Christine Keeler’s son campaigning to have conviction quashed and name cleared

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After nearly 60 years after she was locked up in Holloway prison, Christine Keeler’s son is now campaigning to have the conviction quashed.

The whole nation has been obsessed with The Trial Of Christine Keeler on TV this Christmas which depicts the true story of how Christine embarrassed the British government after having an affair with a minister when she was 19 years old.

The central crisis arose from perceived national security risks arising due to the 19-year-old Keeler’s sexual involvement with British government minister John Profumo , and also Soviet diplomat Captain Yevgeny Ivanov.

Controversial Keeler was then sent to jail two years later for lying to a court about a separate case.

Seymour admitted that he felt his Mother was ‘badly advised’ by police to plead guilty to perjery.
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And now, Christine’s 49-year-old son is on a mission to persuade Home Secretary Priti Patel to re-examine the case and overturn Christine’s conviction.

Speaking to The Sun about the case, Seymour admitted that he felt his Mother was ‘badly advised’ by police to plead guilty to perjery.

He also revealed that Christine had been overtly manipulated as detectives led her to believe she would get a fine but instead, she ended up behind bars for nine months.

Christine Keeler’s son is on a mission to clear his Mother’s name and to have her conviction quashed
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Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Seymour also revealed that his whole childhood was tainted by the fact that everyone believed his Mother was a prostitute, and this was the reason she ended up in prison.

“I grew up with people believing Christine was sent to prison for prostitution. This is wrong” he revealed.

“Being called a prostitute was very painful to her. She went to prison for perjury, for lying about her former boyfriend Lucky Gordon, who was a nasty piece of work.”

John Profumo
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The 49-year-old also admitted that this heartache affected his Mother for the rest of her life as she constantly lived in fear.

“The trauma my mum suffered at his hands was so bad that all her life she lived in fear of him. All her life she was terrified of him and he only died nine months before she did.”

Christine was a showgirl in London’s Soho in 1961 and had an affair with John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War.

Christine was a showgirl in London’s Soho in 1961
(Image: Lewis Morley Archive/Seymour Platt)

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On December 5, 2017, Christine’s son Platt announced that his mother “passed away last night at about 11.30 pm” on December 4 in London following a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Keeler was 75 when she died.

When discussing how society had treated her throughout and after the scandal, Keeler said: “I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation, really.”

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