How about the BBC staff knew that not only the senior management was totally aware and supportive of Jimmy Savile’s crimes, but that this went way beyond senior management?
– Jimmy Savile scandal inquiry contains ‘pretty shocking’ revelations:
Last month the former head of Newsnight investigations claimed Alan Yentob, the BBC’s creative director, accused the journalists who exposed the corporation’s cover-up of Jimmy Savile’s crimes of being “traitors”.
Newsnight revealed the BBC’s attempts to stop the programme exposing Savile as a paedophile who carried out attacks on BBC premises.
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– Jimmy Savile Abused Up To 1,000 Victims On BBC Premises (The Guardian)
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– So Much For BBC Transparency: 90 Pages Of BBC’s Jimmy Savile Report Blacked Out
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– BBC staff knew of Jimmy Savile abuse but culture of ‘fear’ kept them silent:
LONDON — A long-awaited report into the culture at the BBC that allowed TV personality Jimmy Savile to abuse children while working there has found that senior management were unaware of his actions.
Dame Janet Smith’s review, published Thursday morning, found that, while some staff were aware of Savile’s conduct, none of them reported it to their managers. Therefore she “found no evidence that the BBC as a corporate body was aware of Savile’s conduct.”
In the conclusion to her report, Smith wrote:
My conclusion is that a number of BBC staff were aware of specific complaints about Savile’s conduct and in two cases were aware of his sexual interest in teenage girls, some of whom might have been underage. All of these people ought to have reported their awareness to their line managers or to someone in a more senior position. None of them did so. The result is that I must conclude that there is no evidence that any senior member of staff (of Head of Department status or above) was aware of Savile’s conduct. It follows that I have found no evidence that the BBC as a corporate body was aware of Savile’s conduct.
She added that a culture of “fear” prevented them from reporting their concerns.