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  • FILE - In this Dec. 17, 1986, file photo, Disc jockey and presenter on Britain's Radio 1, Jimmy Savile is pictured at Madame Tussauds museum in London, England. A British children's charity says at least 500 people have reported abuse by the late entertainer Jimmy Savile, with the youngest alleged victim just 2 years old. (AP Photo/John Redman, File)

    Charity: 500 allegations against Jimmy Savile

    A British children's charity says at least 500 people have reported abuse by the late entertainer Jimmy Savile, with the youngest alleged victim just 2 years old.

  • Max Clifford arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London, Friday, May 2, 2014. Clifford, once one of the most powerful figures in the British entertainment world, could face jail today when he is sentenced for a string of indecent assaults. Clifford, 71, was found guilty Monday of eight counts of indecent assault stemming from attacks on teenagers dating back more than 40 years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    PR guru Max Clifford imprisoned for 8 years in UK

    Max Clifford, the influential British publicist best known for managing the reputations of celebrities, was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for a string of indecent assaults on four women.

  • Savile report details child sex abuse

    British police say the late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice.

  • Savile report: 'Unprecedented' child sex abuse

    The late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice, a police report said Friday.

  • **FILE** British disc jockey and BBC TV presenter Jimmy Savile is seen Dec. 17, 1986, at Madame Tussauds museum in London. (Associated Press)

    Report: Jimmy Savile targeted vulnerable for abuse

    Patients in hospital beds; star-struck teenagers in a TV show audience; pupils at a school for troubled girls; a 10-year-old autograph hunter. All fell victim to the late British entertainer Jimmy Savile, police said, describing him Friday as a sexual predator who used his fame to find victims and deliberately targeted individuals who would not speak out against him.

  • Report: Jimmy Savile targeted vulnerable for abuse

    Patients in hospital beds; star-struck teenagers in a TV show audience; pupils at a school for troubled girls; a 10-year-old autograph hunter.

  • Documents show Jimmy Savile's access to Thatcher

    Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the British government during his heyday in the 1980s, lunching with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at her country home, sending her jokey thank-you notes and lobbying for tax breaks and contributions for his charitable works.

  • Documents show Jimmy Savile's access to Thatcher

    Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the British government during his heyday in the 1980s, lunching with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at her country home, sending her jokey thank-you notes and lobbying for tax breaks and contributions for his charitable works.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 1986, file photo, Jimmy Savile, right, poses for photographers with a wax work model at Madame Tussauds museum in London. (AP Photo/John Redman, File)

    Report blames chaos, not cover-up, for BBC scandal

    Institutional chaos and confusion — but not a cover-up — were to blame for the BBC's disastrous handling of pedophilia allegations involving one of its best-known children's television personalities, an internal review found Wednesday.

  • Sir Jimmy Savile is pictured in 2008. (AP Photo/Lewis Whyld/PA)

    Jimmy Savile: U.K. police say late entertainer is suspect in 199 crimes

    The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile is a suspect in 199 crimes recorded so far, including dozens of cases of rape, British police said Wednesday. They described the level of sexual abuse allegations against Savile as "unprecedented in the U.K."

  • UK police: Jimmy Savile is suspect in 199 crimes

    The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile is a suspect in 199 crimes recorded so far, including dozens of cases of rape, British police said Wednesday. They described the level of sexual abuse allegations against Savile as "unprecedented in the U.K."

  • Sir Jimmy Savile is pictured in 2008. (AP Photo/Lewis Whyld/PA)

    U.K. police arrest 6th person in sex-abuse probe

    British police on Monday arrested another suspect in the sex-abuse probe spurred by allegations against the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile.

  • UK police arrest 6th person in sex abuse probe

    British police on Monday arrested another suspect in the sex abuse probe spurred by allegations against the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile.

  • Lawyer: BBC deal with wronged politician likely

    A lawyer for the politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal says his client is likely to reach a settlement soon with the BBC and may sue people who named him on Twitter.

  • BBC settles libel suit from wronged politician

    The BBC reached a settlement Thursday with the Conservative politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal.

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