Charles Spencer: Princess Diana's brother: Was abused at boarding school

Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, says he was sexually abused by a staff member at boarding school when he was eleven.

Charles Spencer: Princess Diana's brother: Was abused at boarding school

Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, says he was sexually abused by a staff member at boarding school when he was eleven. That's according to an excerpt from his memoirs, A Very Private School, published in the Mail on Sunday.

The now 59-year-old Earl Spencer (Count Spencer), as he is known in Great Britain, describes in detail how he was beaten and the victim of sexual assault at Maidwell Hall boarding school.

The employee took advantage of the fact that he and other boys were desperate for female attention and affection, Spencer said. When he feared that she would leave school, he reacted with self-harming behavior.

According to the BBC, the school was affected. The authorities were called in, it said in a statement. Since the 1970s, every area of ​​school life has changed. “At the heart of the changes is the safety of children and promoting their well-being,” the BBC continued, quoting the statement.

Spencer, who works as a journalist, is best remembered for his sharp criticism of the royal family at his sister's memorial service. Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997. She is buried in the grounds of the Spencer's mansion, Althorp House, in Northamptonshire, central England.

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