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Abuse victims to sue Jimmy Savile estate and BBC

31 victims are suing the BBC as well as Jimmy Savile's estate. Picture: Getty

31 victims are suing the BBC as well as Jimmy Savile's estate. Picture: Getty

THE BBC and Jimmy Savile’s estate are being sued on behalf of 31 alleged sex abuse victims.

Solicitor Alan Collins said a writ has been issued at the High Court and the number of victims his firm Pannone is in contact with “grows on a daily basis”.

He said: “The purpose of issuing the writ is to protect our clients’ position and to seek management directions from the court to ensure the claims are administered as efficiently as possible.

“At this stage we are unable to expand in detail on the nature of the cases or the allegations that have been made, which range in seriousness from inappropriate behaviour to serious sexual abuse.”

 
 
 

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