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Jimmy Savile waxwork melted down and portrait airbrushed from history

Jimmy Savile waxwork melted down and portrait airbrushed from history | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
A waxwork of Jimmy Savile at Madame Tussauds has been melted down.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 6:04 PM
The aftermath of this scandal is quite interesting. Many institutions revoked honorary degrees, buildings and facilities named after him changed their names. I don't think anyone wil air his shows again. Even Madame Toussaudes, a museum famous for creating wax replicas of iconic people, decided to melt Savile away from history. I feel it was an ethical move, and also a responsible one. With hundreds of potential rape victims on the loose, i'm sure it would have been vandalized eventually anyways.
Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 6:09 PM
food for thought: They never melted Michael Jackson down because he allegedly molested children. Instead they showcased him after his death. "In fact Figures still standing and deemed suitable for children are:

Justin Bieber
Muammar Gaddafi
Norman Bates
Michael Jackson
Chamber of Horrors
Adolf Hitler"
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Was Jimmy Savile Member Of A Pedophile Ring?

Was Jimmy Savile Member Of A Pedophile Ring? | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
Two celebrities, Gary Glitter and Freddie Starr, were arrested this week in connection with the Jimmy Savile child sex-abuse scandal at the BBC.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 3:33 PM
I pick this article to point out the severity of this scandal. We aren' just talking about one man molesting children. There were many complaints from victims of being used sexually by various men. Men like Garry Glitter had been convicted internationally for such crimes with children before.
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BBC - The Editors: Newsnight and Jimmy Savile

There has been a lot written about why I took the decision not to run a story into allegations of sex abuse by the former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile. It...
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 4:20 PM
This is the blog written that needed to be changed due to conflicting statements. Newsnight addresses the public as to why they did not air their investigation piece. If you read the investigation made by Pollard, you'll find out that they were advised to use it more responsibility and under stricter editorial guidelines and ethics. They address the misuse of this page in their response to the investigation.
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Jimmy Savile Shame: Girl-Molesting Live On "Top Of The Pops"!

The lastest and the most distressing (via SkyNews, Katie Stallard reporting) plz don't miss this Guardian-article "Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to ligh...
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 12:32 PM
The famous girl on youtube seen being molested on live tv by Savile comes forward in an interview saying BBC knew. She was 18 when this happened. When she complained, she was ignore and told, "That's just Jimmy." Some may argue these were different times. Either way, if staff knew then, they should have know now as well. Those type of rumours don't go away pretty fast in the workplace, especially when it is someone so famous.
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Denise Welch gets angry over Jimmy Savile cover-up! - Loose Women 23rd October 2012

the loose women discuss if we should trust big corporations like the BBC now that stories have come out suggesting they stopped a documentary on Jimmy that c...
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 4:49 PM
This is a great balanced discussion trying to filter out the gossip. This is a British show and gives great insight into how it affects them as a society being that BBC is public and paid for by taxes. Lawsuits will essentially be coming out of taxpayers' money if BBC is sued. Savile is dead and can not be tried in court. His estate, however, has been frozen. His family has agreed that victims should be helped.
Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 4:50 PM
Another great point brought up was that Savile had four cases against him already open before he died. I think, ethically, BBC should have seen that as substantial evidence to air their special.
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BBC ignored my Jimmy Savile complaint, claims former director

BBC ignored my Jimmy Savile complaint, claims former director | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
TV veteran who worked on Jim'll Fix It and Top of the Pops tells Sun 'everyone would have known' about alleged abuse. By Lisa O'Carroll
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 5:07 PM
HELLOOOO! I don't know how much clearer this makes everything for people. It upsets me when comments are written left and right about how no one knew or cam forward. Many did, and were ignored by various institutions. BBC and many hospitals and schools are at fault here.
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INDEX

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Transcripts of the BBC's own investigation as to why Newsnight did not air their report on Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse story.... interesting read

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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 5:10 PM
This is the guy from Sky TV who analyzed BBC's reasoning for not airing Newsnight's special.
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BBC statement issued to Panorama - 22/10/12

The following statement has been issued by the BBC to Panorama (broadcast 22/10/12).
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 5:02 PM
Panorama released a wonderful investigation piece on BBC and their approach to Savile. It is informative and filled with interviews and clips worth watching.
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Twitter / Search - savile

Twitter / Search - savile | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
The latest and best tweets on savile. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 5:54 PM
from articles, sarcastic humor, comparisons, and complaints: Twitter has it all. Just search Savile and enjoy the tweets....or click on this link.
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Fury as BBC kids' show The Tweenies features character dressed as paedo DJ Savile

Fury as BBC kids' show The Tweenies features character dressed as paedo DJ Savile | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 4:59 PM
Once again, an accident. But this time I believe them. This episode featured a main character dressed as Savile. Parents were angry, but it was a rerun of an episode that originally aired in 2001. They probably had no idea what the show was as it most likely was running automatically. BBC apologized and stated that they will never air it again. An episode deleted from history....
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Conservatives outraged over CNN photo of Thatcher with ‘pedophile’ Jimmy Savile | The Raw Story

Conservatives outraged over CNN photo of Thatcher with ‘pedophile’ Jimmy Savile | The Raw Story | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it

Conservative supporters Margaret Thatcher expressed outraged on Monday after CNN marked the death of the the former British prime minister by airing a photo of her with former BBC television presenter Jimmy Savile, a suspected pedophile.

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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 5:16 PM
Another blunder, this time by CNN. The worst part of the picture is that it was taken at a children's charity event. Truth be told, it could have been put together by a student worker or intern who didn't know or recognize the guy. Either way, it wasn't an appreciated appearance.
Alexandra Medina's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:01 PM

Is CNN out of the loop?

 

When Margaret Thatcher died on April 8th of this year, CNN released a video with various pictures of Thatcher throughout her life in memory of her. The photo above, including Jimmy Savile, was the most outrageous one featured. It leads us to wonder what in the world was CNN thinking to honor the death of someone being associated with a famous pedophile?

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Jimmy Savile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile OBE KCSG[2] (31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011), known professionally as Jimmy Savile, was an English DJ, television presenter, media personality and charity fundraiser. He hosted the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It, was the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC music chart show Top of the Pops, and raised an estimated £40 million for charities.[3] After his death, hundreds of allegations of child sex abuse and rape became public, leading the police to believe that Savile may have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders.[4][5][6][7]

Savile was conscripted to work in the coal mines as a Bevin Boy during the Second World War. He began a career playing records in, and later managing, dance halls. His media career started as a disc jockey at Radio Luxembourg in 1958 and on Tyne Tees Television in 1960, and he developed a reputation for eccentricity and his flamboyant character. At the BBC, he presented the first edition of Top of the Pops in 1964 and broadcast on BBC Radio 1 from 1968. Between 1975 and 1994 he presented Jim'll Fix It, a popular television programme in which he arranged for the wishes of viewers, mainly children, to come true. During his lifetime, he was noted for fundraising and supporting charities and hospitals, in particular Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire. He was described in The Guardian as a "prodigious philanthropist"[8] and was honoured for his charity work.[9] He was awarded the OBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990.

In October 2012, almost a year after his death, an ITV documentary examining claims of sexual abuse against Savile[10] led to broad media coverage and a substantial and rapidly growing body of witness statements and sexual abuse claims, including accusations against public bodies for covering up or failure of duty. Scotland Yard launched a criminal investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by Savile over six decades,[6] describing him as a "predatory sex offender", and later stated that they were pursuing over 400 lines of inquiry based on the testimony of 300 potential victims via fourteen police forces across the UK.[11][12] By late October 2012, the scandal had resulted in inquiries or reviews at the BBC, within the National Health Service, the Crown Prosecution Service, and the Department of Health.[13][14][15] A joint report by the NSPCC and Metropolitan Police, "Giving Victims a Voice", stated that 450 people had made complaints against Savile, with the period of alleged abuse stretching from 1955 to 2009 and the ages of the complainants at the time of the assaults ranging from 8 to 47.[16][17] The suspected victims included 28 children aged under 10, including 10 boys aged as young as 8. A further 63 were girls aged between 13 and 16 and nearly three-quarters of his victims were under 18. Some 214 criminal offences were recorded, with 34 rapes having been reported across 28 police forces.[18]

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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 11:36 AM
It's always good to start from the basics in Wikipedia and research interesting information and check out where it is cited from. Sometimes wikipedia can give you great background information that doesn't usually get news coverage. For example, few articles talk about the numerous awards or honorary degrees that were stripped after the allegations about his abuse began. Charities for children associated with him closed and redistributed funds because of the risk of controversy. It's a quick summary, but it gave me the sense that most knew not to run a tribute event for the guy when he died, except the BBC.
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BBC's news director, deputy 'step aside' in fallout over false sex abuse report

BBC's news director, deputy 'step aside' in fallout over false sex abuse report | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
The BBC's director and deputy director of news have "stepped aside" pending an internal review, the media organization said Monday.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 4:46 PM
After not airing the newsnight special a sort of media frenzy took place, and everyone was looking for pedophiles associated with Savile. The BBC wrongly accused a british politician. They never properly had him identified or contacted him to let him know they were writing about him. What I want to know is why they were so eager to publish false information on another man, but wouldn't air legitimate testimonials of women who had gone to authorities about Savile....
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Panorama Jimmy Savile What the BBC Knew part 1

Panorama - Jimmy Savile - What the BBC Knew part 1
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 12:29 PM
The first women comes out and claim that she was 14 years old when she was asked by Savile for oral sexShe came to Newsnight during their investigation. Garry Glitter is mentioned. She says she remembers seeing him having sex in front of lots of people, including Savile. This interview was dropped and BBC decided to air a tribute one week later. This just screams coverup. Over and over again we hear testimonials from victims saying everyone knew. Being that the abuse happened in the BBC dressing rooms, we know that people knew or had an idea. Many workers came forward, and some even complained. Some may have even been involved.
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BBC Found Guilty Of Incompetence, Not Cover-Up, In Pedophile Scandal

BBC Found Guilty Of Incompetence, Not Cover-Up, In Pedophile Scandal | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
An internal investigation into the BBC's handling of the Jimmy Savile child-sex scandal found no evidence of a cover up but plenty of evidence for incompetence.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 3:42 PM
This article summarizes the verdict on the Poll Review, an attempt to inquire this BBC scandal. I'll post the reviews themselves to this page. Notice how similar it is to the Levenson Inquiry with the Murdoch scandal. I feel these reviews are there to give an essence of transparency and integrity, but undermine the the real victims of this scandal, the hundreds of molested children.
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A Tribute To "Sir Jimmy Saville o.b.e" Who Died At 84 ....Hd Quality

A tribute to the late Sir Jimmy Saville who died 84 years of age on the 29th October 2011. Rest In Peace Jim. Your comments are always welcome. Sir James Wil...
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 12:40 PM
Visit the site and read the range of comments about the video. You have people who despise him, and others who adore him. A fan uploaded this tribute because, "...HE'S STILL DEAD AND DONE A LOT FOR A LOT OF CHARITIES..." Unfortunately charity was a manipulation tool to bring him closer to troubled and sick children. Most of the comments poke fun at the scandal instead of taking into consideration that hundreds of children were molested over a period of 50 plus years.
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BBC knew of Jimmy Savile's 'dark side' before tribute aired

BBC knew of Jimmy Savile's 'dark side' before tribute aired | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
Transcripts from the Pollard review reveal some senior executives were 'queasy' about tribute programme
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The Pollard Review

The BBC Trust has today published the conclusions of the inquiry by former Head of Sky News Nick Pollard into a dropped Newsnight investigation which featured allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 4:05 PM
It's a long read both filled wit loads of information. BBC continues to say that the newsnight report was not aired because of editorial reasons. Codes of ethics in regards of burden of proof between the living and dead are brought up in discussion. One very interesting topic was the blog written to clarify why they didn't air the special. Unfortunately there were many errors and conflicting information that needed to be changed....makes you wonder if they got caught up in their own lies....
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'Savile spent every waking minute thinking about abuse': Official report reveals full scale of DJ's six decades of sex attacks across the whole of Britain

'Savile spent every waking minute thinking about abuse': Official report reveals full scale of DJ's six decades of sex attacks across the whole of Britain | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
VIDEO NSPCC alarmed by Savile's abuse not being identified sooner
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 5:05 PM
six decades.... is a lot
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BBC Scandal Exposes Cover-Up of Host Jimmy Savile’s Pedophilia, Fueling Public Broadcaster’s Foes

BBC Scandal Exposes Cover-Up of Host Jimmy Savile’s Pedophilia, Fueling Public Broadcaster’s Foes | Who was Jimmy Savile? | Scoop.it
A major media scandal has toppled the head of the BBC over the network’s handling of two reports on sex abuse, wrongly implicating a politician in one, and killing a report on its own popular BBC host, the late Jimmy Savile.
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Roxana Imam's comment, April 13, 2013 3:15 PM
Great clips ITV's exposure on Jimmy Savile. One interview was with Sue Thompson, a former BBC employee. She claims she walked in on Savile kissing a 14 year old. Once again proof that BBC was in the know of what was going on. A coverup seems even more obvious when journalist Lark Turner from The New York Times talks about a woman who has been, "trying to come out for decades." For those who claim that no one came forward, this coverage shows otherwise. I chose this special on Democracy Now! because they are a completely donation funded entity. Their stories seem to be curated quite nicely in the sense that they reach out to many sources when discussing a topic.