The BBC faced ridicule last night for publishing an ‘open’ dossier into the Jimmy Savile scandal that was covered in censor’s ink.
The corporation had repeatedly promised to be open and transparent about the material, which formed the basis of last year’s Pollard inquiry into the Savile crisis.
But there were accusations of a cover-up after large swathes of staff testimonies about the saga were blacked out.
Despite the redactions, which covered around 90 pages, stinging criticism remained – including Jeremy Paxman’s fury at the ‘contemptible’ way the BBC handled the affair.
He said it was ‘pathetic’ Newsnight had not tackled the Savile issue sooner, and said it was ‘common gossip’ at the corporation that the DJ ‘liked young…girls’.
- Child abuse cops seize VIP list: Politicians, MI5 agent, Royal aide and pop stars all named (Mirror, Jan 19, 2013):
First arrests expected soon following dawn raid in connection with suburban guest house that operated as gay brothel
A list of names seized by police probing allegations of child abuse includes ministers, members of the royal household and a world-famous pop star, the Sunday People can reveal.
All were recorded as visitors to a suburban guest house that operated as a gay brothel.
Now some could be suspects in an investigation into a network of powerful people who were secret paedophiles for years.
It’s more like a world wide satanic web.
- JIMMY SAVILE WAS PART OF SATANIC RING (Express, Jan 13, 2013):
JIMMY SAVILE beat and raped a 12-year-old girl during a secret satanic ritual in a hospital.
The perverted star wore a hooded robe and mask as he abused the terrifi ed victim in a candle-lit basement.
He also chanted “Hail Satan” in Latin as other paedophile devil worshippers joined in and assaulted the girl at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. The attack, which happened in 1975, shines a sinister new light on the former DJ’s 54-year reign of terror.
- Jimmy Savile sex-abuse scandal stretches across decades, report says (LA Times, Jan 11, 2013):
LONDON — The late entertainer Jimmy Savile sexually abused children on an unprecedented scale in Britain over half a century, using his fame and charitable work to deflect accusations of misconduct and to find vulnerable victims, particularly youngsters in hospitals, police said Friday.
A report by Scotland Yard after weeks of investigation painted a sickening portrait of a pedophile who molested hundreds of young people across the country between 1955 and 2009, a period during which he rose to national prominence and received various awards, including from Queen Elizabeth II, for his charity work.
- Jimmy Savile police investigate sex offence claims against 25 celebrities and expect to arrest six over next few weeks (Daily Mail, Dec 9, 2012):
- Celebrities to be arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree
- The 25 are mostly television and radio entertainers, named in list of tip-offs
- In at least dozen cases police believe evidence for celebrities to be detained
Police are investigating claims against 25 celebrities of alleged sex offences in connection with the Jimmy Savile inquiry.At least six of the high-profile figures are expected to be arrested this month and in the new year.
The 25, reportedly mostly television and radio entertainers, are named in a list of tip-offs to Operation Yewtree - the police inquiry set up after late Top Of The Pops presenter Savile was exposed as a serial abuser.
- Cyril Smith ‘sexually assaulted teenager in Houses of Parliament’ (Guardian, Nov 30, 2012):
Cyril Smith, the late Liberal MP who police believe sexually abused boys in his home town of Rochdale, has been accused of assaulting a young Liberal activist inside the houses of parliament.
The alleged victim has told the Guardian that the sexual abuse took place when he was 17 in a Westminster office while other politicians walked by, not knowing what was happening. It followed 18 months of careful grooming by the MP as the assaults became more intrusive and serious, he claimed.
- PAEDOPHILE RINGS … AND 10 DOWNING STREET (David Icke, Nov 18, 2012)
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Advisor: Prince Charles with Jimmy Saville and deputy Lord lieutenant, Ian Thornber, share a joke after the prince arrived in Glencoe for a visit
- Savile advised Prince Charles over the appointment of a royal aide (Daily Mail, Nov 5, 2012):
Prince Charles asked Jimmy Savile for advice over the appointment of a senior aide for him and Princess Diana, it was claimed yesterday.
Charles and the former DJ are said to have met with former major-general Sir Christopher Airy before he was offered the post of the royal couple’s private secretary and treasurer in 1990.
It was also claimed that they were so close that Charles treated Savile like the ‘fool in Shakespeare’s King Lear’, allowing him to tell him things that others courtiers could not say to his face.
The pair became friends after meeting in the late 1970s while working with wheelchair sports charities and Charles later came to rely on him in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Continue reading »