BBC’s Jimmy Savile Abuse Report To be Published Next Week
Feb 16, 2016 07:01 PM EST
The long-awaited report about sexual abuse at the BBC, which was prompted by network broadcaster Jimmy Savile, will be published next week. Retired judge Dame Janet Smith, who reviewed the culture and practices of the BBC during Jimmy Savile's years of service to the network, has already delivered the report to the corporation's general, Lord Hall.
According to The Guardian, a large portion of the document has been leaked late January of this year, revealing Jimmy Sivel's alleged abuse to both girls and boys "in virtually every corner" of the BBC's premises. Smith's report also suggested that people at the BBC are still hesitant to file a complaint and that a sexual predator could be, even today, working at the corporation.
Smith did not stay mum for long about the issue and eventually expressed her disappointment. She said that the report leaked was out of date and that there were significant changes made to some parts of the content, BT Group shared.
"Dame Janet Smith's completed report was delivered by her to Lord Hall, who received it on behalf of the BBC's Executive Board, this afternoon," a statement from the review said on Monday.
As noted by Daily Mail UK, the report centers on the BBC's "culture and practices" during Savile and fellow shamed presenter Stuart Hall's years of service.
The former's victims accused the network last month of a £10million whitewash after the copy of the investigation was leaked, with BBC's executives cleared of any misconduct despite revealing they were warned of his abuse.
There have been 107 people who suspected Savile of abusing young girls. However, managers reportedly did nothing regarding the complaints because of the lack of hard evidence to present.
BBC Trust is expected to publish the full report on 25 February 2016. The arrangements for publication will be announced by the BBC.