The number of victims claiming to have been abused by the late TV personality, Jimmy Savile, has now risen to over 200, The Sun newspaper reports!
Scotland Yard has worked their way through over 400 lines of enquiry to get to this figure in its official criminal investigation, earning Savile the despicable title of “one of the most prolific sex attackers ever”.
investigators of the investigation, named Operation Yewtree, commented: “Our work was never going to take us into a police investigation into Jimmy Savile. What we have established in the last two weeks is there are lines of inquiry involving living people that require formal investigation.”
Met Police Commander Peter Spindler added: “We are dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale.”
Peter Watt, head of child protection charity the NSPCC’s helpline, said: “It’s possible Jimmy Savile was one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across. We’ve received over 136 calls relating to allegations against him.”
The Sun reports how BBC bosses, who are in the middle of an investigation into covering up the scandal, could face charges of perverting the course of justice. Dame Janet Smith, who headed the Shipman Inquiry, will lead the probe into Savile’s time at the corporation, after repeated claims that blind eyes were turned, and that Savile’s behaviour was considered merely a “running sick joke” .
It is suggested there might have been some sort of “censorship committee” which prevented the truth being released because of Savile’s royal connections.
Meanwhile, it was claimed yesterday that two women from Gloucestershire are the latest victims to contact police over assaults by Savile.
Other celebrities facing similar allegations, in wake of the Channel4 Exposure documentary exposing the criminal activity of the former Jim’ll Fix It star, include comic Freddie Starr — who denies any wrongdoing — and convicted paedophile Gary Glitter.
One of Savile’s alleged victim’s, Karin Ward, performed as a dancer for Glitter during a Jim’ll Fix It performance by the singer.
Meanwhile, TV journalist Sarah Smith claimed young women workers were constantly pressured into having sex with senior BBC colleagues in the early 1990s. adding: “In those days sexist jokes and inappropriate touching were normal.”