Sir Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile Compensation Fund Sanctioned For Alleged Victims

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A High Court judge has approved a compensation scheme for victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile. Mr Justice Sales sanctioned the scheme - agreed bet...

Why Rape Trial for Roache Was Never a Winner

Felicity Gerry | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

The law is complex and the evidence varies but it is the evidence that matters and trials are for juries on the available evidence and on the applicable law, not speculation. William Roache can go back to work whilst the public wait for a verdict on Dave Lee Travis

'Savile Effect' Leads To Increase In Sex Offence Reports

PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

There has been an increase in the reporting of historic sexual offences since revelations about Jimmy Savile, according to research published today. ...

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...

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...

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...

'Paedophiles' Cyril Smith & Jimmy Savile Were Friends For 40 Years

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Late Liberal Democrat MP Sir Cyril Smith had a close friendship with Jimmy Savile, The Sun has revealed. Smith, who died in 2010 aged 82, reporte...

'Dig Up Savile's Body And Cremate Him', Says Relative

PA | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

A relative of Jimmy Savile has called for his body to be exhumed and cremated out of respect for other bereaved families. Guy Marsden, a nephew of ...

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...

Savile Tragedy Is Being Exploited To Attack the Very Idea of Having a BBC

Adam McGibbon | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

The BBC's predictable enemies are beginning to use the scandal to attack the very idea of a publically-funded, non-commercial broadcaster.

Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

If we are to challenge a culture of abuse, we must listen to our children. We must also create a society where all are listened to, regardless of gender, class or race. Only then might such systematic abuses become a thing of the past.

Savile Family Reveal Why They Removed Headstone

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile's closest relatives spoke for the first time on Saturday, explaining their reasons for having the late TV presenter's gravestone removed ...

Jimmy Savile Police Identify 300 Victims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal are dealing with around 300 alleged victims, Scotland Yard revealed on Thursday. Commander Pete...

'Jimmy Savile Looked At Me In A Pervy Way'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | Home

Kerry Katona has had her say on the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal, revealing she always believed he was a "pervert" because he "had that look about...

Jimmy Savile Scandal Prompts Calls For Inquiry Into 'Institutional Sexism' At BBC

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

Five leading women's rights organisations have demanded the BBC investigate "institutional sexism" in the wake of allegations that presenter Jimmy Sav...

'I Was Frightened To Death Of HIm And I Wasn't The Only One'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile's former personal assistant has said the disgraced TV star "thought he was untouchable". Janet Cope spoke out as it was announced that...

'I Quizzed Savile On Sex Claims 20 Years Ago'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

A senior member of staff at the BBC has revealed he questioned Jimmy Savile over rumours about his private life more than 20 years ago. As police r...

Department Of Health Dragged Into Scandal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

The Department of Health (DoH) has been dragged into the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal over its decision to appoint him to lead a "taskforce" at Broadmoo...

Fourth TV Personality Named As Sex Abuser, After Jimmy Savile Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

A fourth unknown celebrity has been identified by woman, who said she was abused by him as a child, in light of the ITV documentary which made allegat...

Jimmy Savile 'Molested Brain-Damaged Patient', Nurse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Lord Patten has asked the BBC director-general George Entwistle to review its guidelines on child protection following what he called the "cesspit" of...

'It Was Good While it Lasted'

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Ellen Grace Jones

The removal of Jimmy Savile's headstone is symbolic of the public mood and the appropriate gesture to fellow deceased in neighbouring plots.

Jimmy Savile's Headstone To Be Broken Up

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Sir Jimmy Savile's headstone will be broken up and sent to landfill after it was removed late last night. The elaborate tombstone was removed at mi...

'In Respect To Public Opinion': Jimmy Savile's Gravestone Removed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

The headstone on Sir Jimmy Savile's grave has been removed after his family requested it be taken away out of "respect to public opinion". Savile's...