James Wilson Vincent Savile (31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality and charity fundraiser. After his death, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against Savile and, after being investigated, the police concluded he had been a predatory sex offender and possibly one of Britain's most prolific.
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- Whatever is said after I’m gone is irrelevant.
- Jimmy Savile in: ""No shame: Call me a pervert when I'm dead, I really don't care - Jimmy Savile, the lost interview" The Sunday Times (14 October 2012)
- I’ve never done anybody any harm in my entire life. No need to chase girls, I’ve thousands of them on Top of the Pops, thousands on Radio One.
- Jimmy Savile quoted in: "Savile and the tape that damn the police," in: Daily Mail (15 October 2013). Quotes originate from a secret police interview in 2009 released only after Savile's death.
Quotes about Jimmy Savile
- Even at the height of his fame, when he counted pop legends, politicians and royalty among his friends, he had still been one of them at heart, re-using his teabags and washing his shirts in the hand basins of hotels.
- Frank Furedi, Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, , 2013. DOI: 10.1057/9781137338020