Over 150 allegations of sexual abuse are made against BBC


More than 150 allegations of sexual abuse have been made against 81 BBC employees in the wake of former presenter Jimmy Savile scandal.

Data released under Freedom of Information request revealed that almost half of the people, whose names have come up since October, are either current employees or contributors to the corporation.

Of the complaints made, 54 involved alleged physical abuse with 23 still involved with the corporation while the remainder relate to “non-physical” incidents.

Moreover, according to the released figures, 25 recent allegations involving the organization’s current staff have been reported to the police, the majority of which resulted in no further action being taken.

“The BBC has been appalled by the allegations of harassment and abuse that have emerged since the Savile scandal broke,” said a BBC spokesperson, adding that the corporation has launched a series of reviews over the records.

The British state-run broadcaster has been embroiled in sex abuse scandals since the Savile scandal erupted in October last year. According to the reports, an “unprecedented” number of children and adults were abused by the former TV host.

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Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/30/306280/bbc-sex-abuse-claims-hit-152/