Jimmy Savile died at age 84. Photo: AP
everyone is talking about Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, better known as Jimmy Savile. This is because Netflix premiered the documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story, which shows flawlessly the true personality of the famous TV presenter accused of abusing at least 450 people.
The two-chapter documentary miniseries only offers a series of interviews that, as in Leaving Neverland, gradually show the viewer the darkest side of the presenter.
Savile, who died in 2011 at the age of 84, became a UK star for driving. Top of Pops, a program aired on BBC TV in 1964 and had a boom in the nineties. The most famous musicians of the time would play and be interviewed there.
Savile abused at least 450 people.
“He knew that fame and power gave him all the doors. To him, you accepted things as normal, but it was abnormal,” said an interviewee in the trailer for the documentary.
Savile is said to have molested more than a hundred minors between 1955 and 2009. However, this infamous character was able to avoid his sentence and even became a knight of Queen Elizabeth II.
Since Savile’s death, there have been countless reports of sexual abuse allegations he has received. They were all ignored and it turns out because, as we already mentioned, Jimmy was never convicted of any crime.
A shame. This is how the British government identified pedophile Jimmy Savile, who abused hundreds of people. Photo: AFP
In 2013, for example, the London Metropolitan Police (MET) and the National Society for the Protection of Children (NSPCC) published a document stating that 500 people reported Savile’s works between 1955 and 2009.
Two years later, a report by Androulla Johnstone and Christine Dent for the NHS was released saying Savile abused 63 people between 1968 and 1992 at a hospital in England. According to El Pais, no complaints of its victims, who are people between 8 and 40 years old and patients, health personnel and visitors, arrive at the port.
“Savile is an exploitative predator who sometimes displays high levels of premeditation when planning attacks against his victims,” the report said, recounting interesting details related to sexual harassment. Savile abuses an 8 -year -old pregnant woman. children.and an 18-year-old woman who was semi-asleep due to the effect of certain sedatives.
BBC presenter Jimmy Savile in London, in 2005. Photo: EFE
On the other hand, in 2014 it was learned that Savile had participated in 103 cases of necrophilia. The presenter has free access to the Leeds General Infirmary Hospital morgue and 28 other hospitals.
While the TV presenter worked, he was always “covered” by the elite circle to which he belonged and by his extraordinary popularity. In the seventies, many English media wanted to publish reports about his alleged abuse of minors but did not do so because they had no evidence.
In fact, there are those who argue that there are documents proving that he acted as Prince Charles ’“ shadow adviser ”. Let us remember that Savile was appointed Sir after receiving the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth and that Pope John Paul II named him Knight Commander of Saint Gregory the Great.
According to police, Jimmy committed sexual abuse between 1966 and 2009 in hospitals, mental health centers, hospices and even at the BBC, and 73% of his victims were under 18 years old.
The program has only two chapters and is very long. One lasts 79 minutes and the other is 91. As the official summary points out, Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story chronicles the investigation of approximately 450 complaints of assault and sexual abuse. , with victims as young as five, against “one of The most beloved TV personalities in the UK.”
“If you’re not worried it’s going to make you angry, you have to watch it,” Decider’s Sean McCarthy said. “An accumulation of destructive details,” said Lucy Mangan of The Guardian.
“It removes any doubt that man is a predatory monster without any limits. It’s disturbing but fun to watch,” said Kira Comerford of Ready Steady Cut.
The promotional poster for the documentary.
Comments on networks about the program are completely different. Some have recommended the documentary and specifically requested that it be removed from the Netflix interface because of the strength of its history.