Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jimmy Savile report 'tears the BBC apart'

The findings of the Jimmy Savile inquiry are secretly circulating among BBC bosses – but have yet to be shown to victims.

Sources say the long-delayed independent report ‘tears the BBC apart’ and is ‘much worse than expected’. In particular, it is said to show that abuse on the Corporation’s premises was far more widespread than previously feared during the period Savile worked there.

BBC chiefs are also braced for severe criticism over its failure to act on rumours of Savile’s behaviour towards children and young people.

Publication of the report has been postponed several times, most recently at the request of the Metropolitan Police, owing to ‘on-going’ sexual abuse investigations.

The £5million inquiry, led by Dame Janet Smith, was set up in 2012 and was completed in May, but there is still no indication of when its findings will be made public. Last night one MP likened the delay to the Iraq inquiry, led by Sir John Chilcot, which has dragged on for six years.  (more...)

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