Jimmy Savile - Victims By Proxy | How the Savile Scandal is Affecting More and More People

The Jimmy Savile scandal has already officially claimed its first victim in the arrest of Gary Glitter last Sunday (28th Oct. 2012), however there are undoubtedly many more people waiting uncomfortably for their fated call. It isn't only perpetrators of the abuse that should expect to be reprimanded, but also those deemed responsible for letting the entire operation slide as it went on for half a decade, potentially.

Joe Nocera questioned the appointment of Mark Thompson - ex-Director General of the BBC - as the new Chief Executive at Nocera's own stomping ground, The New York Times. He said the chairman of the corporation, Arthur Sulzberg, is in a tight spot and must ask some serious questions. Plus, further speculation surrounding Thompson has emerged today as the ignorance he has claimed comes under attack. The Daily Mail reports that "Mark Thompson's office was notified at least twice - once by a journalist and once again by ITV", although a spokesman for Thompson denies the claims. 

The BBC itself will also suffer enormously from this massive breach of trust. The Telegraph reports that there has been a huge drop in public trust for the national company. They say that only 45% of people now feel that they trust the BBC, dropping from the 62% of a similar survery in 2009. 

Other victims of the scandal, aside from those who suffered under the hands of the abusive former TV personality, are Savile's family, all of whom also deny knowledge of the atrocities and are overwrought with sympathy for everyone affected by Savile's actions. 


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caroline redbrook

More recent info indicates that the family are part of the cover-up rather than victims of JS's behavior. A great niece has bravely come forward and reported JS's having abused her and the family has disowned her for it. This BBC affair only goes to show we need to get these menaces to our children like accused pedophile, Sylvain Kustyan, off the streets. Kustyan has been charged with two counts of 1st Degree Sodomy against a ten-year-old little boy. This 6'-7" middle school teacher is currently on the lam.

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