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Nearly 200 crimes found in Jimmy Savile scandal

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Similar in nature to what occurred in the United States with Jerry Sandusky, the ongoing Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal gets worse and worse by the day.

The police investigating the crimes have found 199 alleged crimes in 17 different police force areas, as they reported in a comprehensive review of the scandal yesterday. The charges against the late former 'Top of the Pops' host include 31 rapes - a level described as unprecedented.

"These levels of reporting of sexual abuse against a single individual are unprecedented in the UK," the statement read. How did this go so long without any real prosecution? The BBC is accused of ignoring information about the charges in the past and not investigating when it had the chance.

The scandal helped lead to the resignation of BBC director general George Entwistle after only 54 days on the job, as well as inquiries to his predecessor Mark Thompson, who left the BBC to take over as the chief executive of the New York Times.

Scotland Yard is still investigating the charges, which have also involved other well-known British people such as publicist Max Clifford, former BBC radio host David Lee Travis and glam rock star Gary Glitter. All have denied the charges against them.

 

 


Details
Show:
- Top Of The Pops (UK)
Person:
- Jimmy Savile
Network:
- BBC one

Written by: Hamatosan
Dec 13th, 2012, 5:15 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 13th, 2012, 11:12 pm
This desire for executives to step down after a scandal, irrespective of whether they had anything to do with it, is bloody stupid. And this is one of the prime examples. Entwistle became director general a year after Saville's death. He wasn't in charge of Newsnight when they were investigating. And he wasn't editorially involved when they implicated Lord McApline. Because none such involvement or responsibiltiy are part of his job. In short, he had bugger all to do with any of it. This stupid "stepping down" is just another part of this corporate culture of denying responsibility and covering up mistakes. Send some random, high-profile individual out the door to give the stupid masses the impression that "actions" were taken, when in fact this helps nothing and no one. Entwistle might think that he's doing the right thing, but he's just contributing to this culture of secrecy and deniability. It's disgusting.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 13th, 2012, 6:24 pm
@bad_subject maybe that is because there is a network of people that like to sodomize children, a network that goes right to the top, including royalty, and they protect each other from prosecution ever consider that??
bad_subject

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Message Posted On Dec 13th, 2012, 12:33 pm

I never understand how people can comply with a cover-up like this or the Sandusky situation. The perps themselves are sick and twisted examples of humanity, but otherwise sane people are enabling the attacker's behaviour... I can't even begin to fathom why.

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