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Broadcaster Janet Street-Porter has revealed she was aware of rumours about Sir Jimmy Savile's alleged abuse of underage girls when she worked at the BBC during the late 1980s.
The journalist also said there was a culture of inappropriate behaviour behind the scenes of the "male dominated" entertainment industry, adding that nothing would have been done even if the allegations about the late Top of the Pops host were raised.
"A lot of people knew": Janet Street-Porter says she was aware of the Jimmy Savile abuse rumours
Originally posted by CX
An article from the newspapers today, and this was also discussed on Question Time last night here in the UK...
Broadcaster Janet Street-Porter has revealed she was aware of rumours about Sir Jimmy Savile's alleged
I watched Question Time last night and was kind of shocked at the defence Janet S.P used when asked why she didn't report what she knew. She said at the age of 10 she was molested by a hairdresser and when she told her mother, her mother hit her.
Now, I have every sympathy for the 10 year old Janet (assuming this is true), but does that mean that as a much more mature woman she feels that is a justified defence? Maybe, maybe not, but I was very surprised. I would have thought that if anything it would have made her more determined for him to be brought to justice - assuming these rumours are true.
Originally posted by caitlinfae
reply to post by Troofseeker
I know that bit about necrophilia is just a rumour, but it made my hair stand on end, and I'm totally, thoroughly creeped out. Nightmares for me for sure tonight. Personally, I want to see him stripped of his knighthood and his reputation in shreds. At the very least.
Originally posted by thedoctorswife
Well, jim really fixed it for himself, didnt he?
Did anyone see Janet street-porter on newsnight last night? Im relaying it in the third person because i didnt see it but my dad told me about it.
She was asked by a member of the public, if it was known by those in the know, that he was this monster, and that she had heard the rumours, why didnt she do something about. Her answer was, that when she was a young girl, she was left with someone and they sexually abused her or raped. When she got home and told her parents about it, she was disbelieved and massivly punished. So she didnt speak because shes was the only woman journalist in a sea of men journalists, and who would believe her?, in this cliquey boys club..
Originally posted by TheToastmanCometh
After reading through this thread, it brought me back to a video I once seen.
Huge Bay City Rollers fan, but the beginning of the Shangalang vid on Top of the Pops.
How old do you reckon that girl is at the beginning?
Also...please no comments about Les, I happen to know him personally through a friend.