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Jimmy Savile 'Molested Brain-Damaged Patient'
Sir Jimmy Savile molested a brain-damaged hospital patient, according to fresh claims against the presenter.
Former nurse June Thornton was recovering from an operation at Leeds General Infirmary when she says she saw Savile abuse the young girl.
"She had brain damage, and Jimmy Savile came in and kissed her," she said.
"He started kissing her neck, running his hands up and down her arms, and then started to molest her. Because I was laid flat on my back, there was nothing I could do."
It comes as Greater Manchester Police revealed they had received two separate complaints of sexual abuse relating to the late TV presenter dating back to the 1960s.
They have been passed on to the Metropolitan Police, who have so far recorded two criminal allegations of rape and six allegations of indecent assault against the former Top of the Pops presenter.
The BBC has given further details of its inquiry into the allegations, some of which relate to the period when Savile was employed by the BBC and are alleged to have taken place on the corporation's premises.
BBC chairman Lord Patten said the independent review, which will take place after the police investigation, would be chaired by "someone who holds the trust of the nation".
There will also be a review of sexual harassment, bullying and whistle-blowing guidelines at the BBC.
Five police forces are involved in the investigation, while charities say they continue to receive dozens of phone calls relating to the Jim'll Fix It star, who died aged 84 last year.
In total, police are pursuing 120 lines of inquiry. They believe there were up to 25 victims, the youngest of whom was just 13, and that the abuse spanned four decades.
A 2007 radio interview with Newstalk 106-108FM has also emerged, in which Savile denies rumours he was a child abuser.
He strongly refuted the allegations - which had earlier been broadcast in the documentary When Louis Met: Jimmy Savile with Louis Theroux - saying there had been no need to respond.
"What is the point of responding to something if it's not true," he told the radio station.
As police continue their investigation, the former DJ's gravestone has been removed from a cemetery in Scarborough at the request of his family. The headstone will be broken up and dumped in a landfill site.
Outlining details of the BBC's probe into the sexual abuse claims, Lord Patten said the broadcaster would consider making another, formal apology - possibly during prime air time - when they publish their findings.
The BBC chair said he did not know Savile but always thought he was "an odd customer".
He backed the handling of events by his new director general George Entwistle, reiterating that at no point had BBC management put pressure on Newsnight not to run an investigation into child abuse claims against Savile.
what do you think?
The more you read about him the more you hate him' It's right is headstone has been removed and it is right his knighthood should be removed from him and the records. One ot the charities he worked for is removing his name from the charity and the donations in it to be used for the people who were his victims, that is wrong if those who hold this charity don't want to use it because of his name should give it to a charity that will use as there is nothing wrong with that money that was given by people in good faith.
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What would you suggest; hang him or lethal injection? Besides raising million of pounds and helping thousands of people during his lifetime, he is still innocent until proven guilty even dead.
family only removing headstone so his grave not damaged.
Sorry Andrea thumb down an accident while scrolling
Jonathan, i guess if he did all that for charity he must be innocent! Pathetic! This many people can not be lying! There's not many people who think he is innocent and they all seem to be on this message board.
he is not here to defend himself all this for a man who is dead the girls had plenty of oppertunity to come forward when he was alive........
Tom, you must be reading a different article from me, as the one above clearly states 2 girls came forward in 2007. I agree that there are a lot more possible victims who could/should have came forward many years ago, but just because they did not does not mean they should remain silent now.
If I was the last victim and I reported it I would be quite angry that the previous victim/(s) didn't else he may have been caught and I would not have been done to.
Are you simple tom dont you understand whats going on?
I have tried to make my posting 3 times in the last 20 mins and Orange have refused to accept it. I seems as certain words such as m??s?er and m??ey are not allowed. M??s?er as of the green eyed one
It seems George they got your cards marked making a Monster effort to censor you lol
What is the point of this exactly? He is dead. No matter what comes to light you can't take him to trial and it's typical of the status quo to hang someone before he has been found guilty. He did an incredible amount of good in his lifetime which has helped thousands of people. All this hype will only bring out a load of people who are jumping on the bandwagon. One woman said she was taken behind a curtain and sexually assaulted. Well if it's true, what was she doing there in the first place. She didn't say he'd forced her into anything but she has suddenly decided he was in the wrong. It was 30 years ago and now she thinks it was wrong! There's no point to this. It's too late. Leave the guy alone.
Investigations may reveal other people who were involved and still alive. He was at Haut De la Garenne on Jersey-the kids home where abuse happened. May be a pedophile ring that evidence that comes to light in the Savile case may catch
and that being the case, what good is there to come from it now. A lynch mob when the guy is dead is somewhat pointless and I'd rather reflect on the tens of thousands of people he helped in his lifetime and not on what is unproven and somewhat irrelevant now.
Jonathon its not just about persecuting the wierdo its about highlighting other people who covered for him some as famous as him plus people higher in the bbc!!!!
Jonathan your comments disgust me! You justify a pedophiles actions because he did charity work! Do you realise how sick and twisted that sounds????
I see the Orange proof readers are on strike again. The spelling is "sepArate"
bad isnt it.
Do not come to a decision until the finale. It will all be revealed after the enquiry.
I can see why the family have taken the headstone down but to have it destroyed before a verdict does that mean they know the real truth?
The sadness of this is that he isn't here to defend himself, even though he fervently denied allegations in at least 2 interviews. But regarless of the outcome all that will be remebered now will be this accusation and not all the things he did to help others during his life here.
That will never be known.
It's a pity one of these women didn't come forward sooner. I watched that program & it seems he had absolute power at the BBC. I hope someone comes forward and exposes the full truth
there is something about this story that makes it odd. how can, in this day and age someone get away with so much under age activities, and not get caught. i think the girls in question must have been 14 or 15, cause any younger i am sure he would have been put away before his death.
It wasn't this day and age. Some of it happened 30-40 years ago. I'd like to think people in the celebrity world do not have the control Saville once had and people would feel safer standing up to vile creatures such as him.
there is a lot of this kinda stuff going on in the modelling world (14 and 15 year old), its seems that in the entertainment world, the age limit is bought down
molested a patient in.hospital????
A disabled patient.
And the nurse did nothing and said nothing and her bell didn't work
I bet all the truth is coming out off the clorsit now YEH
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I bet there are a few more very worried DJ's out there waiting for a knock on the door. He wasn't on his own
Agree Kevin, the entertainment world on the whole
It's all bull %£Â£ everybody kept there mouths shut for years now the bloke dead it to late. I'm so so sorry for the kids but there not been kids for the last 30 years. People who worked at the BBC and ITV also kept there mouths shut not to rock the boat. SICK
A dead bloke seems to have taken over old Hook hand's old job as national hate figure, this country is getting dumber by the second, he is DEAD! beyond reach of justice and unable to fight his case in a court of law. What do you want to do, dig him up and hang him? He is pushing up daisies and the plods are spending thousands investigating a DEAD man?
Youve got to ask youself why this nurse never said anything, why wouldnt she want to stop him doing it to someone else. Is she as bad?
This latest allegation is sickening.i wonder how long it will be when orange and in particular the tabloids stop referring to him as "SIR " jimmy saville.