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Jimmy Savile Compensation: Victims Roll Up To The Great Charity Give Away

by | 16th, November 2014

Slogans painted on the cottage owned by Jimmy Savile in Glencoe, Scotland.

 

HOW much does one of Sir Jimmy Savile’s victims get? The Sun knows:

OUTRAGED victims of Jimmy Savile have been told to expect payouts of just £7,500.

Surely the victims are more outraged that the BBC and NHS’s pet paedo got away with his alleged crimes?

Those targeted by the sex beast are expected to reject the “pitiful” compensation. It is thought people who were raped by the late DJ may get slightly more.

So. The victims are in a hierachy of pain. The real problem, of course, is that nothing has been proven. The news media nd polcie can alla gre that Savile was the most prolific peadophile of all time, but when it coems of actually paying money to victims, evidence, proof and a trial might be necessary.

One victim said: “It’s an insult. It’s not even enough to cover my rent and bills for six months. It’s pitiful.”

Shouldn’t that be ‘alleged victim’?

Savile attacked at least 450 children and adults. When he died aged 84 in 2011, he left £4.3million to 26 beneficiaries.

That number climbs. In February 2014 the BBC said:

The BBC television presenter and DJ is said to have abused more than 200 people over a 60-year period.

In April 2014, the Mail said:

Jimmy Savile’s abuse victims have been instructed how to claim up to £60,000 in compensation in a newspaper advert published today. About 140 people have told police they were attacked by the DJ in hospitals or on BBC premises before he died in October 2011, aged 84. In February the High Court agreed a compensation scheme worth around £3million and victims will be able to make claims against Savile’s estate, the BBC and the NHS. But nobody will receive more than £60,000 and should apply for cash by the start of June.

In November 2014, the Guardian added:

Some women are likely to make fraudulent claims about being sexually abused by Jimmy Savile, appeal judges have been told.

Trustees of a charity that is the major beneficiary of Savile’s estate told the court of appeal that compensation claims had to be scrutinised. They said they had concerns about a compensation scheme agreed between the executor of Savile’s estate NatWest bank and lawyers representing alleged victims.

This year a high court judge approved the compensation scheme set up for victims of Savile, who died in October 2011 aged 84, despite objections from the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust. Mr Justice Sales sanctioned the scheme following a high court hearing in London in February. He also refused to order the NatWest bank to be replaced as executor.

Sales heard that Savile had been the subject of an ITV television programme broadcast in October 2012. The judge said Savile, who worked at the BBC, had been accused of being a serial child abuser and sex offender. said that following the broadcast a large number of people came forward to make claims that they had been abused by Savile. The judge described the compensation scheme as a “sensible and pragmatic” attempt at solving a “complex situation”. He said the scheme would allow for “sufficient objective scrutiny” of the merits of compensation claims.

He said that following the broadcast a large number of people came forward to make claims that they had been abused by Savile. The judge described the compensation scheme as a “sensible and pragmatic” attempt at solving a “complex situation”. He said the scheme would allow for “sufficient objective scrutiny” of the merits of compensation claims…

Robert Ham QC, for the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, said the compensation scheme agreed did not assess

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