‘Sex abuse victim of ex-BBC host paid settlement’

A new report says a sex abuse victim of the former BBC presenter, Jimmy Savile, has received £15,000 as settlement for the scandal.

The BBC paid the sum to a fan of Jimmy Savile who was molested in the Television Center as a teenager, according to the British daily, the Express.

It is understood to be the first BBC settlement to be made public following the Savile scandal.
The victim, now 54, was a child living in a care home when he wrote to Savile telling him of the difficulties of growing up in the Northern Ireland Troubles.

The victim, identified by alias Robert, also confided to the then BBC host that he had been the victim of sexual abuse in the home and longed to meet some music stars on his show.

Savile responded by sending money to pay for the boy to travel to the studio, but then handed him over to an accomplice who repeatedly molested him.

The man has already given evidence to the Dame Janet Smith inquiry into Savile’s abuse at the BBC, the report added.

 

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