BBC host cleared of suspicion of sex offences

2014-10-13 09:51

British prosecutors say veteran BBC radio and TV host Paul Gambaccini will not face charges after a lengthy investigation into alleged sexual offences.

Rolf Harris faces further sex assault charges

2013-12-23 17:19

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three more sex assault charges, including one allegedly involving a girl aged 7 or 8, Britain's public prosecutor says.

152 new abuse allegations at BBC

2013-05-31 22:10

The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last year.

Hall starts job to restore BBC reputation

2013-04-02 15:00

New BBC director general Tony Hall has taken up his post, starting the task of restoring the reputation of the world's biggest broadcaster that has been rocked by a child sex abuse scandal.

Jimmy Savile victims to seek damages

2013-01-12 19:19

Around 50 victims of alleged sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are set to seek damages from the late broadcaster's estate and from the BBC and NHS, according to their lawyer.

Savile 'abused hundreds over six decades'

2013-01-11 13:03

The late British TV presenter Jimmy Savile physically abused hundreds of people over six decades, says a police-led report.

BBC sex scandal: Max Clifford out on bail

2012-12-07 09:43

British public relations guru Max Clifford has been released on bail after being questioned in connection with investigations into a child abuse scandal linked to a former BBC entertainer.

BBC settlement with politician 'likely'

2012-11-15 20:41

A lawyer for the Conservative Party politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal says he is likely to reach a settlement with the BBC shortly.

Savile scandal: Police make new arrest

2012-11-15 14:01

Police have arrested a man in his 60s from the central English county of Bedfordshire as part of an investigation into alleged child abuse centering on former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

BBC execs stand aside over Savile crisis

2012-11-12 14:00

The BBC has announced that two of its executives are standing aside and has warned more heads may roll as it battles with a major crisis over its reporting of sex abuse.

BBC in crisis as chief resigns

2012-11-11 14:08

The BBC is in turmoil after its director general dramatically quit over a broadcast by the British broadcaster's flagship news show that wrongly accused a politician of child sex abuse.

British PM warns of gay witch-hunt

2012-11-08 21:16

British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against a witch-hunt of gay people after he was given a list of alleged child sex abuse suspects on live TV.

Comedian gets bail in Savile abuse probe

2012-11-02 10:00

A man named by media as British comedian Freddie Starr has been released on bail after he was arrested by police investigating sexual abuse allegations against the late TV star Jimmy Savile.

UK cops: 300 possible Savile victims

2012-10-25 16:28

British police probing alleged child sex abuse by late BBC television star Jimmy Savile say their investigations have uncovered around 300 possible victims.

Sex abuse claims 'grave', says BBC chief

2012-10-23 14:32

The head of Britain's BBC says that allegations of sexual abuse against one of its former stars is a grave matter but denies bosses had tried to cover the crisis up.


Rolf Harris denies indecent assault charges

2014-01-15 16:06

Rolf Harris has denied charges of indecent assault, a day that saw the start of high-profile trials of several entertainment figures accused of sex crimes allegedly stretching back several decades.

BBC driver accused of sex offences found dead

2013-10-29 13:13

A former BBC driver arrested as part of an investigation set up to examine sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile has been found dead, police say.

Reports link Rolf Harris to Savile case

2013-04-19 14:07

British media say veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been arrested as part of a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations stemming from the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Police ignored Savile claims for 50 years

2013-03-12 09:30

British police investigated allegations of abuse against disgraced late television presenter Jimmy Savile in 1964 but ignored evidence and failed to follow up complaints, say inspectors.

Savile hid 'in plain sight'

2013-01-11 17:06

The late entertainer Jimmy Savile had committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain.

Top international scandals of 2012

2012-12-27 11:46

From the spear that divided a nation to Lance Armstrong losing his Tour de France titles, here are some of 2012's most sensational stories.

UK radio presenter denies sex offences

2012-11-16 21:06

British radio presenter Dave Lee Travis hasprotested his innocence following his arrest for sexual offences, after his employers said he was being taken off the air with immediate effect.

DJ held in Savile probe

2012-11-15 18:52

Former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been arrested as part of the police investigation set up in the wake of allegations against his BBC colleague, Jimmy Savile, British media report.

'Basic' failings in BBC abuse story

2012-11-13 11:00

The BBC showed "basic" journalistic failures in a news report in which it wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse, an internal investigation has found.

Third arrest in Savile probe

2012-11-11 22:42

British police investigating allegations of child abuse against the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, have one of his former producers on suspicion of sexual offences.

BBC in fresh sex scandal row

2012-11-10 09:34

The BBC has suspended all investigations by its flagship current affairs programme Newsnight after a politician was wrongly named on the internet as a paedophile.

UK politician dragged into Savile scandal

2012-11-03 12:03

Speculation is circulating after a BBC news programme embroiled in the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal aired a report in which two men claimed they had been abused by a top politician.

Savile estate frozen due to abuse claims

2012-11-01 18:51

The bank handling the estate of late British entertainer Jimmy Savile has frozen his assets to make it easier for possible sex abuse victims to make financial claims.

BBC defends handling of Savile scandal

2012-10-24 10:02

The head of the BBC has defended the broadcaster's response to allegations of sex abuse by late TV star Jimmy Savile, but has admitted its reputation has taken a hit.

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