Saturday 17 March 2018

There were two Jimmy Saviles, says charity boss

One, the intelligent broadcaster who took tea with Haughey, the other a 'sex predator', writes Jerome Reilly

More than 40 women and one man have so far made sex abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile, the flamboyant broadcaster who was annual visitor to Abbeville to take tea with Charlie Haughey and was greeted with fan hysteria on his many trips to Ireland to help raise money for the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).

Even shortly before his death in October last year he was provisionally booked to appear as a guest on the Late Late Show before time schedule difficulties scotched the interview with Ryan Tubridy.

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