ITV to air second Exposure documentary about Sir Jimmy Savile as it’s revealed his monetary assets have been frozen (VIDEO)
Ever since ITV aired their exposé concerning allegations of child sex abuse made against the late DJ and TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile, the bag of worms it opened has spewed forth a scandal that has rocked the nation.
In Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile – which aired earlier this year – several women came forward to accuse Savile of having abused them as children, with many claiming that abuse happened on premises owned by the BBC, where of course Savile worked for decades.
Subsequently, hundreds more alleged victims have come forward to accuse not only Savile but a number of other celebrities – including convicted paedophile Gary Glitter – as well as MPs of abusing them when they were children.
The scandal has of course been arguably the biggest to ever hit the BBC, and police are currently investigating over 300 allegations from victims both male and female…
And acccording to Broadcast, ITV have now approached journalist Mark Williams-Thomas to make a follow-up film for its its Exposure strand.
An insider claims that the new documentary, which is set to air this month, will “pull together everything we have found” in inquiries subsequent to the first film airing.
In case you missed the first documentary, here’s the programme in full…
Channel 4 News this morning also reports that Savile’s estate and bank accounts have now been frozen because of the allegations.
Natwest Bank, who are acting for Savile’s executors said, “Given the claims raised, distribution of the estate has been put on hold.”
The article adds, “Savile’s will was written in 2006. The Financial Times reported that it bequeathed his savings and other assets to 26 separate beneficiaries, and that £20,000 in cash was to be shared between 20 of his friends, family and neighbours.”
We will of course keep you posted on any new developments.