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Sex Abuse Scandal Piles Pressure on BBC

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His is the face that continues to haunt the BBC. The late Jimmy Savile is a former broadcasting star and corporation fixture for nearly six decades. Now, he’s dubbed as one of the most prolific sex offenders in Britain. A review conducted by Dame Janet Smith will conclude that the figure of the numbers abused by Savile on BBC premises - studios and changing rooms - has topped more than 1000.

The BBC now finds itself in the unenviable situation of still having to deal with the fallout from the Savile sexual scandal which simply refuses to go away. But more critically, the organisation still has to come to terms, and make amends, for its part in facilitating one of the worst cases of sexual abuses in the history of the UK.

The Dame Smith review joins a second report on the scale of Savile’s abuse within the National Health Service. 138 victims are pursuing the BBC through the civil courts for damages with more cases expected.

The BBC has refused to comment on the leaks from the Smith review with the official document expected to be made public next month.

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