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'Evil' BBC star Savile abused 60 people at British hospital

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:20 PM

A total of 177 people mainly women or girls say that Savile – one of the BBC s top presenters in the 1970s and 1980s – abused them from 1954 onwards

SEX OFFENDER. In this file picture taken in 2002, TV celebrity Jimmy Savile joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London. File/Adrian Dennis/AFP

UK inquiry finds 'no cover-up' over child abuse claims

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:36 PM

A rumored 1983 collection of documents believed to contain allegations of child sex abuse against public figures prompted the inquiry with the interior ministry admitting in early 2014 that 114 files on complaints about abuse were lost

Former BBC presenter Savile 'interfered with dead bodies'

Jun 26, 2014 - 9:48 PM

One of the biggest TV stars in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s Jimmy Savile abused girls boys men and women aged 5 to 75 as he enjoyed unrestricted access throughout state run National Health Service NHS institutions

SEX OFFENDER. In this file picture taken in 2002, TV celebrity Jimmy Savile joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London. Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused vulnerable patients in scores of British hospitals over decades and claimed to have performed sex acts on dead bodies, investigators said on June 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

British PR guru Max Clifford convicted of sex assaults

Apr 28, 2014 - 11:45 PM

UPDATED A London court found the 71 year old Clifford guilty of 8 counts of indecent assault relating to 4 women as young as 15

GUILTY. British celebrity publicist Max Clifford was convicted by a London court of 8 counts of sexual assault against children and young women. File photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

BBC staff 'turned blind eye' to Savile abuse – report

Jan 19, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Savile s behavior had been recognized by executives at the world s biggest public broadcaster but they took no action to stop him a report says

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Australian entertainer slapped with sex charges

Aug 30, 2013 - 2:01 PM

13 counts of indecent assault and indecent images against British TV celebrity Rolf Harris

BEYOND THE PUBLIC FRIVOLITY. Police had been watching Harris for some time. Photo: AFP

Entertainment wRap: Celebrity lawsuits

Aug 19, 2013 - 3:39 PM

Updates on the legal front regarding Michael Jackson Chris Brown Robin Thicke

CASE CLOSED. Brown settles with the driver of the Mercedes

British police ignored Savile claims for 50 years - report

Mar 12, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The earliest police record naming the former BBC presenter and DJ in an investigation dates back to 1964 but officers did not follow up on the evidence

British star Savile's victims set to seek damages - lawyer

Jan 12, 2013 - 9:13 PM

Civil claims are the only way the victims could get justice

Review slams BBC over Savile report but says no cover-up

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:17 AM

An official report on Wednesday December 19 strongly criticized the BBC s handling of allegations of child sex abuse against late presenter Jimmy Savile but cleared the world s biggest broadcaster of a cover up

CRITICAL REPORT. Former Sky News executive Nick Pollard (R), speaks during a press conference at BBC Broadcasting House in London on December 19, 2012 alongside (L-R) ) Alison Hastings Chair of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee, acting director-general Tim Davie, BBC Senior Independent Director Fiona Reynolds and BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten, on the release of the Pollard Report into the BBC's handling of the child-sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS RADBURN

Report into BBC child-sex probe due

Dec 19, 2012 - 9:47 AM

The BBC on Wednesday December 19 intends to publish a key report into its handling of the child sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile that plunged the broadcaster into crisis

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BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:36 AM

The BBC showed basic journalistic failures in a news report in which it wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse an internal investigation found on Monday

BBC IN CRISIS. A journalist is seen presenting in front of camera, outside the BBC's New Broadcasting House in central London on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

BBC's director of news and deputy step aside: reports

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED The BBC s director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy Stephen Mitchell have stepped aside amid the crisis over Jimmy Savile and a report wrongly accusing a politician of child abuse reports said Monday

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Crisis-hit BBC needs 'thorough, structural, radical overhaul' - chair

Nov 12, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Chris Patten the chairman of the BBC Trust said there must now be a thorough structural radical overhaul of the way the BBC was run although he said he would not be resigning over the row

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BBC Director-General resigns over sex abuse row

Nov 11, 2012 - 6:52 AM

The BBC s Director General George Entwistle resigned late Saturday November 10 after the broadcaster s flagship news program wrongly implicated a British politician in child sex abuse

Director-General of the BBC, George Entwistle (C), speaks to the media after attending a Commons culture committee in central London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

BBC in crisis after another sex abuse row

Nov 10, 2012 - 9:53 PM

This is a bad crisis of trust says BBC Director General George Entwistle What happened here is completely unacceptable In my view the film should not have gone out he adds

Director-General of the BBC, George Entwistle (C), speaks to the media after attending a Commons culture committee in central London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

Savile's estate frozen over abuse claims

Nov 01, 2012 - 11:28 AM

The late British TV and radio star may have abused up to 300 children over four decades

In this file picture taken on June 4, 2002 Jimmy Savile, a television and radio celeberity joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in London. AFP PHOTO/ ADRIAN DENNIS/FILES

Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe

Oct 29, 2012 - 9:25 AM

British police arrested 1970s glam rocker Gary Glitter on Sunday October 28 as they probe the mountain of sexual abuse allegations against the late TV star Jimmy Savile that have plunged the BBC into crisis

Former British rock star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, returns home in central London on October 28, 2012, after he was arrested earlier in the day by British police as they probe the mountain of sexual abuse allegations against the late TV star Jimmy Savile. Glitter is the first person arrested in an investigation which has snowballed since claims that Savile molested underage girls were aired in a television documentary earlier this month. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL

UK police say 300 possible victims in Savile abuse scandal

Oct 25, 2012 - 11:02 PM

The entertainer died last year at age 84

In this file picture taken on June 4, 2002 Jimmy Savile, a television and radio celeberity joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in London. AFP PHOTO/ ADRIAN DENNIS/FILES

BBC chief defends handling of Savile scandal

Oct 24, 2012 - 10:36 AM

The BBC s George Entwistle denied that pressure from BBC top brass had forced flagship current affairs television show Newsnight to shelve its Savile investigation late last year

Director-General of the BBC, George Entwistle (C), speaks to the media after attending a Commons culture committee in central London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

British PM criticizes BBC over Savile scandal

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:40 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron accused the BBC of changing its story about Jimmy Savile as an editor who dropped an investigation into sex abuse claims against the late star stepped aside

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Savile scandal 'worst BBC crisis for 50 years'

Oct 22, 2012 - 9:27 AM

Unfolding claims of sexual abuse against late BBC star Jimmy Savile have plunged Britain s national broadcaster into its biggest crisis for 50 years a senior reporter has warned

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