If sexual predators like Bill Cosby have taught us anything, is that we should never judge a book by its cover. You never know what dark intentions could be hiding in the hearts of men and women. Even supposed philantropist and religious leaders like Ebit Lew have been accused of sexual harrassment. Then there’s the UK’s Jimmy Savile. A famous radio host and TV personality. A man so beloved by the people that the very thought of him doing anything to harm anyone would be inconceivable. He ran a show called “Jim’ll Fix It” where he would get guests, often children, on board and make their wishes come true. At some point, this guy was even given a bloody knighthood!
When he passed in 2011 though, the world started to take a closer look at his life. What they discovered will chill you to the bone. Get ready as we uncover some of the most heart-wrenching and disgusting facts about the serial rapist Jimmy Savile as shown in Netflix’s “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story”.
1. He Was Allowed to Prey on Schoolgirls
Rarely do you ever hear of people who say they enjoy school. What more the girls from the Duncroft Approved School? A school that housed troubled and wayward girls from around the UK. That being said, they always looked forward to whenever Jimmy came about. Part of his charity efforts was apparently visiting Duncroft and hanging out the girls there, cheering them up and encouraging them. Sadly, this was far from the truth.
As of today, we know that there were at least 46 sexual offences in Duncroft that were associated with Jimmy. He was accused of rape and sexual assault by his victims over the span of his 16 visits to the school. He was even allowed to do disgusting things to these poor girls in the principal’s office! Right now, you might be wondering: Why wasn’t anything done about this? The principal of the school, Mrs Jones claims to have known nothing about it. Which is a little hard to believe seeing that he was allowed to roam the premises and had even stayed overnight. One former student described Duncroft as a pedophile sweet shop.
2. He was a close friend of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
When you’re a celebrity, it’s certainly expected that you’d have friends in high places. Jimmy, however, was friends with one of the UK’s most famous leaders, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Through his many charitable works, he was connected to the prime minister. She even made an appearance on his TV show “Jim’ll Fix It”. She was there to make a young girl’s dream come true of escorting the Iron Lady herself. They wrote frequently to each other in letters. She also invited him to the prime minister’s residences in Chequers. Needless to say, she was rather close to the TV host.
Much like the scandal between U.S. President Donald Trump and infamous sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, her relationship with Jimmy is one that certainly raises eyebrows. Was the head of government truly fooled by Jimmy’s charismatic personality? Or was she secretly aware of her friend’s perverted predilections? We’ll never know for sure.
3. The Police Protected Jimmy
As time went on, victims, journalists and whistleblowers began trying to bring Jimmy to justice. The police never acted on the information given seeing that there wasn’t enough evidence to justify an investigation. Then again…a lot of them were quite fond of Jimmy and were in his Friday Morning Club. They even shared details of some of the reports lodged against him. Police corruption is nothing new for sure but this was on another level. Jimmy wasn’t some politician or minister. He was just an odd lad who cracked jokes with the cops.
Someone wrote a letter to the police imploring them to look into Jimmy. No report was ever filed. There’s even rumours of an inspector who did his bidding! Some victims were even advised to drop the case, lest their reputation be open to public scrutiny. For the longest time, Jimmy was free to do as he pleased with the law on his side.
4. He Hunted in Hospitals
The public had known Jimmy for his work in hospitals. It was inspiring to many how this uber-famous celebrity would spend his time cheering up the sick patients and staff workers in local hospitals. He raised millions of dollars in charities to support these institutions. He was also a porter who frequently ferried patients around a hospital in Leeds. He had connections with over 50 different hospitals and children’s homes. Sadly there were also his hunting ground.
Reports came out that he had sexually assaulted over 60 staff and patients from various medical institutions. The youngest victim was a mere 5-year-old! This monster used his power and status to go after sick, defenseless patients and staff members who worked tirelessly to help them. Nobody likes a trip to the hospital but with Jimmy around…it was nothing short of a nightmare.
5. He Sexually Assaulted A Little Girl in Church
It was no secret that Jimmy was a practicing Catholic. He was known to attend a church in Leeds quite often. When we think of places of worship, we think of them as safe havens. A sanctuary away from the evils of the outside world. For Samantha Brown, though, Jimmy made every trip a living hell for her. For over the span of four years, he would molest and grope Samantha. She was at least 11 years old when he began assaulting her.
He went so far as to penetrate her within the church. Samantha was so traumatised by the years of assault that she hid under cupboards when she was in school. To think that the man who met the freaking Pope would do such an awful thing in a church. There was no line that Jimmy would not cross.
For those looking to get the full picture of how Jimmy Savile got away with his many, many crimes, you can now catch “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story” on Netflix today!
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