W hen Chuck Berry died last weekend the obituaries spoke as one — he was an extraordinary talent who had lived an extraordinary life — and everyone from Barack Obama to Mick Jagger rushed to tweet their unqualified admiration. Yet one detail was notably muted in the many articles about him: that he was a multiple sex offender. But that was almost 60 years ago, some might say: different time, different morals! Well, kinda. Woody Allen is now 81, and when he dies his various sex scandals — leaving his partner for her adopted daughter, being accused by another daughter of sexually molesting her — will be mentioned, if not in the first line, then certainly in the first paragraph of his obituaries.
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Videotape Allegations Stung Berry's Legacy 22 Years Ago Today
By Bruce Golding. But he would come to set a standard for rock-star depravity that few of his disciples would hope — or even want — to match. Following two trips to the slammer — first at the height of his fame in the early s for transporting a year-old girl across state lines for sex, and again in for tax evasion — Berry was busted over a drug raid on his estate in Wentzville, Mo. But the cops also found a huge stash of pornography, including dozens of videotapes, trays of photographic slides and books — some of which appeared to show underage girls. Berry, who publicly denied ever using coke, was charged with pot possession and three counts of child abuse for the underage porn.
Berry owned the Southern Air restaurant in Wentzville, Missouri, a landmark on Interstate 70—although he was never able to get a liquor license because of his armed-robbery conviction back in At the end of , Hosana Huck, a cook at the Southern Air, sued the year-old Berry, saying that he had made videotapes of her changing clothes in the bathroom and using the toilet. Although Berry ultimately conceded the hidden-camera tapes existed, he claimed ignorance as to who had made them.