Jimmy Savile inquiry: Scots victim says BBC not learned lesson

Jimmy Savile victim Caroline Moore from Clarkston, Glasgow says she is 'not at all surprised' by the findings of a long-awaited report. Picture: Hemedia
Jimmy Savile victim Caroline Moore from Clarkston, Glasgow says she is 'not at all surprised' by the findings of a long-awaited report. Picture: Hemedia
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A JIMMY Savile victim fears there will be a repeat of his behaviour because the BBC still hasn’t learned the lessons from his decades of abuse.

The Dame Janet Smith review, published today, revealed the corporation knew of complaints against pervert Savile, but senior management were not told because of a culture of fear.

Dame Janet Smith presents her Review Report on former television presenter Jimmy Savile. Picture: Getty Images

Dame Janet Smith presents her Review Report on former television presenter Jimmy Savile. Picture: Getty Images

Caroline Moore, 57, was molested by the DJ when she was a 13-year-old hospital patient recovering from an operation to fuse her spine.

Rather than giving her a peck on the cheek, depraved Savile thrust his tongue down her throat.

Speaking about the BBC report, the mum-of-two from Clarkston said: “What I said years ago is more or less what has come out.

“It’s been proven many people knew what was going on.

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“Anybody with a modicum of common sense would know he couldn’t got away with what he was doing on such a wide scale for so long without knowing about it and covering it up.”

“I don’t believe this will not happen again. I don’t believe this is the last time we will hear about something like this.

“It’s all very well to throw the toys out of the pram after the event but I don’t really think other people should carry the can because they didn’t do what they were supposed to have done.”

Speaking about Dame Smith’s findings, she said: “I’m not at all surprised. Unfortunately in these big corporations where there’s money and power if there’s any sign of scandal they very much want to shut down what could upset their apple cart.”

Caroline, paralysed from the waist down from the age of one, encountered Savile in 1971 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Bucks.

The DJ was so revered as a celebrity fundraiser that he was given his own bedroom on the premises.

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