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Did Jimmy Savile wear tracksuits to rape or run?

by | 30th, September 2012

MORE on Jimmy Savile, no, as the Mail reports on the ITV1 documentary, Exposure: The other Side of Jimmy Savile. One of his alleged crimes is:

Promising a victim he would not rape her but then did

How did that conversation go, then.

Underage girl: “Will you rape me?”
Jimmy Savile: “No.”
UG: “Promise?”
JS: “Scout’s honour.”

The Mail adds another offence:

Wearing a shell suit so that he could easily pull down the elastic trousers to assault his victims.

He pretended to be an avid runner in order to wear trousers that facilitated easy rape?

He once did a Q&A, in which he said:said:

Q. “Where do you get your tracksuits from?”
A. “Nowhere. People donate them to me.”

A. “I’ve run 217 marathons but I’m spontaneous; if I wake up in the morning and want to run 42km (26miles), I’ll run it. If I don’t, I won’t. I’ve got five houses scattered across the country and they’re all full of gyms.”

He also once said:

“I once said to a girl, ‘I’m older than your grandfather.’ And she says, ‘Well I love him as well.’ I say, ‘Good-oh, but I’m still too old for you’, and she says, ‘No, you’re not because you’re ageless, you’re you.'”

He has also denied sleeping with young girls.

On the show, “Fiona”, recalls her experience aged 14:

“I knew the moment he asked me to stay in the car with him, I knew what was expected of me. Because I was having this wonderful day out and I was expected to pay for it. And that’s what I did. I now know it was wrong and I can still get very angry about it, but nobody believed me then, so I don’t expect anybody to believe me now if I’m honest.”

Sue Thompson worked as a newsroom assistant at BBC Leeds at the time Jimmy Savile was presenting the Speakeasy (oh, the irony) in 1978:

“I would have said something before if I’d had the courage or conviction that perhaps something would have been done about it. But it has been difficult to speak about it, just because of who Jimmy Savile was.”

She says she saw Savile with a young teenager in his dressing room.

Esther Rantzen adds:

“Before I watched these I had absolutely decided I would not make up my mind because he’s not here to defend himself – it seems utterly unfair. I must say that what these women say is so matter-of-fact, they corroborate each other. The style of the abuse and the attack on them was consistent one with each other. I’m afraid the jury isn’t out any more and what upsets me so much is that not one of these children could ask for help.

“The abuse of power was as great as the sexual abuse.”

Will anyone speak up for Sir James? Yep. Sir Jimmy’s niece Amanda McKenna, of Kirkstall, Leeds, tells the Yorkshire Evening Post:

“The documentary-makers should be ashamed of themselves cashing in on a man who is dead and cannot defend himself.”

His nephew, Roger Foster, adds:

“It could affect his legacy, his charity work, everything. I’m very sad and disgusted.”

ITV stands by their show.

Will a trend now develop, with BBC and ITV locked in a war to see which of their opponent’s former stars can be exposed? If one star got away with it under the noses of the BBC, as is alleged, did others?

Photo – 1970: Jimmy Savile tries on the outfit designed by Miss Jenny Jordan (second left) aged 16 from Tisley Manchester, and made by Miss Madge McGhie aged 22 from London, after it had been presented to him by Mr Angus Ogilvy (l).

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