Jimmy Savile - More Claims That The BBC Knew of Jimmy Savile's Sexual Acts17 October 2012
More Claims That The BBC Knew of Jimmy Savile's Sexual Acts
The Jimmy Savile sex allegation scandal only looks like getting uglier. If it's not enough that still living current and former BBC employees are now coming out in the press to make their own claims about the DJ, promoter and TV presenter's abuse of underage girls, people are now digging into the past to see which dead former colleagues of Savile's might've had something on him.
The Guardian reports that it's since "emerged" (which normally means that someone's read an old book) that veteran Beeb journalist John Simpson had claimed that top executives at the broadcaster were fully aware of Savile's actions throughout the 1950s and 1960s, saying that even the director general knew of what the apparent paedophile was up to. "Week after week, children from all over the country could win competitions to visit the BBC and meet Uncle Dick," Simpson wrote in his autobiography Strange Places, Questionable People'. "He would welcome them, show them around, give them lunch, then take them to the gents and interfere with them. If parents complained, the director general's office would write saying the nation wouldn't understand such an accusation against a much-loved figure."
As more and more details over Savile's sordid past have come out, it's becoming quite clear that there are going to be no winners in this horrendous debacle.
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