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Savile 'Would Walk In On Women Having A Bath'
Jimmy Savile thought he was "untouchable" and would regularly walk in on female patients at Broadmoor while they were having a bath, it has been claimed.
A former patient from the 1970s said the TV presenter had "total" access to the high-security hospital in Berkshire.
His former personal assistant Janet Cope also claimed Savile worked to gain access to high-profile criminals.
She told ITV's Exposure: "Jimmy was untouchable. (He) was very proud of the fact that he spoke to all these very high-profile poorly criminals."
Ms Cope said that although she had never seen him abuse anyone, he was a controlling person.
She explained: "I knew how he operated so I was very wary of him and I felt there was an undercurrent, there was a bad side, which not many people saw."
Ms Cope said Savile held a position of real authority at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, adding: "He controlled everything. He controlled me.
"Everybody was - I'm going to use the word - frightened of him."
Police are investigating claims the former DJ, who died last year, sexually abused hundreds of women and children.
A former Broadmoor patient told Exposure Savile would often walk in while females were taking baths.
She said: "He would come in when you'd be having a bath ... he would just walk in."
Speaking anonymously, she said Savile once tried to touch her breast - and when she reported him she spent months in solitary confinement.
Lawyer Liz Dux said she was representing nine women who claimed they were abused by Savile at Stoke Mandeville.
"Some of them have had their lives destroyed (by Savile)," Ms Dux said.
"Several of the victims did report matters to members ... no action was taken."
what do you think?
No action taken !!!!!! That makes everyone else as guilty as him !!!!! Sickening !!!!! Who did this animal actually think if was ??? It makes my skin crawl :-S
This is basically old news.media hyping it up again
Wondered when Jimmy would raise his evil head again. . Surprising this story comes out on the day Cameron wants to call for more austerity. . . Its almost like a distraction technique
here we go again.why do the press think we need to know about every single allegation made by anonymous people. it doesn't matter how many more people come forward everyone has formed their own conclusions about J.S.which is exactly what the press wanted. once again the blokes no longer around so whats the point continuing with this sensationalism.
Don't read it then .
Paul.you hardly avoid it.
very difficult not to read it when its plastered allover the orange page everytime somebody makes what they consider a revalation over something that is old news now.but thankyou for your input paul was very valuable to my post.
Old news it may be but still relevant to a lot of people.if you have had enough of hearing about it simply dont read it.there are plenty of other news items to read.you obviously read this news and chose to comment.why waste your time if your bored with it???????
its my choice to comment as its your choice to criticise me for doing so kerry.if i feel strongly about any news item i will put forward my reasons on this forum why should this be a problem to you ?????
Para. do you believe he was innocent-just asking?
louisa you've asked me that question before and i still stick by what i said then, i do find that now the lawyers have become involved saying organisations could be sued it could put a different slant on all these claims coming up on a daily basis.
Sorry Para i don't remember asking you before - my memory is bloody awful and made worse by my meds. It wasn't a wind up question anyway.
Jimmy savile thought he was untouchable? Well judging by the way nothing was done untill he died. He was
Sky are really scraping the barrel to keep this story alive.
Basically the only new news here is that savile walked in bathrooms while woman were bathing.thats so trivial to me compared to the other alegations and other news.
Untouchable - this disgusting man obviously was.
Never rated Savile as an entertainer or as a person really when he was alive, the only thing he did what I liked was to get eh QE2 and QM2 to sail past Flamborough etc. After all that's come out after his death, I wish he was still alive to be keel hauled under these two magnificent vessels while his victims watched it. Yet after reading this report and others about him it strikes me as there's some of the the victims jumping on the bandwagon or there's some idiots in charge of places where Savile was let loose.
Just watched the second "Exposure" programme George. He seemed to spend decades infiltrating society and courting friendships with those in power. He was an absolute master at it and as his personna grew. he bacame more and more hungry for the fame and power. Private audiences with the pope, nominations for membership of exclusive London clubs, friends with archbishops, cardinals and royals. And so many girls actually went to the police decades ago and were laughed at. No wonder a few low paid porters and teenage girls were taken advantage of!