Jimmy Savile has been named as someone investigated during the three year Jersey children's home abuse inquiry, but he was never charged. With the release of a documentary all about Mr Savile this week, the scandal surrounding the Fix-it host is deepening and becoming more and more disturbing.
The BBC today has reported that Savile was investigated in regard to the Jersey children's home abuse inquiry. The inquiry found that there were allegations made against Savile but that there was "insufficient evidence for the investigation to proceed". Seven people were eventually sentenced for the atrocious crimes that took place during the 1970s and 80s, but since his death last year aged 84, there have been more allegations made against him.
Reports of at least two more women coming forward about his abuse of them have been published today on The Daily Mail website. The Mail's also accuses the BBC of a major cover-up of Savile's indecent behaviour and abuse of underage girls. It claims that "A former BBC chauffeur claimed drivers were sacked if they talked about Savile molesting girls".
Plus, Paul Gambaccini, the radio and television presenter, has spoken out about how Savile used his influence to quell any rising allegations against him during his lifetime. Gambaccini told the Mirror that 'You just didn't mess with Jim. He was the governor" which seems to repeat the image of him in the 2001 documentary with Louis Theroux, "When Louis Met Jimmy".
The ITV1 documentary about and entitled "The Other Side of Jimmy Savile" will be broadcast tomorrow at 11:10pm.