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Jimmy Savile has never faced justice for his hundreds of horrific crimes. The serial sex abuser died peacefully in his sleep at home, despite concerns about him being raised at the BBC
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The Jimmy Savile case has left the nation wondering how the prolific pedophile was allowed to get away with it.
And as a trove of new documents posted on Netflix delve into the shocking sexual abuse Savile perpetrated, questions will once again be raised about how the monster managed to evade justice.
Speaking to the Mirror, a lawyer who has worked with “about 70 to 80” victims of the TV presenter issued the reminder that “a lot of people were worried” when it came to the Top Of The presenter. Pops.
Alan Collins, partner in the anti-abuse group at Hugh James Solicitors, said: “A lot of people were worried about Savile, but they weren’t followed. Those concerns went back to the 1960s.”
In 2013, the Queen’s Constabulary Inspection Service (HMIC) reported to then Home Secretary Theresa May that “there had clearly been a mistake in the way the police handled the charges against Savile as a child”. living”.
The report says that the abuse may have ended in 1964, but the victims were dismissed and the evidence mishandled.
“They, especially the kids, are so innocent and that innocence has been violated by Savile,” Collins said.
Savile died because he never faced a court for his crimes.
How did Jimmy Savile get rid of it?
Jimmy Savile used his position as a philanthropist and member of an organization in the UK to get away with his crimes.
Savile has raised millions of dollars for charity and is often seen at Stoke Mandeville hospital, where he volunteers to work as a porter. It was here, causing several other places such as his BBC dressing room, that Savile blatantly abused his victims.
Savile was knighted in 1990 and hailed upon his death, receiving a grand funeral, gilded coffin and expensive stele that accompanied the eccentric public lifestyle he described – attributes eccentric way that no doubt masked the horrors of Savile’s life and left the victim abandoned. until he dies.
Collins explains: “Savile is capable of intrigue and he is very clever in tying himself to the great and the good.
“The prime minister is expected, the royal family is expected because of their dealings with Savile, but that is misplaced criticism as it doesn’t prove how Savile was able to do it. ”
The BBC was heavily criticized after the Savile scandal and investigations concluded that a culture of sexual abuse was allowed to thrive during the Savile years.
The draft of a leaked internal BBC report from 2016 said: “Given the hierarchical structure, the impractical possibility of complaining to anyone other than line management and the weakness of the human resources department, the only option for a victim of inappropriate behavior during the Savile years is to accept it or leave.”
Collins added: “Whether it’s the police or the BBC, there are plenty of opportunities to say, ‘stop, this won’t happen’.”
How can we learn from the Jimmy Savile case?
Savile is believed to have had around 500 victims, possibly more, and has never faced justice for his crimes.
He committed hundreds of crimes, including victims as young as two years old. A nurse also said that Savile boasted that he had been “mummified” with corpses in the morgue at Broadmoor, the notorious mental health center in Berkshire.
He died in 2011 and the allegations that arose after his death led to further investigations and the downfall of names like Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris thanks to Operation Yewtree.
Victims of sexual abuse often do not report their crimes. In 2020, 52,210 rapes were recorded by police in England and Wales, but resulted in only 843 charges or summons.
It is believed that there may be more of Savile’s victims still there.
“Some of Savile’s victims don’t have faith in the system to really pursue the matter, so we have to be aware that there are silent victims out there,” Collins said.
He added: “As a society [and] As a result of the Savile case, we’ve become so much more mature and have more insight into sexual abuse and how it happens, that it can happen in sight and of all kinds to people may commit a crime.
“I think Savile’s case is good at giving this country a boost when it comes to these issues, but I still think there’s still a long way to go.”
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story airs on Netflix from 6 April, while the new BBC drama The Reckoning starring Steve Coogan will air in late 2022.
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