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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:48 AM

Letter Raises Questions About When BBC Ex-Chief (now w/NYT) Learned of (Jimmy Savile) Abuse Cases

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Source: NYT

A legal letter sent on behalf of Mark Thompson, the former director general of the BBC, raises questions about his assertions that he learned of accusations of sexual abuse against its longtime host Jimmy Savile only after leaving the corporation’s top job.

In the letter, sent 10 days before Mr. Thompson left the BBC in September, lawyers representing him and another executive threatened to sue The Sunday Times in London over contentions in an article it was preparing that they had been involved in killing a BBC investigation of Mr. Savile.

Interviews show that the letter included a summary of the alleged abuse, including the allegation that some abuse might have occurred at the BBC.

According to people who have reviewed the private letter, it recounted that the proposed article in The Sunday Times magazine would “look at a number of allegations regarding the behavior of the late television and radio presenter, specifically that he took advantage of a series of young women. Some of the alleged assaults took place on BBC premises.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/world/europe/letter-raises-questions-about-when-bbc-ex-chief-learned-of-abuse-cases.html?pagewanted=all



Siiiiigh...Thompson probably is going to resign over this.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:23 AM

1. Ck this dude out - glad he's gone!

Jon Stewart did a bit on this sack of shit (Savile) and you could tell he was pissed - for good reason. Damn, I tried to show the actual video - I'm obviously doing something wrong, sorry, still worth a look.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/jon-stewart-bbc-sex-scandal-jimmy-savile/

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:52 AM

2. How typical

 

A BBC exec is a piece of shit. How is this news?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:44 AM

3. He didn't become DG of the BBC until 2002

Chances are that all related issues precede that time and it doesn't follow he had knowledge of the subject.

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