the baggy trousered misanthropist

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Without making assumptions of guilt or innocence, the response of a sizeable minority of people towards the recent allegations against Jimmy Savile is making it increasingly clear to me how this kind of thing might have gone unchecked for so long.

I realise it must be horrendous for his family, but the level of anger directed towards the women claiming he assaulted them – the preferred option apparently to “let him Rest In Peace” – frightens me.

I thought we’d made some progress since the 70’s. Obviously not.

More: Grace Dent, Independent. ‘Soon, Pervert, Soon‘.

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One thought on “Jimmy Savile: Keep Quiet & Carry On

  1. mamacookblogspot says:

    All accusations deserve investigation without prejudice irrespective of how famous the person is and whether they are alive or dead.

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