BBC receives 152 new allegations of sexual abuse

BBC receives 152 new allegations of sexual abuse
Published: 2013 June 01 09:21:56 (12086 Views)
Since the case involving the television personality Jimmy Savile came to light in October, the British Broadcasting Corporation has received 152 new allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by 81 current and former employees, the broadcaster said Thursday.

Thirty-six of the new accusations are from complainants who were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged assaults.



The disclosures raise new questions about the workplace culture at the BBC, the behaviour of its employees, and what it may have condoned or overlooked over the years. They also show how the broadcaster is still consumed with the fallout from the case of Savile, a larger-than-life BBC star who died in 2011 at the age of 84 and who was later unmasked as a serial sexual predator with dozens of victims over four decades.

The new figures were first reported by The Daily Telegraph, which unearthed them through a Freedom of Information request. The BBC subsequently made its response available to other news organizations. The broadcaster would not comment on any specific cases, but it said in a statement it was "appalled" by the allegations.



Source - TOI

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