Resurrecting an old thread here. I met a bloke in the hotel bar yesterday who is a good friend of Calvin Parker and also knew Charles Hickson. We had an interesting chat. He was convinced that both guys were legit with their stories. Hickson apparently stuck to his version of events right till his dying day.
Soon after the affair, an investigator said that those guys (Hickson and Parker) "are either telling the truth or they should be in Hollywood."