JIMMY SAVILE

  • More than 150 new abuse allegations against BBC made May 31, 2013

    London: The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said on Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died. It said that 25 cases of suspected...
  • Late BBC star Savile suspected of 199 crimes: UK police December 13, 2012

    London: British television star Jimmy Savile is suspected of carrying out an unprecedented number of sex offences including 31 rapes, police said on Wednesday in their most comprehensive review of the scandal. Revelations about Savile, who died last year, provoked outrage across Britain where he had been a household name...
  • BBC Newsnight error: Two senior editors step down November 13, 2012

    More heads are rolling at the BBC over its false report over a child abuse sex scandal aired on its flagship programme Newsnight. Two more top editorial employees resigned on Tuesday pending a probe. ...
  • Senior BBC editor steps down amid Savile sex abuse scandal October 22, 2012

    London: The BBC faced growing fallout on Monday over sexual abuse allegations against a popular children's TV entertainer, as Prime Minister David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations. The powerful broadcaster tried to stem the damage, saying in a...
  • Sexual abuse charge against late BBC presenter to be probed October 7, 2012

    London: A "shocked" British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday called for allegations of sexual abuse against late Jimmy Savile, one of the biggest stars on British radio and television, to be fully probed. Cameron said that the claims from a number of women which have emerged over recent weeks...
  • BBC presenter who died in 2011 accused of molestation October 6, 2012

    London: A retired nurse has claimed she watched Jimmy Savile, a former DJ and TV presenter best known for his BBC show Jim'll Fix It, molesting a vulnerable young woman hospital patient. Savile died, aged 88, in October 2011. June Thornton, now 80, said while working as a porter she saw Savile...