UK - the late Jimmy Savile and the underage sex charges now confronting the BBC

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by wfgodot, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Major scandal brewing with the BBC:

    Did TV bosses turn a blind eye to Savile? Anger grows as string of under-age girls come forward to say star abused them
    much more, with pictures, at link above
     


  2. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    I've never watched much BBC, but he always gave me the creeps. This one doesn't surprise me.
     
  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Yes, a good friend gave me the head's up on this one the day after he died.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Lera213 New Member

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    Why didn't these victim's come forward before he died or did they and nothing came of it because of who he was? Not blaming them but I just wished when stuff like this happens that they all get reported.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    It's a fair question. There are many reasons incidents of this nature go unreported - embarrassment; the feeling of having oneself done something wrong; and, with Savile, who would the authorities believe, one's word against his? He received an OBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990.

    Jimmy Savile (Wiki)
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    ITV Stands By Jimmy Savile Child Sex Claims (Sky News)
    the rest at the link above
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    BBC: heavily in denial:

    Jimmy Savile: BBC denies cover-up (Guardian)
    Corporation says it did not know about allegations of misconduct
    and says Newsnight story was dropped for editorial reasons
     
  9. busters_mummy

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    I believe allegations were originally made in 2007, before he died, and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) decided there was not enough evidence.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19788721

    Article on the 2007 allegations^^^

    And I agree with wfgodot - the BBC have gone into denial overdrive this morning....
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I don't know if you're allowed to link to you tube but there was a programme a few years ago where one of the Nolan Sisters said that she had been "intimately cuddled" by Jimmy Savile as a young teenager on Top Of The Pops.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Starts at about the 3:10 mark:
    [video=youtube;RKFrhW4-BmU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKFrhW4-BmU[/video]
     
  13. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    I always thought he was a creepy man, even as a child. Interestingly he was a good friend to Prince Charles.
    This scandal has been bubbling under the surface for a fair few years
     
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    Daily Mail:

    We were victims of Jimmy Savile: As pressure grows on BBC over 'cover up',
    two women come forward to describe their teenage ordeals at hands of TV host

    much more at the link
     
  15. webnut

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    Me too, I couldnt stand him. If the rumours are true, how smug does he look in all the pics of him surrounded by children with a cigar in his mouth! I've done loads of searching on the net, reading comments on articles and forums etc and there could possibly be lots more to come out involving other famous/important people. jmo
     
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  17. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Lilachaze New Member

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    I always thought he was gay...turns out I was wrong.

    My father abused both me and my sister and neither of us spoke out until after he died. I can understand why these women kept it a secret until now. I know both my sister and I felt no one would believe us and it wasn’t until one of us spoke the other felt brave enough to speak out.

    Those pictures make me shiver now, I can't look at them without wondering how many more people are out there who have yet to come forward and speak out.
     
  19. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    I was sexually abused by my piano teacher aged 8-11.I told my nanna but the blame was on me. This kind of thing was almost accepted in the 1970s. I believed it was my fault, even to this day. I always "knew" JS was dodgy
     
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    I'm so sorry your nanna didn't believe you *hugs*, my grandad was the same he still refuses to believe us.
     

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