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Jimmy Savile sexual abuse claims to be investigated by BBC

Written on:October 8, 2023
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BBC to probe into Jimmy Savile’s sexual abuse claims

The BBC has agreed to cooperate with the police investigation over Sir Jimmy Savile’s sexual abuse claims that have resurfaced in the past week owing to the testimonies of a number of women who claimed to have been sexually exploited by BBC’s Top of the Pops host Jimmy Savile.

On BBC Radio 4′s Today programme, BBC Director General George Entwistle said, ”The women involved here have gone through something awful, and something I deeply regret they should have had to go through, and I would like to apologise on behalf of the organisation to each and every one of them for what they’ve had to endure here. We need a comprehensive examination of what went on here.”

Entwistle said that he would extend complete cooperation with police investigation into the case and added, ”When the police have finished everything they have to do, and when they give me the assurance there is no danger of us in any way compromising or contaminating an investigation, I will take it further and ensure that any outstanding questions are answered properly.”

Jimmy Savile, who died in October 2011, at the age of 84, allegedly molested under-age girls at the peak of his career. Last week, an ITV documentary disclosed Jimmy Savile’s vile pursuits as the victims recounted their horrors. Five women gave testimonies to Jimmy Savile’s amorous behaviour when they were schoolgirls during 1970s, in the documentary entitled “Exposed: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile”.

The Jimmy Savile documentary showed one woman claiming to have been assaulted by Jimmy Savile “dozens of times” before being raped in his caravan while it was parked by Kings Cross station in London. A second victim claimed that she had sex with Jimmy Savile in a London hotel room when she was 15, having no knowledge of what was happening to her.

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