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ChidLine founder Estzer Rantzen says she ignored Jimmy Savile child abuse stories

by | 1st, October 2012

ESTHER Rantzen sinks her choppers into the Jimmy Savile child rapist allegations. The former BBC presenter says of her now dead BBC colleague in the ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile:

“We all blocked our ears to the gossip.”

That’s the same Esther Rantzen who set up ChildLine in 1986, a confidential phone service for under 19s to open up about abuse. As she said:

“There’s so much pain in life that you can’t avoid, but I don’t think there’s any cause more crucial than protecting children from the avoidable pain.”

Unless you’re ears are blocked and the abuser’s a colleague?

The BBC have got some explaining to do.



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