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BBC crisis: Entwistle 'wanted £450,000 to leave'

Former BBC director general George Entwistle was only prepared to resign for the £450,000 pay-off he would have received if sacked, MPs have been told.

BBC Trustee Anthony Fry told the Public Accounts Committee of his "irritation" at having to pay the full sum, and not the £225,000 payable for a resignation.

But he said he had felt the quickest way of removing Mr Entwistle was best.

Mr Entwistle resigned after a Newsnight report led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly accused of child abuse.

  • 22 Nov 2012
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