Aristocrats ‘feel entitled to abuse people’ says son of the 10th Earl of Sandwich who was raped by his father as a child
By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE
28 March 2015
Those from noteworthy families often feel entitled to abuse young people according to Robert Montagu, the son of the 10th Earl of Sandwich who was abused by his own father as a boy.
He made the comments at the Oxford Literary Festival while discussing his book, A Humour Of Love, in which he reveals years of abuse, including a single rape, carried out by father Victor.
Mr Montagu said that, during his years at Eton, rape was common, adding that people with ‘entitled backgrounds’ were given ‘more opportunities’ to be abusive towards children.
In a report for The Times, he said: ‘People from noteworthy families do feel a sense of entitlement.
‘It is true that people from an entitled background have more opportunities, maybe circumstances have made it more likely that they will abuse.
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