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Jimmy Savile scandal: 'We were all culpable', says Rantzen

A report in the Sun claims ChildLine founder and former BBC presenter Esther Rantzen had been alerted to Jimmy Savile's abuse of children.

Ms Rantzen told the BBC she had heard only rumours, and therefore said nothing at the time because "a rumour is not evidence."

She added: "There has never been a child that has reported abuse to me that I have not taken action to protect."

  • 13 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK