Released on Dusty Springfield's 1989 album Reputation
, "Nothing Has Been Proved" was written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys. It was produced by Tennant, Lowe, and Julian Mendelsohn for the soundtrack of the 1989 film Scandal
, starring Joanne Whalley and Bridget Fonda.
The lyrics of the song, like the film itself, address the sex scandal that is known in Great Britain as The Profumo Affair. In 1962, two beautiful young showgirls, Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, had affairs with important men in the British government, encouraged by their mentor, a social-climbing doctor named Stephen Ward. Keeler wound up having affairs simultaneously with John Profumo, the British Secretary of War, and Yevgeny Ivanov, an attaché with the Soviet Union's British Embassy. When this became public in 1963, it led to fears that British national security had been compromised. This captured the public's attention, like the Monica Lewinsky scandal did in the United States in 1998. The end result of this scandal was the resignation of both Profumo and Prime Minister Harold MacMillan.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA