When allegations of sexual abuse involving Jimmy Savile appeared in the press, The Witch Doctor’s initial reaction was fairly superficial – along the lines of “Why now? Why bring it up now when he can’t defend himself? “
However, My Black Cat is not one to let sleeping (or dead) dogs lie.
Child sexual abuse is a hideous crime. During her search for Intertwinglements, My Black Cat has often come across allegations of a cover-up of child sexual abuse in the highest places.
The Witch Doctor generally puts this down to My Black Cat’s penchant for conspiracy theories, makes a brief mental note about what she has told her, but then takes it with a pinch of salt. However in April 2009, My Black Cat insisted that some of the outcomes of her Intertwinglement “research” deserved a mention on this blog.
And so, as a consequence of her skulking about, we did a post referring to this bizarre situation in Jersey:
You’ll need to read it for yourself for it is a long story. The blogger who was targeted was Stuart Syvret a Jersey ex-senator who claims to be a whistle-blower regarding an alleged cover-up of child abuse on the island.
The Witch Doctor has no idea where the truth lies in any of this, however today, on following a few tweets from George Monbiot, she again came across Stuart Syvret who was the blogger being targeted in Jersey in 2009. He has continued to blog since.
Here is his recent post.
Following the trail, she then found this in today’s Times. (Paywall)
CLAIMS GROW AGAINST JIMMY SAVILE AS MORE WOMEN SPEAK OF ABUSE
“Savile’s autobiography, As It Happens, describes some incidents which, in light of the recent allegations, have assumed a more sinister hue.
He writes of an incident at the Mecca Locarno ballroom in Leeds, where he worked as a DJ during the 1950s, when a female police officer came in with a photograph of “an attractive girl who had run away from a remand home”.
Savile writes: “ ‘Ah,’ says I all serious, ‘if she comes in I’ll bring her back tomorrow but I’ll keep her all night first as my reward’.” He then writes that the girl did go into the club and “agreed that I hand her over if she could stay at the dance, [and] come home with me”.
He wrote that he did then hand her over to the “lady of the law … [who] was dissuaded from bringing charges against me by her colleagues, for it was well known that were I to go I would probably take half the station with me”
It seems inconceivable that anyone would write this in an autobiography without it being challenged by readers and by the law.
Is this some kind of Savile-style humour?
It is also alleged that Jimmy Savile had been a frequent visitor to the Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey.
What the devil (if anything) has been going on?
It is not the time to let sleeping dogs lie.
a red apple ……………………
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