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Dozens of women have come
forward to say that Savile, who died in October 2011 aged 84, sexually
assaulted them when they were as young as 13. London’s Metropolitan
Police, which is leading a national investigation, says it has
identified 40 potential victims.

The publicly funded national
broadcaster is facing questions about its failure to stop Savile’s
predatory behavior, which was an open secret in showbiz circles during
his heyday several decades ago.

BBC Director-General George
Entwistle announced late Friday that the broadcaster would hold an
inquiry into the “culture and practices of the BBC during the years
Jimmy Savile worked here.”

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