Steve Moxon : The amazingly stupid male-hating Savile hysteria continues in ‘Giving Victims A Voice’; the police report travesty
The title of the report says it all. An exercise in entirely one-sided justice is the very antithesis of justice. The Met Police have no basis even in principle of concluding that Savile was a serial sexual abuser, but have instead simply assumed his guilt despite all of the well-researched reasons for being highly suspicious of retrospective accusations where sex is involved – see my previous blog posts on this.
It is not tenable in the light of all of these major factors casting very serious doubt on historical sexual allegations against a celebrity through a media and police trawl to accept that multiple accusations in any way provide mutual corroboration. On the contrary, they undermine each other in that they provide a key basis for elaboration or invention. The Met Police claim that the accusations are fully believable because of their similarity! Of course they are similar: what else would be expected given the trawling?! The stupidity here is elementary.
The report deliberately misrepresents in using the terms ‘allegation’ and ‘report’ to conflate the date (year) in which an offence was claimed to have occurred with the date (year) when the claim was formally made to police. There is no mention in the report of even a single allegation made at a time contemporary with its supposed occurrence, so all of the claims are retrospective — and retrospective by several decades.