Poor Rantzen, not so poor Savile and some old bollocks about Davidson

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Spivs Comment

I see ‘Me, Me, Me’ Rantzen’s back. The vile woman no longer has the right to comment on anything. She lost that right when she stood back and let Savile get on with abusing the very same kids that she was suppose to be protecting… Fucking scum bag.

In other news, the old bill are apparently searching for £20 Million that Savile stashed away. That begs 2 questions. The first being, where the fuck did the vile nonce get that kind of money. It wasn’t from the BBC that’s for sure. They use your Money to pay  people who are not entitled to it like Entwistle and McAlpine. The second question is, if its missing, how the fuck do they know its £20 Million. As for siphoning it off from charity funds, the cunt didn’t raise enough to get away with creaming that kind of money off the top. You can bet your life that a great deal of it came from the Palace though. 

There is also talk of Jim Davidson going into the BB house after all… Reportedly the charges against Davidson relate to 2 instances of groping against 2 different women who were in their mid 20′s at the time. These gropes apparently happened 562 years ago. Never the less, if he does go into the BB house, who the fuck cares.

Sorry, its all a bit short and sweet, but I have what I believe to be a cracker of an article coming out, hopefully later today.  Watch this space. If you ‘like’ my facebook page via the home page on this site or add me on twitter, @chrisspivey3, you will be notified when its on here. Byyyeeeeeeeeeee 

 

 

Esther blasts Savile police squad over its star arrests: Focus on famous could jeopardise young victims seeking justice, says ChildLine founder

Esther Rantzen has launched a blistering attack on the Jimmy Savile police inquiry team over its concentration on arresting celebrities.

The ChildLine founder claimed Scotland Yard’s high-profile Operation Yewtree’s focus on the famous could even jeopardise the chances of young abuse victims seeing justice.

She said the £2million investigation – which has seen Jim Davidson, Freddie Starr and Max Clifford among those arrested – was in danger of trivialising and sensationalising child abuse.

Esther Rantzen - 19 May 2011
FORMER DJ AND TELEVISON PERSONALITY JIMMY SAVILE LONDON PA NEWS PHOTO 28/4/98

Unhappy: Esther Rantzen (left, in London in May 2011) has launched a blistering attack on the Jimmy Savile (right, also in London, in April 1998) police inquiry team over its concentration on arresting celebrities

Celebrities rounded up by the Metropolitan Police inquiry would forever be tainted even if no charges were ever brought, she said.

Before he became the latest high-profile Yewtree arrest last week, comedian Davidson said the inquiry had become a ‘witch hunt’.

In October, Miss Rantzen took part in the ITV documentary which exposed Savile as a predatory paedophile and memorably admitted: ‘We all blocked our ears to the gossip’ about the shamed star.

 

 

But now she has turned on Operation Yewtree, which was set up to examine hundreds of claims of abuse in the wake of the Savile revelations.

In a Sunday newspaper article, she wrote: ‘When Yewtree swoops – and celebrity after celebrity has been targeted by them – we assume they’ve uncovered yet more sexual abuse of children.’

Yet in many cases, she said, the stars were defending themselves against ‘historic’ allegations of sexual abuse brought by women who were in their twenties at the time.

Protest of innocent: Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis (pictured in November 2012) has made clear that the allegations he has been questioned over do not relate to children or to SavileProtest of innocent: Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis (pictured in November 2012) has made clear that the allegations he has been questioned over do not relate to children or to Savile 

Davidson, publicist Clifford and former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis have all made clear that the allegations they have been questioned over do not relate to children or to Savile. Each denies any wrongdoing.

Miss Rantzen called on Commander Peter Spindler, the officer leading Yewtree, to change the inquiry and avert the risk of creating a public backlash.

JIMMY SAVILE ‘PREYED ON PATIENTS AT HOSPICE FOR TERMINALLY ILL’

Jimmy Savile preyed on patients and staff in a hospice for the terminally ill, it was claimed yesterday.

Scotland Yard is planning to list all the establishments – including hospitals, prisons and schools – where Savile chose his victims over 60 years.

His association with Stoke Mandeville, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor hospitals is well known, but it is thought he may have abused people in at least seven other institutions.

Yewtree should be split up, with a different codename for allegations which have nothing to do with children or Savile, she said, otherwise victims could be deterred from speaking out.

More than 500 women have come forward with allegations about abuse to Operation Yewtree. Detectives have divided the cases into three categories, the first two linked to Savile, and the third termed ‘Others’ – which have nothing to do with him.

The allegations against Davidson, 59, fall into this third category.

His lawyer Henri Brandman said last week: ‘Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid-20s. Jim vigorously denies the allegations.

‘He answered police questions as fully as he was able after this passage of time. He has not been charged with any offence.’

Eleven weeks after the launch of Operation Yewtree, police have recorded 199 crimes in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect, with 31 allegations of rape. Others arrested include Gary Glitter.

This is about real crimes against real children… NOT celebrity headlines

By ESTHER RANTZEN

Arrested: Comedian Jim Davidson pictured with his wife Michelle in London in July 2004Arrested: Comedian Jim Davidson pictured with his wife Michelle in London in July 2004 

First, let me declare my interest. I took part in the notorious ITV programme, Exposure, which broke the news that the late Sir Jimmy Savile, at the time regarded as a national treasure and mourned for his charity work, was in fact a predatory paedophile.

And as president of ChildLine, I am also a trustee of the NSPCC, who actively support the work of Operation Yewtree, the unit set up by the Metropolitan Police to look into allegations of abuse by Savile and others.

So I must stress that my opinions are mine alone, not those of the ITV programme-makers, nor of the NSPCC.

I personally believe that Operation Yewtree needs to change, and change quickly. Otherwise the policeman in charge, Commander Peter Spindler, dedicated to uncovering crime, runs the risk that he will create a backlash instead. Yewtree could make it harder than ever for victims of abuse to ask for help, or gain the justice they deserve.

For the latest arrest of comedian Jim Davidson is deeply confusing. Yewtree is about child abuse, isn’t it? After all, it was set up as a direct result of the Savile revelations. The NSPCC is supporting the Yewtree investigations because it is a charity dedicated to protecting children against abuse. When Yewtree swoops, and celebrity after celebrity has been targeted by them, we assume that they have uncovered yet more sexual abuse of children.

But it turns out that Jim Davidson has not been accused of abusing any children. He is defending himself against historic accusations brought by two women who were in their twenties at the time. He is of course innocent unless he is proved guilty, and he vigorously denies the accusations. But the danger is that he is now tainted, and will be for ever. And the taint is the false implication that he was somehow involved with the Savile crimes against children.

Exactly why have Operation Yewtree arrested Freddie Starr, and Dave Lee Travis, and Max Clifford, and the others? Nobody has yet been charged; when and if they are, we will be better informed. But in the meantime, all these people have also been tainted. And even if no charges are brought, the damage will have been done, the taint will be there, simply by branding all these arrests with the Yewtree label.

Operation Yewtree should go back to its original purpose, and focus on child abuse. The label should be limited specifically to allegations of the sexual abuse of children, by those who committed their crimes alongside Jimmy Savile. We must discover whether there was a paedophile ring.

We urgently need to know if others over the years also escaped justice. Their victims also deserve a voice. We need to know the truth, if we are to learn lessons and move forward.

‘Exactly why have Operation Yewtree arrested Freddie Starr, and Dave Lee Travis, and Max Clifford, and the others? Nobody has yet been charged; when and if they are, we will be better informed. But in the meantime, all these people have also been tainted’

But let’s not label every sexual crime by a celebrity over the past 40 years as Yewtree. All sexual crimes are sickening, whether they are attacks on adult men or women, or on children. I’m not for one moment implying that complaints should not be taken seriously and investigated. Of course not. Just that unless it’s a crime against a child, don’t label it Yewtree.

Commander Peter Spindler, split your unit, and find another operational name for accusations that have nothing to do with children, nor with Savile.

And concentrate on the real question. Why did it take so long for the truth about Savile to emerge? Why was he never tried and convicted for his hundreds of crimes?

The truth is that our legal system is so heavily weighted against children that most sexual abuse cases never reach the courtroom. When children give evidence they are subjected to cross-examination which many children have told me is as painful as the original abuse.

One criminal barrister told me: ‘I don’t care how great a monster my client is, and what it takes to break down a child, it’s my job to do it and I will.’

So you can understand why the police were reluctant to take the cases against Savile to court. No jury in the world, they thought, would believe the word of a vulnerable child against one of the nation’s most skilled and most admired entertainers, knighted for his achievements for charity.

And this is still happening. A few days ago I met a family, furious  and deeply distressed because a number of abused children were prevented from giving evidence, because one was reduced to tears by the cross-examination.

So yet another dangerous abuser got away with his many crimes, and he is still at large.

It would be wonderful if Operation Yewtree resulted in a better, safer world for children. But it would be tragic if the £2million police inquiry simply trivialised and sensationalised the whole operation.

This is not about celebrity headlines. This is about real crimes against real children. The tragic truth is that it is still happening today. And unless we learn the crucial lessons, more children will be forced to suffer in silence.

 

Savile’s missing millions: Lawyers say they are hunting for paedophile’s hidden £20million fortune

Pervert Jimmy Savile may have stashed millions of pounds overseas to protect his money in case his crimes came to light.

Lawyers acting for those molested by Savile have launched a probe into the disgraced DJ’s finances in a bid to unearth cash which can be used as compensation.

Pannone Solicitors believe he siphoned off cash from the two charities he set up, as well as money from his public appearances, into offshore accounts.

They believe he has a far greater fortune than the £4.3million in his will – perhaps up to £20million – and have written to Osborne Clarke Solicitors, who were appointed executors of his will by NatWest Bank, to ask for an investigation.

Legal experts from Pannone, which is representing 55 victims in civil claims, have vowed to go to police and The Charities Commission if they are not satisfied with the response, reports the Sunday Mirror.

Alan Collins, of Pannone Solicitors, said that the £4.3million fortune does not add up as Savile was a major celebrity for decades, had no dependents, and was known for being sensible with his money.

He said: ‘He left a £4.3million estate, which in the context of his lifestyle and other celebrities of such long-standing success is a modest amount.

‘If he had left £20million or more then that would have been a more realistic and understandable amount. It just doesn’t add up.

‘Quite simply, we are asking, “what happened to Jimmy’s millions?”.’

The Jim'll Fix It star pictured talking about Stoke Mandeville spinal injuries hospital. He may have taken cash from the charitable trust he set up to support itThe Jim’ll Fix It star pictured talking about Stoke Mandeville spinal injuries hospital. He may have taken cash from the charitable trust he set up to support it 

Police are examining 31 allegations of rape against Savile and said 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal.

A total of 450 complaints have been made against the DJ himself, mainly alleging sexual abuse. His crimes took place in areas covered by 17 separate police forces.

 

A great niece of Savile who has come forward about the abuse she endured from her great uncle believes the number of people he abused to be much higher.

Mr Collins, who specialises in child abuse cases and has acted in many high profile cases, including the ongoing Haut de la Garenne care home case in Jersey, is demanding that the cash be handed back to his estate to be used as compensation.

He also says mystery surrounds Savile’s financial relationship with the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust and the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust, both of which are being wound up in the wake of the former Top of the Pops presenter’s crimes.

A spokesman for NatWest’s solicitors Osborne Clarke declined to comment, citing client confidentiality.

Jimmy Savile and children at the Haut de la Garenne home in Jersey. Alan Collins is also acting on behalf of victims of abuse at the homeJimmy Savile and children at the Haut de la Garenne home in Jersey. Alan Collins is also acting on behalf of victims of abuse at the home 

Detectives are working through an arrest list of people who could be questioned about allegations made by victims of Savile or others associated with him.

On Wednesday comedian Jim Davidson was arreseted on suspicion of sexual offences as he flew into the UK ahead of a planned appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.

Another 53-year-old man was also arrested on the same day as Davidson. the pair are the ninth and tenth arrests made in the Savile investigation, called Operation Yewtree.

Others who have been arrested include former pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and publicist Max Clifford. Those three are on police bail.

 

Jim Davidson ‘set to make shock entrance into Celebrity Big Brother’ after sex assault arrest

Jim Davidson could still make an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences earlier this week.

Officers working on the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation detained the comedian at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday as he flew into the UK ahead of a planned appearance on the reality TV show.

The 59-year-old pulled out of the Channel 5 programme’s original lineup, which started on Wednesday, but it has been reported that he will enter the house following discussions with his advisors.

Enlarge Return: Reports suggest that former BBC television host Jim Davidson could still make an appearance on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother after he pulled out of the show following an arrest by police working on the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation Return: Reports suggest that former BBC television host Jim Davidson could still make an appearance on Channel 5′s Celebrity Big Brother after he pulled out of the show following an arrest by police working on the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation 

One source told the Daily Star: ‘Jim is still in shock but hasn’t done anything wrong and is determined to hold his head up high. He has vowed to clear his name.’

Following the arrest at Heathrow, having flown in from a Christmas break in Dubai, Davidson was taken to a London police station where he was questioned for a several hours.

He was released on bail until March.

Bailed: Davidson, pictured with his fifth wife Michelle Cotton, was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree Bailed: Davidson, pictured with his fifth wife Michelle Cotton, was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree 

Channel 5 is understood to have re-jigged its lineup at the last minute after talks with Davidson, replacing him with Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock.

Davidson’s solicitor said in a statement that the former television host ‘vehemently denies’ the allegations, said to date back 25 years.

In October Davidson, who formerly hosted BBC shows Big Break and The Generation Game, publicly labelled the Savile investigation a ‘witch hunt’.

 

On his blog he wrote: ‘The Savile witch hunt is going a bit silly now. We all are starting to speculate and accuse … even in jest. So no, I don’t know who’s next.

‘Everyone has had the nod. Everyone is an expert. Just pick someone you don’t like and say it’s them.

‘As odd as he was, Savile can’t defend himself. The bloke’s dead for God’s sake. Let’s move on.’

A number of plain-clothed police officers spent more than four hours searching Davidson’s £1million Georgian home in the picturesque village of Stockbridge in Hampshire.

They left the property at 7pm carrying boxes which appeared to contain plastic evidence bags and brown envelopes.

Davidson has often courted controversy by telling offensive jokes about ethnic minorities, homosexuals and the disabled.

He has divorced four times and in 2011 married his fifth wife, Michelle Cotton, 17 years his junior.

Following the arrest, his solicitor Henri Brandman said: ‘Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid-twenties.

‘Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He answered police questions as fully as he was able after this passage of time.

Jim Davidson, pictured with his fifth wife Michelle in 2004, was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree
British Entertainer Jim Davidson outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his OBE

Bailed: Jim Davidson, pictured with his fifth wife Michelle in 2004, left, and outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his OBE in 2001

Jim Davidson pictured on Jim Davidson's Generation Game after he replaced Bruce Forsyth as presenter of the showStar: Davidson pictured on the Generation Game after replacing Bruce Forsyth as presenter 

The pair have been arrested as police investigate accusations made in the wake of revalations about disgraced Jimmy Savile Arrests: Davidson and an unnamed 53-year-old were on the same day as police investigate accusations made in the wake of revelations about disgraced Jimmy Savile 

‘He has not been charged with any offence. Neither he nor I will be making any further comment.’

Another 53-year-old man was also arrested on the same day as Davidson. the pair are the ninth and tenth arrests made in the Savile investigation, called Operation Yewtree.

Detectives are working through an arrest list of people who could be questioned about allegations made by victims of Savile or others associated with him.

Scotland Yard said a total of 31 allegations of rape have been made against Savile so far.

And 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal, with a total of 450 complaints against the BBC presenter and DJ himself, mainly alleging sexual abuse, police said.

Ten weeks after the launch of Operation Yewtree, police recorded 199 crimes in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect, with 31 allegations of rape.

Others who have been arrested include former pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and publicist Max Clifford. Those three are on police bail.

Unmarked police cars pictured outside the home controversial comic Jim Davidson's home in Stockbridge, Hants, after his arrest by officers as part of Operation YewtreeHouse search: Unmarked police cars pictured outside the home of controversial comic Jim Davidson in Stockbridge, Hants, after his arrest by officers as part of Operation Yewtree 

Search: Officers leaving Davidson's home in WinchesterSearch: Officers leaving Davidson’s home after searching the property