Jimmy’s Cesspit

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As the scandal of Savile’s alleged abuse of children in his BBC dressing room, at hospitals and schools continues to grow, calls have been made for the BBC to review its guidelines on child protection.

Lord Patten, the chairman of the BBC Trust, called the allegations against Savile a “cesspit”, and said he wanted to ensure the corporation’s policies were “fit for purpose”.

He denied however there was a “corporate cover-up” over the decision to drop the Newsnight investigation into claims Savile had abused young girls while working on Top of the Pops..

Patten said he believed it would be a good idea for BBC director general George Entwistle to make a prominent primetime apology on behalf of the BBC once the claims have been unravelled.

Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Claims Made By Former Hospital Patients (Guardian)