BBC in pedophilia cover-up? Former top star said to have 100s of potential victims, “just the tip of the iceberg” — Ties to royal family, friend of prime minister
(ENE NEWS) It’s been a rough few weeks for the major media outlets.
And now: Revealed: Newsnight emails that accuse BBC of Jimmy Savile cover-up –The Independent, Oct. 20
More on the ‘Jimmy Savile cover-up’ from Saturday’s Guardian:
Credible evidence is emerging that former BBC colleagues of Jimmy Savile knew of claims that he was a serial abuser of young boys [young girls as well, see video below] at many locations, including on the corporation’s premises.
A lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse cases is taking evidence from 12 people, both men and women, who claim to have been abused by the presenter. Alan Collins, of Pannone solicitors, said he had spoken to several former colleagues of Savile, who said it was apparently well known within the BBC that the TV presenter was “interested” in young boys.
The Metropolitan police said that more than 400 lines of inquiry had been “assessed” and more than 200 potential victims have been identified.
Alan Collins said experience suggested the numbers were just the “tip of the iceberg” because “most victims don’t come forward, for obvious reasons”.
A must-see broadcast from early October providing background and evidence:
Savile with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and group of children (Wikipedia: “Savile became a friend of Margaret Thatcher, who described his work as ‘marvelous’”):
Savile describing the time he walked into a royal event with a young girl and encountered Prince Philip:
“They will say, ‘He’s not what you think you know, the forces of darkness are at work there.’”: