The British press has been rocked by specualtion that legendary entertainer and television presenter Sir Jimmy Savile engaged in sexual acts with a number of under aged girls. Now, broadcaster Janet Street Porter, has added credence to the allegations, recalling hearing rumours of this whilst she was working for the BBC in the 1970's and 80's.
Speaking on Question Time last night, Porter said that she and " a lot of people in the BBC knew what was going on," adding that she "heard the rumours but I was working in an environment that was totally male."
Janet, who has worked in a number of broadcasting roles since 1975, said that she had long been aware of the quiet things that went on inside dressing rooms across the TV industry and did not solely refer to the late Savile when she mentioned these goings on.
Recently, more and more people have come forward to allege that Sir Jimmy sexually assaulted them when they were underage. These allegations have come in light of a recently aired documentary in which five women claimed they had been abused by the late Top of the Pops host when they were schoolgirls in the late 1960s and 1970s, with some revealing that the deeds had happened on BBC premises.
So far, police have yet to launch a formal investigation into the accusations, although the Metropolitan Police is assessing the claims. The BBC has also told police that they will assist them in their investigations as much as possible.