A hospital worker claims it was “very clear” that Jimmy Savile was abusing young girls, but authorities are turning a blind eye because he raised so much money for charity.
In the documentary Jimmy Savile: The People Who Knew, former Management Services Officer at Leeds General Infirmary David Bret described how administrators would never acknowledge Savile’s inclinations, but they were alluded to.
He said, “No one ever spoke directly about Savile’s sexual tendencies, but they alluded to certain things and said, ‘He looks at that girl like that.
“There would be some nursing students, about 17 or 18 years old, and people would say ‘Jimmy looks at them’ and someone else would say ‘no, it would take them 10 years to turn them down before he would be interested’
“It was very clear that he liked very young girls.”
Hospital worker David Bret (pictured) claims it was ‘very clear’ Jimmy Savile was abusing girls, but authorities are turning a blind eye because he raised so much money for charity
Jimmy Savile (pictured) died in 2011 at the age of 84 and was never tried for his crimes. He is now widely regarded as one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders
He added: “I’ve often heard Jimmy Savile called a ‘nonce’ or a ‘kiddy fiddler’ – it was always something derogatory.”
Savile died in 2011 at the age of 84 without ever being tried for his crimes. He is now regarded as one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders.
He is believed to have abused hundreds of staff and patients between the ages of 5 and 75 in hospitals, including Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital.
A 2016 report on his abuse found that BBC staff, who employed Savile for years, missed numerous opportunities to stop him.
Dame Janet Smith’s review identified 72 of Savile’s victims in connection with his work at the BBC, including eight who were raped. Eleven of his victims were under the age of 12.
In the documentary, released on Discovery+ earlier this month, David describes how the staff would joke about Savile’s preference for very young girls.
Pictured: Jimmy Savile with female patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
During his life, Jimmy Savile (pictured) was found guilty of abusing involvement with organizations such as the BBC, charities, hospitals and prison to prey on hundreds of children.
During his lifetime, Leeds-born Savile had 24-hour access to the city’s general infirmary and even had an office there.
David, a former hospital employee, added: “The fundraiser had a lot to do with why people didn’t say anything.
“He raised a lot of money, he was a really big name, and losing him meant losing money from the various charities he supported, so if someone had blown on him, others would have suffered.
“I think the hospital administration was well aware of what was going on, but just kept quiet.”
Savile was famous in the 1970s and 80s for his BBC TV show Jim’ll Fix It, in which children wrote and asked Savile to make their dreams come true.
The DJ, who was one of the BBC’s biggest stars, spent decades grooming, molesting and raping children.
Following Savile’s death in 2011, ITV released a documentary sparking a police investigation
It is feared that the predator had assaulted up to 1,000 children, some of whom were as young as two years old.
Following his death in 2011, ITV released a documentary investigating the sexual abuse allegations against him, sparking a police investigation.
Savile was found guilty of abusing his involvement with organizations such as the BBC, charities, hospitals and prison to prey on hundreds of young children.
dr. Phil Wood, Chief Medical Officer of Leeds Teaching Hospitals said: ‘At the time of the independent inquiry, we explained that we were extremely saddened by Jimmy Savile’s actions during his involvement with our hospitals in Leeds. This remains true.
“The official report of the independent investigation revealed that there have been individuals over the years who have expressed concerns about Savile’s behavior.
“The investigation found there was no evidence that these concerns were escalated to senior figures in the Trust to take action, nor was there any evidence of written complaints.
“We have not been provided with additional evidence since the investigation report was published.
“Protecting our patients, staff and the public from harm is our top priority and since the report was published in 2014, we have adopted the recommendations to learn from what happened.
‘We are incredibly proud of our Trust today and how our culture has improved beyond recognition.
“The way hospitals in Leeds operate today is very different from the reports in the research report, with a much greater focus now on safety, security and raising concerns.
“We still regret the suffering suffered by Savile’s victims and their families and thank them for their bravery in sharing their stories.”
Jimmy Savile: The People Who Knew is now streaming exclusively on discovery+
BRITAIN’S ‘Reddy’ PAEDOFIL: HOW THE SAVILE SCANDAL DISCOVERED
October 29, 2011:Veteran DJ and presenter Jimmy Savile is found dead at his home in Roundhay, Leeds, aged 84. His death came after a bout of pneumonia.
Dec 2011: BBC drops Newsnight investigation into his years of sexual assaults.
30-09-2012: It appears allegations about Savile will be leveled in a new ITV documentary, which will air on 3 October.
October 1:Surrey Police confirm that Savile was interviewed in 2007 about allegations from the 1970s but was released without charge.
October 2nd: Reports that Jersey and Surrey Police have investigated both allegations of alleged abuse at two children’s homes but decided there was not enough evidence to proceed.
October 2nd:Jeremy Paxman has a furious confrontation with his Newsnight bosses because he doesn’t believe editor Peter Rippon’s blog why he dropped the Savile abuse investigation.
October 7: Prime Minister David Cameron calls for a full investigation into the ‘truly shocking’ allegations.
October 9: Scotland Yard reveals they are looking at 120 lines of investigation and as many as 25 victims and launches Operation Yewtree.
11 October: Allegations are emerging that Savile abused children at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire and Leeds General Hospital.
12 October:Then BBC Director-General George Entwistle offers a ‘deep and heartfelt apology’ to alleged victims as he announces two investigations – one into possible shortcomings in the handling of the abandoned Newsnight investigation, and a second into the ‘culture and practices of the BBC throughout the years Savile worked here’.
19 October: ScotlandYard announces that Operation Yewtree, the investigation into alleged child abuse by Savile, is now a formal criminal investigation involving other living people.
22 October: Newsnight editor Peter Rippon steps aside, it has been announced.
October 25:Scotland Yard says it is investigating more than 400 lines of inquiry involving 300 victims, all but two of them women. Commander Peter Spindler says Savile is one of the most prolific sex offenders in recent history and that the investigation into his abuse will be a “watershed” investigation into sex crimes.
26th of October: It is said that seven alleged victims of Savile made complaints to four different police forces – Surrey, London, Sussex and Jersey – while the disgraced television presenter was still alive, but it was decided not to take any further action.
November 2nd: Newsnight publishes a controversial report falsely associating former Tory leader Lord McAlpine with allegations of child abuse.
December 19: Pollard Review reveals better leadership could have prevented ‘chaos and confusion’ at BBC over Savile scandal. Peter Rippon as editor of Newsnight.
February 14, 2013: It has been announced that the BBC’s most talked-about female executive, Helen Boaden, formerly director of news, will become director of radio. She had been criticized in the Pollard Review for failing to address the “virtual meltdown” in parts of the news department.
February 22: Pollard Review transcripts and attachments have been released on the BBC website.
6 March: Top British prosecutor Keir Starmer announces tough new measures to prevent ‘another Savile moment’.
2016: Dame Janet Smith’s review identified 72 of Savile’s victims in connection with his work at the BBC, including eight who were raped. Eleven of his victims were under 12 years old