The CEO of a charity which aims to help victims of child abuse has criticised plans to open a play about the disgraced pedophile Jimmy Savile.
Peter Saunders from The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) has told ITV Calendar that the producers 'An Audience With Jimmy Savile' are "cashing in on pain," and added that it would be disrespectful to victims of Savile's abuse.
For the many survivors of abuse we are in touch with, including some who are Savile’s victims, I doubt many or any of them would view this as good taste. His is a face they don’t want to see again. It is someone cashing in on pain. I wouldn’t go near the thing and nor would most people out of respect to all those people he hurt, the children in hospitals he assaulted, the ones he raped.
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