Jimmy Saville

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Person.png Jimmy Saville  Rdf-icon.png
(DJ, celebrity, paedophile)
Jimmy Savile 2006.jpg
BornJames Wilson Vincent Savile
1926-10-31
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died2011-10-29 (Age 84)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Jimmy Saville was D.J. turned celebrity who worked a lot with children. The subject of innuendo for decades before his death, he was only publicly out posthumously as an "extravagant sexual predator, using his access to hospitals as a volunteer porter and fundraiser to abuse victims aged from 5 to 75."[1] He continued his predation on the vulnerable with the knowledge and support of senior UK establishment figures, raping and sexually abusing hundreds of children. Allegations against him went uninvestigated for decades, but coalesced quickly after his death, leading to hope that the VIPaedophile child abuse rings might be properly exposed.

Connections

Jimmy Savile and Edward Heath rehearsing for Jim'll Fix It in 1980

On Edward Heath's recommendation, Savile was awarded an OBE in 1972 and was recommended by Margaret Thatcher for a knighthood as Sir Jimmy Savile in 1990.[2]

Post-death investigations

After Saville died, many indepedent witnesses came forward to testify to his predatory and macabre bahviour, in which he was still engaged at the age of 82.[3] Typical reports include:

  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital: - He abused at least 63 people there, but that the only formal complaint made was ignored.[4]
  • Leeds Infirmary: - While volunteering as a porter, "abused and raped patients without scruple"[5]

31 October 1926|29 October 2011| 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Suffer the little childrenArticle12 November 2012Susie BonifaceNine years ago the BBC was at the centre of another frenzy when it similarly accused the government of misleading the public. Only then it wasn't child abuse, it was starting a war after publicly stating our enemy could launch chemical weapons within 45 minutes of the order being given.


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