Oyston's morals not on trial, jury told

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Oyston's morals not on trial, jury told

The jury in the Owen Oyston rape trial has been told by his barrister that if the tycoon's morals were on trial, he would have lost. Anthony Scrivener told the Liverpool Crown Court jury: "The days of hypocrisy are past. You are not here to try whether he is a man of good morals or bad. If that were the case we would have lost hands down."

The court has heard two women claim that when they were teenage models Oyston raped them at his secluded country home, Claughton Hall, near Lancaster. Oyston, 62, the millionaire chairman of Blackpool FC, denies rape and indecent assault, but he has admitted a string of adulterous affairs with young women following his remarriage to his wife Vicki in 1988. The trial continues.