I see that Slater and Gordon are soliciting for more claimants to come forward ! This time, Ms Dux has Broadmoor Hospital in her sights !
Ms Dux, you may recall appeared on a Panorama program last year called 'After Savile - No more secrets' which included a story of a 12 year old girl being raped in a public area of Stoke Mandeville Hospital. I've blogged about this before, so I won't repeat myself, but you might want to read these blogs posts !
Ms Dux intimated in the program (produced by Meirion Jones, nephew of the headmistress at Duncroft School from whence the claims about JS first came ) that there was so much more for the public to know about JS in relation to his hospital work ! So, I guess it was inevitable that she followed up her success in the High Court on Wednesday with another call for more 'victims' to come forward
I can't imagine why Ms Dux would believe that there were any more potential claimants out there after all, it's not as if everyone, including former patients of hospitals etc cannot now be unaware of the opportunity that has been provided for their voice to be heard !
Thankfully, the silent majority also have a platform should they decide to start speaking up for Sir Jimmy. The recent Yewtree trials showed us the importance of character witnesses, so let's start shall we, let's raise our voices and see who can shout the loudest ! I'll start with a story, and that is all it is so far, a story, hearsay evidence of the good that Sir Jimmy did at Broadmoor Hospital. Hang on to your hats guys and gals, this could be the start of something wonderful !
BTW, this particular story began with an innocuous enough tweet from Barbara Hewson last night !
After further exchanges about the institution's history along with it's current security provisions, the conversation naturally got round to JS.
The lady went on !
This lady has more than one story to tell from her meetings with Broadmoor folk !
By way of background information this same lady tells me that she is a showbiz person herself and, whilst she never actually met JS, she does have first hand knowledge of security provisions at the BBC even in the 70's *
She went on !
Ok, back to Broadmoor, anyone wanting to know moor about the place should check out the video film Ms Hewson intially mentioned, in it I found a layout of the place, it's a big place isn't it !
Obviously, that's an old map, it refers to Broadmoor as a 'Criminal Lunatic Asylum' ! It's a nice film though, the folk who built such institutions obviously had the best of intentions. Goodness, the Law even said that the building had to have views that were 'uplifting and healthy' ! Broadmoor was described as having "a benign, moral regime and it imposed a regulated day with time for work, leisure activities and, in that manner it put an order into lives that had previously been chaotic"
We know that Jimmy Savile was part of a task force established to oversee changes in the regime at the hospital in 1988. Whoever, made the decision that these changes had to be made obviously had the same good intentions as their predecessors !
Some time ago Moor Larkin mentioned in his blog about how the film 'Inside Broadmoor' made in 1989 as part of the forty Minutes series and featuring Jimmy, appears to have disappeared from public access. Surely, this film should be available for us all to see, if not, shouldn't we be asking WHY ?
Looking forward to hearing Jimmy's friends voices in the not too distant future .... Guys and gals ! xx
* Addendum 2nd March 12.30 pm GMT
Ms Walters advises me that whilst she has worked in television, she has never actually worked for the BBC.