Letter to Dinah Rose QC

* Dinah Rose is leading the BBC investigation regarding the handling of past sexual harassment claims against Jimmy Savile

1 November 2012

Dinah Rose QC
Blackstone Chambers

Good morning,

I have been following the continuing exposure of the Savile case with interest and disbelief.

Ms. Rose’s investigation into the past claims not acted upon expose a greater ill in our society and one that I hope will be included as part of the recommendations at the end of the case.

The Savile situation proves that many, many people knew what was going on – and did/said nothing for over 50 years – because “that was just how it was in the 60’s/70’s/80’s”. This attitude is still in existence today. We see abuse and say nothing. The ex-porter at the Leeds hospital who saw Savile with girls on numerous occasions; the BBC staff; the police who didn’t follow up claims – all in criminal collusion.

The on-going abuse of women in/by the media has devalued women to such an extent that there is a deep illusion that we have advanced as a western society. Of course, there are women in positions of power, but we well know that these are few and far between and are often treated with abuse from the press and male colleagues as per the recent expose by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

I feel Savile and the obvious paedophile gang operating at the BBC link this to the contempt with which the girls were treated, over many years. The behaviour was/is acceptable and continues unabated – in fact with more force than the Savile years. There is more porn-style media in our mainstream press than ever before.

When a recommendation is made at the end of the Savile case, please consider the wider picture of how we see girls/women/children are treated in the mainstream media – porn is on our supermarket shelves and on the front of every paper. We are numb to it and when it’s brought up, the attitude is usually that we are making a big deal of nothing, eg, Page 3. Men can see this as normal and sexualise women without giving it a second thought.

Ms. Rose, you are in a position to bring a voice of true change and be a true leader. With your knowledge, experience and heart, you have the power to highlight the ROT we have all accepted as ‘normal’. As a sexual abuse survivor myself, your voice is needed now more than ever.

Thank you for your time to read this email and the attachments.

Please let me know if I can be of any support.

Yours truly,

Sarah M Cloutier

Letter to BBC One – Panorama re Jimmy Savile


Your story on Jimmy Savile was long overdue – about 50 years overdue. It felt like the Beeb was more disappointed it didn’t get the scoop and quibbling over who was responsible for pulling the story last November than investigating the real story.

The real story here is the Criminal Collusion in paedophilia of literally hundreds of people while he was a predator.

Everyone you interviewed who worked with Savile had heard him bragging about having sex with girls, had seen Savile with young girls and boys, had known there was something illegal going on – and did nothing.

Paul Gambaccini should be arrested – appalling that he knew what was going on and did nothing, said nothing. In fact, all the men from the BBC interviewed are obviously lying and chose to do nothing to stop the obviously wide-spread paedophile gang at the BBC. Your key victim said there were loads of people in the dressing room when Gary Glitter was raping a girl. It’s glaringly obvious that there are now hundreds of men shaking in their boots and hoping the police don’t expose their perversion.  I was victim to a predatory sexual abuser from age 5-10 and I know a liar when I see one.

It’s obvious that hundreds of people were in Criminal Collusion with Savile and that’s the real story. Savile’s own admission in his autobiography that he had taken a young girl in one night – and that if the officer told anyone about it, that everyone at the station would go down too – is a clear indication that everyone knew what was going on, and still it was allowed to continue for the ratings – incomprehensible. The POLICE knew and still did nothing. That needs criminal investigation.

How can you let this REAL story be allowed to go untold?

The more TRUTHFUL story is that this is still going on today – the abuse of girls and boys as sex slaves in England and all over the world perpetuates this attitude that it’s somehow OK to sexually exploit young people and the rest of the cronies getting gratification from this perversion will cover it up so they are not all exposed in their Criminal Collusion.

You have the opportunity and the RESPONSIBILITY now to blow this out of the water and get TRUE justice for all the girls and boys being exploited by paedophilia gangs. And insistently produce research to expose all the colluders in the Savile years at the BBC. I am more than willing to give time to support this if needed. Whatever it takes. Enough.

I sincerely hope you start to dig deeper into the rot of our society and expose the truth of what we are allowing to exist in our seemingly ‘free’ society. Only free for some, obviously.

Yours truly,
Sarah Cloutier

The Show Must Go On?

Latin – collusionem “act of colluding,” from colludere, from com- “together” + ludere “to play,” from ludus “game” (see ludicrous).

English – collusion – secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy. To defraud another of his or her rights.

Esther Rantzen (English journalist and television presented who worked at he BBC from 1965-2006 and founder of the child protection charity, ChildLine) is quoted in the ITV documentary Exposure: Tthe Other Side of Jimmy Savile, “We colluded in this”.

There are now over 200 claims of sexual abuse and pedophilia against Jimmy Savile from women (who were girls) from charities he was the patron, hospitals he volunteered in, while he was at the BBC, in the girl’s home he was a patron – over a period of about 60 years. The man was a predator and if he was alive, the documentary claims he would be arrested.

Let’s start this performance with a play on words from the definitions …

  • Have we been silenced from speaking truth because we are unwittingly being deceived into a secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose?
  • Are we playing a ludicrous game together to defraud another of his or her rights?
  • Is the collusion another level of the numb stupor we are in?
  • Are we blind to the collusion of ignorance and apathy?
  • Are we acting and performing as puppets in some secret agreement?
  • Are we sticking together in the game to not be singled out in truth?

My recent letters to the PM’s were an expression I find natural and effortless. My truth is an expression of our truth and all of humanity – all equally so. So why then did I feel to control the manner and time of their release? When the truth needs telling so desperately, why do we hold back saying it?

Yes, we speakers of truth have been persecuted in the past, but that’s not happening today. The only persecution is to HOLD BACK – oh the irony.

The pain of holding back truth is now greater than silence.

The women speaking publicly about their treatment at the hands of Jimmy Savile are a tiny speck of society who are saying no to collusion in abuse. They were afraid of Savile and have not felt comfortable in coming forward until after his death. Even now, some of the women are still afraid and had their identity changed and voices digitally altered in the interviews.

We continue to accept abuse and allow it every day. These women were colluding in Savile’s ‘celebrity’ and the crumbs of attention they were receiving were enough for them to accept the sexual abuse. I know pedophilia first hand and the impact of keeping silent had a huge impact on how I lived my life. I was promiscuous, and took drugs, alcohol and food to numb myself.

In truth, the abuse continues when we don’t take responsibility for ourselves. In my case, it is an ongoing tender treatment of myself that stops the spiral of self-abuse. In holding back sending the letter because ‘it wasn’t going in the right format’, I was in truth being abusive to myself and humanity. My centralised view of myself had an impact on the whole. Thank God I’ve sent it and stopped the collusion in silence!

But that’s the game! We are so centralised and think that what we do doesn’t affect anyone else. We collude with the game and defraud another of his or her rights. We allow abuse to permeate everything and live a performance, scripted for us to be accepted and liked and not wanting to be singled out.

The show must go on. Really?

We are all invested in the collusion, as Esther Rantzen says, ‘We colluded in this’. We have allowed this lie to perpetuate and we create lies and justifications to keep our tiny world spinning around with little regard for our brothers.

The show needs to be cancelled. No curtain call. No standing ovation. One final bow. Enough.