period with the regular dose of wit and humour that have made him so successful. Searingly honest, No Further Action pays tribute to those who stood by him and takes a wry look at what life is like under investigation in the public eye.

About the Author

Jim Davidson was born in Blackheath, London and found his way into show business when he went along to a pub in Woolwich where the regular stand up comedian hadn t turned up. Now he is firmly established as one of Britain s top stand-up comedians and he is well known to TV viewers as the host of BBC TV game shows Generation Game and Big Break. He also received an OBE for his services to charity.

In January 2014, Jim was crowned the winner of Channel 5 s Celebrity Big Brother with a landslide victory of more than 50% of the public vote a record for any reality TV.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (7 Aug 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M0R5JR0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,558 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! 21 Aug 2014
By iTinck
Format:Hardcover
A book that explores the real issues behind this modern celebrity witch hunt: why people make false accusations, the help they so badly need and how best to provide it, the changes in policing policies and techniques required, the broader social implications, how cultural changes distort our reaction to events of the past and, of course, the ways in which the fourth estate can assist. All topped off with a heart warming description of the charity that wealthy celebrities have come together to establish to help all those who are affected by this witch hunt, including those who make such debilitating false accusations.
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However, this book will improve the speed reading skills of everyone who isn't that interested in Jim himself and e.g. his speedboating skills and CBB exploits. Suitably handled, it is an easy and interesting read about the obvious issues confronting a straightforward man plunged into a deeply distressing and costly situation by confused women, their uncritical supporters and a culture insatiable for sexual scandal and schadenfreude.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A life on hold 24 Aug 2014
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A frank and honest read by a man accused of rape and assault some decades ago was without doubt one of my best books this year, a riveting and blow by blow account by a man whose career and lively hood was almost taken away .His fight to clear his name and get his life back together had me riveted .A must read that includes tears laughter and finally success for a great British Comedian.
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downloaded this to my Kindle, and read over two nights. This true account of an injustice made me laugh and cry. Have always been a fan and saw him at the Edinburgh Fringe 4/8/14 as a Birthday Treat with my family.. He proved all the critics wrong and had a standing ovation...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny poignant and very traumatic year! 8 Oct 2014
By Milo
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Its a startling insight into a year of Jims life that tore him apart because of false allegations. We want as women to stop all men from thinking its okay to grope, we want all men to leave children alone, Jims accusers were women, and it never involved children, but the way it was handled gave many confused signals.

Historical abusers should be caught, but I now fully accept its wrong to name the accused beforehand...these accusers IMO are the ones now who should be in jail, otherwise the false accusations will continue...

It's scary how it all happened, and you look at your husband and sons and think a past partner could just come up with a story and wham! We should always protect victims and in this case innocent victims..the laws are very wrong...

Yes we know some are guilty, but how come for decades no one out of the hundreds against one perpetrator came forward, or if they did , were believed? No we have police telling newspapers before the accused even knows..

It has to stop.

we saw Jim in Shrewsbury recently, he was funny as always and his account leading upto and after his arrest left the audience silent...I'm glad that the charges were proved completely false, but he and his family should have been compensated for the injustice piled on them...

Well done Jim and Michelle for your courage throughout such an incredible ordeal..you deserve every success that now comes your way, will look forward to seeing you back on the telly soon, your British public never believed a word.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This will make you laugh and cry . 27 Aug 2014
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This book made me want to laugh and cry. I have ben a fan of Jim since my teens and wanted to read his book, I am glad i have, but i am sorry that he went through this. He is an excellent writer as well as comedian and actor. A truly amazing read .
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5.0 out of 5 stars JD on the rocks 20 Aug 2014
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I loved this book. I've followed Jim since my early teens and was pleased to see him win BB. This book gave a great insight to the toughest year you can never imagine anyone having to face! Shocking stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read 18 Aug 2014
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It's now 5am and I have read this book in one night I really couldn't put it down ! I cried and laughed whilst reading it truly remarkable end of year after such a dreadful 9months for Jim,
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5.0 out of 5 stars well done jim boy .. 30 Aug 2014
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Painfully truthful account of a total miscarriage of a human beings character and life's work.. Yes Jim Davidson is old school, harsh but honest. He came back on top..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read
So pleased I purchased this I could not put this book down. what an awful year he had. I believe he was innocent some of the people investigating the case need to hang their head... Read more
Published 2 days ago by deh
3.0 out of 5 stars A funny book but if you've seen his current tour you've heard all the...
Great book for Jim and well written with plenty of gags. The only problem is with the book however centres on the fact that most of these jokes feature on his current tour, which... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Tom Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great price great service great book
Published 4 days ago by michelle coldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought it for a Xmas present
Published 11 days ago by slamdunc
5.0 out of 5 stars jim tells the story of when he was arrested by ...
jim tells the story of when he was arrested by the police under suspicion of naughty things . it tells of the holes in the complainers storys and how his life was changed in this... Read more
Published 18 days ago by moviemanlo
5.0 out of 5 stars An honest and entertaining read. I think I will ...
An honest and entertaining read. I think I will work backwards and start reading Jim's first biographies. Up til now I have only read the last two...
Published 19 days ago by pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Very interesting book about a horrible time in Jim Davidson's life,really honest and well written with a few chuckles.
Well done Jim.
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customershelly19
5.0 out of 5 stars ... real world comes to life its really a very good
The real world comes to life its really a very good read
Published 26 days ago by motespoon
5.0 out of 5 stars great inspiring story
You can't keep a good man down, an ordeal that was handled with dignity and an inspiring read good on you jim
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. Postlethwaite
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent read.
Lovely lovely man !!!
Published 1 month ago by carole .
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