Savile case: could BBC be 'vicariously liable'?


The World at One heard that some of the women who say they were abused by Jimmy Savile are now considering seeking compensation from the BBC and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Lawyer Liz Dux explained to the BBC's Anna Adams that the BBC and hospital had a duty of care to anyone who came into contact with Savile when he was representing them.

It is possible that a court could hold them "vicariously liable" for his actions.

Ms Dux said victims who had contacted her "want some form of recognition as to what has happened to them in the past… they want to be taken seriously, they are not interested in the financial compensation at all."

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