Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury before I submit evidence of the REACTION to the Expose aired on 3rd October 2012, let me take you back to a few of number of stories published in the press in the week leading up to the show !
Two days before, Esther Rantzen told Sky News that she now believes the five women
Exhibit 7 an extract from a video published online on the 1st October by the Telegraph !
The same video also features this woman but I'll come back to her in a moment !
For now, I want to focus on Ms Rantzen who, herself came in for some harsh criticism around this issue !
Here is what ER says in that clip !
"Before I watched this I had absolutely decided that I would not make up my mind because HE'S NOT HERE TO DEFEND HIMSELF, it seems UTTERLY UNFAIR. But I must say that what these women say is so, matter of fact ... and, er I'm afraid the JURY IS'NT OUT ANYMORE "
The Telegraph produced an EVEN MORE interesting take on Ms Rantzen's involvement in the program starting with just WHY she was even INCLUDED in the first place !
NOTE this was published on 4th October as a 'review'
IT ended with this ! Did any of us SPOT a CLUE to what might have been THE REAL REASON for Ms Rantzen's inclusion. Indeed, were WE THE PUBLIC being given a CLUE as to the REAL REASON for the expose and it's aftermath. Something that has !
NOTHING TO DO WITH JIMMY SAVILE !
Read that again Ladies and Gentlemen - 'last week's case in ROCHDALE'
So, back to Sir Jimmy and the Guardian review by Mark Lawson on the 4th October that ended with this statement by MWT !
Other women had 'come forward' even before the show aired. Interesting, but let's see how others responded namely The Metropolitan Police on THE SAME DAY !
Now, ladies and gentlemen of the Jury, bear in mind that this article was online within 24 HOURS of the expose and already Jimmy's former home was being ATTACKED
Worse was to come, within a week the Police were pursuing 120 'lines of inquiry' but not just of sexual assault or abuse or inappropriate behaviour but of RAPE !
Again remember this is just SIX DAYS after Exposure aired. Also of note is the reference to the NSPCC who have managed to get in on the action and are to be co-authors of a REPORT on the conclusions to be drawn from the alleged abuse by Savile'
Ladies and Gentlemen, imagine if you will what Sir Jimmy's family, friends and fans must have been going through at this time. Somewhere in those press stories are REAL PEOPLE whose hearts were breaking, especially when they had to do this !
I will consider this and other consequences of the media's vilification of the late Sir Jimmy Savile tomorrow Ladies and Gentlemen. Time for a rest now !