BBC staff knew of Jimmy Savile abuse but culture of 'fear' kept them silent
February 25, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — A long-awaited report into the culture at the BBC that allowed TV personality Jimmy Savile to abuse children while working there has found that senior management were unaware of his actions.
Dame Janet Smith’s review, published Thursday morning, found that, while some staff were aware of Savile’s conduct, none of them reported it to their managers. Therefore she “found no evidence that the BBC as a corporate body was aware of Savile’s conduct.”
In the conclusion to her report, Smith wrote:
She added that a culture of “fear” prevented them from reporting their concerns.