I can't say I'm surprised that the Savile shit has finally hit the fan.
I'm sorry that his victims have had to wait for this moment in time to finally be taken seriously and believed. Women, whos lives have been likely destroyed by the perverted ways of a so called 'television icon'.
What makes it more apaulling are the number of apparent media dahlings jumping on today's bandwagon, who apparently knew for years that there was 'something sordid' going on.
In today's news, Esther Rantzen refers to there always being 'rumours' and 'gossip in the office'.
Paul Gambaccini says he's 'waited 30 years for the allegations to come out'. He also claimed that all the tabloids had pages set up, ready to reveal the sordid truth and that Saville used his charity work to prevent the abuse being exposed.
I'm sure the victim list will grow and I hope the upcoming expose encourages his victims to come forward and receive help.
I dread to think of the number of people who had an inkling of what was going on and turned a blind eye to it, despite children being involved. Public figures, celebrities and every editor/journalist of those tabloids who put newspaper sales above the safety of innocent children. These are the people who should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves, and should hang their heads in shame. I don't know how they sleep at night. Their silence allowed this abuse to continue unchallenged.
A national treasure, more tainted by the day.
|Savile pictured on the lawns of Haute de la Garenne,|
the Jersey childrens home,
where he denied ever setting foot...