The heat has risen dramatically on the BBC over the rising number of allegations against Jimmy Savile and the alleged cover ups that the company has made over the years. Now, an historic rape allegation has been brought to the attention of Scotland Yard in Surrey, according to the Press Association, and as such the Metropolitan Police have decided to take action.
A BBC spokesperson has said: "Some [serious and disturbing] allegations relate to activity on BBC premises in the 1960s and 70s. We are horrified by allegations that anything of this sort could have happened at the BBC - or have been carried out by anyone working for the BBC." The BBC investigations unit will be co-operating entirely with the police forces and will "offer to help them investigate these matters and provide full support to any lines of inquiry they wish to pursue."
All of this new information has bubbled up from the past in anticipation of the ITV documentary about Jimmy Savile tomorrow night. Many accounts of sexual assault have been reported as well as the revelation that Savile was questioned in regard to the Jersey children's home abuse investigation in 2007, regarding allegations made in at the home in the '70s.
One often hears of the triumphs and secret achievements of the dead, posthumously, and it is rare and saddening for such atrocities to be discovered after someone's death. In this instance it is most disappointing as Savile will never be put on trial, either to prove his innocence or for his alleged victims to get answers. The ITV documentary will be broadcast at 11:10pm tomorrow, October 3rd 2012.