Leaked inquiry: BBC 'turned a blind eye' to Savile abuse

A "damning review" will reveal that BBC staff turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of up to 1,000 children by Jimmy Savile on the corporation's premises, according to a leaked internal inquiry, The Observer reported.

Savile 'abused up to 1,000 children on BBC premises'

BBC staff "turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of up to 1,000 girls and boys by Jimmy Savile in the corporation's changing rooms and studios" according to a leaked internal inquiry reported by The Observer.

A report led by former court of appeal judge Dame Janet Smith will say that the true number of Savile's victims may never be known but that his behaviour had been "recognised by BBC executives who took no action," the paper reported.

The BBC said it wouldn't comment on the article.

Read: BBC staff 'turned a blind eye' to Savile abuse

BBC staff 'turned a blind eye' to Savile abuse

A "damning review" will reveal that BBC staff turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of children by Jimmy Savile on the corporation's premises, according to a leaked internal inquiry, The Observer reported.

A 'damning review' will reveal that BBC staff turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of children by Jimmy Savile Credit: PA

Dame Janet Smith will say in her report that Savile's behaviour "had been recognised by BBC executives who took no action."

The BBC has said it will not comment, according to its website.

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