LEGENDARY TV host Selina Scott has opened up about the moment she was sexually harassed by Jimmy Savile LIVE on air.
The former BBC breakfasttime presenter says she felt compelled to kiss the Jim’ll Fix It presenter in 1984 because “there’s immense pressure on young women on television”.
Saville is believed to have sexually abused up to 1,000 young girls, and police believe he was one of the most prolific sex offenders in the country.
And a new Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story has shed a light on how the perverted pervert has tricked the British public into believing that he is a hero.
It examines how Savile capitalized on his philanthropy as a pretext for attacks on hundreds of vulnerable victims aged five to 75.
Now Selina Scott has opened up about becoming a victim while watching live TV shameless predator hit her with a “constant stream of sexual intent.”
He has guest-starred on her show several times, where she has said he is “creepy, slippery, and difficult to handle.”
registered mail The timesthe former anchorman for ITV’s News at Ten, said: “I feared what the company described in their press releases as a ‘comfortable chat’ between us.
“There was nothing comfortable about it for me. But I knew my role. Back then there was immense pressure on young women on television to conform to older men.
“I therefore felt compelled to pretend that Savile charmed, amused and, dare I say, tickled me with his constant sexual intent.”
Savile was never tried for his crimes, committed over a period of more than 50 years – despite many allegations of his sexual deviance being aired on television.
One such moment played out between him and Selina as she felt compelled to kiss him in front of the cameras.
She explained: “There’s a cutaway to Savile where he says he won’t answer any of my questions unless I get off the sofa and give him a kiss. Which tragically I had to do.
“During all this flirtatious nonsense, I was playing the game to my eternal shame. I laughed along, pretending to be amused, touching my earrings and hair in what viewers may have interpreted as some sort of acknowledgment of his fierce sexual foreplay.
“Remember these talks were all broadcast live on BBC1 with no opportunity for cuts or re-runs if I thought things were going too far.
“The reality of my feelings was very different from the persona I presented on screen. I was in my early thirties then. Savile was approaching 60. I found him creepy, slippery and difficult to handle.
“Every question I asked, including many that weren’t shown in the Netflix documentary, seemed to be answered with a wink and a nudge.”
At the height of his fame, Savile attracted 20 million viewers In 1990 he was knighted for his charity work.
But after his death in 201184 years old, an ITV documentary revealed he had used his roles at various organizations – including hospitals, prisons and the BBC – as a cover to abuse hundreds of children.
A review found that misconduct had been committed on “virtually every BBC premises where he worked”.
The revelations led to further claims against Savile and public inquiries were launched into how his crimes could have continued for so long.
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