Michael Le Vell to earn 500k from TV deals
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 September 2013
Michael Le Vell is reportedly in line to bank £500,000 from a big-money TV interview, a book deal and a return to 'Coronation Street' after being cleared of 12 charges relating to sexual abuse of a minor
Michael Le Vell is to earn £500,000 from TV deals.
The former 'Coronation Street' actor looks set to make half a million from a big-money TV interview and a huge book deal, and he is also reportedly in line to earn £250,000 to continue portraying mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap after being cleared of 12 charges relating to sexual abuse of a minor.
An insider, who believes he might even earn closer to £1 million, told the Daily Star newspaper: "The offers have been flooding in since Mike was cleared.
"The ITV interview will be a serious talk where Mike will bare his soul about the last two years of his life.
"It's going to be hard for him to relive it all again but he needs to do it so he can put it all behind him."
The money will help pay the 48-year-old star's legal bills following his two-year ordeal after he was found not guilty of five counts of rape, three of indecent assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child, and two of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
But Michael now insists he can forgive the girl who made the accusations against him after claiming the mother of the teenager who falsely accused him was "hell-bent on destroying me".
He said: "I think I am strong enough to forgive.
"I was angry in the beginning. But I am not a vindictive person and don't hold grudges."
Michael's sisters Susan Westcott and Glenis Gill also insist the mother of the girl who accused him set out to "destroy" the 'Corrie' actor.
Glenis told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "We are just a normal working class family and we were shattered by what this woman and girl alleged.
"I think the girl's mother set out to destroy Michael - that is how we all feel. It was vindictive. She was hell-bent on destroying Michael.
"I still don't know why the charges were ever brought. Our family don't believe it should have ever have gone to court."
Susan added: "We knew from the start the allegations were rubbish - utter nonsense. Michael is not capable of such things.
"It would take a monster to do what they said. And Michael is no monster."