Sir Jimmy Savile
(Sir) James Wilson Vincent "Jimmy" Savile (1926–2011) was a British entertainer and TV presenter who was knighted for his charitable work with children. Since his death he has been exposed as a homosexual and a serial pedophile.
Savile was born in Leeds on 31 October 1926, son of a book-maker. Towards the end of World War II he worked for some time as a coal miner, one of "Bevin's Boys". He went to become an all-in wrestler before becoming manager of the Mecca Locarno ballroom in his home city of Leeds. He was an early DJ on the BBC's pop music radio station Radio 1 and was the first presenter on BBC Television's iconic and long running show Top of The Pops. From the 1970s he hosted Jim'll Fix It where he granted requests to (mainly) children; the show was revived in 2007. Savile cultivated a comic caricature of an image, with long unkempt white hair and a large cigar always in his mouth, Groucho Marx style.
In the 1960s, he featured in the UK government's campaign to encourage the use of safety-belts in cars, using the slogan "Clunk-click".
He was also noted for his charity work: he ran in charity marathons and made frequent hospital visits, ostensibly to boost the morale of patients. Several hospitals gave him their keys as he was such a frequent visitor and enthusiastic patron. This charity work was the reason he was knighted.
Savile mixed in the highest circles, being photographed with prime ministers Edward Heath and Tony Blair, as well as all the leading celebrities of the media and entertainment world. Savile died on 29 October 2011.
Since his death he has been accused of being a serial sex offender against children who appeared on his shows or who came into contact with him through his various charitable activities. Police investigations have revealed that during his lifetime numerous complaints of sexual abuse were made against him, and rumors circulated, yet no charges were ever brought. During the official investigation, Operation Yewtree, hundreds more allegations were brought, by girls, boys, and adult women. It has even been alleged that the reason he wanted the keys to the mortuary of the hospital was so that he could sexually abuse dead patients.
Savile posed as being a celibate or just an enigma. He was actually bisexual but this has been covered up or denied by the LGBT media. His homosexual relationship with another prolific child-abuser, Peter Jaconelli, was known to the police but not revealed until 2016. There are photographs of the two of them together. Their relationship confirms a typical pattern of homosexual/pedophile behavior (see also Benjamin Britten, Peter Righton).
The Mirror newspaper reported in 2015:
- Child sex predator Jimmy Savile had a twisted love affair with a 21-stone ice cream magnate accused of abusing young boys.
- According to previously unseen police intelligence reports: “Savile had a sexual relationship with Peter Jaconelli”.
- They were suspected of being involved in the abuse of 35 young victims as part of a paedophile ring but never faced justice.
- The police file says that the late Jaconelli – nicknamed King of the Cornets – enticed young boys into his ice cream parlour by throwing cash at them.
- It states: “Jaconelli would sexually touch the young boys in a scramble for the money.”
- Another intelligence report refers to Savile being a “close associate” of “suspected child abuser” Jaconelli, considered untouchable by many victims due to his role as mayor of Scarborough in the 1970s and powerful contacts.
- The North Yorkshire Police reports raise further questions over whether Savile, believed to have abused more than 450 victims, could have been stopped and brought to justice before he died aged 84 in 2011.
- Surrey, Sussex and the Met police forces missed chances to arrest him or failed to properly investigate him.
- The Independent Police Complaints Commission will soon release a report on how the force handled information from a 15-year-old girl in 2002 regarding Savile.
- The watchdog’s report will also examine how it treated allegations made by a prison inmate about Jaconelli in December 2008 and January 2009.
- As well as running his vast ice cream business, “pillar of the community” Glasgow-born Jaconelli was mayor and chairman of North Yorkshire’s planning committee.
- He was once pictured with then Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath on a visit.
- He died aged 73 in 1999 and a police report suggests that the day before his funeral the church had the words “Peter sex case” daubed on it.
- It is feared he and Savile were part of a wider paedophile ring in the town.
- Savile had a home there and was buried in the same cemetery as Jaconelli after his death in 2011.
- Savile’s headstone, which has since been removed, included the chilling epitaph: “It was good while it lasted.”
- North Yorkshire Police recently admitted that, if alive, both men would likely have faced abuse charges.
- Following a probe last year, the force said 35 people had come forward claiming to have been sexually abused or raped by Jaconelli or Savile. Two claimed they were abused by both.
- Assistant chief constable Paul Kennedy admitted: “Information indicates that, historically, the police missed opportunities to look into allegations against these men while they were still alive.”
- The intelligence report referring to their gay relationship is one of three which mention the Jim’ll Fix It star. Summaries are contained in a heavily censored 27-page report the Sunday Mirror has obtained under Freedom of Information laws.
- One reveals how police were told “in the 60s and 70s Jimmy Savile had a flat on Esplanade where he took girls of all ages”.
- It adds: “People thought it was normal as he was a pop star.” A summary of the third report claims: “Savile was a close associate of Peter Jaconelli (deceased)... a prominent Scarborough businessman and suspected child abuser.”
As reported by Tony Aster,
- [Savile] molested many boys along with hundreds of girls and some adult female victims.
- In 1960 a 10-year-old boy saw Savile outside a hotel and asked for his autograph. Savile took him inside, gave him the autograph and also molested him.</ref>
- In 1975, a boy scout named Kevin Cook appeared with members of his cub scout pack on Jim’ll Fix It, the popular BBC show that made Savile into an unofficial saint. After the show Savile took Kevin to his dressing-room, [and molested him.]
- Savile sued the Sun newspaper in 2008 over a series of articles linking him to Haut de la Garenne, the Jersey children’s home. He initially denied ever visiting the home. When shown photographic evidence to the contrary, Savile got a court injunction against The Sun who had to withdraw the picture. Later a boy testified that he had been molested by Savile at Haut de la Garenne when he was aged ten.
- [According to The Guardian:]
- Alan Collins, a solicitor for several Haut de la Garenne victims, said ‘a handful’ of former residents have now made abuse allegations about Savile. He said Savile’s name was mentioned several times during the police investigation of 2008 but the evidence did not seem to stack up at the time.
- Police on the island confirmed in October 2012 that Savile was investigated as part of the 2008 inquiry into abuse at the children’s home.
- Savile’s name has also been linked with the Elm Guesthouse CSA scandal.
- Police now conclude that almost one in five of his victims were boys. When it came to really young victims, Savile’s taste for boys was most marked. A total of 18 girls and 10 boys under the age of 10 were abused by Savile, with 23 girls and 15 boys aged 10 to 13.
The allegations have now spread to include Savile pimping children for other celebrities and evidence is accumulating all the time. His name is linked to the infamous Pedophile Information Exchange.
The fact that Savile was never prosecuted during his lifetime, despite so many proven complaints, had led to much speculation about powerful pedophile networks, corruption and an Establishment cover-up.
- Quentin Letts, 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain, pub. Constable, 2008.
- Corke, Jonathan (June 13, 2015). "Jimmy Savile had love affair with 21-stone King of Cornets accused of abusing young boys". Mirror.
- *Rayner, Gordon and Swinford, Steven Swinford (January 11, 2013). "Jimmy Savile spent 'every waking minute' thinking about abusing boys and girls". The Telegraph/Home/News/UK News/Crime/Jimmy Savile.
- Halliday, Josh and Viner, Katharine (October 8, 2012). "Jimmy Savile linked with Haut de la Garenne children's home scandal" The Guardian website/News/UK/Jimmy Saville.
- Aster, Tony (September 29, 2014). "Savile, Jimmy (Sir)" The Dissident blog/N-S Homosexuality and Paedophilia, Part 5, N - S: The fifth installment of our serialised book Homosexuality and Paedophilia: A Reference Guide.