Only those who have had their professional careers damaged or destroyed by false accusations can fully understand the devastating consequences. Dr Thomson explains the effects on his family.
“No matter the fact I was not found guilty, if my kids go on Google, put my name in, they will find headlines in papers from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Japan, China…. all round the world,” he said.
One of his greatest concerns for he and his wife, Lucy, is how it will affect their three young children, boys aged seven, nine and ten, once they become old enough to realise the full extent of the claims against him.