As we reported recently, tomorrow night, ITV is airing a documentary about the late Sir Jimmy Savile in which it’s claimed that the DJ and TV presenter was in fact a predatory paedophile.
Entitled, Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile, several women will be seen making allegations that Savile abused them when they were children, and it’s also set to be revealed that the police quizzed Sir Jimmy over allegations of sexual abuse in the seventies.
However, it seems that after police questioned Savile about the claims he’d abused a child, they released him and no charges were ever brought due to lack of evidence.
But during an interview on Daybreak, DJ Paul Gambaccini claimed that Sir Jimmy Savile used his well documented fund-raising to cover up claims of child sex abuse…
Gambaccini further claimed that when a newspaper got wind of allegations of paedophilia against Sir Jimmy, the late DJ called the editor of the tabloid and said, “You could run that story, but if you do there goes the funds that come into Stoke Mandeville.”
Gambaccini added, “And they backed down.”
The Sun adds, “ITV say it details claims Sir Jimmy abused schoolgirls in his Rolls-Royce and at BBC Television Centre. One alleges she was raped by Savile, another says she was asked to perform a sex act on him and a third claims he assaulted her after she met him at a school in 1974 when she was 14.”
Last night, a former BBC producer, Wilfred De’Ath told ITV News of Savile, “I know for a fact he spent a night in a squalid hotel with a girl who was at the most 12 or probably 10.
“I said to him: ‘Surely you must realise you’re living dangerously?’ All he said was: ‘Oh no, no, no. I’m much too valuable to the BBC for them to do anything to me.’
“And nothing did happen. Nobody actually grassed on him in any way. Although we all knew.”
ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen, who worked for the BBC in the 70s, told ITV1, “We all blocked our ears to the gossip.
“We made him into the Jimmy Savile who was untouchable, who nobody could criticise.”
And Louis Theroux, who previously made a BBC documentary about Savile’s life, said, “So the rumours seem to have been in some degree validated.”
He added, “What is especially disturbing is the nature of the alleged abuse – the fact that it apparently took place repeatedly, in the workplace and at a school he was visiting, and that it may have been known to his bosses and co-workers.”
However, last night a spokesman for the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust said, “Broadcasting such serious allegations may impact on the trust. He raised more than £40m for good causes.”
Well fear not Charitable Trust executors – and those who clearly knew and did f**k all – for apparently, no money was harmed during the alleged abuse of any children.
Don’t miss the documentary on ITV tomorrow at 11.10pm.