25 Oct 2012

Pedophile Jimmy Savile Close Friend Of Prince Charles

You won't find this in Tasmania's media. 
 Veteran BBC presenter Bill Oddie yesterday backed claims disgraced Jimmy Savile’s abuse was covered up – because he was friends with Prince Charles.
The Springwatch star, who appeared on TOTP with the Goodies when Savile presented it during the 1970s, said there was a “running sick joke” at the BBC about Savile being a paedophile.
He suggested there might have been some sort of “censorship committee” preventing the truth being released because of Savile’s royal connections.
The presenter also backed claims made by other former BBC presenters that Savile’s antics were well known at the time.
He said: “The idea that youngsters were prey – everybody knew that.
“I was not surprised at all. And the surprise is in a sense that that didn’t happen years ago.
“The establishment or who ever it is decided to keep it all quiet and decided to give him a knighthood. He was, to a certain amount, a friend of royalty.”          Read more here.

Savile was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours list of 1972.
He was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list of 1990 for charity services. Calls for Savile to be posthumously stripped of his knighthood emerged once the news of the sexual abuse allegations against him became public.
Papal knighthood
Also in 1990, Pope John Paul II made Savile - a lifelong Roman Catholic - a Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great . The honour is also known as a papal knighthood
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Savile was given another Catholic honour: the Cross of Merit in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It is awarded to those who have carried out charitable works or upheld Christian values.

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