Women claiming they were abused by Jimmy Savile at a girls' school were "delinquents" who were "looking for money" with the allegations, their former headteacher has said.
"They had an opportunity to tell anybody. But it suited them - some of them, not all of them - to wait 30 years," Margaret Jones, head of Duncroft Approved School in the 1970s, told the Daily Mail.
"They're all looking for money... they come out of the woodwork for money. I object to my school being targeted."
She labelled the claims "wild allegations by well-known delinquents".
Amid the fallout from the Jimmy Savile scandal the BBC is investigating nine allegations of sexual harassment among staff and contributors.
BBC boss George Entwistle has spent almost two hours taking questions from MPs about the corporation's handling of the Savile scandal.
Ex-BBC boss Mark Thompson has told ITV News he will help with any inquiry into the corporation and its handling of the Savile allegations.