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Esther Rantzen: If Jimmy Savile doesn’t bury her husband’s daughter might

by | 17th, October 2012

ESTHER Rantzen. If one thing can be blamed on Jimmy Savile’s perversion it is that he got Esther Rantzen back on the news cycle. She said of Savile:

“We all blocked our ears to the gossip.”

She says :

“It would be such a great shame if all that work was sabotaged by this. My concern is for the children who are suffering and other survivors who need support…I would be very, very distressed if people lost confidence in me, particularly if people working with children lose confidence in me, but I’m told that everyone who works at whole-heatedly support me.”

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

Reader AGW writes:

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG “Smelly Old Git” to his more mature victims was not alone. Others covered up because of easy sexual favours, career ambitions or fear of disclosure.

There are other forms of predatory sexual abuse and career leg ups:

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