Ex-BBC producer cleared in Savile sex abuse probe criticises "over-zealous" police but admits he knew DJ spent night with girl as young as…


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'I wouldn't have grassed him up': Ex-BBC producer cleared in Savile sex abuse probe criticises 'over-zealous' police but admits he knew DJ spent night with girl as young as TEN Wilfred De'ath was arrested for sexual assault of actress on November 11The Crown Prosecution Service dropped case against him yesterday Complainant withdrew statement as she was the only one giving evidence De'ath had confronted Savile over night DJ spent with child in hotel 'I said “I think you are living dangerously”.

Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made complaints

BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises. The complainants have branded the BBC as hypocrites for imposing the gags whilst proclaiming to be in the process of cleaning up the culture which enabled Jimmy Savile to commit sex crimes without being exposed Speaking at the time, he said: 'The allegations that have arisen in the last few weeks that date back decades have truly shocked me

BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaints


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BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises

BBC used licence fee cash to pay off women who complained about sexual harassment


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BBC used licence fee cash to pay off women who complained about sexual harassmentBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' when they left corporation By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 02:10 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:18 GMT, 3 March 2013 The BBC used taxpayers' money to gag female members of staff who made complaints regarding sexual harassment. Former members of staff who left claiming to have been victims of bullying or sexual harassment in the workplace, were forced to sign ‘compromise agreements’ when they left the corporation. The deal signed by at least 20 ex-BBC employees bar them from revealing they have signed such a deal in the first place.

Lord Hall: My top staff are blame-dodgers and it"s time to shake up the management, says new BBC boss


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BBC's top female executive says former Director General Mark Thompson WAS made aware of Jimmy Savile sex abuse claims Helen Boaden says she told former DG about suspicions in 2011Contradicts claim that he didn't find out about abuse claims until after he left By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 01:38 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 GMT, 24 February 2013 The BBC's top female executive has claimed that she told former Director-General Mark Thompson about the sexual abuse accusations surrounding disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile nine months before he left. Former director of news Helen Boaden's testimony contradicts his claim that he knew nothing of the nature of the Newsnight allegation until after he left the role to become chief executive of the New York Times. The Sunday Times reports that Boaden informed Mr Thompson about the scandal in December 2011, citing a source familiar with the situation.

Jimmy Savile"s estate and BBC sued by 31 alleged sex abuse victims


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BBC and Jimmy Savile's estate sued by 31 alleged sex abuse victims as lawyer claims the number of potential claimants is 'growing by the day'31 people seek compensation over claims they were molested by DJ By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 12:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 GMT, 13 February 2013 A total of 31 alleged sexual abuse victims are suing over claims they were molested by Jimmy Savile, it emerged today.

Former children"s TV presenter arrested by Savile sex probe detectives "spends Christmas at psychiatric clinic"


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Former children's TV presenter arrested by Savile sex probe detectives 'spends Christmas at psychiatric clinic'The star, in his 80s, is staying at a Priory mental health clinic Admitted after suffering stress in the wake of the police probe He was interviewed last month under caution at a London police station | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 30 December 2012 Interview: A former children's TV presenter arrested by Jimmy Savile sex probe detectives has 'spent Christmas at a private psychiatric clinic' A TV star questioned by police investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal spent Christmas in hospital amid fears for his mental health. The man, in his 80s, was admitted to a Priory clinic for treatment for acute stress after being told of the allegations against him. The children’s TV presenter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was interviewed last month under caution as part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree.

Jimmy Savile"s private letter to former Prime Minister Mrs Thatcher released but other correspondence censored two months ago after child abuse…


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Censored, Savile's private letters to Mrs Thatcher: Files edited two months ago… AFTER child abuse claims surfacedLetter from Jimmy Savile to former PM released under 30-year ruleDeclares his love for her in gushing 1980 note written following a lunchAlso refers to his 'girl patients' and says 'they all love you'But other correspondence between the two has been censoredSavile spent 11 consecutive New Year's Eves with Mrs Thatcher | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 28 December 2012 A letter thought to mark the beginning of the warm relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Jimmy Savile has been made public for the first time.

Backlash at Paul Daniels"s "schoolgirl kiss" claim: Savile documentary maker brands magician a "disgrace"


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Backlash at Paul Daniels's 'schoolgirl kiss' claim: Savile documentary maker brands magician a 'disgrace' | UPDATED: 01:45 GMT, 26 December 2012 Paul Daniels was described as a 'disgrace' yesterday after his admission that he once kissed a schoolgirl who could have been under age. The 74-year-old magician attracted widespread criticism after publishing an article on his internet blog in which he also questioned the validity of claims made by alleged victims of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. Daniels went on to say that he could not recall all of his past lovers and he hoped they had all been over the age of consent.

Savile fall guy is back at his desk: Executive who "resigned" over report returns despite calls for him to "go now"


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Savile fall guy is back at his desk: Executive who 'resigned' over report returns despite calls for him to 'go now'Stephen Mitchell still working at BBC despite resigning after Newsnight crisisOther executives have been shifted sideways into new roles Mr Mitchell will retire on a large pension next year | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 21 December 2012 Still there: Stephen Mitchell, who quit as deputy director of news as a result of the fallout from the Newsnight broadcast, is still doing the job The fall-guy BBC executive who ‘resigned’ after the devastating report into the Jimmy Savile fiasco was back at his desk on full pay yesterday defying calls for him to ‘go now’. Stephen Mitchell, 63, supposedly quit amid great fanfare on Wednesday after bearing the brunt of criticism in the Pollard Review which concluded the BBC had been paralysed by ‘chaos and confusion’