Royal Ballet star strapped sex toys to his body and waved his penis at traffic

A former top ballet star has been handed a suspended sentence after strapping sex toys to his body and masturbating in a busy London park.

Royal Ballet School alumnus Felix Wightman, 68, was spotted waving his penis at traffic and inserting a vibrator into his bottom in front of baffled pedestrians.

The retired dancer and actor admitted outraging public decency but said that he was so drunk and high on drugs that he did not realise anyone else was there.

But a judge at Isleworth Crown Court rejected his explanation, remarking the “bizarre behaviour” was “clearly premeditated” as he admitted to taking Viagra before the incident.

Recorder Nicola Shannon said: “What you did was disgusting and disturbing behaviour. It would have been distressing for anyone to observe, particularly if it had been seen by children or young people.

“It was a time of day when you must have expected there to be people around to observe you and it’s clear that is precisely what you were trying to do.

“It is not a fleeting production of your penis or exposure of the genitals, it was sustained sexualised behaviour which you accept was in order to satisfy your sexual desires.

“No one wants to have to explain that to their children. People who walk in public areas are entitled to do so without being exposed to other people’s bodies and to sexualised behaviour.”

  • Surgeon 'hounded out of job' by sexist colleagues after removing item in patient's anus

Wightman also admitted possession of cannabis, possession of cocaine and four counts of possessing a knife.

The court heard that a member of the public saw Wightman on Shepherds Bush Green in west London at around 9.20pm, waving two kitchen knives and revealing his penis to passing traffic.

Police were called and Wightman was caught on CCTV masturbating himself and repeatedly inserting a vibrator, which he was also seen to lick, into his bottom.

Telling the court that his client had been "heavily intoxicated" at the time of the offence Mr Ghuman said: “Whilst at the green he believed he was on his own and he started dancing and began acting and performing. He was playing at being aggressive.”

  • Perv 'obsessed with sex' in trouble after topless cleaner ad leads to groping

The judge said: “Your client told police officers when arrested he was just taking a pee. That stands against being on Shepherd's Bush Green shouting at traffic and other people on the side of the road, masturbating and putting a vibrator in and out of his anus.

“It’s plainly not correct he was just trying to pee and that he thought nobody was there. None of that is true.

“He gives a lucid account to police. He is not completely off his head on drugs, he is not completely intoxicated. He’s not falling down drunk.”

She added: “On his account he was asked to stop dancing at the age of 56. Frankly anyone who has seen ballet performances will be slightly dubious as to whether anybody is still dancing at 56.”

Wightman then called out from the dock and told the judge: “When I worked at the Royal Opera House two years ago I was a character actor in Romeo and Juliet.”

  • Sex toy ads cause broadcasters to pull coverage of Olympic qualifiers over 'bad taste'

He added: “I took Viagra just to make myself feel more sexually aroused and the combination of dope and I think I must have taken at least four or five miniature bottles of tequila. It had a cataclysmic effect on my libido. It gave me a great deal of energy.”

Sentencing him to 18-months suspended for two years, the judge said: “At 9.20pm on a summers evening, Shepherd’s Bush Green would have been full of people, including those trying to use the park for recreation and those going about their business, driving along the road or walking along the pavement or waiting for a bus.

“On the CCTV one man can be seen standing at the bus stop, numerous people passing in cars, one female walking past. No doubt behind you on the green were young people and children socialising in that area".

“One of the factors aggravating these offences, the judge added, "is that the area was a public park and the only green space available for people who lived in the high rise tower blocks on the south side of the park.

To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.

“In the context of repeated lockdowns and restrictions in place last year, that was an available space to families with children who lived in those flats and had no other area to go outside and get fresh air.

“It is clear you intended yourself to be seen.

“Cars driving by could have been distracted by your behaviour which would have been alarming to say the least and had they done so, there was a danger of causing an accident.”

Wightman, of Shepherds Bush, west London, was also ordered to pay £500 in prosecution costs and must carry out 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

Source: Read Full Article