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Jimmy Savile: now comes the cash

by | 16th, December 2014

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Chris Denning who has been jailed for 13 years for sexually assaulting 24 boys - including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile's house.

Jimmy Savile revered as a Knight of the realm and Papacy in life who became the Devil incarnate in death  is to pay out.

The Times reports:

Around 200 victims of sexual abuse by the television personality Jimmy Savile are in line for compensation after a ruling by appeal judges today.

Can all the victims be proven?

Three judges in the Court of Appeal in London rejected a challenge by a charitable trust which is one of the main beneficiaries of the Savile estate to the £3 million compensation scheme that has been set up. Lawyers representing the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust had argued that the scheme – agreed between the estate executor, the NatWest bank, and lawyers representing alleged victims – was not able to assess the ‘’validity’’ of claimants and lacked a ‘’process of evaluation’’.

Well, yes. That seems reasonable. Should there not be a trial? Not with the dead depraved DJ propped up in the court (it’s not Russia ). We should test the evidence in a court of law.

In a ruling in February, however, Mr Justice Sales sitting in the high court sanctioned the compensation scheme – despite objections from the trust. Its lawyers had argued there was a danger that the money would go on litigation when it could be used for charitable causes.

Well, the lawyers could always made a donation.

It also maintained that there was no way of sifting out fraudulent claims which such a compensation scheme would be likely to attract.

That sounds fair. Not everyone is a liar. Of course not. But don’t we treat claims with a healthy sceptisism? Isn’t it that fact that claims made againt Savile in life as they were made againt victimw of depravity in Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford were

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