Jimmy Savile Scandal

Savile: Celebrity Scandal Should Not Overshadow Abuse Victims' Pain

Deanna Neilson | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Deanna Neilson

With hope, the Government's publication of the Savile reports will emphasise the importance - to children, adults working with children and those who may have suffered abuse in the past - of both listening and speaking out. No one should face the terrors of abuse alone.

Savile Had At Least 500 Victims, Some As Young As 2

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

At least 500 victims as young as two were abused by the shamed television presenter Jimmy Savile during his reign as one of the country's most prolifi...

The Savile Effect

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK

The NSPCC says calls reporting sex abuse have almost doubled because of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Experts said the fallout from the revelations sur...

Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Inquiry Cost BBC Around £5m

PA | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

The BBC has spent around £5 million investigating the Jimmy Savile sex scandal so far and the final bill is still not in. The corporation's annual...

81 BBC Staff Face Sex Allegations In Wake Of Savile Scandal

PA | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Sexual allegations about 81 BBC staff have been reported since the Jimmy Savile scandal came to light - with almost half still working for the corpora...

'Strong Undercurrent Of Fear' At The BBC

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

More than two thirds of BBC staff have witnessed workplace bullying, a shock new report has found. The Respect At Work review said senior bosses we...

First Day For New BBC Boss

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

The new boss of the BBC has spoken of his pride on his first day in the job. Lord Hall, who started out as a BBC trainee 40 years ago, spent part o...

Jimmy Savile Police Arrest 82-Year-Old From Berkshire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

An 82-year-old man from Berkshire has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation, the Metropoli...

'We Were All Womanisers In Those Days'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

A former BBC producer appeared to compare "womanising" with "paedophilia" when he was challenged about the Jimmy Savile scandal. Wilfred De'ath sai...

Child Sex Abuse Victims 'Ignored'

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

The belief that "children should be seen and not heard" may have led to earlier generations of youngsters being ignored when they claimed they were se...

Jimmy Savile Abuse 'Could Have Been Stopped In 1964'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Police inspectors have warned there was a "distinct possibility" that officers could fail to prevent another Jimmy Savile-like scandal as it emerged t...

Now I've Had A Run, I Feel Like Some Bum'

PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Police restricted access to intelligence that could have exposed Jimmy Savile's sex crimes because it involved celebrity, blackmail and paedophilia, a...

Alleged Sex Abuse Victims To Sue BBC and Jimmy Savile Estate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

Thirty-one victims of alleged sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are to sue the BBC and the estate of the late DJ and 'Jim'll Fix It' presenter. A solic...

Abuse Scandal Legacy Must Count

Jonathan Wheeler | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK
Jonathan Wheeler

If the legacy of those who have survived the Savile scandal is worth anything at all, it must lead us to a multi-lateral commitment to bring those responsible for past and current child abuse cases to justice - and to do what we can to prevent them from occurring in the future.

Good Will Hunting After Savile Affair

Dave Clements | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Dave Clements

The claim that 16,500 children were at risk of sexual exploitation (and 2,409 actually 'exploited') - notice the shift away from the comparatively precise term 'abuse' - over a period of 14 months was always ludicrous.

Ex-BBC Producer 'Shocked' By Savile Allegations

PA | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Former BBC radio producer Ted Beston has "vehemently denied" historic allegations put to him by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse sc...

George Entwistle's Payoff 'Unacceptable Use Of Public Money'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Politics

The BBC has been accused of a "cavalier" attitude towards licence fee money over a £450,000 payoff to director-general George Entwistle. MPs have ...

Savile 'Subject Of 31 Rape Allegations'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile is the subject of 31 rape allegations, police investigating the sex abuse scandal surrounding the late star revealed on Wednesday. Ten...

'Are There Any More Queries?'

Martin Dorey | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Martin Dorey

I don't know whether or not the headmaster knew what was going on in his school on a daily basis but I know he failed to report the accusations until his retirement. Instead he tried, at least, to get rid of the abuser so he could do no more damage within the school itself.

BBC To Drop 'Top Of The Pops' Repeats

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The BBC could drop its archive repeats of 'Top Of The Pops' in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. The programmes have been screened since early ...

Savile Stripped Of 'Freedom Of Scarborough'

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile's name is to be removed from Scarborough's list of Freemen of the Borough, as residents called for his body to be exhumed from the gravey...

'Just Think Of Me As Good Old Uncle Jim'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Fresh claims have emerged that Jimmy Savile tried to rape a woman while on a hospital visit and told her "just think of me as good old uncle Jim". ...

PICTURED: Sunny Holiday Snaps From The Day A Boy Was Molested By Jimmy Savile

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

A picture has been released of a boy standing next to Jimmy Savile's Rolls-Royce on the same day he claims he was abused by the TV star. The allege...

Leeds Hospital Disputes Porter's Claims About Savile Abusing Girls

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

A hospital has disputed claims by a former porter that Jimmy Savile would regularly take teenage girls to a private hospital block alone. Terry Pra...

Where Are The Grown-ups?

Dave Clements | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK
Dave Clements

Maybe its because I've hit 40 that I've developed this 'what is the world coming to?' response to much of what I hear in the news. You know the feeling? Its similar to the one when you don't recognise any of the celebs on the front of Hello! magazine any more.