I'm also grateful to 'Anonymous' and 'Geoff' for pushing the question about how much Exposure cost etc
Some things are more important than money are they not guys and gals ? We learn a lot about the program making and, more importantly, the concerns ITV had about transmission. They were not alone !
And then, the LIE !
My source tells me otherwise. She doesn't recall being asked for any evidence to 'substantiate' her timeline at Duncroft. The makers obviously didn't ask Fiona either (read my recent blogs). It's all bullshit isn't it guys and gals ?
As for being paid for their stories, my source tells me she was NOT offered any financial reward,she did get door to door taxi service laid on by Lesley Gardiner !
My source wanted to tell the truth about what she did and didn't see at Duncroft whilst she was there. And she WAS there wasn't she ? Her piece to camera never made it into the program. Her testimony was NOT what Thomas et al wanted to hear. Far better to give oxygen to this convicted fraudster instead
Anyway, back to more important players in this flight of fiction. Karin Ward's interview couldn't be broadcast for legal reasons. She may NOT have received payment for her tales. She didn't need to, she had a book awaiting publication after transmission. No wonder she was angry ! The BBC picked up on her and her pals possible motivations for taking part in what was to be, Meirion Jones' baby, Newsnight. Thanks to Liz Gibbons testimony to Nick Pollard
In the Guardian on 9th December 2012, Karin Ward is 'not angry with Jimmy Savile now'. She's described as being, a 54 year old mother of seven. She's also described as being in Exposure !
Ms Ward was certainly 'angry' a few months before when she focuses her attention on Freddie Starr
Karin makes a big mistake in this piece, she changes her age from 14 to 15 the night she attended Cluck Click
I mean, she is described as ffffff 14 in other press articles
But, getting back to that 'motivation' Liz Gibbons became aware of 'subsequently'
Money guys and gals, money ! As for Fiona, my guess is she's a sad lady who seeks attention. Attention, MWT made sure she got when he got her into that brave woman awards thing.
As fir ITV, it got the story of a lifetime. A story that will come back to haunt them. Up there with World in Action, give me a break !