Michael Barrymore in the present day broke his silence over the death of a person who was discovered in his swimming pool, saying he “had nothing to do with this”.
Barrymore posted a brief clip on Twitter in which he stated he couldn’t touch upon a documentary being aired on Thursday evening about Stuart Lubbock’s death practically 20 years in the past, as a result of he has not seen it.
The TV star, 67, issued the assertion ahead of Channel 4’s programme Barrymore: The Body In The Pool, in which he additionally protested his innocence.
The programme appears to be like into the unexplained death of 31-year-old Mr Lubbock, whose physique was discovered at Barrymore’s then-home in Roydon, Essex, on March 31 2001.
Barrymore was arrested in 2007, however by no means charged with any offence.
Barrymore stated in the present day he has been repeatedly requested to touch upon the documentary, including: “As I made clear to everybody, I’m not capable of remark as a result of Channel 4 are refusing to point out it to me, or let me know what it accommodates.
“However, I’ll say to anybody who want to get to the reality of the matter is they need to watch the ITV interview I did final 12 months with Piers Morgan.
“He went into every little thing and left no stone unturned. The fact is I’ve at all times executed every little thing anybody has requested of me, and I’ve cooperated with everybody.
“Essex Police’s personal QC has stated that, ‘We know that Mr Barrymore has had nothing to do with this and that there isn’t a proof linking him with the accidents to Mr Lubbock or the pool’.”
Barrymore continued: “I have had nothing to do with this whatsoever and yet I keep getting bashed and bullied by the media.”
He stated he could remark after he has watched the programme when it has aired.
“In the meantime, my heartfelt sympathies are with the Lubbock family and I truly hope they find peace, and it is for that reason that I have constantly pressed for an independent police force to examine everything to do with the case and reach a proper conclusion, and I shall continue to do so,” he added.
Barrymore, who was one of the UK’s best-known TV presenters when the physique of Mr Lubbock was discovered, final 12 months advised Morgan’s Life Stories programme that he is “100% innocent”.
He later sued Essex Police claiming wrongful arrest, which he stated had value him about £2.5 million in misplaced earnings.
However, Court of Appeal judges concluded Barrymore could be entitled to solely “nominal” damages.