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Jimmy Savile scandal timeline: No quick fix for catalogue of sexual offence claims

Written on:November 5, 2023
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After ITV ‘Exposure’ documentary there has been no end to sexual abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile

The Jimmy Savile sex abuse case, which entrenched itself in the public consciousness subsequent to the telecast of the ITV ‘Exposure’ documentary on October 3, 2012, has startled the public, which, for years, admired the late disc jockey for his sunny demeanor and fundraising activities.

The ITV documentary aired women, who accused Jimmy Savile of mistreating them sexually when they were teenagers. The documentary attracted 2 million viewers, after which there was no end to further sexual abuse allegations against Savile, which flooded the news media relentlessly, turning the whole issue into the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Metropolitan Police Commander, Peter Spindler, uttered on October 9 to the BBC that the downpour of allegations against Savile by his victims indicates that the former DJ was a voracious sex offender.

On October 11, more abominable sex abuse allegations surfaced against Jimmy Savile, host of BBC’s Top of the Pops. The allegations were that he sexually abused patients at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, at Leeds General Infirmary, at the psychiatric Broadmoor Hospital and at the Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey.

Greater Manchester, Lancashire and north Yorkshire police revealed that they had obtained sexual abuse complaints against Savile dating back to the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Derek Chinnery, an ex-boss of Jimmy Savile at Radio 1, voiced on October 14 to BBC Radio 4 that he had questioned the DJ more than 20 years ago over the ‘Jimmy Savile rumours’ regarding his private sexual life. These rumours, which had begun to float then, were nonsensical, uttered Savile to Chinnery, who trusted the Late DJ.

October 15 saw Labour chief, Ed Miliband, demanding a single sovereign inquest into the Jimmy Savile case, encompassing all institutions associated with Savile like BBC.

2 Comments add one

  1. sally says:

    Wish he was alive! Would have loved to see him get hanged.

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