The head of editorial standards at the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has knowingly fooled Members of Parliament (MPs) over the Jimmy Savile sex scandal crisis.
David Jordan, director of editorial policy and standards at the BBC, and the BBC’s general director George Entwistle, both attended a meeting of culture select committee last Tuesday, when Jordan was accused of misleading the lawmakers.
David Jordan admitted that inaccurate public statements had been issued as far as the nature of Newsnight’s Savile sex abuse investigation is concerned, but, he said, they were issued before he had been told about the true nature of the programme by its producer, Meirion Jones.
Jones had warned Jordan that his account was wrong, and that he was repeating misleading statement .
As Scotland Yard detectives prepare their arrest strategy following information from more than 300 victims in relation to their Operation Yewtree inquiry into Savile, further pressure on the corporation will emerge this week.
British police have described deceased BBC presenter Jimmy Savile as one of the most “prolific” sex attackers ever found in the UK.
Savile, himself, was the host of a popular children’s TV show on the BBC for years. He died last year at the age of 84.
Source and full story: Press TV, 28 Oct 2012