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Did BBC bosses know about Jimmy Savile allegations?

by | 4th, October 2012

UNFOUNDED they may be, but people have long assumed the worst about Jimmy Savile , which of course, in our perpetual state of being in a coiled gossip spring, sees everyone jumping to certain conclusions after allegations were made against the infamous DJ recently.

And adding fuel to this particularly awful fire is that the former head of Radio 1 was aware of the allegations of sexual abuse involving Sir Savile as long ago as the ’70s, according to an ex-press officer for the station.

Rodney Collins said on Wednesday that an ex-Radio 1 controller, the late Douglas Muggeridge, asked him to find out whether the press were looking into sex abuse claims about Savile as far back as ’73.

Collins is now urging the BBC to launch a full internal inquiry:

“The BBC should now – having first of all said they knew nothing about this – there should be a full inquiry, they should co-operate with the police. If anyone working there at the time had some knowledge of this they should put their hands up”

He added:

“Douglas Muggeridge was an incredibly honourable man and had he thought there was legs to it then I think he would not have left it with me making inquiries. What happened was very clear. He [Muggeridge] picked something up, I don’t know where from, and asked me to look into it. I did. There was nothing known [that was proven].”

So what’s the implication here then? It seems that Collins is saying ‘someone must know something!’, without saying

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