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Ex-Broadmoor Patient Tells Of Savile Abuse
A former patient at Broadmoor Hospital has told Sky News how he was sexually assaulted by Jimmy Savile while watching Top Of The Pops.
At the age of 17, Alison Pink - who is now a man after having a sex change - was watching the BBC television programme in her nightdress with other patients when Savile walked in and joined them.
Alison, who is now 60-year-old Steven George, said: "He came in and squatted by the side of the sofa, and the sofa blocked the view of him from the staff. Then he just thrust his hand between my legs, and I was only wearing a nightie.
"There was nothing I could do even though two patients were there and witnessed it."
Steven said he did not have the courage to speak out at the time as he did not feel he would be believed.
"I was disgusted but if we said anything we would be put straight in isolation. Nobody would believe us."
Steven described how the veteran TV presenter would make regular visits to the hospital, often on a Thursday, using his caravan, which he parked in the courtyard.
He said: "I would see a lot of him smoking his cigar, hugging people and signing autographs. He was very tactile always and then they gave him his own keys about a year later and he was always there.
"I look back and think to myself, 'he was a DJ what were they doing giving him keys?'"
He said he tried to speak out over the years about the alleged attack but his claims were dismissed.
"People said I was a nutter. They hear the word Broadmoor and they think you are telling lies."
Steven thinks it is vital more people speak out so that people who might have helped Savile in his alleged attacks are found.
He said: "I think there are lots of people who did know, some of them will be elderly now. If you are ever going to stop the abuse of children you have to stop the people who cover it up."