Monday, January 25, 2016

Analysis: why Exaro ran disclosures from leaked Smith review

We published disclosures from the leaked report of the BBC-commissioned inquiry into Sir Jimmy Savile because of an overwhelming public interest.

Teh unwarranted delay in publishing the report unnecessarily and cruelly added to the torture of scores of survivors of sexual abuse by Savile and others at the BBC who had given evidence to the inquiry.

Exaro took the decision to break the logjam.

The leak of Dame Janet Smith's draft report to Exaro exposed just how empty was the claim that publication was being delayed to avoid prejudicing ongoing police investigations.  (more...)

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