Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BBC 'to hand 120 Jimmy Savile victims £33,000 compensation'

A compensation package worth £33,000 could be handed to 120 victims of disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile, it has been reported.

The exact amount is expected to be finalised when high court judge Dame Janet Smith publishes the results of her inquiry, which is looking into the culture and practices at the BBC during the years of Savile’s abuse, later in the year.

It is believed the amount will be less than the £4.1million the corporation paid to its senior managers, swollen by controversial ‘golden goodbyes’ for bosses forced out over the handling of the Savile affair.

According to The Mirror the amount of compensation paid out to Savile's victims will equate to just under £4million.

Alan Collins, a solicitor at Pannone, representing a number of the presenter's victims, said it appeared 'unjust' for the victims to receive less than the BBC's senior managers.  (more...)

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