Jimmy Savile's nephew has told the Yorkshire Post that his family's "hearts go out" to the alleged victims of the late TV presenter.
Speaking on behalf of Savile's family, Roger Foster said they were in turmoil over the allegations of sexual abuse made against Savile.
"Where will it all end? Who knows? The repercussions of this scandal are enormous," Mr Foster said.
“We, as his closest family, have to endure further revelations on a daily basis. Our feelings are in turmoil as we await the next turn of events,” he continued.
Mr Foster said of Savile's alleged victims, “We can understand their reluctance to say anything earlier and can appreciate the courage it has taken to speak out now".
“Our hearts go out to them and we offer them our sympathy and understanding in their anguish,” he added.
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Jimmy Savile's nephew has spoken of the emotional turmoil his family is going through in the wake of the sex abuse allegations.
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