NOW THEN, NOW THEN – Sir Jimmy Savile

Charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile, who died last year and was given a lavish funeral, was also a paedophile who used his celebrity status as the BBC’s top presenter to prey on young girls for sex, some pre-teen.

This was the thrust of an ITV Exposure documentary this month, The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile, that featured a number of women who claimed that they had been abused by Savile, some in his BBC dressing room, when they were very young. Since the programme was aired a plaque to Savile in Scarborough, where his mother lived, was defaced and subsequently taken down, and there have been calls in the press for him to be stripped of his knighthood. Continue reading