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A former Vice-President of Finance of Live Nation, Mr Andrew Macrae, was fired from the entertainment company after admitting to taking up-skirt videos of the women he saw on his commute to work.
He was caught in the act by an off duty Scotland Yard detective who saw him use a pen camera which he had attached to a briefcase. He placed the briefcase in front of him and with his feet moved it under the legs of an unsuspecting woman.
Prosecutor Ms Angela Mehadio stated in London Magistrates’ Court: “He had a black laptop bag on the floor, which was zipped-up and a black pen with gold trim poking out of it. The defendant seemed to be changing the angle of the bag, which he had placed between the legs of a blonde female wearing a red summer dress,”
The detective then boarded the train and continued observing Mr Macrae, who once again positioned his bag on the floor and moved the angle of the pen camera between the legs of a second woman, that was sitting just in front of him
By this time the detective was convinced the black pen was a recording device and stood up to introduce himself as a police officer to Mr Macrae.
The London court prosecutor told: “He admitted his intention was to film up skirts for personal and sexual gratification, and he intended to upload the films when he got home.”
During a search of his premises, another camera pen and some 50,000 images (including those of a female neighbor and a house guest) were found.
The Los Angeles entertainment company has admitted the facts and released a shrot statement: “Live Nation strongly condemns Macrae’s acts and is outraged by his offensive and criminal behavior which has no place at our company, city or the world at large.”
Mr Macrae is currently out on bail and awaits sentencing in November. He moved back into his parents’ home in Shropshire whilst selling his old house Redhill, a 45-minute commute to London center.