Phillip Schofield’s brother told him about sexual acts with teenager, court told
Rod Minchin, PA
The brother of This Morning host Phillip Schofield told him about when he and a teenager had taken part in sexual acts, a court has heard.
In a written statement, the TV star told a court his brother Timothy Schofield (54) had phoned him in an agitated and upset state and Mr Schofield had invited him to drive to his home in London.
Mr Schofield said they spent several hours talking, including eating a meal at his home.
“I was washing up and Tim was standing behind me and he said, ‘You are going to hate me for what I am about to say’,” Mr Schofield said.
“I said there was nothing he could say that would make me hate him. Then he said that he and (the boy) had time together and that last year they had watched porn… and (masturbated)”.
“I turned and said, ‘What did you just say?’ He said it was last year and we were alone together.
“Tim said it was just this once. I told him it should never happen again.
“He then started to tell me about (the boy’s) body.
“I said, ‘F***, stop’. I shouted at Tim that he had to stop. I didn’t want to know any of the details but he made it sound like a one-off.
“I said, ‘I don’t want you to tell me any more’. I said, ‘You’ve got to stop, just never do it again. Regardless how that happened, it must never happen again’.
“Tim would say it was just ‘(boy) time’.
“I said, ‘What the hell is (boy) time?”
The civilian police worker is on trial at Exeter Crown Court charged with 11 sexual offences involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019, which are alleged to have started when the alleged victim was a teenager.
The most serious charge involved a sex act with the child.
Other alleged offences include forcing the child to watch pornography and to engage in sexual activity as well as engaging in sexual activity in the child’s presence.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can call the national 24-hour Rape Crisis Helpline at 1800-77 8888, access text service and webchat options at i, or visit i.
In the case of an emergency, always dial 999/112.