We were so sad to hear the news today and just want you to know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers. We hope an Appeal with go ahead in the near future; you know we believe, as we always have, in your innocence. For the time being, sending you our love.
I am so so so sorry, sad, cross, shocked at this!!!!
The only good thing I read – which we all know is true is the judge said:
‘world-famous harpist with a reputation for kindness and integrity’.
I am an old friend and colleague of Danielle’s and I knew her at the time this stuff was supposed to have been going on (I don’t believe a word of it).
I’m horrified and disgusted that a person with no criminal history could have been convicted on the strength of no more than the 34-year-old stories told by one person. I thought British justice needed evidence to before someone even went trial.
I am totally shocked and dismayed by this horrendous outcome I am actually crying. As though there isn’t enough heartache in our worlds that such a lovely person has to endure this.
We are really lost for words, not that any would really help, but we do all believe in you and pray you will be able to cope with the situation with your usual amazing strength.
I am almost speechless with horror… I’m really glad that appeals are possible although they will be too late to save her from going initially. The trouble is that child abuse is flavour of the month at the moment and these accusers are all being believed.
I want you to know that personally it has not altered my view that Danielle is innocent, and that this is a massive travesty of justice. We are all thinking of her. I hope she can find the strength to hold on to her own self – no-one can destroy that, no matter how much they lie and bully.
It is a cruel travesty, this business, and I never want to end up in front of a court in this country…
I am truly appalled by what has happened to Danielle.
I just want you to know that I’m absolutely devastated by the news today and by the injustice that has been committed. I and my family all love Danielle, we believe in her innocence and always shall. In the meantime I shall hope and pray for this outcome to be changed and that the real truth will be discovered.
You must be devastated and no doubt angry with the law, the system and all those who have slandered Danielle and of course yourself.
It is unacceptable that an innocent person should suffer such a punishment on the hearsay of an unbalanced man thirty years after the alleged incident.
We have always believed in Danielle’s innocence and feel for you both having to go through this awful ordeal. Hoping that an appeal will be possible, with a better outcome.
It’s unbelievable, and so undeserved. Poor poor Danielle.
We are aghast and disbelieving. This is devastating news and it feels like a nightmare even to us, how much more to you. We will do all we can to support you. Read recently in the Bible about Job, and about Joseph wrongfully in prison because of accusations… unbelievable that such things can happen, but they do. We will be praying hard tonight, and hope that there will at some stage be better news.
Just a quick line to say how absolutely appalled I am at the outcome of Danielle’s trial. From someone who spent years working within the justice system, I am deeply shocked at such a miscarriage of justice and can only hope and pray that the appeal system will at least provide an avenue for this dreadful wrong to be put right.
You must be distraught and despairing and I’m sure no words will help at this time but please be assured that anyone who knows Danielle will never believe these dreadful allegations – she is a beautiful, honest and gentle soul and I believe in her 100 per cent.
Of course along with all her friends I am appalled by this and was talking about it the other day. I was hoping that my witness statement alone would make it clear what integrity Danielle had as it was relevant to a teenage boy.
Please let dear Danielle know that you and she are as ever very much in minds. Please be assured that our love and support are absolute and unshakeable.
I had hoped I wouldn’t need to write a letter like this, but things have gone otherwise.
This does not however change my belief in your innocence…
I am still shocked and pained for you by this verdict and sentence and am praying for you to remain strong.
It’s been a long time since we’ve been in touch. What a shame it has been occasioned by such a sad event.
I am both shocked and distressed at what has happened. Danielle is the epitome of elegance, grace and composure and such a caring and kind person. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her. It is not a happy image to picture such a gentle soul in prison.
I am overcome with grief at this outcome. Danielle is such an honest, selfless, generous human being and it has been an honour to be her friend and colleague.