Liz MacKean is probably not a name you've ever heard or read of before this week, but, her part in the original report for Newsnight has been thrust into a harsh limelight.
In response to the heat the BBC has faced in response to multitudinous claims that Savile abused young girls throughout his career, and the subsequent cancellation of MacKean's Newsnight report, she has taken voluntary redundancy, reports the Telegraph.
Mark Thompson, even after his departure as BBC Boss, is facing consequences as his new job at the New York Times, may be under threat, as the American newspaper insists on examining the case against the BBC and subsequently of Thompson himself. Margaret Sullivan, current public editor at the New York Times, wrote an article about Thompson and his potential future role at the newspaper, and exposed trepidation in regard to the ex-BBC employee. Quoted by the Guardian she said, "It's worth considering now whether he is the right person for the job, given this turn of events."
As the numbers of Savile casualties continue to grow, not only from his abuse during life, but in the posthumous aftermath, one has to wonder whether justice can ever really be done, and whether the people, such as MacKean- who sacrificed herself in the line of fire, yet whose work was wholly in support of Savile's victims- should face punishment at all.