Jimmy Savile http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25324/all en UK's Savile abused hundreds over six decades -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/uks-savile-abused-hundreds-over-six-decades-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The late British TV presenter Jimmy Savile physically abused hundreds of people over six decades, according to a police-led report on Friday which said he carried out attacks at the BBC and at hospitals where he did voluntary work.</p> <p>Of his victims, 73 percent were under 18 and 82 percent were female. The oldest was 47 and the youngest just 8.</p> <p>"Savile's offending footprint was vast, predatory and opportunistic," Commander Peter Spindler told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/uks-savile-abused-hundreds-over-six-decades-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733057 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Prolific sex abuser Savile "groomed a nation"-UK police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-prolific-sex-abuser-savile-groomed-nation-uk-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Late BBC star suspected of 214 crimes including rape</p> <p>* Savile given knighthood by Queen Elizabeth and Pope</p> <p>* Abuse started in 1955 and continued until 2009</p> <p>* Police looking into "informal network" of abusers (Recasts, adds details, quotes throughout)</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-prolific-sex-abuser-savile-groomed-nation-uk-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Entertainment Human Interest Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733062 at http://www.globalpost.com Savile victims launch legal action in Britain: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/savile-victims-launch-legal-action-britain-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lawyers for 31 alleged victims of sex abuse by late television presenter Jimmy Savile said Wednesday they have launched legal action against the star's estate and the BBC.</p> <p>Solicitor Alan Collins confirmed to AFP that a writ has been issued at the High Court in London in relation to alleged abuse by the BBC entertainer, who died in 2011 aged 84.</p> <p>"The purpose of issuing the writ is to protect our clients' position and to seek management directions from the court to ensure the claims are administered as efficiently as possible," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/savile-victims-launch-legal-action-britain-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Entertainment Human Interest Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754322 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens sue Britain's BBC over Savile sex abuse scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/dozens-sue-britains-bbc-over-savile-sex-abuse-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Dozens of victims of alleged sexual abuse by the late British television star Jimmy Savile have sued the BBC in the wake of a scandal which threw the British broadcaster into turmoil and has raised questions about media ethics.</p> <p>A police-led report showed last month that Savile - an eccentric presenter once much loved by the British public - sexually assaulted hundreds of people, mainly children, at BBC premises and hospitals over six decades of unparalleled abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/dozens-sue-britains-bbc-over-savile-sex-abuse-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Entertainment Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:32:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754582 at http://www.globalpost.com Police failings over BBC's Savile exposed in UK report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/police-failings-over-bbcs-savile-exposed-uk-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Was one of Britain's biggest TV stars in the 70s, 80s</p> <p>* Savile suspected of 214 crimes between 1955 and 2009</p> <p>* Police failed to "join the dots" following allegations</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - British police made numerous mistakes that let the late BBC TV presenter Jimmy Savile get away with unprecedented numbers of sex attacks over six decades, and such failings could be repeated, a report by inspectors said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/police-failings-over-bbcs-savile-exposed-uk-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Law National security Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780230 at http://www.globalpost.com British police ignored Savile claims for 50 years: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/british-police-ignored-savile-claims-50-years-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police investigated allegations of abuse against disgraced late television presenter Jimmy Savile in 1964 but officers ignored evidence and routinely failed to follow up complaints, policing inspectors said Tuesday.</p> <p>Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) also warned in Tuesday's report that there remained a "distinct possibility" that police could make the same mistakes in the future.</p> <p>HMIC found only five allegations and two pieces of evidence in police files on Savile, who is now accused of over 450 sex crimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/british-police-ignored-savile-claims-50-years-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780240 at http://www.globalpost.com British police ignored Savile claims for 50 years: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/british-police-ignored-savile-claims-50-years-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police investigated allegations of abuse against disgraced late television presenter Jimmy Savile in 1964 but officers ignored evidence and routinely failed to follow up complaints, policing inspectors said Tuesday.</p> <p>Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) also warned in Tuesday's report that there remained a "distinct possibility" that police could make the same mistakes in the future.</p> <p>HMIC found only five allegations and two pieces of evidence in police files on Savile, who is now accused of over 450 sex crimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/british-police-ignored-savile-claims-50-years-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780351 at http://www.globalpost.com British police arrest 11th man in Savile investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/british-police-arrest-11th-man-savile-investigation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police on Thursday arrested an 82-year-old man as part of the investigation into widespread sexual abuses launched following the Jimmy Savile scandal.</p> <p>Metropolitan Police said officers from Operation Yewtree, established last year following a slew of abuse claims against late BBC presenter Savile, had detained a man from Berkshire, south England, on suspicion of sexual offences.</p> <p>Police stressed that the arrest was not connected to the specific allegations made against Savile and added that the suspect had been released on bail until May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/british-police-arrest-11th-man-savile-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people English people Jimmy Savile AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796717 at http://www.globalpost.com Former BBC chauffeur charged in Savile sex abuse probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/former-bbc-chauffeur-charged-savile-sex-abuse-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal charged a former BBC driver on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a teenage boy.</p> <p>David Smith, 66, is the first person to be charged under Operation Yewtree, the high-profile Scotland Yard probe set up in the wake of revelations that late BBC star Savile was a prolific sex offender.</p> <p>The scandal rocked the BBC and has led to the arrests of several celebrities including singer Gary Glitter, comedians Freddie Starr and Jim Davidson and radio presenter Stuart Hall.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/former-bbc-chauffeur-charged-savile-sex-abuse-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800563 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC's Stuart Hall admits assaults in UK entertainment scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/bbcs-stuart-hall-admits-assaults-uk-entertainment-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran TV and radio presenter Stuart Hall admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine, prosecutors said on Thursday, in the latest blow to Britain's entertainment establishment sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal.</p> <p>Hall, the 83-year-old presenter of the hit television show "It's a Knockout" in the 1970s and 1980s, was an "opportunistic predator" who befriended his victims before assaulting them, prosecutors said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/bbcs-stuart-hall-admits-assaults-uk-entertainment-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 03:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830244 at http://www.globalpost.com Savile police report reveals 'missed opportunities' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/savile-police-report-reveals-missed-opportunities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A British police report which found no evidence that late BBC star Jimmy Savile was protected from prosecution by officers revealed "yet more potential missed opportunities" to detain him over sex abuse claims while he was alive, a children's charity head said Friday.</p> <p>Television presenter Savile was a household name in Britain but since his death in October 2011 hundreds of allegations of rape and sexual assault have emerged against him, many involving under-age girls.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/savile-police-report-reveals-missed-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Jimmy Savile Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 23:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835361 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC veteran broadcaster jailed for sex assaults http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/bbc-veteran-broadcaster-jailed-sex-assaults <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran British television and radio presenter Stuart Hall was jailed for 15 months on Monday after admitting to 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.</p> <p>Prosecutors said the 83-year-old, who presented the hit BBC television show "It's a Knockout" in the 1970s and 1980s, was an "opportunistic predator" who befriended his victims before assaulting them.</p> <p>The abuse surfaced following a police investigation into revelations about late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, now believed to be one of Britain's worst-ever sex offenders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/bbc-veteran-broadcaster-jailed-sex-assaults" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5858935 at http://www.globalpost.com Entertainer Rolf Harris appears in UK court on child sex charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130923/entertainer-rolf-harris-appears-uk-court-child-sex-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was charged in a London court on Monday with 13 child sex offences, dating back to the 1980s, as part of an investigation which has led to the arrest of more than a dozen celebrities.</p> <p>Harris, 83, arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court with his wife and was released on conditional bail after the hearing.</p> <p>He was committed for trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is due to appear on October 7. His lawyer indicated he would be pleading not guilty, according to the BBC.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130923/entertainer-rolf-harris-appears-uk-court-child-sex-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Rolf Harris Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5942014 at http://www.globalpost.com British broadcaster stripped of honour over sex assaults http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/british-broadcaster-stripped-honour-over-sex-assaults <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran British broadcaster Stuart Hall will be stripped of a prestigious honour on Tuesday after being jailed for a string of indecent assaults, a government source said.</p> <p>Hall, 83, was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) last year -- two steps below a knighthood -- for his services to broadcasting and charity.</p> <p>But an independent forfeiture committee has decided to remove the honour as it risks bringing the system into disrepute, in a decision signed off by the prime minister and the queen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/british-broadcaster-stripped-honour-over-sex-assaults" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Social Issues AFP Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:33:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5967883 at http://www.globalpost.com Entertainer Rolf Harris faces three new sex assault charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131223/entertainer-rolf-harris-faces-three-new-sex-assault-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three more sex assault charges, including one allegedly involving a girl aged seven or eight, Britain's public prosecutor said on Monday.</p> <p>Harris, 83, was already facing 13 child sex offences, dating back to the 1980s, as part of an investigation that has led to the arrest of more than a dozen celebrities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131223/entertainer-rolf-harris-faces-three-new-sex-assault-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Jimmy Savile Knights Bachelor Rolf Harris Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:47:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6027503 at http://www.globalpost.com