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  • Sir Jimmy Savile's headstone removed from his grave amid sexual assault charges

    The man had so much respect for all his charity work during his life, and now this.

    Oh, dear!

    From: http://news.sky.com/story/995632/sav...oved-by-family

    Wednesday 10 October 2012

    Scotland Yard says up to 25 young girls were allegedly targeted by the late television star over a period dating back to 1959. His family said it took the decision to remove his headstone as a mark of respect to the families of those buried in the cemetery.






    A plaque outside Sir Jimmy's home has been defaced

    A number of memorials to Sir Jimmy have also been removed, including an inscription on the wall at Leeds Civic Hall in recognition of his charity work, and a street sign in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Some 120 leads are being followed-up by detectives. Police have so far recorded two allegations of rape and six allegations of indecent assault. The youngest alleged victim was 13 years old at the time.

    Prime Minister David Cameron has hinted that Sir Jimmy could be posthumously stripped of his knighthood.
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

  • #2
    Hi

    The 3 tablets that made up the memorial headstone have been removed as reported after midnight last night. The writing on the headstone is to be ground-out, and then broken up and placed in a landfill.

    Call me a cynic but there will be some idiot who'll know doubt try to prove something, by attempting to desecrate the grave still further, headstone or not.

    According to his biographer who spent 6yrs with him for the book, said he had no inkling about his alleged activities (but I don't find that surprising). However maybe with the weight of hindsight he did mention that on one memorable occasion, Saville ranted in support of another kiddy fiddler Gary Glitter!

    Regards
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Churchill

    "I'm no reactionary.Christ on the Mountain! I'm as idealistic as Hell" Eisenhower

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    • #3
      I wonder what will happen when all those 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's etc, under-age Groupies start coming out of the woodwork to talk about how such and such singer/band-player had their wicked way with them.

      Paul
      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
      All human ills he can subdue,
      Or with a bauble or medal
      Can win mans heart for you;
      And many a blessing know to stew
      To make a megloamaniac bright;
      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
      The Pixie is a little shite.

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      • #4
        I suppose I could look it up, but I'd much rather chat with you fine people.

        Just who is, Jimmy Saville?

        Cheers,
        Dan.
        So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

        Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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        • #5
          He was an entertainer back in the Cold War.
          (I'm in my early - mid 20s, Generally that's all we of my age know of him in that regard)
          He hosted a show in which children sent a letter saying what they'd most like to do, say, meet and sing with ABBA or go hangliding with a rabbit or visit the Holy Land at Christmas time, or whatever, and his tv show made that wish happen- Jim, as the saying almost went, fixed it. He also hosted Top of The Pops, a show for young people in which they could watch the latest chart hits performed, and keep up with the latest music.

          He also did a LOT of charity work, I hear, by people who were alive then; tens of millions raised, many hours of his own time, for children's hospices and so on. He also funded university medical scholarships and ran marathons - into his late 70s, to raise money for charitable causes.
          Certainly, this charitable side was the one he was known for until recently.

          Perhaps his charity works were his form of privately answering for his crimes? or maybe he felt he was 'owed' something for his charity work? maybe he just liked 14 year old girls and it didn't detract from his worthy crusades, in his mind? Couldn't really say, and as he's dead and gone, I doubt we'll get it out of him.
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          • #6
            My Goodness!!!

            Scotland Yard says they are pursuing 340 lines of inquiry in Jimmy Savile abuse case including 40 potential victims - PA
            "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

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            • #7
              Jesus wept, he was busy, and apparently so were a few of his mates at the Beeb.
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              • #8
                With that level of activity, I'm amazed that he got away with it for so long since hundreds of people must have known about it.


                Philip
                "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

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                • #9
                  It is the level of collusion and the scale of the cover-up that is staggering as well. There really does need to be a full investigation into the whole affair - and prosecutions for anyone still alive who was involved.

                  There have been a lot of abuse scandals over the years and it is time to get serious about how we, as a society deal with it. It is also sickening to watch the tabloids act holier than thou and use it as a stick to hit the BBC - many of the journalists are saying we knew of the rumours and some of the allegations. So why the hell did they not do something about it?
                  "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
                  G.B Shaw

                  "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
                  Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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                  • #10
                    Must be honest, I always thought he was a little bit creepy. I never liked him as an entertainer, but the scale of the allegations has surprised me.
                    Why didn't they come forward before now ???????

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                    • #11
                      The past of the highly respected John Peel is being dragged up, too.

                      From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ic-legacy.html

                      Even national treasures like John Peel, who died eight years ago, may now come under scrutiny. As a young man, he worked in Texas as a local radio station DJ and admits taking advantage of the young girls queuing up outside his studio to offer him sexual favours. “All they wanted me to do was to abuse them sexually which, of course, I was only happy to do,” he once recalled.
                      "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

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                      • #12
                        Can they take back knighthoods? Just curious.
                        You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                        -- Ataturk

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crackshot View Post
                          Can they take back knighthoods? Just curious.
                          The British PM has said he would consider removing Savile's knighthood.

                          Now it looks like this stuff went on over a period spanning 6 decades.

                          From: http://news.sky.com/story/997385/jim...ns-six-decades.

                          The head of the Metropolitan Police Service investigation into Savile has said abuse allegations against him span six decades.

                          Commander Peter Spindler, who leads the MPS Specialist Crime Investigations branch, said: "We can now confirm that we have received information from the public that suggests allegations against Jimmy Savile span six decades with reports starting in 1959 up to and including 2006.

                          "Having now had the opportunity to review progress one week on I have revised my estimate of the number of likely victims to be about 60.
                          "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Crackshot View Post
                            Can they take back knighthoods? Just curious.
                            Hi Mate

                            Only if the holder is still alive. Once the holder dies, they cease to be a holder as its deemed a living order only.

                            Regards
                            "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Churchill

                            "I'm no reactionary.Christ on the Mountain! I'm as idealistic as Hell" Eisenhower

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                            • #15
                              Pic with the wispy white hair and pink glasses looks like it came out of paedo central casting.

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