Jack Tweed's suicidal thoughts
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 May 2010
Club promoter Jack Tweed has revealed he contemplated suicide after he was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman, a charge he was found not guilty of last week
Jack Tweed contemplated suicide after he was "branded as a rapist".
The club promoter - who was cleared of raping a 19-year-old woman last week in under 20 minutes - has revealed he thought about ending his life when the accusations first emerged following an evening out with friends on September 4 last year.
He said: "As soon as you're arrested, you think that's it, my name is branded as a rapist. I'm never going to get out of this. I remember my mum came and visited me in prison. I just wanted to end my life. I thought, 'What's the point?' I don't want to be branded as one of them, because I'm not. I think it's disgusting. I just thought there was no point carrying on."
When 'This Morning' presenter Phillip Schofield asked is he seriously contemplated suicide, Jack said: "Yeah, I did yeah."
Phillip replied: "What made you change your mind?"
He answered: "Just, it's selfish really on my family."
Jack had been accused of raping an unnamed student twice at his home in Repton Park, Woodford Green following a night out with friends at London's Embassy nightclub.
Despite a difficult few months, Jack - who was found not guilty in London's Snaresbrook Crown Court by a jury of six men and six women - has admitted he won't stop his party lifestyle altogether.
He said: "That's what a lot of people have been telling me to do, but obviously I can't do that. I'm a 22-year-old boy. You only live once.
"Obviously I'm going to try. I'm not going to live how I was living. But I'm still going to have a few nights out now and again and I'm going to go on holiday with my mates, because I've not been away for two years. I don't want to waste my life."
However, Jack - who is the widower of the late 'Big Brother' star Jade Goody - does have regrets about the evening.
He said: "Obviously I regret it, but in my eyes I still didn't do anything wrong. I slept with a girl which is what everyone in the world does, or every boy in the world does. Of course you're going to regret it. I regretted it everyday when I was in prison.
"I haven't slept with anyone, since I've been out. I'm scared to sleep with a girl. I don't really want to. It's just a horrible feeling. Everyday I'm worried about doing something wrong."