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  • Max Clifford in court on indecent assault charge
    Max Clifford in court on indecent assault charge Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Former publicist Max Clifford has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl. More »

  • Louis Theroux Admits 'Missed' Chance To Get Savile Abuse Confession
    Louis Theroux Admits 'Missed' Chance To Get Savile Abuse Confession Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Theroux famously spent more than a week grilling the former DJ and television icon, making his BBC documentary series ‘When Louis Met’. More »

  • 'Give public say' on BBC's future
    'Give public say' on BBC's future Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    BBC director-general Tony Hall will present its annual report and accounts later today and tell the Government that the millions of people who make up its audience must have "the biggest say" over its future. More »

  • Freddie Starr Loses Groping Defamation Claim
    Freddie Starr Loses Groping Defamation Claim Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Freddie Starr has lost a defamation claim against a woman who said he groped her at a Jimmy Savile show when she was 15. The entertainer told London's High Court last month that he did not at first remember appearing on Clunk Click in March 1974 - 41 years ago - until footage showed him in the studio, with Karin Ward in the audience behind him. He rejected her allegation that he groped and humiliated her in Savile's dressing room by calling her a "t**less wonder". More »

  • Starr groped girl, 15, judge rules
    Starr groped girl, 15, judge rules Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Comedian Freddie Starr groped and humiliated a 15-year-old girl at a Jimmy Savile TV show 41 years ago, the High Court has ruled. More »

  • Judge opens vast inquiry into historic child abuse
    Judge opens vast inquiry into historic child abuse Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    A judge from New Zealand said Thursday that one in 20 children in England and Wales may have been sexually abused as she opened a huge inquiry into accusations of institutional paedophilia during the 1980s. More »

  • 'Daunting' UK child abuse inquiry to take five years - chair
    'Daunting' UK child abuse inquiry to take five years - chair Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Britain has been rocked by a series of child sex abuse scandals dating back to the 1970s involving celebrities and politicians. Various institutions have been accused of failing to follow up abuse allegations and, in some cases, of actively covering them up. The sexual abuse of children over successive generations has left permanent scars, not only on the victims themselves, but on society as a whole," inquiry chair, New Zealand High Court judge Lowell Goddard, said at its formal launch. More »

  • Ripper's love letters to women fans
    Ripper's love letters to women fans Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has sent hundreds of letters to female devotees from his cell in Broadmoor, including a Valentine's card to one to say he loves her. More »

  • Police Fail Most Child Abuse Victims - Report
    Police Fail Most Child Abuse Victims - Report Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Police forces are still failing too many young victims of sexual abuse, according to a series of new reports - with only one in three cases involving vulnerable children being handled to a good standard. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned senior officers "risk failing another generation of children" if they don't reassess their approach. The HMIC's Chief Inspector, Sir Tom Winsor, said it must be remembered that there are many good, compassionate and hard-working officers deployed in child protection. More »

  • Janner charged with historic child abuse
    Janner charged with historic child abuse Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Prosecutors on Monday brought 22 charges of abuse against an elderly politician accused of using his position to have sex with young boys. More »

  • Conviction rates 'really good news'
    Conviction rates 'really good news' Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A record number of people in England and Wales are being convicted of violent crimes against women, with many victims being targeted over the internet. More »

  • One in 35 men 'pose child sex risk'
    One in 35 men 'pose child sex risk' Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Almost one in every 35 men could pose a sexual risk to children, new figures suggest. More »

  • Chris Evans to quit The One Show, so he can steer new Top Gear
    Chris Evans to quit The One Show, so he can steer new Top Gear Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The presenter and DJ is leaving his Friday magazine show role to concentrate on his new job. More »

  • Top Gear Evans to quit One Show
    Top Gear Evans to quit One Show Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Chris Evans is quitting The One Show to concentrate on the revamped version of Top Gear. More »

  • Clarkson Claims Top Gear Wanted Him Back
    Clarkson Claims Top Gear Wanted Him Back Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Jeremy Clarkson claims he was offered a sensational return to Top Gear - just days after his former job was given to Chris Evans. But he said that he turned it down because of what had happened since his departure, including being compared to paedophile DJ Jimmy Savile. Clarkson, 55, told The Sun: "I had a meeting with a BBC executive last week and they asked if I'd come back to Top Gear. More »

  • Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear wanted me back
    Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear wanted me back Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The controversial TV presenter has said he was offered his old job back but turned it down. More »

  • Number of at-risk children soars
    Number of at-risk children soars Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The number of children at risk of abuse in the UK has increased by 80% since 2002, according to a new report. More »

  • 85 child sex crimes recorded daily
    85 child sex crimes recorded daily Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Police are recording 85 child sex crimes every day after a dramatic spike in reports of abuse, new figures reveal. More »

  • CPS considers new Clifford charges
    CPS considers new Clifford charges Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Prosecutors are to decide whether jailed PR executive Max Clifford will face new charges after receiving a file of evidence from police. More »

  • Starr In Damages Claim Over Groping Allegation
    Starr In Damages Claim Over Groping Allegation Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Freddie Starr has brought a damages claim against a woman who claims he groped her when she was in the audience at a Jimmy Savile show when she was 15. The 72-year-old comedian was at the High Court in London to face his accuser, Karin Ward, at the beginning of a two-week slander and libel trial. The entertainer told Mr Justice Nicol, who is hearing the case without a jury, that he did not at first remember appearing on Clunk Click in March 1974, until footage showed him in the studio with Ms Ward behind him in the audience. More »

  • Australia child abuse inquiry to focus on entertainment industry
    Australia child abuse inquiry to focus on entertainment industry Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The action follows Operation Yewtree in the United Kingdom. More »

  • Shamed TV star Rolf Harris 'writing song about accusers'
    Shamed TV star Rolf Harris 'writing song about accusers' Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Disgraced veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, convicted for a string of sex assaults against girls, is writing a song about money-grabbing accusers, a British newspaper said Sunday. More »

  • Victims “totally distraught” over Rolf Harris ‘woodworm’ prison song – lawy …
    Victims “totally distraught” over Rolf Harris ‘woodworm’ prison song – lawy … Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    The disgraced entertainer reportedly penned a song from his cell calling his victims “slimy little woodworm”. More »

  • Top honour for brave Navy pilot
    Top honour for brave Navy pilot Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    A Royal Navy pilot who landed his stricken historic aircraft after it plunged to the ground following engine failure has received the highest peacetime honour for gallantry in the air. More »

  • Jimmy Saville brought back to life in chilling new stage portrayal
    Jimmy Saville brought back to life in chilling new stage portrayal Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Alistair McGowan’s performance has been described as “repellently convincing” by The Guardian. More »

  • Alistair McGowan hailed for 'revolting' Jimmy Savile role
    Alistair McGowan hailed for 'revolting' Jimmy Savile role Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    The comedian has given a chilling performance as the disgraced DJ. More »

  • McGowan hailed for Savile role
    McGowan hailed for Savile role Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Comic Alistair McGowan, who admitted he questioned whether to star in a controversial play about shamed DJ Jimmy Savile's sex crimes, has been praised by critics for a "revolting" performance. More »

  • Savile Play Left Victim 'Physically Unwell'
    Savile Play Left Victim 'Physically Unwell' Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    A victim of Jimmy Savile has praised the accuracy of a controversial play about his life, saying it evoked feelings of anger about the abuse she was subjected to. Karin Ward, who attended the opening night of An Audience with Jimmy Savile, was one of several victims who were consulted during the production. The impressionist Alistair McGowan has taken on the role of the disgraced entertainer, and Ms Ward claimed watching his performance "actually made her feel quite unwell at one point". More »

  • An Audience With Jimmy Savile: The Play That Should Never Have Been Made?
    An Audience With Jimmy Savile: The Play That Should Never Have Been Made? Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    A controversial play about paedophile Jimmy Savile is set to open tonight under a storm of fierce criticism. More »

  • Jimmy Savile play 'not about the money', says its creator
    Jimmy Savile play 'not about the money', says its creator Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Jonathan Maitland – who wrote the play – said that the story should not be swept under the carpet. More »

  • Savile play 'not about the money'
    Savile play 'not about the money' Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The creator of a play about the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has denied that the production is "entertainment", saying: "We're not in it for the money." More »

  • McGowan's mum fears for Savile play
    McGowan's mum fears for Savile play Thu, May 21, 2015

    The writer of a play about the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has revealed the mother of its star, Alistair McGowan, is among its critics. More »

  • 1,400 Suspects In VIP Sex Abuse Investigation
    1,400 Suspects In VIP Sex Abuse Investigation Wed, May 20, 2015

    Detectives investigating historical child sex abuse allegations against politicians and celebrities have identified more than 1,400 suspects. The figures were released by Operation Hydrant, which was set up by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) to explore abuse by "prominent public persons". Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who heads the NPCC's child protection team, said a total of 1,433 people are being investigated, and 216 of them are now dead. More »

  • British police say 261 people of 'prominence' suspected of child sex … Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse said more than 1,400 people had been named as suspects including 261 described as "people of public prominence" including dozens of politicians and TV stars. Child abuse scandals over the last few years have prompted the government to launch a major public inquiry and for detectives to establish an over-arching investigation into allegations of historical crimes by those in powerful positions. Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the officer leading that inquiry named "Operation Hydrant", said 1,433 people were being investigated of whom 216 were now dead. More »

  • 76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probe
    76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probe Wed, May 20, 2015

    British police said Wednesday they have received historical child sex abuse claims against 261 public figures, including 76 politicians, as they respond to a surge in complaints sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal. More »