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British Police Arrest 660 Suspected Pedophiles

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles during a six-month operation. The National Crime Agency ...

More Horrifying Sex Abuse Allegations Against Jimmy Savile

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media

* Ex-BBC star Savile one of UK's most prolific sex offenders * Reports say he raped and abused hospital patients * One a...

500 Accused Late Entertainer Of Abuse, Charity Claims

AP | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — A British children's charity says at least 500 people have reported abuse by the late entertainer Jimmy Savile, with the youngest alle...

Jimmy Savile Denied Sex Abuse Claims Before His Death

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

LONDON (AP) — British police have released a transcript of an interview with Jimmy Savile in which the disgraced late BBC entertainer vehemently den...

Hundreds Of New BBC Abuse Claims

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadca...

Police's Stunning Failure On Savile Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

LONDON -- An independent report into how British police handled allegations against disgraced late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile said Tuesday that poli...

Consent and Ending Violence Against Women and Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

A culture of consent is based on the rights of potential victims instead of on the rights of potential rapists.  Which would you prefer?

BBC Sued Over Sexual Assault Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Dozens of victims of alleged sexual abuse by the late British television star Jimmy Savile have sued the BBC in the wake ...

Horrific Jimmy Savile Report: His Youngest Victim Was 8

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Media

* Late BBC star suspected of 214 crimes including rape * Savile given knighthood by Queen Elizabeth and Pope * Abuse sta...

Jimmy Savile's Chilling Note To Prime Minister

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.26.2013 | Media

LONDON — Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the...

BBC: 'Grim Day For Us All'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Media

BBC news director Helen Boaden returned to work on Thursday — one day after the release of the Pollard report, which blasted the network's managemen...

"Chaos And Confusion' During BBC Sex Abuse Scandal

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Media

By Kate Holton LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The BBC did not put pressure on its flagship news show to drop a sex expose ...

New York Times Staffers Bet On CEO's Future: Report

Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

New York Times staffers have reportedly placed bets on the company's newly-appointed CEO, Mark Thompson. The New York Post reported on Monday that a ...

Jimmy Savile Suspected Of Horrifying Number Of Crimes

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

* About 450 people give info about dead TV presenter * Police say more arrests will follow * Scandal has rocked BBC, dog...

Another Arrest In Jimmy Savile Probe

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media

LONDON — British police on Monday arrested another suspect in the sex abuse probe spurred by allegations against the late BBC entertainer Jimmy ...

Despite Scandal, New CEO Set To Lead NYT

Reuters | Jennifer Saba | Posted 01.11.2013 | Media

Nov 11 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co said it will proceed with its plan for Mark Thompson to take over as CEO on Monday, despite an intensifying...

More Big Trouble For BBC

AP | DAVID STRINGER and CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media

LONDON — For the last month, the BBC has been heavily criticized for not airing allegations of child sex abuse committed by one of its star host...

Jimmy Savile Myth In Ruins One Year After Lavish Funeral

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media

LONDON (AP) — At Jimmy Savile's funeral, a year ago Friday, the priest delivering the homily was emphatic: the DJ and television host "can face eter...

Former BBC Chief Missed Red Flags In Sex Abuse Scandal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media

LONDON -- Last March, Mark Thompson addressed the Royal Television Society and took proud stock of his time leading the BBC, Britain's publicly financ...

Freddie Starr Arrested In Sex Abuse Case

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

LONDON — The second suspect arrested in the investigation of alleged child sex abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile and others has bee...

On Savile, Sandusky, and the Power of Rape

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Marianne Mollmann

Rape is about power. When we address rape, it is therefore essential to overturn this power-imbalance and restore dignity and control to the victim. Most often, we fail miserably at this.

Jimmy Savile's Estate Frozen Amid Sex Abuse Case

AP | GREGORY KATZ and RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — The child abuse scandal consuming the legacy of the late entertainer Jimmy Savile netted its second celebrity arrest Thursday as police...

Former BBC Chief's Office Reportedly Warned About Savile

Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

New claims surfaced that Mark Thompson's office was alerted to child sex abuse allegations against former BBC star Jimmy Savile. Since relevations...

Pop Star Arrested In Connection With BBC Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

LONDON -- Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile arrested former glam rock star and convic...

How Did Jimmy Savile Get Away With It?

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Jimmy Savile was one of the best-known faces on British television. So how was he able to become what police now say was one of the co...