Jimmy Savile victims planning to sue BBC
More than 30 victims of disgraced TV legend Sir Jimmy Savile are to launch legal action against the BBC and the late presenter's estate.
Savile was unmasked as a serial paedophile following his death at the age of 84 in 2011, and it has since emerged he sexually abused 450 victims, including 30 children, many of them during his time working at the BBC.
A lawsuit was launched earlier this month against the BBC and the executors of Savile's estate, and a lawyer representing the victims has revealed 31 of them plan to join the legal action.
Solicitor Alan Collins tells Bloomberg, "We have 31 cases ready to go and potentially many more to come."
Savile was a household favourite during his 50-year career, during which he presented hit TV and radio programmes and raised millions for charity, but his legacy has been tarnished by the sex abuse scandal.
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what do you think?
I dont think they should sue the bbc.if a person is prosecuted for sexual assault and works for a supermarket staking shelves you dont sue the supermarket.this means we will be paying the costs through our tv licence.
Agee with you on that one Shaun only ones who will benefit from this are the solicitors !
shaun a few of us have been arguing this one for some time and it comes as no surprise - it does not look good on the supposed 'victims'
Well who would have thought it they are going to sue ............ bet the lawyers are already getting their bills ready
There should be no money payouts. This would send a strong message to similar claimants in future cases.